It has been more than 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared a “War on Cancer” and promised that a cure would soon be found.
Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer’s in a friend or family member knows the helplessness that comes with this devastating disease. It can steal your confidence, take your independence and rob you of your yesterdays.
At more than $10 a pill, Viagra pulls in over $2 billion a year in sales. It’s a monster money-maker for Pfizer, but they aren’t the only ones in on the action.
There are a lot of relatively small things that can make a huge impact on your health and reduce your overall risk for disease. Things like getting more sunlight… consuming more antioxidants in your diet… or cutting out the sugar and sticking to low-glycemic foods.
In the last 20 years, the number of overweight children and adolescents has tripled. Adults have fared just as poorly. Currently more than two thirds – almost 70% – of Americans are considered overweight or obese.
Every time your body is injured – whether you scrape your knee on the pavement or the lining of your arteries becomes irritated – your immune system triggers an “inflammatory” response.