I was shocked when I read that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug ever to treat… wait for it…
Why do we need a drug to treat that when it’s so very clear WHY our children are constipated in the first place?
Let me explain…
This isn’t the first time I’ve warned about what our food supply does to our health.
And if one dutifully indulgences in the Standard American Diet (SAD)? Well, I’m not at all surprised they may be riddled with disease, no matter their age.
I mean, men under 45 are experiencing colorectal cancer at an alarming rate. More and more people are suffering from irritable bowel disorder (IBD). And now, clearly, more young children than ever are experiencing digestive issues, like constipation.
Things are amiss and it’s all connected to what we eat!
I’ve been preaching this for decades. It’s never been hard for me to see this apocalypse of ill-health coming to all stages of life, simply thanks to our diets.
We have simply eaten ourselves into so many different diseases—diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and more.
When will we say enough is enough?
When will we actually PROTECT (and not poison) ourselves, our children, and our grandkids?
Tackling the root of the problem (without drugs!)
I don’t mean to go off on a tangent here, but so many people have digestive issues and don’t think anything of it.
But—news flash! Frequent diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pains are NOT normal.
And for those of you who think it’s “just” IBD, consider this…
A new study reveals that IBD sufferers have a 13 percent higher risk of suffering a stroke compared to the general population, even decades after diagnosis. In fact, the risk was highest (almost doubled!) among those who had IBD at the age of 17 or younger.
That risk was mainly driven by ischemic stroke. This occurs when, in simple terms, a blood vessel to a certain part of the brain dies off or closes.
So, if IBD can cause “bad blood vessels” in the brain…
What else is it affecting?
The authors proposed that the underlying cause may be due to chronic systemic inflammation and a shifted microbiota-gut-brain axis. (Wow! Impressive for them to even consider the gut microbiome… perhaps our side is making some progress after all?)
In fact, chronic inflammation is at the root of all disease. It also causes endothelial dysfunction, increases plaque formation, and promotes platelets to clump—all things that lead to atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness.
And what’s the best way to dial down inflammation (and accompanying disease risk)?
Adopting a healthy balanced diet, like my very own A-List Diet—full of lean protein (from sources like grass-fed and -finished beef, organic chicken, and wild-caught fish and seafood), fresh produce (ample veggies, some fruit), healthy fats (including from nuts), and plenty of water.
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“Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked With Increased Stroke Risk.” MedPage Today, 06/14/2023. (medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/inflammatoryboweldisease/105011)