Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease. For more information on this topic, please go to: American Diabetes Association
Heart Attack and Stroke Coronary heart disease is America's No. 1 killer. Stroke is No. 3 and a leading cause of serious disability. That's why it's so important to reduce your risk factors, know the warning signs, and know how to respond quickly and properly if warning signs occur. For more information on this topic, please go to: American Heart Association Cholesterol Eighty-percent of the cholesterol in your body is produced in your liver, and the remainder comes from foods like meats, eggs and dairy products. Saturated fats and transfats can raise the cholesterol level also. Understanding the different forms of cholesterol can help you make the right nutritional and treatment decisions to maintain a healthy heart. For more information on this topic, please go to: Web MD
Asthma Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) that causes swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. The result is difficulty breathing. The bronchial narrowing is usually either totally or at least partially reversible with treatments.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) "Human Growth Hormone does something no other weight loss regimen does - it recontours the body, melting away fat and building muscle. In many cases, people look like they've shed years, along with the fat." "Thousands of people around the world are experiencing the multiple fitness and life-enhancing benefits of HGH replacement. They all feel that they have turned back the clock and regained their youthful fitness, mind and spirit."
Starting at age 20, HGH levels begin to decline about 14% each decade so that by the time we are 65, half of us have little or no Human GrowthHormone. The decline of HGH is accompanied by many of the miseries we associate with aging from saggy skin, to a potbelly, to a lack of fitness.