Many people would agree that without our health we have nothing. Unfortunately, the burden of chronic, degenerative diseases in the United States and around the world continues to climb. More than 39 million people in the United States alone have osteoporosis or pre-osteoporosis (osteopenia). As the population ages that number is increasing. Fractures are the most dangerous aspect of osteoporosis. People with ostepororosis who fracture a hip have a 20% chance of dying within one year. There are many things people can do, however, to reduce their risk of chronic diseases, whether it's osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, or many of the other chronic diseases afflicting millions of people.
Many studies have shown that diet and lifestyle changes reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It's been estimated that two-thirds of cancers alone could be prevented by dietary and lifestyle changes. And in Japan the natural ingredient, MK4 in Osteo-K and Osteo-K Minis has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the risk of fractures by 87% in people with osteoporosis, and help people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome, liver cancer and acute promyelocytic leukemia. For AML and MDS, the the blood work was significantly improved in one clinical trial in 30% of the volunteers. And the added benefit of helping yourself with diet, lifestyle changes and natural products is that they are considered safe and nontoxic. And clinical trials support their benefits as well.
Here are some basic ideas that can help you improve your health throughout your life:
- Follow a Healthy Diet: The research is clear that the Standard American Diet, which is rich in fried foods, saturated fats and packaged foods contributes to the development and progression of chronic, degenerative diseases. In contrast, the Mediterranean Diet has consistently been shown to decrease the risk of chronic diseases and obesity in many studies over the last 50 years. This way of eating is rich in lean proteins such as fish and chicken, legumes and fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Take High-Quality Dietary Supplements: NBI's dietary supplements are part of a healthy lifestyle. Osteo-K and Osteo-K Minis, with the power of MK4, vitamin D and calcium, grow stronger bones and promote healthy cell function in people with cancer and who are at risk of cancer (eg, those with hepatitis C). NattoPine promotes healthy blood clotting. MitoForte improves memory, energy and stamina, and promotes the health of the cardiovascular and neurological systems. Supreme Multivitamin is a high-potency product that contains high doses of B-complex vitamins, the most absorbable forms of minerals and extra antioxidants for added protection.
- Exercise: Our bodies were meant to move. So do some appropriate exercise every day to promote healthy circulation, mood, physical balance and strength.
- Sleep: Get seven or more hours of sleep each night.
- Drink Plenty of Clean Water: Our bodies are about two-thirds water. So make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day.
- Stay Involved: Try to stay involved (or get involved) with your community. People who do so tend to age better.
- Continue to Learn: Knowledge helps you be empowered so you can make the best possible choices for your health and to advocate more effectively for yourself and your loved ones.