These 5 simple principles will radically improve your health

I think 90 percent of modern diseases are completely preventable.

I encourage people to practise the five keys to good health to reduce risk for all diseases by 70 per cent and cardiovascular disease by up to about 83 per cent, in one of the most recent trials. It’s two to three times more powerful to practise good lifestyle principles than it is to swallow a pill to lower your cholesterol or control your blood pressure.

  1. Quit all addictions
  2. 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night is as good for your body as not smoking
  3. Nutrition — eat less, and eat more naturally
  4. Exercise 3 to 5 hours per week in some form
  5. Happiness is, no doubt, the best drug on the planet.

And it is health professionals’ absolute responsibility to stress these principles to the public, to put the responsibility for good health back into the individual’s hands rather than the doctor’s or the pharmacist’s.

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