The state of health of many people today is quite alarming. According to statistics, two-thirds of American adults are overweight, while over a quarter of adults now fall into the obese category. Type 2 diabetes is prevalent, with one in four Americans now diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Since the mid-1990s, the number of Americans suffering from at least three chronic illnesses almost doubled. Life expectancy has decreased, while infant mortality has increased. Illnesses once considered rare – like heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease – are now common. Some are even approaching epidemic levels.
But here's something that's even more disturbing: Americans spend twice as much on health care per capita than any other country in the world, but rank last among industrialized countries in terms of quality of care.
We spend more money to stay healthy, but we maintain a poor state of health. Why is this happening?
It is time for you to take matters into your own hands, so you can start moving up the ladder of optimal health.
You Are Being Brainwashed by the Conventional Health Paradigm
If you have been reading Mercola.com for some time now, then you know that I am against the current health paradigm – I believe it is fundamentally flawed.
Here's one example: Americans are estimated to spend more than 280 billion dollars on prescription drugs in 2013 alone. But these prescription and over-the-counter drugs are now actually a leading cause of death in the country, resulting in more deaths than motor vehicle accidents!
The sad fact is that many people have been led to believe that being optimally healthy depends exclusively on the quality of drugs and medical procedures that you receive – and how much you spend for them.
But keep in mind that your health is YOUR responsibility. You are the only person who can make the lifestyle decisions that contribute to your wellbeing. It is up to you to take the steps to preserve your health and promote your wellness.
You must open your eyes to the fact that it is possible to stay optimally healthy without the use of prescription drugs. It is for this reason that I created Mercola.com, as well as the Mercola daily newsletter: useful instruments that will provide you with guidelines and tips to help you improve your health naturally.
Remember, your body is designed to be healthy – and once you provide it with the tools and the essentials for self-healing and preservation, then you won't have to resort to medical intervention.
Natural Health Tips to Help You Get Moving Toward Optimal Health
When it comes to achieving or maintaining optimal health, many people are usually concerned about their heart, eyes, bones, and brain. And no wonder – these are some of the most important and prominent parts of the body that need extra care and attention.
Taking care of your vital body parts is fairly simple – all you need to do is to make a few tweaks to your everyday habits.
I've created a simple but informative Natural Health Tips infographic that will provide you with basic but efficient ways to help keep your most vital body parts in good shape and help them work efficiently. Through this Mercola infographic, you will learn:
Easy techniques to ensure that your digestive system – your stomach and intestines – will run smoothly
How to keep your skin healthy and glowing through a healthy diet
Which nutrients and natural herbs work best for relieving joint pain
Heart-healthy tips that will help you stay away from dangerous drugs
These are just some of the basics. For more helpful techniques to improve your health, I recommend reading through my site and subscribing to the Mercola daily newsletter.
When it comes to your own body, it is important for you to take charge. Stop listening to conventional health advice that can put you in danger. Instead, follow these simple tips to take control of your health.