- 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.
Risk factors: 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.
Risk factors: 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
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia:
Both are characterized by progressive losses in both memory and cognitive functions.
Risk factors: sedentary lifestyle, insomnia, emotional stress, dehydration, highly processed foods, artificial sweeteners, environmental toxins and heavy metal accumulation
- 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.
Risk factors: 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.