Many people subscribe to the adage “There are no second chances in life.” As it pertains to nutrition, however, I’m not convinced.
Certainly there are negative conditions associated with the cumulative effects of a poor diet, some of which can be life-threatening, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer. Speaking from personal experience, I was living with some of these conditions and they were only getting worse with time. There is no doubt that I was headed for trouble had I stuck with my former dietary regimen. I often wonder if the “damage” I did will stick with me as I age, not unlike a cigarette smoker wondering about their lung function after finally kicking the habit.
So the ultimate question is….are the consequences of a poor diet reversible? Thankfully, according to experts in the field of nutrition, the answer is YES.
Following are a few examples of experts who believe that disease prevention, even reversibility, can be achieved through the foods that we eat. Continue reading