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THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
   
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ARE WE LIVING LONGER?

In our last post I made the argument that modern adult-onset degenerative diseases were a result of eating patterns that have veered too far from what we are genetically adapted to. Well now, I thought that was a pretty good point but several of you sharp subscribers raised contrapuntal questions anyway.

You say since those in the past did not live to the old ages we do today, that is why they did not experience degenerative diseases as we do. This is a good point but it is based on conventional wisdom, the majority view, which is so very often the antipode of truth. Here is why the majority view in this case is also wrong:

Although average lifespan was less in the distant past (primarily due to increased infant mortality), longevity (the ability of the individual to live to a certain age) was essentially identical to today. The AVERAGE lifespan in 1900 was 47. Today it is 73 because there are relatively few infants who die to drop the average. After a person reaches 40, there has been very little change in life expectancy. After 75 there is none. Also, the maximum longevity of humans, 120 years, is unchanged.

Thus the relative absence of degenerative disease in the past is not a result of the difference in lifespan between then and now.

The medical establishment lobby would rather you not know this but continue in their spell as if they hold the key to long life for you. You know, mammograms, pap smears, prostate checks, medication, yearly checkupsand, of course, always a new vaccine just on the horizon to save us all.

To understand why the prevalent belief that "we are living longer today" is wrong, see the Optimal Health
Program and the section covering lifespan in the following monographs: Vitamins and Minerals, Carboprin, and Immulyn.

An additional proof of the influence of modern living on health is evident in pets. Their wild counterparts do not experience the degenerative diseases common today. Yet wild animals can live into adult years just like pets do. For more documented evidence on this, see the Archetype monograph.


Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.


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