What is behind the differences in geographical sickness and health rates?
The socio-economic role affects one’s weight, hobbies, smoking, alcohol use, and quality of food.
In the areas where people eat a lot of rye, fibers are obtained more and there are fewer diseases due to lack thereof
In the west, heart health is better because for example selenium and magnesium get into food ingredients from the seabed and clay soil. On the coast people also eat a lot of fish from the sea, which is also a protector because of Omega 3.
When selenium was added to fertilizers in the 1970s, blood vessel health improved a lot also in the Eastern areas.
Just a little while ago a heart specialist from Eastern Finland, a lean and active man, got a heart attack and only survived becuse of major heart surgeries. His wife has high education in nutrition. She made her husband low-fat food, according to recommendations, and used margarine. The man did not eat supplements. There are a lot of stories like that.
If people were smart enough to eat Mg, Se, Zn, Cu, D-vit (100 mcg) and a lot of Omega3 fats, heart risks could almost be forgotten. Cancer and memory disease risks would be reduced by high fiber content (over 50g) and memory disorders by dietary supplements of folic acid and vitamin B1, which are lacking. The general thyroid dysfunction is due to iodine and selenium deficiency.
Unfortunately, nutritional supplements are not recommended because the official view of the connection between nutrition and health is wrong. It is maintained and supported by the pharmaceutical industry through its impact networks, and they want the situation to remain unchanged in order to keep their patitents. For the same reason politicians are afraid and not wise enough to make an effective national preventive program that would save billions.
Fortunately, there is information and studies from all over the world on nutritional medicine and comprehensive prevention; the smart ones read and apply them and benefit greatly.