- Childhood/adolescent cancers at unprecedented incidence.
- Obesity more than doubled in the last 12 years in children and adolescents.
- 81% Americans are overweight. 61% obese.
- Asthma increased by 160% from 1980 to 1994.
- Diabetes - 45% new cases are in teens.
- ADD/ADHD number of kids on meds have increased by 311% over 15 years,.
- Autism- 200-300 cases in 1970. NOW 1 in 166 children.
- Acne - 18% of 12-24 yr old in 1970. NOW 85%
- In 2003: 170,000 Rx's for antidepressants in KIDS under 18. NOW... 235,000!
- The US leads the world in all chronic & degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease, asthma & allergies, depression & mental illness, all autoimmune and degenerative neurological diseases, all forms of cancer except 2, osteoporosis & obesity.
- US leads the world in infant mortality
Census bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics
Did you cry... I did. What are we feeding our children?
More stats... Do we have toxic burden or what..
- 1,300 chemicals in our water
- 5 billion pounds of chemicals on our produce
- 3 million pounds of drugs to our livestock
- 600,000 tons of lead
- 3,200 approved food additives. The EU has 6!
- Fumes in new homes, cars, buildings, etc.
- Drugs & alcohol
- Air pollution
- Additives to cosmetics
If we think what we put into our mouth and live in and around doesn't affect our health... just read the above stats again.
How many fresh clean foods are consumed to packaged processed or fast foods (which are loaded With chemicals)?
I can sum up all the hours and hours of biochemistry I've learned to this...
We are re-generative. Our cells are designed to repair and heal themselves, but they require a balance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, glucose, protein, anti-inflammatory fats and nourishing thoughts. If we don't get these the cells do not re-generate and can become damaged and mutate or breakdown and not function well.
There's good news...stated above..we are re-generative! When we Remove toxins and offending inflammatory foods and negative thought patterns we can Repair our tissues Replace proper nutrient balance and Restore optimal function.
REJOICE in this miracle of nature.
Stop If.. then medicine! If you have XXX, then take XXX. Tell others, let's make our nation healthy once again. Some times little changes make big results.
Move more, Eat better, Create balance & Be well!
I invite you to become Well Balanced.
Cheri Sorapru, MS, CN
Certified Clinical Nutritionist