July 26, 2017

A Healthy Lifestyle Increases Your Life

People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population. 
And not only are they living longer, they are spending the later years of their life being active and in good health. Many people spend the last 20 years of their lives in poor health just getting by and not actually enjoying their lives.

July 17, 2017

Fatal Drugged Driving

Drugged driving is responsible for 43% of lethal car accidents and has passed alcohol as the #1 cause of accidents.
Many of these people were taking opiates for pain management, that were prescribed legally only to get them severely addicted not only ruining their life but ultimately killing them. And if they didn't die in an auto accident there is a good chance they would have died from an overdose. 
We need a healthcare system that instead gets to the root of the problem to reduce pain instead of covering it up. 
1. Get proper movement and mobility back into your body
2. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
3. Take natural anti-inflammatory supplements
4. Learn how to live an ergonomic lifestyle to prevent problems in the first place

July 13, 2017

Environmental Factors Lead to Cancer

This recent study showed that 41% of cancers in Alberta were due to modifiable lifestyle factors (poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking etc).
"Overall, an estimated 40.8% of cancer cases in Alberta in 2012 were attributable to modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors. The largest proportion of cancers were estimated to be attributable to tobacco smoking, physical inactivity and excess body weight."
You have a lot of control over your health, our bodies are constantly regenerating and repairing so if you start making healthy changes today you can prevent many problems down the road!

July 11, 2017

The Risk of a High Sugar Diet During Pregnancy

Eating a diet high in processed carbohydrates (sugar) during pregnancy is associated with a 100% increased risk for the babies to develop allergic asthma. 
Eating healthy is always important but especially for pregnant mothers. A high sugar diet during pregnancy can greatly impact the babies immune system causing allergies and asthma. 
"High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

When comparing the 20 per cent of mothers with the highest sugar intake versus the 20 per cent of mothers with the lowest sugar intake, there was an increased risk of 38 per cent for allergy in the offspring (73 per cent for allergy to two or more allergens) and 101 per cent for allergic asthma."

July 7, 2017

Positivity Reduces Risk of Chronic Disease

Thoughts and attitude do influence your health! 
" People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research published by the American Psychological Association." 
Try to look at things in a positive light, no matter what it is you are doing.

Read more on this topic at http://www.apa.org