Nutritional Model of Modern Disease

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Every modern disease is increasing in incidence with social and economic costs that are unsustainable. We are eating our way to this end point.

The ‘Nutritional Model of Modern Disease’ is the ONLY reasonable explanation for our current world health disaster.

Inflammation is at the heart of all disease and our modern diet is to blame.

Inflammation is caused by the current excessive consumption of the combination of Fructose, refined Carbohydrate and Polyunsaturated oils.

Those three combine to create an inflammatory process that sits in the wall of every blood vessel. The same inflammatory process is occurring in the cell membrane walls of every cell in the body.

This leaves every part of the body in an inflamed state and susceptible to other damage.

The ‘Nutritional Model of Modern Disease’ explains how we and the Food Industry are responsible for our situation.

It explains the obesity epidemic and the problems that follow.

It explains in a simple manner and an easy to understand format the complex biochemistry and pathophysiology for the first time.

It relates how the Polyol Pathway accounts for the conversion of our refined carbohydrate in the form of bread, rice and pasta in our diet is converted into Fructose. This is a massive load that has previously been unrecognised.

That chronic inflammation creates a vulnerability that results in progressive organ disease and ultimate failure.

The message has to get out in a format that every interested person can understand.

This is the video for those who want to know the ‘why’ of modern disease.

 

Nutritional Model of Modern Disease – Summary of the Talk

Inflammation is at the heart of all disease and our modern diet is to blame.

 

Inflammation is caused by the current excessive consumption of the combination of fructose, refined carbohydrate and polyunsaturated oils.

Any model of modern disease goes through a process of discovery. First there is an observation of a situation and a hypothesis or theory that follows. One then establishes associative evidence. The next important step is to consider the pathophysiology and biochemistry of a condition and then to look at evidence of the effectiveness from active intervention.


Humans evolved to reach to the top of the food chain over 2.5 million years by eating and living in a particular way. The last 60 years and particularly the last 30 years has seen Western society engaging in a ‘fad’ diet of processed foods that has resulted in an unprecedented disease burden on society.


The modern diet has resulted in a significant change in our health with an escalation of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory based diseases in virtually every organ of the body.

 

There is now good associative evidence along epidemiological lines that the three factors of fructose, refined carbohydrate and polyunsaturated oils are significant contributors to our modern disease both historically in Western Society and now being observed in those developing nations that introduced a modern Western diet. All three factors have increased in our diet in the last 60 years but particularly since the 1970’s. And with that is an escalation of all disease processes.

 

There is also intervention evidence that the reduction of these factors have had a beneficial and positive effect. Recent literature supports the benefits of a low carbohydrate and high fat diet for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors.

A common thread in Blue Zone Longevity cultures is an avoidance of these foods.  Ketogenic diets were used in the management of diabetes, epilepsy and cancer historically and there is a resurgence of interest in nutritional ketosis for a variety of conditions.

The missing link has been the pathophysiology and biochemistry of how Fructose, Refined Carbohydrate and Polyunsaturated Oils connect together to create inflammation.

 

Mother Nature may appear to be complex but there is generally a simple explanation. If we have not observed the simplicity of it then we have not just worked it out yet.

 

Virtually all modern disease is based around the concept of inflammation.

 

The combination of fructose, refined carbohydrate and polyunsaturated oils create a perfect storm for the production and continuation of inflammation throughout the body.