5 Top Causes of Death In America And How To Avoid Them

1. Heart Disease-697,000/Year

According to  Frank B. Hu, MD, PhDWalter C. Willett, MD, DrPH

Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Substantial evidence indicates that diets using non-hydrogenated unsaturated fats as the predominant form of dietary fat, whole grains as the main form of carbohydrates, an abundance of fruits and vegetables, and adequate omega-3 fatty acids can offer significant protection against CHD. Such diets, together with regular physical activity, avoidance of smoking, and maintenance of a healthy body weight, may prevent the majority of cardiovascular disease in Western populations.

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2. Cancer- 609,820/year

Wow is this a tricky one! And without getting myself in any sort of trouble here, I will reference some information that I have discovered from Ivy League colleges that may be of use to you.

According to MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge CB2 2DH

  • Up to 80% of bowel and breast cancer may be preventable by dietary change

  • Diet contributes to varying extents to the risk of many other cancers, including cancers of the lung, prostate, stomach, oesophagus, and pancreas

  • Generally, fruit, vegetables, and fibre have a protective effect, whereas red and processed meat increase the risk of developing cancer

  • Other lifestyle factors that increase risk include smoking, alcohol, and overweight

  • There is no evidence that vitamin supplements help to prevent cancer

However, I beg to differ given my own situation and what I feel his works for me. A major contributor from what I have found in my own situation and believed to have help me is that vitamin D3 can play a major role in keeping cancer at bay.

In fact, vitamin D three plays a major role in our overall immune system to begin with. It is the catalyst that helps the bone marrow produce the white blood cells that rejuvenates your immune system.

3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease- 534,242/ year

Top advice:

  • Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
  • Get vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia and the flu every year.
  • Exercise regularly to promote good lung health.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Avoid air pollution whenever possible.
  • Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading germs.
  • Manage stress levels to reduce physical and emotional strain on your body.
  • Clean and disinfect your home regularly to reduce allergens.

4. Stroke- 140,000/year

  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be physically active and exercise regularly.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Manage stress levels to reduce physical and emotional strain.
  • Control high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Monitor your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Visit your doctor regularly and get regular checkups.

5. Accidents (Unintentional Injuries)- 3,700/year

 

The biggest defense against accidents is not only common sense, but risk assessment. Know your limits. Assess possible outcomes before tackling projects. Know weather patterns before planning outings. Wear safety gear when doing dangerous activities.

 

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