Health - Creating good health is not an accident, it is a creation
Creating good health is not an accident, it is a creation.
The Human Ecology Project respects the fact that health is a dominant factor in our life. Health can allow us to fully express our potential, enjoy the simple pleasures of life and make us more resilient to physical and emotional stress.
Increased scientific knowledge and the traditional wisdom of many cultures shows us that the key to good health starts in the gut. Our intestinal tract contains the internal environment of the gut biome. It is here where the nutritional components of the external environment go through the processes of digestion and absorption.
This is process is governed by the 100 trillion micro-organisms who call the gut home. It is in this internal environment where the most intimate contact between us and the outer world take place. We control this community of cells through our daily food. Every time we eat, we are feeding the microbes within us and even deciding which ones survive.
What we eat has a profound influence of our susceptibility to diseases, particularly the non-communitive diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, many cancers, and inflammatory diseases. These are the diseases that are most deadly and the leading causes of death.
According to Dr. Stephen Kopencky of the Mayo Clinic, "Nutrition is now the No. 1 cause of early death, and early disease in our country and the world.” He goes on to say that having genes for disease will increase your risk by 30% to 40%, but having a bad lifestyle for disease will increase your risk by 300% to 400%.
In coming issues of this newsletter, we will be sharing information on how to get the most nutrition from our food choices, how to create a healthy gut environment and contributing to a healthy world for humans and non-humans alike.