The healthcare of the future involves a revolutionary new way of thinking about health and disease. Instead of focusing on suppressing symptoms, it’s important to focus on the patient, working to balance function and optimize health.
Type 2 diabetes has been described as a “modern plague”. The condition now effects one billion people worldwide and over one hundred million Americans. From 1983 to 2008, the number of people afflicted with diabetes rose 700 percent.
Complications from diabetes include increased risk of heart attack and stroke, kidney dysfunction, vision problems from retinopathy, extreme pain or numbness in the hands, legs, and feet, sexual dysfunction, and possible amputation due to slow healing.
Unfortunately standard medical treatment for type 2 diabetes is inadequate and ineffective at correcting or reversing the condition. Most doctors consider diabetes a chronic and degenerative condition, which means it gets worse over time, not better.
Thyroid problems are a hidden epidemic in the United States and around the world, effecting 45 million Americans, and many more who are never correctly diagnosed. Many people blame their symptoms on stress or “getting older”, but thyroid issues can turn serious and destroy your quality of life.
Early indicators of a sluggish thyroid include dry skin, low energy, reduced sex drive, weight gain, muscle and joint pain, and depression or anxiety.
The thyroid gland is the power house of the body, driving the function of every other organ and gland. So thyroid problems can effect circulation, digestion, metabolism, energy levels, mental state, and can eventually lead to other condtions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Have you ever been told that losing weight is all about calories? If you just eat less or exercise more, you will lose weight. Does that sound familiar? Well, I have news for you…
It’s nonsense! That’s right. Complete and utter nonsense. Losing weight is a complex process involving many factors. If it was as easy as just cutting calories, you’d have already lost the weight that you want to and you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. So, let’s talk a little bit about what it really takes to lose weight.First of all, we are all different. There is no “one way” to get the weight off. That’s why programs like “Weight Watchers”, “NutriSystem”, and “Medifast” ultimately fail for many people. A good weight loss program must be customized to the individual person.