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In 2011-2012, the estimated prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adults was 12 percent to 14 percent and the prevalence of prediabetes was 37 percent to 38 percent, indicating that about half of the U.S. adult population has either diabetes or prediabetes, according to a study.
1 in 45 US Children have autism. Up from over 1 in 2500 in the 1960’s
Approximately 10 percent of U.S. adults were classified as obese during the 1950s. In 2011 to 2012, however, the CDC reported approximately 35 percent of U.S. adults were obese
Since 1980, the childhood obesity rates (ages 2 to 19) have tripled — with the rates of obese 6- to 11-year-olds more than doubling (from 7 percent to 17.5 percent) and rates of obese teens (ages 12 to 19) quadrupling from 5 percent to 20.5 percent
The overall prevalence of CKD in the general population is approximately 14 percent.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers say.
The United States spends the most on healthcare per person — $9,237 – according to two papers published in the journal The Lancet yet our average lifespan among all countries ranks just 31st.
About 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths
(Lung Diseases) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 120,000 American lives each year.
Prevalence of Arthritis in the United States. From 2013- 2015, an estimated 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually had ever been told by a doctor that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.
USA: Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat for almost 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older. The 44 million people with either osteoporosis or low bone mass represent 55 percent of the people aged 50 and older in the United States.
Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data).
The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009
Prevalence: 60 to 70 million people affected by
Percent of adults with diagnosed ulcers: 6.1%
63 million people (2000)
2.2 million people (1998)
20 million people (2004)
Reflux symptoms at least weekly: 20 percent of the population (2004)
75 percent of people older than 45 (2006)
15.3 million people
359,000 people (1998)
619,000 people (1998)
3.0 million people (2011)
15.5 million people (2011)
Allergies are increasing. They affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children.
One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts see the trend is accelerating: All but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000.
Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate.
Meat production is incredibly resource intensive and environmentally damaging. Taking into account the amount of cropland devoted to feedstock, an estimated 75 percent of the world’s agricultural land goes into meat production. Meat production is also extremely water-intensive. Fossil fuels are also an essential part of the equation. For all animal protein production, the average ratio of energy input to protein is 25:1, over 10 times greater than the energy needed to produce one kcal of plant protein.
Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. The way we’re living, we are already using 2 to 3 times more of the Earth’s natural resources than what is sustainable. If we do not act now, we will see the consequences of depletion of natural resources – and it’s not going to be pretty. A desolate, dry Earth is not a fun place to live.
In most of the world, including North America, we do one of two things with our ordinary garbage: burn it or bury it. Neither one is good for us or for the environment. Burning garbage in incinerators releases dangerous gases and dust (particulate matter) which contribute to global warming and pollute lakes, forests, oceans and cities half a world away from where they originated.
The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling: More frequent and severe weather, Higher death rates, Dirtier air, Higher wildlife extinction rates, Sea level rise, Global temperature rise, Warming oceans, Shrinking ice sheets, Declining Arctic sea ice, Glacial retreat, Ocean acidification, Decreased snow cover.
Reduced biodiversity means millions of people face a future where food supplies are more vulnerable to pests and disease, and where fresh water is in irregular or short supply.
GMOs are created in a lab, by inserting a gene from one organism into another unrelated organism, producing plants and animals that would never occur in nature. No long-term safety studies have been done on humans, but animal studies link the consumption of GMOs to an increase in allergies, kidney and liver disease, ADHD, cancer, infertility, chronic immune disorders and more.
Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Forests around the world are under threat from deforestation, jeopardizing these benefits. Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change.
The ocean absorbs about a quarter of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere every year, so as atmospheric CO2 levels increase, so do the levels in the ocean. The CO2 absorbed by the ocean is changing the chemistry of the seawater.
Water pollution happens when toxic substances enter water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans and so on, getting dissolved in them, lying suspended in the water or depositing on the bed. This degrades the quality of water.Not only does this spell disaster for aquatic ecosystems, the pollutants also seep through and reach the groundwater, which might end up in our households as the contaminated water we use in our daily activities, including drinking.
Of the more than 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States, most haven’t been adequately tested for their effects on human health.
Most of the water that people consume is embedded in the food they eat. For example, producing one kilo of beef requires 15,000 liters of water, while producing one kilo of wheat requires 1,500 liters. Unfortunately, desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) are contributing to the global water crisis. As a consequence falling water tables are widespread, resulting in serious water shortages and salt intrusion in coastal areas.
The birds and the bees need help. Also, the butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats. Without an international effort, a new report warns, increasing numbers of species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food each year face extinction.
Increasing fishing efforts over the last 50 years as well as unsustainable fishing practices are pushing many fish stocks to the point of collapse. More than 85 percent of the world’s fisheries have been pushed to or beyond their biological limits.
Most air pollution comes from energy use and production. Burning fossil fuels releases gases and chemicals into the air.” And in an especially destructive feedback loop, air pollution not only contributes to climate change but is also exacerbated by it.
Is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities.
Why are you willing to put the fate of your health, your heart health, your kidney health, your liver health, your pancreas health, your lung health, your brain health, your thyroid health, your gastrointestinal health, your bone health, your sexual health, in the hands of advertisers who want to mislead you so they can sell you products?
The food industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about how their products affect you. The pharmaceutical doesn’t want you to know the truth about how their products affect you. They don’t want you to know the short and long term side effects, especially if they are dangerous. The chemical industry doesn’t want you to know that their toxic chemicals are in your food, water, air, clothing, furniture, carpeting, cleaning products, and other everyday products.
When you learn the truth about these industries and their products you can finally make great decisions on what to put in your body and on your body. You will know which products to avoid and which to use, in order to maintain optimal health. Don’t mess with your health. Stop listening to the salespeople for these industries that don’t care what happens to your health in 5 or 10 years. When you learn the truth about what is and isn’t safe to eat, drink and use, then you can be the ultimate advocate for you and your family’s health.
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