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Underlying Illnesses

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2020 by andelino

The raw data speaks “volumes” about the overall “condition” of society as a whole. A new study of “hospitalized” covid-19 patients in New York City has revealed that the overwhelming majority suffer from “underlying illnesses.”

The study, published by Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at data from 5,700 people hospitalized with the highly infectious disease. It found that 94 percent had at least one “underlying illness.”

The most common disease was “hypertension” and “high blood pressure.” It affected about 53 percent of all patients. Next was “obesity”, affecting 42 percent of all patients, and “diabetes”, affecting 32 percent. Also, 88 percent of the patients suffered from “more than one” of these underlying illnesses.

“94 percent of hospitalized #covid19 patients had at least one underlying health issue, according to a study of NY patients.” — Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) April 23, 2020

These are not “novel” illnesses in America. According to the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” 108 million American adults suffer from “hypertension.” That is approximately half of all American adults, and a third of the total population.

In 2017, “high blood pressure” resulted in the death of more than 472,000 people. That translates to about 1,300 deaths a day.

About 26 percent of the world’s population suffers from “hypertension.” That is just shy of 1 billion people on the entire planet. This number is expected to increase as countries continue to develop, reaching about 2.2 billion in four years.

According to Medscape, hypertension was the number one preventable reason for death worldwide in 2013.

Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of deaths for Americans. Recently, covid-19 overtook both to become the leading “killer” in America. But the evidence shows that the underlying cause of heart disease, stroke and covid-19 is the same.

“Hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and covid-19” all have the same underlying cause. Dr. Robert Lustig a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California–San Francisco concluded that “sugar”, more than any other substance, is to blame. In a 2013 interview with CNN, he said that “obesity, type-2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease” are all linked to sugar.

“The American lifestyle is killing us,” he said, “and 75 percent of it is preventable.”

The world today is “clamoring” for a vaccine, a pill or scientifically derived solution to this pandemic. Big government has mobilized “unconstitutional” solutions in an effort to fight this disease. Trillions of dollars have been poured into trying to counteract its effects. And even more are being poured into medical science to find a cure.

But covid-19 is not of itself especially “unique or harmful.” And so, these efforts will ultimately prove “futile” in effectively solving the problem. Rather, as the JAMA study shows, it will continue “growing and spreading” as rapidly as it is because the American “lifestyle and diet” have created a fertile base for it to mushroom.

The main driving agent behind rising levels of “hypertension, obesity and heart disease” is the total amount of added “sugar intake” by young and old. Foods such as “soda, cookies, cakes, energy drinks, ice cream and cereal” are the biggest sources of added sugar in the average American diet.

And according to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, over 80 percent of “toddlers and infants” consume added sugars in their diets every day, as opposed to the recommended amount of zero. This is creating an “unhealthy” lifestyle in people from a very young age.

There needs to be a change. “A proper response to this covid-19 crisis should be, What can we do? What can I personally do to improve my underlying health condition? What can I do to strengthen my immune system so that I’m not as susceptible to disease, whether it’s covid-19 or the annual flu?”

The main reason our overall physical health is deteriorating is because “we assume that sickness is natural and necessary.” In reality “a cold or fever is merely a sudden violent elimination of toxins and poisons that you have injected into your body by wrong diet, which has broken God’s physical laws.”

In Luke 5: 24, Jesus Christ healed a man sick of the palsy, saying, “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. So he said to the paralyzed man, I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”

This incident, reported in all three books of Matthew, Mark and Luke, confirms, in the words of Jesus Christ Himself, that physical healing is indeed “the forgiveness of sin.” Sin is defined as the “transgression of law.” (1 John 3:4) “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”

The underlying cause of “sickness” is breaking physical laws. Today’s society habitually breaks these laws through its inordinate intake of “unhealthy and sugary” foods. And the penalty for breaking those laws is sickness.

The government and health-care systems in place focus only on the effect of sickness. But the cause is often ignored! In the Bible, God emphasizes cause and effect: “blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience to His law.” (Deuteronomy 28:15).

But in the world, it is all about the effect, the “band-aid, the drug, the vaccine.” We continue to pour more and more money into “nullifying” the effect. Instead of plugging up the hole in the bucket, we decide to pour more water in, expecting it to stop leaking.

But the real solution lies in repentance, which leads to the forgiveness of our sins. God promises to heal upon our repentance. Psalm 103:2-3 says “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”

Just as the man with “palsy” was healed, we too can be healed today. God wants us to live healthy, abundant lives (John 10:10). We must repent and ask God for forgiveness of our sins. In today’s society, so conditioned to a “sugar-packed diet” that leaves us susceptible to disease, this can be extremely difficult.

God’s will is for us to lead a life of quality in every respect, including that of physical health. This is why He has outlined definite laws of health within the pages of His inspired Word, the Holy Bible.

Start obeying these practical laws today and reap the wonderful benefits of a robust and healthy physical life!

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