Coronary artery disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and osteoporosis
do not occur overnight, although the symptoms might do. They are
slowly progressing conditions, which develop for years or decades
before symptoms finally emerge.
In other words, the majority of apparently healthy people over
the age of 40-45 are in fact pre-ill. They contain in their bodies
the seeds of the illness which will eventually become overt, and
perhaps kill them. An artery is beginning to silt up; bone is
thinning; brain cells are dying leading eventually, to
a heart attack, osteoporotic fracture, or dementia.
But is it inevitable? If we were to focus on these pre-ill, perhaps
we could slow or stop these diseases before they became clinical?
Or reverse them?
This is the core of the new ' nutritional medicine'. A preventative
approach which corrects the metabolic errors before the first
twinge of angina, the first broken bone, or the first shadow on
the x-ray manifests itself.