Dietary-Caused Illnesses with High Prevalence

Dietary-Caused Illnesses with High Prevalence

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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” – Hippocrates.

While thumbing through Eat to Live, written by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, I read some information that I had to share with you.  One of the main reasons, I am sharing this information with you is because I was diagnosed with one of the illnesses on this list.

I had a flash back about the unhealthy foods I use to eat and I realized that my diet contributed the diagnosis.  This list that Dr. Fuhrman shared really hit home with me.  I am so glad that I did my research and changed my diet.

I did not change my eating habits because of my research.  A doctor told me that I needed to change my diet too.  I bit the bullet and did what I had to do.

Changing my diet and making healthy lifestyle changes took years for me to grasp.  I now know that diet does play a role in the overall health of the body.  I cannot tell you for sure if I am cured of uterine fibroids, but I the symptoms of this illness are almost non-existent.

The list that I am sharing with you today is taken from Eat to Live (page 144)

Dietary-Caused Illnesses
  • acne
  • appendicitis
  • atherosclerosis
  • diabetes (adult)
  • fibromyalgia
  • gout
  • high blood pressure
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • macular degeneration
  • sexual dysfunction
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • constipation
  • diverticulosis
  • gallstones
  • headaches
  • hypoglycemic symptoms
  • kidney stones
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • stroke
  • angina
  • arthritis
  • colonic polyps
  • esophagitis
  • gastritis
  • hemorrhoids
  • indigestion
  • lumbar spine syndrome
  • osteoporosis
  • uterine fibroids

I once dealt with allergies, constipation, headaches, indigestion and uterine fibroids.  Ever since I changed my diet and made healthy lifestyle changes, these conditions do not bother me.

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  1. Linda says:

    Nice post Evelyn..
    Having a healthy diet especially vegetarian becomes very important nowadays.To live fit we have to change our dietary habits along with lifestyle.
    Thanks for this informative post..

  2. Mohammed says:

    I have been suffering from migraine headaches my entire life and i used to get them 3,4 times per week. Then i quit smoking and changed my diet (included more fruits and veggies and less fatty things) and, even though i am not completely cured, i get headaches much, much less frequently than before. So this idea definitely worked for me.

    • Hi Mohammed,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. It is very inspiring for others.

      I’m glad your headaches have lightened up after making healthy lifestyle changes. Awesome!!

      Take care,


  3. Chioma says:

    I totally agree with you here. There is a link to bad nutrition in many illnesses. As a teenager, I struggled with acne until I got rid of sugar (one of the reasons for such inflammation.

  4. Tai says:

    In my quest to become a true vegetarian I have not had any meat since January. I have noticed a significant change in my body for the better. I did not know that fibroids could be caused by diet. It’s good to know that I am on the right track to health.

    • Hi Tai,

      Diet is just one of the causes, but a lot of other factors come into play. Fibrioids have a lot to do with the hormones not being balanced, so a lot can contribute to that. But diet is by far one of those factors we can change it really makes difference.

      Hang in there and stay on your path. 😉

  5. Henway says:

    Changing our diet is such a hard thing tho.. we humans want instant gratification and when the benefits can’t be seen until years down the road, we won’t do what’s good for us…

    I’m currently working on a website that makes being healthy fun, and tackling this very problem. I’ll tell you more about it when it’s close to being launched =)

  6. Dia says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    Great article my friend! One of the best ways to avoid illnesses is by daily exercise and by eating healthy food like fruits and vegetables. For me a long time ago, I didn’t eat a lot of fruit, but when I learned the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, I started to eat them more often. As always great post Evelyn and thanks for sharing

  7. ElleX says:

    Another informative article!!!

  8. Carolyn says:

    As usual, great article. I had the headaches, arthritis, and uterine fibroids. When you change what you eat, you change your life because it becomes a lifestyle! I no longer have any of these health issues and I am thankful. Your health is truly your wealth.

  9. Not surprisingly, a lot of these same illnesses can be helped with exercise too. I’ve written a number of articles for the fitness industry about the relationship between weight, diet, illness and exercise. It’s so sad that millions of people take drugs when a change of habits would be the solution. Thanks for sharing this list.

  10. TrafficColeman says:

    Yes I have learned over the years that your diet can change many things in your life if you really want to be as health as possible..just try it for 3 will see..

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