The modern Western Diet, as we know it from our great supermarkets, is potentially causing havoc on our health and, increasingly so, on our economy. While experts continue to search for ways of attending to the increasing rise of diabetes, those dedicated to prevention remain the ‘unsung heros” of the health crisis in the USA. The Highland lake Inn provides a powerful program to those who would like to get on track and stay there, especially as we look at some statistics below:
‘…fully a quarter of all Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome, two thirds of us are overweight or obese, and diet-related diseases are already killing the majority of us.’ As fast food creates these conditions in the individual and the health industry is chasing along just behind it, the ‘cost to society – an estimated $250 billion a year in diet related health care costs and rising rapidly – cannot be sustained indefinitely.
An American born in 2000 has a 1 in 3 chance of developing diabetes in his llifetime….the diagnosis of diabetes subtracts roughly twelve years from one’s life and living with the condition incurs medical costs of $ 13,000 a year (compared with $ 2,500 for someone without diabetes).
This is a global pandemic in the making, but a most unusual one, because it involves no virus or bacteria, no microbe of any kind – just a way of eating. An estimated 80 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by a change of diet and exercise..and the health care industry is gearning up to meet the surging demand for heart bypass operations (80 percent of diabetics will suffer from heart disease), dialysis, and kidney transplantation.’
The good news is that there is help and BodyVision SL, together with the Highland lake Inn, have the tools to co-create your wellness plan that will locate and expand your full potential, set you on the path of a long and healthy life, enjoying your ‘best self’ and steering clear of the dangerous course that is becoming more and more common everyday.
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*Quotations from In Defence of Food, by Michael Pollan, No.1 New York Times bestseller and Sunday Times food book of the year.