Did you know?  The ten leading causes of death in the United States are:

  1. Heart Disease *

  2. Cancers *

  3.  Lower respiratory diseases *

  4.  Stroke *

  5.  Accidents *

  6.  Alzheimer’s disease *

  7.  Diabetes *

  8.  Influenza & pneumonia

  9.  Nephritis syndromes (inflammation of the kidneys) *

10. Suicides

Did you know that all categories with a star * have a strong nutrition linkage and are known as chronic, degenerative illness.

Other Chronic (on-going) Diseases that are prevalent in our society and have strong nutritional connections are:

  1. Obesity (2/3 adults in the US are overweight, 1/3 obese, increasing in our young people!)

  2. Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

  3. Chronic pain

  4. Hypertension   

And….how about pondering these statistics:

             US medical care costs rank number 1 in the world

             US quality of care ranks 35th – 40th in the world

Yes, food for thought, don’t you think?