Living Longer, Living Better?
Two or three generations ago communicable diseases, problems in pregnancy, and other early childhood diseases were the leading health concerns in the United States and around the world. Now, after decades of economic development, more and more money for healthcare, and massive medical advances, Americans are living longer and longer.
This progress, however, carries a price: The longer people live, the more health problems — and simultaneous health problems — they tend to suffer, and the more medicines they take.
According to an analysis published last month in the British medical journal “The Lancet,” 2.3 billion people, almost one-third of humanity, suffered from five or more health problems. More than 80 percent of those people were younger than 65 years old. And between 1990 and 2013, the number of people in developed countries who suffered from 10 or more ailments increased by 52 percent.
So what does all this mean to me and you, you might ask? Let me ask you…how are you feeling today? What medicines are you taking daily? When is the last time you took a walk, went to the gym, got a checkup by your doctor. If you are like me, you are just not doing enough to deal with all that you should to feel better and live longer.
The purpose of this blog is to educate and share what we learn with our subscribers so that you can use that information to improve your lives. Right now we are concentrating on some of the most common afflictions facing us all: diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. Take a look at some of the articles here and if you have ideas for others, please let us know!
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