1 Out of 20 Odds
of avoiding Nutritional Factor Disease

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How do you want to die?

One answer that we particularly like is, I want to die young, but as late in life as possible” - Dr. William R. Kellas

Medical science has done a brilliant job of curtailing deaths from infections and traumas, which used to be the leading causes of death. So, now, we can look forward to a slow, degenerative disease death, instead of a faster death from trauma. In fact:

Only 1 out of 20 people get to die relatively quickly from a trauma or infection. The rest of us — 19 out of 20 people will die from nutritional factor (degenerative) disease — most will experience many years of poor quality of life in the process of dying — unless we learn how to avoid degenerative disease altogether.

Degenerative disease is avoidable.

According to former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop, of the 2.4 million deaths that occur in the United States each year, 75% are the result of avoidable nutritional factor diseases. That number is conservative. Here’s a chart of the nutritional factor diseases cited by Dr. Koop (CDC):

Nutritional Factor Disease Statistics

The above chart tells what people are dying from right now (young and old mixed together in the statistics), but it doesn’t tell you what you are most likely to die of based on your age. To get that perspective you need to know when you were born and then add up the predicted mortality for each year thereafter. Doing this exercise in math we find the likelihood of cause of death for a thirty-five year old, living in 1900 and another living 2000:

Likely Cause of Death
by Year of Birth





1 in 2

< 1 in 100


1 in 33

1 in 3

Heart Disease

1 in 7

1 in 2

Today, for a thirty year old person, the odds are
95 out of 100 that he or she will suffer and die from a degenerative, nutritional factor disease (such as Cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s arthritis, etc.).

But, it doesn’t need to be this way. The Standard American Diet, coupled with doctors preventing us from dying, by being so skillful at warding off death... is what causes our era of rampant degenerative disease.

Wise people learn what is at the end of the road before starting down it. Down the end of the road of standard nutrition is heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Nutritional scientists have discovered a better way. We want everyone to know what that way is.

If you drive the road of Standard Nutrition, you will encounter discomfort, disease, depression and loss of quality of life, plus an early death.

Get off the road leading to discomfort, depression, disease and early death!!!

North Americans living today have a likelihood of 95 out of 100 that they will personally experience nutritional factor disease, which includes a whole gamut of quality-of-life issues — unless we choose to do something different than most people have been doing regarding nutrition. The logic of this statement is inescapable. As great as medical technology is (and it is great), medical science without nutritional science equals disease in our future.

The standard American diet is not good enough to maintain the human body in excellent operating condition over many years of living. The standard American diet is like driving a car, but not maintaining it — causing it’s eventual breakdown.

In order to get off of the bad road to nutritional factor disease, one has to accept that whereas medicine is the realm of others to prescribe — doctors and hospitals and government, nutrition is an individual’s choice, both to become informed and to implement.

With the discoveries of nutritional science that you can learn at this web site, it is now your choice as to how you want to live and die.

A great image to keep in our brain is that our body is like a high performance car.  Maintain it and it will delight us with how well it works. Don’t maintain it and eventually it will barely get us to the store and back.

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The Habits of Health are the way to enjoy healthy living for an extra 20 to 30 years!

Within this web site, we teach the habits of health that will provide you with optimal nutrition. These habits of health aren’t all what you might expect.

They represent breakthrough nutritional discoveries. If you wait for the cycle of time (20 to 50 years) that it normally takes for scientific research to be accepted in the mainstream, you will suffer consequences of health that will be personally, truly sad for you. So, we suggest you make a different choice.

The information provided in this web site teaches a non-medical “philosophy” that diet can be our most important medicine. We always recommend nutrition plus medical intervention for one’s health... and highly recommend everyone seek care from medical practitioners for any health related condition. All dietary practices & potential health benefits depicted in this web site are presented as theories and anecdotes... and may or may not be considered to be valid medically.

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