Here’s a new interactive map from Measure of America that maps the life expectancy at birth. It’s pretty obvious that living in cities/high population density is one of the largest contributions to life expectancy. New York is ranked #3 and Mississippi is dead last with a 6 year difference. Wealth = healthEducation = health Poor, rural America, for the most part, does not equal health.  Continue reading

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In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

By 2020, 50% of Americans will be afflicted by diabetes. The cost to America will be $3.35 TRILLION. The direct medical bills, today at $11,700 per diabetic, will be about 10% of total healthcare spending by 2020. There are 26 million diabetics in the US alone, and another 67 millions are what’s considered pre-diabetic. Over 80% of prediabetics don’t even know they are at risk. … Continue reading In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

Evolution typically works through environmental stressors. The environment becomes harsher, a gene mutates, and that gene propagates throughout the population because the mutant is actually better able to deal with the environment. But what happens when the environment in which we live isn’t overly harsh, but overly productive? Our consumer culture over-produces and over-consumes. We have a huge excess of calories in everything, especially cheap … Continue reading