Life expectancy is increasing. It's good news. But gaining longevity without quality of life is of no interest to anyone. In his book, the author Sébastien Perron, who is a doctor, points out that the number of chronic diseases has been constantly increasing for the past 25 years. However, these were almost non-existent less than a century ago. Could we reverse the trend?
The pharmaceutical companies make a lot of money, it's no secret, and most of the time their products do not cure, they relieve or delay the disease process. If we exclude surgeries, we can also say that the doctors who accompany a patient often treat him by prescribing drugs without curing him.
“Medicine makes it possible to live longer than before, but not necessarily less ill”, underlines the author in his book.
This one considers that the vast majority of health problems that we encounters, such as diabetes, heart problems, and even cancer are linked to our way of life.
Many suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis or even fibromyalgia see their lives poisoned by these diseases chronicles. They consult their doctor without result. Some painkillers relieve, but do not cure.
It would therefore be up to everyone to take charge of their health in an attempt to heal themselves by modifying their lifestyle habits.
The pillars of health
< p>The author is categorical. There are four important factors for staying healthy and preventing most chronic diseases.
First, eat well, then move, and on top of that, don't smoke and don't overdo it. alcohol.
By following these recommendations, he claims that the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes is reduced by 80%. It would also reduce the chances of suffering from cancer by 40%.
It sounds simple. Yet, even if we have heard these recommendations many times, few people manage to follow them. Most say they don't have time to exercise or prepare balanced meals. Our way of life, our environment, our work are often involved.
In his book, the author gives a wealth of advice on foods to avoid while providing the metabolic reasons.
This is particularly the case with added sugars that are consumed in excess quantities, bread and pasta, among others.
Three meals a day?
The author also questions the idea of taking three meals a day.
According to him, it would probably be better to spread them out by reducing the portions of certain meals and adding snacks.
“I remember, however, that the purpose of snacks is to modulate hunger so that you can go to the next meal without being hungry,” writes the author.
Live a long time, of course, but above all live with all your means and overflowing with vitality, that is the goal to be achieved.
♦ Sébastien Perron has been practicing medicine for 15 years.
♦ He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Montreal and he is also a lecturer.