7. Heart failure:
Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart cannot adequately supply blood and oxygen to all of the organs in the body, due to either structural or functional changes.
High blood pressure, smoking, inflammatory diet, excess weight, prior heart damage, circulation issues
Defined by several symptoms, notably a depressed mood with difficulty concentrating and a gradual loss of interest in activities that does not improve over time and interferes with normal routines.
Lack of exercise, low-nutrient diet, emotional stress, lack of connection, loss of self-expression or creative outlets, lowered exposure to fresh air and natural environments
9. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia:
Both are characterized by progressive losses in both memory and cognitive functions.
Sedentary lifestyle, insomnia, emotional stress, dehydration, highly processed foods, artificial sweeteners, environmental toxins and heavy metal accumulation
10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease:
Any type of lung disease that results in a blockage of airflow and difficulty breathing, requiring supplemental oxygen or pharmaceutical intervention.
Smoking, environmental toxin exposure, inflammatory diet
As you can see, certain lifestyle factors are implicated in every single one of these chronic diseases, and a major one is a diet high in animal products, processed foods, saturated fats, sugar, and sodium, and low in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.