Most of what is considered “cutting edge” in the news media has usually been in the works for 1 to 10 years. The recent citing of “trans fats” as the latest demon has actually been in the works since the late ’70’s. It’s just taken 25-30 years for legislators and the medical establishment to do something about it. Hopefully we can get things to you a bit faster than that
Here are a few interesting facts:
- In the last 13 years of their life, the typical North American is on an average of 10 prescription medications. That means that you are probably contracting a major chronic disease process by the time that you’re 65.
- One in two women will suffer from a fracture in their lifetime due to the fragility of their bones (osteoporosis). The scary part is that if you fracture your hip in old age, you have a 50% chance of dying within the next year.
- At least half of our North American population will develop cardiovascular disease during their lifetime.
- Our kids are developing diabetes at earlier and earlier ages.
Does any of this make you think that we’re not living up to our health potential?