Did you know insufficient protein can cause serious health problems? Kwashiorkor is a condition, children with a protein deficiency could develop. The symptoms include a protruding belly, thin hair, overall weight loss, and discolored skin and hair. Left untreated, it can lead to stunted growth, mental impairments, and death.Read More
How many times have doctors and the medical industry been wrong and made mistakes? Wrong enough times to be the #3 reason people die each year in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people. Accidental death from hospital stays and medication side effects killed 146,571 people in a 2016 according to a report from the CDC. Stroke killed 140,323, Alzheimer’s disease 110,561, diabetes 79,535, influenza and pneumonia 57,062, kidney disease 49,959, and intentional self-harm (suicide) killed 44,193 people. Sepsis is ranked the 11th major cause of death, liver disease #12, Parkinson’s #13, and assault #14.
Look closely at what this reports. Its not until reason #14, where one person deliberately choosing to assault another, results in death. Every other reason is related to health, and the 3rd top reason is a result of being in the hospital or needing medications.
What this tells me: Stay healthy – Stop going to doctors for health “management” – and if I do get sick, use natural therapies – avoid the hospital and medications at all cost. Now of course in the event of a car accident or lost limb, yes of course I’ll go the hospital. But for everyday care and eduction, NO!
The second week of April is Arizona Bike Week. Motorcycles and people from all over the country descend upon the Phoenix metro area to bask in the warm spring weather; share a passion for motorcycles; make new friends; eat and drink; and for some, to party. The choices made this week bring consequences – either good or bad.
I generally do not drink alcohol. I might enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, but typically I steer clear of intoxicating beverage. I consider myself an inspirational coach and athlete more than anything. I like feeling good and looking good. This may not sound humble, and I’m not saying it to brag; but I love, not looking my age. It reinforces my life choices, to live healthy, and grows my desire to continue when people are shocked by my real age.
I made poor choices.
Do you feel tired or lazy? …often? What if I told you, being lazy isn’t your fault?
How would it alter your outlook on your future? Would you feel hope once again? Would you like to become un-lazy and experience increased energy? It is not completely your fault if you feel tired or lazy. You are being targeted.
If I told you there was a sinister plot to keep you un-motivated and unhealthy, would you believe me? Now that sounds just too far fetched; like a science fiction movie, right?
What if I showed you the evidence; how much of the food we eat, beverages we drink, and household products we use, have slowly entered our body and brain; and have caused great harm.
Yes, there are real issues. Awareness grows. Continuing to protest and complain is not going to solve the problems. It’s time to come together and work on solutions. Just as NHL Hockey player, J. T. Brown announced on Oct 19 2017, he will “end his protest and put energy towards doing real work in the community”. He gets it. He knows. It’s time to move on and start working towards solutions.
Our culture and family upbringing shape how we view the world and events. We each have a unique perspective. We share much in common with some groups and hardly anything with others. None of this affects the reality that we are all humans sharing this time and space. We need to find a way to work together and cooperate or we will self destruct.
Show love, respect, and kindness.
Let’s considered ten primary lifestyle choices and their impact on health? Many more lifestyles choices impact health than ten, but for now we’ll limit our discussion to ten.
Consider these: Sleep, Water, Nutrient Deficiencies, Optimum Nutrient Requirements, Stress Management, Activity, Recreation, Relationships, Oxygen Intake, and Regular Medical Wellness Visits.
Did you know that the average lifespan for a person living in the US is 78.74 years or 28,760 days? Did you know that more than 70 million individuals (28.9% of the adult population) over the age of 50 suffer from at least one chronic health condition? For someone fifty years of age 10,497 days of life remain – to live with a chronic health condition.
Look at that percentage – almost 3 out of every 10 adults lives with a chronic health condition. That in my opinion, is NOT living well.
How well you live your remaining days of life determines the quality of your life.
Living well is wellness. What do we mean by Wellness? Let’s begin by breaking it down into its two main parts; “well” and “ness”.
How I maintain motivation to keep active. Why I strive for health. At 17 years of age, I started an exercise program because, as most women will admit, I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. It was the discovery of cellulite on my thighs, that began my journey to improve. Did I ever get off track or get side tracked? Yes, or course. I am not super-woman. 40 years later, I’m still on that journey. Have I achieved my goal? Yes, many times. However it’s important to note, my goal keeps changing. It must. As we age our knowledge & experiences dictate change. Nothing is constant, not even our planet.
As science discovers new realities about nutrition and health it becomes difficult to keep up with that information. It is even more difficult to understand and utilize the information in a simple manner consistent with my current day to day habits that make up my life. Everything seems so complex today. And it is.
Cancer will kill 5.5 million women each year by the year 2030. How do we stop this trend?
In the last two decades, our fight against cancer has been promising with advancements in science and technology that enable us to improve both prevention and treatment efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. In a recent report, one group is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cancer, women. A review from the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with Merck, the global pharmaceutical company, reports 5.5 million women will die from cancers that can be prevented, by the year 2030.
This study also indicates there is a possibility of these numbers growing due to an increase in the number of aged populations all over the world. Cancer is a range of diseases that involves abnormal cellular growth (tumor). These abnormal cells then have the potential to invade and/or spread to other parts of the body. However, it should be noted that not all tumors are cancerous.
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August 30, 2018
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Destination Wellness educational video entitled, "Protein - Part 9". Part 9 continues the discussion of animal and plant-based protein, looks at the cost of delivery of protein, and the future of animal protein food production.