The High Cost of Chronic Diseases

Chronic disease is a difficult challenge for afflicted individuals, and because of its pervasiveness it has also become a significant problem for the nation, causing 70% of U.S. deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and kidney disease account for more than 75% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion in annual spending for medical care, says Ursula Bauer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A long list of burdens contributes to the cost of chronic illness in America, says Bauer, who is director of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

“They make it difficult for us to age in place in our homes and communities,” she says. “They strain our families and our physical care systems. … They take a toll on our employers and businesses, who are often shouldering the costs of these chronic diseases.”

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Protect Yourself From the 2.5 Billion Tons of Toxins Dumped on Your Food Yearly

How To Protect Yourself and Your Family from Over 400 Different Pesticides, Herbicides and Chemicals Dumped and Strayed On the Food You Eat Daily.

Over 400 pesticides are licensed for use on America’s foods, and every year

Toxic - Chemical Laden Fruit
Toxic – Chemical Laden Fruit

over 2.5 billion pounds are dumped on croplands, forests, lawns, and fields. In a single meal, a person could easily consume residues of a dozen different neurotoxic or carcinogenic chemicals.

Yet, the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not include the potential for multiple exposures to the same pesticide when calculating permitted residual levels of a given compound. EPA scientists have found that, at any time, if these residues were totaled, they would exceed 500 percent of the daily-allowed intake.

Furthermore, these chemicals have not been tested for human safety, and the EPA does not have a scientifically acceptable method for determining the risk for multiple exposures.

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Mountains of Plastic Bottles Bad for the Enviornment

Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap? by Catherine Clarke Fox

Water Bottle trash

For every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin.

If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right?

But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the environment. In fact, Americans buy more bottled water than any other nation in the world, adding 29 billion water bottles a year to the problem. In order to make all these bottles, manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil. That’s enough oil to keep a million cars going for twelve months.

Imagine a water bottle filled a quarter of the way up with oil. That’s about how much oil was needed to produce the bottle.

So why don’t more people drink water straight from the kitchen faucet? Some people drink bottled water because they think it is better for them than water out of the tap, but that’s not true. In the United States, local governments make sure water from the faucet is safe. There is also growing concern that chemicals in the bottles themselves may leach into the water.

People love the convenience of bottled water. But maybe if they realized the problems it causes, they would try drinking from a glass at home or carrying water in a refillable steel container instead of plastic.

Plastic bottle recycling can help—instead of going out with the trash, plastic bottles can be turned into items like carpeting or cozy fleece clothing.

Unfortunately, for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.

Water is good for you, so keep drinking it. But think about how often you use water bottles, and see if you can make a change.

And yes, you can make a difference. Remember this: Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.

Text by Catherine Clarke Fox

My comment:

This article talks about tap water as safe water to drink.  But is it truly safe or healthy?  Tap water is still water that has way too many chemicals in it for you to drink without having a negative impact on you bodies chemistry.  Chlorine and fluoride are not natural chemicals for the bodies benefit, especially in the concentrations found in most municipal water.

Bottled water isn’t even regulated as strongly as municipal water, so the contents of the water in bottled water is even more suspect along with the possible health problems the bottles themselves create.

You are welcome to call me or email me at 512-752-8542 or drnoreenpicken@gmail.com.

Your trusted authority for Wellness and Longevity,

Dr. Noreen Moore-Picken, BA, BS, DC

 

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Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg

Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg
Nobel Prize Winner 1931
The Root Cause of Cancer

 

Root Cause of Cancer - Acidosis

In 1929 Discovered the Root Cause of Cancer

Biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg, one of the twentieth century’s leading cell biologists, discovered that the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body, meaning that the pH, potential hydrogen, in the body is below the normal level of 7.365, which constitutes an “acidic” state.

Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells and discovered that cancer cells maintain and thrive in a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2 (carbon dioxide).

He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen.
Higher pH, which is Alkaline, means higher concentration of oxygen molecules, while lower pH, which is acidic, means lower concentrations of oxygen…the same oxygen that is needed to maintain healthy cells.

In 1931 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this important discovery.
Dr. Warburg was director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (now Max Planck Institute), for cell physiology at Berlin. He investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells, particularly cancer cells. Below are some direct quotes by Dr. Warburg during medical lectures where he was the keynote speaker:
“Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits into H+ and OH- ions, if there is an excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of OH- ions, then it is alkaline.”
In his work The Metabolism of Tumours Warburg demonstrated that all forms of cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). “Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other.”
“All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception.”
“Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”

Dr. Warburg has made it clear that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body. Dr. Warburg also discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.

 This information provided by Dr. Noreen Picken.
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