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Three Industries Attacking Our Health

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

You would think that as the richest country in the world and with the most expensive health care system anywhere in the world you would think we would be healthy. But two-thirds of our U.S. population is overweight, and many of them obese that we need to take all kinds of drugs to get through the day.

Women in 48 other countries and men in 44 other countries live longer than we do.

Why?

Fast and highly processed foods are the number one culprit.

The TV industry with remotes so we can keep from exercising is number two.

And number three is the pharmaceutical companies. Their drugs do not kill us too quickly so we can continue to get the prescriptions refilled. In most cases good nutritious food could replace these drugs with no side effects. Did you ever watch a TV add for some new drug “Be careful, it may kill you” is the most frequent warning. Or “Don’t take this drug if . . .”

Why do they do this?

Money, greed, lack of concern for  a healthy America.

One fast food chain boasts that they give money to help fight breast cancer – the cancer they cause with their food.

These companies start out with real food and they they process it – heating, bleaching, drying, evaporating, etc., until it’s not food any more. Then they add color, preservatives, artificial flavors, enhance the appearance and modify the texture. They use over a billion pounds of chemicals to processed food to make what looks like food. And these chemicals are addictive. Yes as the ad says “sugar is sugar” but high fructose corn syrup is not plain sugar – it is dangerous to your health.

If we start out with whole, organic foods we wouldn’t need all the medicines and would feel more like exercising to stay healthy.

How is your health?

Problem – Solution

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The good news is the number of Americans hospitalized for a heart attack has dropped 24 % over the past decade.

The bad news is that heart disease remains the leading cause of death – more than 615,000 lives are lost each year.

There are ways to lessen your chances. One way according to Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, who says, “There’s no question that strong social connections improves overall heart health”. Personal relationships promote positive emotions that relieve anxiety and fight depression.

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