1/3 of cancer deaths in the U.S. are due to diet and physical activity (1)!
This is a 2 part blog post. In this blog I will discuss how the food we eat can alter our health and our microbiome, and in the following blog I will expand further in terms of which cancers are related to our diet.
In the last blog I discussed how the diet plays a major role in one's overall health. Our digestion tract goes through processing about 60,000 to 100,000 pounds of food in our lifetime, so it becomes crucial what foods we eat and what lifestyle habits we choose to participate in.
2500 years ago the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates quoted that "All diseases begin in the gut" but was he right? Turns out our gut has an intelligent bacterial ecosystem called the "Microbiome" and when the ecosystem equilibrium collapses, so will our health and psyche.