Our toxic food supply and lack of physical exercise will soon cause more annual deaths than tobacco
Here it is: the official announcement from the Journal of the American Medical Association: poor diet and lack of physical exercise is going to overtake tobacco as our #1 killer. That''s right: our food supply is killing us. Why? Because, of course, it''s loaded with metabolic disruptors, milled grains, processed carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and other disease-causing ingredients.
It''s not helping much, either, that most people simply won''t engage in regular physical exercise. Now, according to even the AMA, all this adds up to major chronic disease. Unfortunately, organized medicine will continue to focus on using prescription drugs to combat this issue rather than focusing on prevention and patient education. Because, after all, every modern chronic disease -- cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and even clinical depression -- can be largely prevented through good nutrition, regular physical exercise, supplementation with health-enhancing superfoods and frequent exposure to natural sunlight.
POOR DIET AND PHYSICAL INACTIVITY MAY SOON OVERTAKE TOBACCO AS LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S. CHICAGO---About half of all deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to largely preventable behaviors and exposures, with tobacco use and poor diet/physical inactivity accounting for the majority of preventable deaths, according to a study in the March 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to background information in the article, quantifying modifiable behavioral risk factors, which are the leading causes of death in the United States, will provide insight into the effects of recent trends and indicate missed prevention opportunities. The burden of chronic diseases is compounded by the aging effects of the baby boomer generation and the concomitant increased cost of illness at a time when health care spending continues to outstrip growth in the gross domestic product of the United States," the authors write. Only a few studies of coffee consumption and diabetes mellitus (DM) have been reported, even though coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world, according to background information in the article. CHICAGO---Pediatricians and other pediatric clinicians who use individualized clinical judgment in treating infants with fevers can effectively diagnose serious illnesses and provide appropriate follow-up care, even when not following all the current clinical guidelines on how to manage such cases, according to a study in the March 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to background information in the article, infants with fevers (febrile infants) often lack the symptoms necessary for physicians to distinguish between a minor illness and one that is life-threatening. "To avoid the consequences of failing to detect serious bacterial illness (SBI), such as bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) and bacterial meningitis, a variety of clinical strategies have been developed to identify infants at high and low risk, including policies that require extensive laboratory testing, hospitalization, and treatment with intravenous antibiotics."
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