It only means that “they” haven’t figured it out yet.
That’s all it means.
It does NOT mean that you can’t get better.”
- Along the Healing Path: Recovering from Interstitial Cystitis
By: Catherine M. Simone © 2000
and from from Jim LaValle
"In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, "Let food be your medicine, and your medicine be food." Twenty-five hundred years later, we have lost all understanding of this wisdom. Instead, our "medicines" are refined foods and pharmaceutical drugs. The impact of this shift is evident in the diseases and mortality associated with poor diet and nutritional deficiencies. Back in 1988, the U.S. Surgeon General stated, "Approximately two-thirds of all deaths are associated with imbalances in diet and nutrition. Former U.S. Surgeon General, David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., issued a call to action against epidemic obesity rates in the United States, warning that the health consequences from this one condition alone may overwhelm the healthcare system. How is it that we're unable to control our lifestyles for our own good health?
Until the twentieth century, humans existed almost 100 percent on food from plants and animals. Today, it is estimated that two-thirds of the caloric intake of most Americans comes from processed grains, sugar, fat and oil, and alcohol. The shift from the healthier nutrition intakes of our ancestors to what has become known as the standard American diet (SAD) took place gradually as America transitioned from a society based on agriculture to one based on industry. Today, we are generations removed from the concepts of a truly healthy diet. Yes, it's true that we have longer life expectancies, but does this mean we are actually healthier or just that we are living longer with our chronic diseases."