Advocacy, Sugar, Wellness

Obesogen, what is that?

Scientists think there could be a connection between industrial chemical use and obesity. As the environment is contaminated with more and more industrial chemicals so have obesity rates increased. Perhaps there is a link: some chemicals might cause obesity. Such chemicals are called obesogens, and they are used to produce such mundane products as plastic… Continue reading Obesogen, what is that?

Advocacy, Wellness

Save money for Medicare

Medicare is our national health insurance for people over the age of 65 (as well as for some people with disabilities).  Medicare spending was $502.3 billion in 2009. And every year spending increases, it is expected to increase to $903 billion in 2020. One of the ways to cut back the spending is to put… Continue reading Save money for Medicare

Advocacy, Wellness

What is wine?

Wine is a delicious beverage, and some people claim that the occasional glass or two of red is good for your health. But what is in a glass of wine besides grapes? I can’t help but wonder, what do the manufacturers put into it before they sell us the finished product. The only additives list… Continue reading What is wine?

Advocacy

Tobacco, the most deadly product

We are in the middle of an industrially produced epidemic. The cause of the epidemic is the tobacco industry. According to the World Health Organization 5.4 million people die from tobacco use each year, and deaths may increase to more than 8 million by 2030. Tobacco kills half of its users, and as a result… Continue reading Tobacco, the most deadly product

Advocacy

49 countries have longer life expectancy than US

We are ranked 50th in the world when it comes to life expectancy. Yet, we spend more money per person on health than any other country. If we are spending so much, why are we at number 50 for life expectancy? Some of the main causes of premature death are cardiovascular disease, that is stroke… Continue reading 49 countries have longer life expectancy than US

Advocacy, Healthy eating

Food ads to children

The food industry spends more than $4 million a day to advertise food to children. Most of the time, the foods they advertise contain high sugar, high sodium, high saturated fat, and they are high in calories and low in nutritional value. They are often the kind of foods that disrupt appetite because they contain… Continue reading Food ads to children