I drove by a billboard today for a local hospital. It says they can help people with their joint pain. I suspect they mean surgery and drugs. The billboard showed a man in his late '50s playing golf enthusiastically.
I will be 57 in September. The idea of joint pain is completely foreign to me now although I did have it a couple years ago before I began an HCRV lifestyle. A great deal of joint pain stems from inflammation. I found this information at Arthritis Today: "Omega-6 fatty acids are found in corn, sunflower, safflower, soybean and cottonseed oil and are prevalent in many snack foods, fried foods, margarines and other spreads. (They’re also in egg yolks and meats.) In fact, many of the foods people overindulge in during “snack attacks” are linked to increasing joint inflammation and obesity. Interestingly, inflammation is connected to obesity – and obesity to arthritis – because fat cells can produce cytokines – proteins that encourage inflammation."
Now I know that an awful lot of 30BaD members are quite young, at least much younger than myself, and the subject of joint pain is not interesting to many of you, but this condition may very well affect your parents and other older loved ones. This does not have to be.
I agree that corn, sunflower, safflower, soybean, cottonseed oil, eggs and meat should be avoided at all costs. Snack and junk food, too. People think corn is okay. It is NOT. Margarine is LETHAL. I met a pregnant woman yesterday who was proud of the fact that she liked junk food and was going to continue eating it no matter what. It was at a birthday party for her two-year-old son and the buffet table was lined with Fritos, chips of many kinds, colored drinks, candies, cupcakes frosted with vivid green, blue, and red icing, and barbecued meats. Her two-year-old already has a hearing problem and who knows what her newborn will come in with or develop, but this is the topic of another blog post.
The point I am making is that most people just keep on eating their favorite foods to which they are addicted and then use drugs and surgery to try and turn how lousy they feel around. Drugs and surgery don't turn anything around. They just cover it all up. It's like putting makeup on a dirty face. And they just keep doing this until the day they die very uncomfortable deaths in the hospital, again propped up artificially with tubes and machines until their last breath. The U. S. boasts that our average life expectancy is getting longer. What they don't describe is what quality of life and VITALITY that longer life expectancy encompasses.
I don't know about you, but I prefer what is TRUE and REAL to what is fake, artificial and "pretend."