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The High Cost of Not Taking Care of Ourselves

Excessive Weight, Lack of Exercise, Poor Nutrition and Diet and High Stress – We are a country of people who are overweight –one-third are overweight and one-third or more are frankly obese –, under-exercised, poorly fed from a nutritional perspective and highly stressed. And it gets worse each year. This is the major reason that medical costs will rise in the future. Diabetes will accelerate to epidemic proportions, heart disease will follow, arthritis will be exacerbated by obesity, life spans will be shortened and along the way there will be enormous medical bills to pay.

Paragon Weekly Wellness: Leafy greens linked with slower age-related cognitive decline

A recent report in the journal Neurology found that a diet containing approximately one serving of green leafy vegetables per day is associated with slower age-related cognitive decline. Dr. Martha Clare Morris and colleagues from Rush University in Chicago and the Tufts Human Nutrition Research Center in Boston followed 960 older adults enrolled in the …

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