Tag Archives: health

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    Putting Our Health Into Our Own Hands

    The (very doable) basics of prevention
    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 7:34 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The obesity epidemic
    • Failings of the national healthcare system
    • New models for obtaining care
    • The basics of prevention

    If you have not yet read The Rising Threats To Our Health, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part 1, we reviewed some of the major global health issues that will challenge households, economies and nation-states around the world as the global population ages and lifestyle/pollution/age-related chronic diseases affect hundreds of millions of people.

    In Part 2, we look at issues that are specific to the U.S. and other developed economies, and consider the impacts of these issues on us as individuals: the bottom line is prevention is in our court.

    Overweight/Obesity

    While many of the problems listed in Part 1 are found mostly in developing economies (severe pollution, etc.), many others are pressing issues in both developing and developed economies (smoking, chronic lifestyle disorders such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, heart disease, etc.)

    The U.S. leads the world in percentages of overweight (generally defined as a body mass index (BMI) of over 25) and obese (BMI over 30) residents, though a number of countries are close behind.

     

     

    While the specific causes of metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and the causal connections of obesity to other conditions such as inflammation, sleep disorders, etc. are still under investigation, it’s clear that…

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    What Should I Do? – Crash Course Chapter 26

    Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:43 PM

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    If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

    And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now.

     

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    Ebola!

    How worried should you be?
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:35 PM

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    What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.

    A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass.

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  • Podcast

    Chris Kresser: Functional Health

    More options for living better & longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 28, 2014, 9:42 PM

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    In today's discussion, we explore the world of "functional medicine" and other approaches to health and wellness that offer potential to complement, or in cases, replace conventional western medical treatment. Some of these practices have been used by eastern cultures for millennia, others are just coming to light now. But the common thread in each is to focus on the biological uniqueness of each patient and use an evidence-based approach to identify and resolve the underlying condition — rather than merely treating the symptoms, which modern health care (sometimes referred to instead as "sick care") is often guilty of.

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    Mark Sisson: Why Nutrition Is The Key To Health

    Our diet determines which genes get activated
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:51 AM

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    This week, Mark Sisson — former professional athlete, founder of Mark's Daily Apple, and developer of the Primal Blueprint health & fitness lifestyle — returns to discuss nutrition. In his opinion, it's the single most important factor for a healthy life.

    While other key components like physical exertion, good sleep, de-stressing and sun exposure contribute to overall health and well-being, too (see our 2013 interview with Mark for a full background on his recommended regime), the food we eat can literally determine which of the genes in our genetic code get activated and expressed. So, in a very real way, we indeed are what we eat.

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    A Deadly Diet

    Corporate interests are feeding us poison
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:26 PM

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    One of the interesting things to emerge from my recent research into this area of nutritional health is the extent to which major food companies have been “on the ball” for decades now suppressing information on the awful health effects of some of their major products.

    Sugar is the biggie.

    I am old enough to remember the innumerable products that were sold as ‘low fat’…because that was the way to lose weight and be healthier.

    There were low fat cookies, ice cream, sour cream, and cereal products.

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    David Seaman: Inflammation From Our Diet Is Killing Us Slowly

    Learn how to protect yourself from it
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 23, 2014, 5:18 PM

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    Science continues to shed new light on how nutrition has a huge effect on the status of our health. In particular, medicine is zeroing in inflammation as key factor in the aging process – that, over time, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance and disease.

    This week, Chris speaks with Dr. David Seaman, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the National University of Health Sciences, one of the leading experts on clinical nutrition for pain and inflammation. They discuss inflammation, what causes it, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it.

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    How You Can Limit Your Exposure to the Fed’s Financial Interference

    There are ways to protect yourself
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, August 1, 2013, 5:18 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Understanding the Fed's ability to impact (or not) health & education, pensions, and inflation
    • What you can do to insulate yourself from the impacts of the Fed's financial interference
      • Mindset
      • Major expenses
      • Debt
      • Resilience
      • Income

    If you have not yet read Part I: The Fed Matters Much Less Than You Think, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part I, we found that the supposedly omniscient Federal Reserve is irrelevant to the engine of real wealth creation (innovation) and actively inhibits the allocation of capital and labor to innovation by incentivizing speculation and malinvestment.

    In Part II, we’ll look at what else matters that the Fed either negatively influences or does not control, as well as specific actions we can take as individuals to insulate ourselves from the collateral damage caused by misguided central bank policies.

    Health and Education

    We all know health and education are vital to individuals and the economy, and like everything else that matters, the Fed’s influence is limited to financial repression of interest rates that enables the Federal government to avoid the sort of healthy fiscal discipline that higher rates would demand. In other words, the Fed has widened the moat around government spending, protecting it from the hard choices that would accompany massive deficits and bond issuance in a free-market economy.

    Public and Private Pensions

    By at least one measure, the Fed’s repression of interest rates (designed to recapitalize the banks at no direct cost to the Fed or government) has cost savers $10.8 trillion in lost income. Since the majority of savings in the U.S. are in public and private pension plans, 401Ks, and IRAs (individual retirement accounts), the Fed’s repression of interest rates has pushed these income-security savings into risky speculative asset bubbles in stocks, bonds, and real estate, and critically undermined the financial health of pensions by radically reducing their low-risk, safe returns.

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    Ingredients Matter

    Store foods your family will actually want to eat
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 8:45 PM

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    An interesting read to get you thinking about your food storage, what you have, and what you need to replace. Have you evaluated your current dietary needs lately and what your loved ones are eating?  Does your food storage plan fit with your healthy living plan?  Any new allergies or food intolerances that need to be considered?  The last thing you want in a stressful situation or emergency is to find that your prep food will have a more negative impact than positive one.

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    Reality-Check Time

    How prepared are you for the future (really)?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 24, 2013, 3:28 PM

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    Let's take a quick break from detailed analysis for a moment and zoom up to the birds-eye view.

    What motivates us to spend time here at PeakProsperity.com?

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