Medical Costs Got You Down?

We live in a time of great political debate, opinions as heavy as our overweight bodies and tensions as high as our blood pressure. Health care costs are under scrutiny, with some solutions and much disagreement. One thing we can all agree on is that medical costs are too high. It’s not limited to good medical care either – all medical care is expensive,

Sleep For Your Health!

Sleep is as vital to our health as oxygen, and it is often over looked as a primary factor in overall well being. Unfortunately most of us are not getting the appropriate amount of sleep for optimum function.
Sleep is a heightened anabolic state – accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous,

Type II Diabetes: Is Prevention Possible?

Each year, World Diabetes Day takes place on Nov. 14 to coincide with the discovery of insulin. The original purpose of this commemorative date was to serve as a “globally celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.”

Awareness, however, is no longer a problem.

In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes–that’s more than the entire population of Texas.

Heart Disease is in Your Future!

The statistics on heart disease in America are frightening.  As a society we have been avoiding the truth that heart disease continues to escalate despite pouring billions of dollars into research, medications, medical testing, and the search for the “cure.”  Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. and now claims 910,000 American lives every year. 

Fighting Cancer with Food

Cancer, in its various forms, costs the United States more than $76 billion each year. This amount has been officially deemed a “substantial burden” on the economy by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

According to a 2004 study, nearly $61 billion is spent on direct costs. These costs include doctor visits, lab tests,

Cost of Diabetes

The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity.

The largest components of medical expenditures are:

  • hospital inpatient care (43% of the total medical cost),
  • prescription medications to treat complications of diabetes (18%),

Why Does My Back Hurt?

It’s been said that if you haven’t had back pain, just wait, because (statistically) some day you will! The following list is a list of “causes” that can be easily “fixed” to reduce your risk for a back pain episode.

  1. MATTRESS: Which type of mattress is best? The “short answer”: there is no single mattress (style or type) for all people,