The Simple Eating Hack That Could Prevent Most Diseases Including Blindness

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  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., is said to be a disease associated with aging but Dr. Chris Knobbe believes it’s mostly related to diet
  • Nine years of extensive research and investigation has led Knobbe to conclude that AMD is driven by nutrient deficiencies and toxicity, caused by processed foods
  • In 1900, the top four causes of death were infectious in nature; by 2010, this had all changed, with chronic diseases replacing infectious diseases as the top killers
  • The four primary components that make up processed foods that are, in turn, contributing to chronic diseases like AMD are sugar, industrially processed seed oils, refined flour and trans fats; industrially processed seed oils are clearly the worst offender
  • According to Knobbe, there were only 50 cases of AMD described across the globe between 1851 and 1930; this skyrocketed to an estimated 196 million cases in 2020
  • Knobbe believes that by following an ancestral diet, rich in grass fed meat and poultry, pastured dairy, wild-caught fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the majority of AMD cases would disappear

 

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This Fat Impairs Immune System and Increases Risk of COVID

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  • Between 1851 and 1930 there were no more than about 50 reported cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the medical literature. As of 2020, an estimated 196 million people worldwide have AMD
  • There’s compelling evidence that AMD is not caused by aging or genetics but by processed foods
  • The four toxic ingredients in processed foods causing a majority of chronic health problems are refined wheat flour, refined added sugars, polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans fats
  • Processed foods cause mitochondrial dysfunction, which in turn leads to chronic diseases of all kinds, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and AMD
  • Excessive consumption of processed vegetable oils results in the oxidation and breakdown of omega-6 into toxic aldehydes. This damaging peroxidation cascade damages cardiolipin, a phospholipid in your mitochondria, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction

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