Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity and Arthritis are the Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the United States 1
The 10 most common causes of death and disability are:
- Heart disease – Half of these deaths are women.
NOTE: African Americans are the ethnic group most likely to die from the disease.
- Cancer – There are more than 200 types of cancer that can affect more than 60 organs.
- Lung Disease – Chronic lower respiratory diseases – Chronic lung Disease can take many forms. But no matter what form it takes, it’s still deadly.
- Brain Disease and Cerebrovascular diseases – Brain disease can take many forms, from tumors to strokes to Alzheimer’s disease.
- Accidents (unintentional injuries) – non- work-related accidental death has steadily been on the rise throughout the decade.
- Diabetes mellitus (type 2 Diabetes) – Diabetic disease is spreading to children as well.
- Flu and pneumonia – A Harvard University graduate argued that flu deaths and flu-associated deaths are actually different, but the CDC uses the terms interchangeably, leading to variations in the numbers.
- Kidney Disease (Nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome and Nephrosis) – The number of adults diagnosed with Kidney disease has been steadily increasing accounting for more than 20 million in 2010.
- Suicide – Suicide rates have increased steadily throughout the decade.
- Iatrogenic activity : complication of medical treatments such as: tests, prescriptions and surgeries, Drug side-effects, Doctor and Hospital mistakes and hospital-acquired infections are still leading causes of preventable death (Some studies suggest “hospital-acquired infections” kill more people than car accidents or diabetes). 2
NOTE: Antibiotic resistance has been called public health’s “ticking time bomb.” The World Health Organization calls antibiotic resistant infections one of the biggest threats to global health today. Research teams around the world have already started searching for the next generation of infection-fighting drugs. But it remains to be seen if time will run out, sending us back to the beginning: a time before antibiotics, where even a cut that becomes infected could kill you.
Examples of the Conventional Medical Diagnosis for Chronic Diseases
- ADD/ADHD – Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
- Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, Syndrome X, persistent or severe emotional or physical stress. It is also an important contributing factor in health conditions ranging from Allergies to Obesity.
- Allergies, inflammation in the GI tract and Food sensitivities.
- MS (multiple sclerosis), Parkinson Disease, Lupus
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, short-term memory or concentration; sore throat; tender lymph nodes; muscle pain; multi-joint pain without swelling or redness; headaches of a new type, pattern or severity; unrefreshing sleep; and post-exertional fatigue or malaise.
- Fibromyalgia, general muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue, sleeplessness, and numerous tender points where muscles join to bones.
- GERD, Gastro-Intestinal Disturbances – heartburn, bloating, gas, chronic diarrhea and/or constipation.
- Heart and cardiovascular system – Hypertension (blood pressure), high Cholesterol, Arrhythmia, chest pain.
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), abdominal pain or discomfort, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation or other bowel disorder (meaning the bowel doesn’t work, or function, correctly).
- Hormones, menopause, PMS, Andropause, ED, prostate, prostatitis
- Toxicity and Acidosis – Heavy metal, mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs.
- Skin Disorders: Shingles, Ringworm, skin rashes, Rosacea, Bug Bites, Skin Cancer, Eczema, Hives, Cold Sores, Boils, Warts, Acne
The Myth That
The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC)
. . . Identifies 10 Possible Causes of Chronic Diseases 4
“Lack of exercise or extreme physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use and drinking too much alcohol are the causes for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases and conditions.”
- 52% of adults aged 18 years or older did not meet recommendations for aerobic exercise or physical activity.
- 76% did not meet recommendations for muscle-strengthening physical activity.
- 47% have at least one of the following major risk factors for heart disease or stroke: uncontrolled high blood pressure, uncontrolled high LDL cholesterol, or are current smokers.
- 90% of Americans consume too much sodium (table salt), increasing their risk of high blood pressure.
- 36% of adolescents said they ate fruit less than once a day.
- 38% of adults said they ate fruit less than once a day.
- 38% of adolescents said they ate vegetables less than once a day.
- 23% of adults said they ate vegetables less than once a day.
- 20% said they currently smoked cigarettes.
- 38 million US adults report binge drinking an average of 4 times a month, and having an average of 8 drinks per binge – yet most binge drinkers are not alcohol dependent.
Staying healthy – or becoming healthy when you’re not healthy – is a BIG deal!
Abandoning the illusion that there’s a pill that will “fix” a chronic disease is difficult – because years of advertising has lead people to believe the opposite. The facts is: the human body is resilient. It heals itself when the balance between what you consume, moderate exercise, rest and relaxation is restored. Pills or surgeries can’t do that!
Staying healthy – or becoming healthy is neither
as simple as finding the right pill or medical (or natural) treatment
. . . or as complex as you might think.
That’s the precise point where a Natural Health Consultant is most valuable. He or she can help you:
- Identify patterns that produce declining health, sickness and chronic disease.
- Identify new patterns to produce health and healing.
- Help you implement a personalized common-sense program to achieve your objective.
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