The average American diet is responsible for the development of chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, stroke, etc.  Why is diet so important for our health? Because the food (and supplements) we consume provide our cells the nutrients to survive and function. That's why in holistic medicine we focus on the health of the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract, where the food is digested and assimilated into the body.
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