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May 07

Why Do Weight Loss Studies Get Mixed Results?

The debate over the best diet to lose weight has been raging for nearly 200 years, ever since John Rollo first promoted a low carbohydrate diet for diabetics in the late 1700’s.  Over the proceeding two centuries, there have been literally hundreds of studies comparing the different types of diets that have been promoted for …

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May 07

Cholesterol and Heart Disease: A Surprising Second Opinion

Introduction Employers are spending more on the treatment of heart disease than any other chronic disease and there is mounting evidence that the wrong treatments are being utilized. Conventional medicine insists that cholesterol is the primary factor in determining our risk of heart disease, and that statin drugs are the No. 1 defense against this …

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May 05

Being Average Could be Dangerous to Your Health

The average person is living in a state of altered reality about their health which only seems to be penetrated on the day they hear those terrible words “I’m sorry, but you have cancer” (or heart disease, diabetes or any number of chronic or acute illnesses). A doctor friend of mine put it very well …

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May 05

Defining Self Care

The current health care crisis in America has many people calling for more self-care but what exactly do “they” mean when they say self-care? Certainly no one envisions the average person performing surgery on themselves or writing out their own drug prescriptions. By the same token we can hardly imagine that the American Medical Association …

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May 05

The Health Care Crisis: The Government’s Waterloo

Many organizations, including many governmental bodies, have an Achilles tendon, a looming Waterloo which will eventually bring them to their knees as sure as Summer follows Spring. This potential disaster for many governments, businesses and individuals is the health care crisis that has been growing exponentially for the past several years. While some efforts to …

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May 05

Why Supplement? The Real Threat of Disease

Most Americans do not think they are going to become ill with a serious disease until the very day that it happens. When the heart attack happens or the doctor utters those terrible works “you’ve got cancer” the average person thinks these things only happen to someone else. The following facts fly directly in the …

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May 05

Tests That Could Save Your Life

Nobody likes having medical tests, but the simple truth is that certain tests can save your life – or at least the quality of your life. Tests are vital indicators of health. They serve a useful purpose by catching problems before they become advanced. Here are tests that most adults should have. Follow the schedule, …

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May 05

Meridian Stress Assessment

Health care costs in the United States have risen sharply over the last decade. Expenditures on prescription drugs in the United States is up from $69 billion in 1996 to $155 billion in 2001. Meanwhile, the annual percentage change of health insurance premiums have increased from 3% in 1996 to 17% in 2001. The increase …

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May 05

The Municipal Health Cost Crisis

The fact that all employers, including municipal governments, are facing a crisis in rising health care costs is not really earth shattering news. In fact, all of the headlines have probably been written to capture every angle of this growing problem. Here are just some of the headlines from the past few years. “Rising Health …

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May 05

Business Loses Billions Unnecessarily on Employees Who Smoke

Smoking costs the American economy over 150 billion dollars each year with $75 billion being spent on medical costs and $80 billion in lost productivity. These figures grow every year as smoking continues to be the number one preventable contributor to heart disease, cancer and a myriad of other diseases. This continually growing financial burden …

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