Overweight ↑ risk of DM2 by 3 foldObesity ↑ risk by 9 fold
Diabetes is the #1 cause of…. – Kidney Failure – Amputation – Blindness
Cost to the Nation• Over 20.8 million Americans have diabetes (CDC 2005).• Healthcare is 2-3 times that of those without DM(WHO)• Projected $156 billion by 2010 and $192 billion in 2020• Perspective• Cost of DM2 care in 2005 > budget of the D. of Ed.• Diabetes care is 12 percent of the total federal health care spending nationwide—roughly one of every eight dollars.
What if……….. …….we ate MORE fruits,vegetables,whole grains and legumes…. ………we ate l e s s meat, fish, dairy, eggs, oil, sugar and salt & increased our exercise habits!
Some Say……. – If 10% of adults began a regular walking program, $5.6 billion in heart disease costs could be saved. – If Americans↓ Na intake by 2300mg/day = 3-6 mm Hg ↓ in SBP • 11 % ↓ strokes • 7 % ↓ coronary events • 5 % ↓ total mortality
“A global response to aglobal problem: the epidemic of overnutrition.” WHO 2002 It is estimated that by 2020 2/3 rds of the global burden of disease will be attributable to chronic noncommunicablediseases, most of them strongly associated with diet. The nutrition transition towards refined foods, foods of animal origin, and increased fats plays a major role in the current global epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, among other noncommunicable conditions. Sedentary lifestyles and the use of tobacco are also significant risk factors. …….. A concertedmulti-sectoral approach, involving the use of policy, educationand trade mechanisms, is necessary to address these matters.
All Major Health Institutions• Encourage: – Inc. Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables – Inc. Fiber Intake – Inc. Exercise – Weight Loss – Reduce Salt intake – Reduce Fat Intake – Reduce Cholesterol Intake – Effective Stress Management
“It is time we descended from Olympus and began to address the people…. to educate them about the realities of health and disease, to teach them what they can do to helpthemselves and what we cannot do. They must be taught about the marvelous capabilities and the serious limitations of medicine.” Moser, R.H “Knowledge is not Enough.” NEJM 1977
2008• Need• Answer• Evidence• Obligation• Support
Natural Hygiene is for people who are looking for the good life, and not just a pretty good life, a very good life. It offers you the opportunity to live the healthiest, happiest life possible. Health Science
“I believe the idea of a “right” to health should be replaced by that of a moral obligation to preserve one’s own health. The individual has the “right” to expecthelp with information, accessible services of good quality, and minimal financial barriers. Meanwhile the people have been led to believe that national healthinsurance, more doctors and greater use of high-cost, hospital based technologies will improve health.” John Knowles Science
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