SUBJECT: Nutritionist Warns Against Suicide Diet
Most modern day Americans are practically
committing suicide with their diets, lack of exercise and shallow
breathing, according to a prominent nutritionist and author of 22
health and fitness books.
"Americans are killing themselves by
the millions with their knives, forks and spoons," Patricia
Bragg (http://www.bragg.com) said. "With their two hands,
homemakers can prepare either for health or sickness."
But eating a healthy diet and having a
strong healthy heart are not difficult goals, she said, and
living a healthy life-style with healthy foods can dramatically
extend life and vitality. "It's so simple anybody can do
it," she said. Many recent medical reports agree!
Refined, processed foods should be avoided.
Meats should be avoided or limited to no more than two times a
week. Bragg leans towards a healthy vegetarian diet- and believes
more Americans should follow the low fat diet common in Asian
countries where obesity is nearly unknown and cancer, heart and
other diseases occur far less than in the U.S. The traditional
Asian diet consists of rice, wheat, potatoes, soybeans, corn and
other starchy vegetables and greens - and few meat or milk
Regular exercise is also essential. Fast
walking is the king of exercise and 30 to 40 minutes a day does
miracles for your body.
Bragg, the author and coauthor of numerous
books was in Las Vegas this weekend promoting the Bragg Healthy
Life-style, a series of health theories first proposed by her
father, Paul C. Bragg, who she said was the early pioneer in the
nutritional foods movement and the originator of Health Food
Stores over 80 years ago.
Bragg signed copies of her health books at
the National Nutritional Foods Association Convention at the Las
Vegas Convention Center. Her father was the founder of this
association of Health Stores and Heath Food Suppliers.
In addition to food, Bragg said she is
concerned about everything from proper posture and the use of
fluoride and chemicals in drinking water to the amount of
violence on T.V., movies and in commercials and on our streets,in
schools and our homes!
"I don't just work with nutrition, I
work with the total body," she said.
She is also against the use of
pesticides and tries to eat only organically grown fruits and
vegetables and encourages everyone to go organic and encourage
their local markets to stock organic produce!
"We are what we eat and drink,"
she said "It's a proven fact that a lot of pesticides are
carcinogens and cancer is now almost at epidemic proportions in
The National Cancer Institute says that one
in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. The risks from
pesticides and dioxins, which add new dimensions to the
prevalence of cancer, did not exist in past generations. For
example, Americans born during the 1940's have a 50 - 100% higher
risk of cancers than their grandparents, according to a 1994
report in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The United States Surgeon General warned
Americans in a landmark 1988 report on Nutrition and Health that
"diet-related diseases account for 68% of U.S. deaths."
-Printed in the Las Vegas Sun
For more information, access the Bragg Health Science site at http://www.bragg.com