The Alarming Connection Between Animal Products and Digestive Disorders Such As GERD (Acid Reflux)

If you're thinking of biting into that well-done juicy tenderloin steak for today's mealtime, you might want to read this before doing so.

The relationship between the consumption of animal products and the development of disease (and obesity) has been documented in a huge number of studies in recent years. Animal products in this sense would include all meats, fish, milk, dairy and poultry.

A majority of the diseases in recent years have focused more on cases involving digestive disorders such as GERD, acid reflux and gastritis. But these are just the tip of the iceberg.

The culprit – high cholesterol – has been dubbed as one of the main disease-causing factors. That's the reason why if your nutritionist or doctor tells you to avoid high cholesterol foods (which most often fall under the category of "tempting treats"). But here's the thing: cholesterol is non-existent in plants. It can only be found in the tissues of animals. It has been said that plant foods are naturally low in fat and high in fiber, key traits which are regularly suggested for a healthy diet. Animal products on the other hand are the exact opposite: high in fat and low in fiber.

If you were to do your own research, you would find that there is enough compelling data from various authoritative organizations and websites that talk about this alarming connection. We were not really designed to eat flesh foods. The authorities themselves could not even refute the health-giving benefits of a largely plant-based diet, as well as the dangers of a flesh-based one, primarily to one's digestive system (which is the entry point of the food you eat).

High blood pressure, osteoporosis, gallstones, diabetes, heart disease and cancer are but some of the other diseases, aside from the now-growing digestive disorders, that have been linked to high cholesterol and fat.

So how can you naturally cure your GERD , acid reflux, or any other digestive problem if you keep on over-consuming such foods? The purpose of this write-up is not to turn you into a vegetarian but rather, to give awareness of the dangers that lie in overindulgence of animal products and how you can take the necessary measures to minimize your intake of these foods, or properly combine them with other foods and thereby, avoid disease, or the development of it.