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External polution vs. internal pollution


#1

was “I was diagnosed with COPD/Emphysema”

This is a rant.

Can’t help but be curious if those that are so careful about
protecting their lungs pay as much attention to their diet?

Seems like most people around me are dependent on industrialized
mass produced “food” substances that have too much salt, too much
sugar, too much fatand preparation that reduces the nutritional
content. Most products that claim whole grain are not. We have the
luxury of trading the importance of nutrition for the importance of
"saving" time. At 63, although I have been very careful about diet
due to the preval= ence of cancer in my family, I still am at the
point where I have to be even stricter to lower cholesterol, reduce
sugar to prevent or delay diabetes, and take a statin drug not
because of high blood pressure, but the Doc wants me to take it to
protect my heart.

Just heard that folks over 50 should not eat hot dogs and lunch
meats unless they are heated to 170 degrees to kill listeria.

My experience is that the health care system does not support health.
It is built to give you the least services to promote health, and the
answer lies in little pills with all their side effects. It does
provide basic services so you can keep dragging your old tired butt
around. Alive but quality of life sucks. Not diet related, I just had
sinus surgery for a massive infection that I have had for a while due
to incompetence of my primary care physician. I am just luck to be
passing a kidney stone at the same time. Seems like we are made aware
through television, magazines, newspapers, books, ect. of what we
should be doing.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#2

I would add that we need to get away from our benches every couple of
hours and have a good walk in relatively clean air beside beautiful
flowers, trees or rivers. It helps to clean the body and the spirit
at the same time. More oxygen in the lungs can happen in a place
where there is more oxygen. Love the statement that "this is a rant"
before Richard rants. As for me, I rant without knowing I will rant -
it just happens.


#3
I would add that we need to get away from our benches every couple
of hours and have a good walk in relatively clean air beside
beautiful flowers, trees or rivers. 

Excellent advice! Apart from the chemicals and other risks, bench
jewelry work is a health risk because of the sedentary nature of the
profession. If you swim one hour before work in the morning you will
be amazed at the increase in your ability to focus and concentrate;
apart from the health benefit.

George


#4

Keep the proteins up and the carbohydrates (=sugar) down! Exercise!

Dave Leininger