The very term “Non Communicable”, says it all. You cannot catch cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, dementia, arthritis or any of the other plethora of chronic illnesses from other people. You do not get them from breathing the same air as everyone else, nor from drinking the same water as everyone. They are caused from environmental interference in the body and the biggest environmental influence is the food we eat.
It is no longer an excuse to repeat the adage that you are susceptible because of your genes. It is now well proven that genetic disposition to a chronic illness is less than 2%. This means that 98% of your risk of dying from chronic illness is in your hands.
Of course if you have lived a life, unaware of what causes you to die from a chronic illness, then for the moment it is not your fault. However there is such a vast body of information available as to how to live a life free of NCCD that it is impossible to ignore the facts. If you continue to ignore such luminaries as Dr T Colin Campbell, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr John McDougall, Dr Michael Greger, Jason Bennett, and many hundreds more, you have to acknowledge that it is your continued wish to to be duped by the marketing efforts of the massively powerful farming, food and pharmaceutical lobbies and by the lethargy of the medical fraternity to help you change your ways.
If you, as I, have lived the majority of your life eating meat, fish and dairy, your chances of being struck down by a NCCD are higher, but there is strong evidence that even we can reverse the damage, by moving to a plant based whole food life style.
The choice is yours, but don’t blame anyone else when you go down with a NCCD, there is a 98% chance that it is your fault.