Researchers who studied remote tribal communities in a Venezuelan rain forest say a western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age.
Consumption of the so-called ‘Western diet’ plays a major role in the increased incidence of chronic diseases that is observed in industrialized countries. Its high intakes of red meat, processed meat, pre-packaged foods, fried foods, refined grains, and sugar contribute to the soaring rates of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases that place ever-higher healthcare costs on countries where such diets are common.
But of all the various risk factors for what are sometimes referred to as ‘diseases of civilization’, micronutrient deficiency is easily the most important. While the diets of our ancestors thousands of generations ago were rich in plant nutrition and high in fiber and vitamins, the ‘Western diet’ is invariably low in essential micronutrients. As Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research has shown, the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases – including high blood pressure – is therefore a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other specific micronutrients.
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