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Health Facts

In order to fully understand the importance of why you should buy a Whole Food Natural Health Supplement, we’ve compiled some information on the state of health and wellness in America today. These health facts point out the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices including supplementation with our health and wellness products. But don’t just take our word for it…

Hippocrates Quote:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine shall be thy food” 
@ 460-380bc

Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb:
When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use
And when diet is correct, medicine is of no need

Certain foods and stress cause inflammation. Refined carbohydrates, sugars and certain fats (especially trans-fats) are some of the worst offenders. On the other hand, a diet rich in antioxidants found in fresh organically grown or pesticide/herbicide free fruits and vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids REDUCES inflammation.

When you’re ready to buy a whole food natural health supplement, contact us today. Read on for more information on the importance of including a natural health product in your diet.

List of Organizations urging Americans to eat more (5-9) servings of fruits and greens (vegetables) in their daily diet:

The World Health Organization
USDA
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Dept. of Health and Human Services
American Dietetic Association
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Centers for Disease Control Health Statistics:
Along with lifestyle changes that include exercise the CDC urges Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables as a preventive measure against heart disease, cancer, stroke and obesity.

Heart Disease: The leading cause of death in America, over 927,000 people will die of heart disease in 2006. In 2002 sudden deaths from heart disease increased in the age range of 15-34 yr olds. In addition, more than 70 million Americans (25% of the population) live with a cardiovascular disease. Over 6 million hospitalizations each year are due to cardiovascular disease.

Cancer: The second leading cause of death in America, more than 570,000 people will die of cancer in 2006, or more than 1,500 each day. 1.4 million new cases were diagnosed in 2005. This does not include over 1 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Stroke: The third leading cause of death in America, in 2002, stroke killed 162,672 people (61% women). In 2006, 700,000 people will suffer a stroke.

Obesity and Overweight: According to the CDC, approximately 65% of adults are either overweight or obese with 30% of adults (over 20 yrs old) obese. That is 60 million obese Americans. Also, the percentage of youths who are obese has tripled since 1980. Among children and teens 6-19 yrs of age, 16% or 9 million young people are considered overweight.

The American Heart Association calls the state of childhood and adolescent overweight “one of the most important current public health concerns."

The American Obesity Association states that obesity is a complex multi-factorial chronic disease involving environmental (social and cultural), genetic, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and psychological components. It is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million obese and 9 million severely obese.

The CDC states that being obese or overweight increases the risk for many diseases and health conditions including the following:
Hypertension
Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol or triglycerides)
Type 2 diabetes
Coronary heart disease
Stroke
Some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
Osteoarthritis
Gallbladder disease
Sleep apnea and respiratory problems

“Current data suggests the condition is worsening rather than improving”
360.1 million visits were made to doctors in 2002
17.7% of people under 65 yrs of age have no health insurance.
18.1% of adults have no usual source of health care.

According to an ABC TV news special “Healthcare Crisis in America” on Dec 15th, 2005:
“$1.7 trillion spent on healthcare in 2003”.
“70% more drugs taken now than in the early 1990’s”.

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