ENGL-112 Argument Essay.docx - Running head HEALTHY FOOD YOUR BEST MEDICINE Healthy Food Your Best Medicine Lorena Ceballos Ivy Tech Community College

ENGL-112 Argument Essay.docx - Running head HEALTHY FOOD...

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Running head: HEALTHY FOOD: YOUR BEST MEDICINE! 1 Healthy Food: Your Best Medicine! Lorena Ceballos Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
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HEALTHY FOOD: YOUR BEST MEDICINE! 2 Healthy Food: Your Best Medicine! For years, I have been suffering from allergies. I have tried all kinds of allergy pills that my doctor recommends, and only one of them, called Zyrtec, works for me. The bad thing about this is that I will be dependent on it for my whole life. A few weeks ago, I forgot to take this allergy pill in the morning and my day was a nightmare. My face was red, my eyes were watery, and I was sneezing all day long. I have been dealing with this since I was a child, so I started doing research on how to heal my allergies with natural medicine. While on the internet reading about healthy ways to heal the body I came across a book called The Plant Paradox by Doctor Steven R. Gundry, MD, which explains the proper foods people need to eat to heal all kinds of diseases. Recently, I have noticed that many people suffer from a wide variety of diseases like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, allergies, arthritis, etc. People need to know that there is a solution to their health problems based on a healthy diet rather than medication. I believe Doctor Gundry’s diet is the best one to follow because if it were followed, the percentages of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in the US would be lower. In order to eat properly, it is best for individuals to follow the Plant Paradox diet, which means that they will immediately need to stop consuming whole grain products, vegetable oils, and processed foods, and to eat in a more sensible way. The way individuals ate hundreds of years ago is totally different from the way people eat now. While physicians point to people’s laziness, their addiction to fast food, the consumption of beverages full of high-fructose corn syrup, and a “host of toxins in the environment as causes for our current ailments” (Gundry, 2017, p. xi), these are, unfortunately, not the only factors that contribute to poor health. Everything started in the 1960s, when doctors saw a marked increase in obesity, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, asthma, allergies and sinus
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HEALTHY FOOD: YOUR BEST MEDICINE! 3 conditions, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia ( The Plant Paradox ). At the same time, there were many superficially invisible changes in individuals’ diets. According to Doctor Gundry (2017), this shift in overall health was readily explained: “A significant part of the answer to the mystery of why our collective health has declined and our collective weight has risen so drastically in just a few decades . . . starts with plant proteins called lectins” (p. xi).
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