Your Health Is In Your Hands: Preventing Major Health Problems

Posted on November 16, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

You can avoid or prevent major health problems through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle practices. You can prevent diabetes (see Preventing and Reversing Diabetes blog), heart disease (see Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease blog), high blood pressure and many forms of cancer. Prevention rates are estimated as follows.
Problem Prevention Biggest Preventer Other Preventers
Diabetes 90% Lean weight Exercise/supplements
Heart disease 82% Diet (fiberchol fat) Leanness/exercise
High blood pressure 60% Diet (fiberKsaltfat) Leanness/exercise
Cancer (breast, colon) 50% Diet (fiberchol fat) Leanness

The big Lifestyle preventers are:
• High carbohydrate, high fiber, low fat diet (HCF diet or Simple Lifetime Diet)
• Fitness including cardiovascular (walking), aerobic (exercise bicycle), weight training, stretching and balance practices
• Lean body weight (women- high school weight; men- college weight)
• Not smoking, limiting alcohol intake
• Adequate sleep, stress management, relaxation, meditation

High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, the major cause of strokes also is preventable in 60% of individuals. Diet, exercise, leanness, good stress management, proper sleep and meditation are the best prevention strategies.

Risk for many forms of cancer, like breast and colon cancer, can be reduced by 50% through health lifestyle practices. The strongest prevention strategy is it eat a high carbohydrate, high fiber, low fat diet that is rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruit.
Your health is in your hands. You can reduce your risk of most major diseases by 50% to 80% by lifestyle measures.


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