It’s all about Lifestyle

These days it seems that you can’t go on social media without seeing another story of a tragic illness and people grasping for a “natural” cure. The part of the story that seems to be continually missed is that according to the CDC at least 40% of premature deaths can be prevented. That is estimated to be more than 100,000 deaths per year that can be prevented. A recent study suggests that 20% to 40% of cancer cases and 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented by lifestyle changes.

The key is to recognize the modifiable risk factors such as smoking, diet, BMI and sedentary lifestyle and change them. There is no magic bullet supplement to cure all disease. The place to start is at the beginning. Go back to the basics of diet, exercise, sleep and stress management. The key according to the researchers is to not smoke, no heavy alcohol consumption, keep bmi between 18.5 and 27.5 and exercise.

These are not easy things to accomplish. But, they are also not impossible. Some people are ok getting started on their own. Others may need a gentle or not so gentle nudge in the right direction. Before getting started it might not be a bad idea to have a complete blood work up and assess your risk factors. It’s always good to have a baseline to work from.

If you would like more information on where to start or what to do please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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