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There has been a dramatic shift in the leading causes of death in the US in the past 100 years. Whereas infectious diseases were the primary cause of death in the early 20th century, cardiovascular disease and cancer have now assumed dominance in mortality.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

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Americans continue to develop metabolic diseases that were not witnessed at such high rates in our recent past.

These metabolic diseases include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Two key factors that are facilitating the rise and development of chronic metabolic diseases in Americans are – malnutrition and lack of physical activity.

Malnutrition can be defined as insufficient, excessive, or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Any type of long term malnutrition will knock off the body’s natural metabolic homeostasis balance that can then lead to the development of life threatening diseases. Physical Activity is also critical in the development of these diseases.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Humans were designed to walk, run, and move great distances daily.

The simple act of walking supports retrograde blood flow which is an innate mechanism that ensures sufficient blood flow to our central nervous system and brain. The recent American shift to a majorly sedentary lifestyle has created a devastating resistance to our physiological requirement to move our bodies and thrive in good health.

HealthCoach has included the following evidence-based studies that support the HealthCoach prevention protocols that include a healthy whole food organic diet, increase physical activity, sleep quality, techniques for happiness in order to prevent and combat the development of metabolic diseases and improve brain wellness. 

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Evaluation of A Diabetes Self-Management Program: Claims Analysis On Comorbid Illnesses, Health Care Utilization, and Cost.

Current national estimates indicate that 9.4% of Americans (30.3 million people) have diabetes mellitus (DM). Annual (2012) DM-related expenditures are estimated at US $245 billion, with US $176 billion in direct medical costs and US $69 billion in indirect costs attributable to disabilities, work absences, and premature death, among others

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Food In The Anthropocene: The EAT–Lancet Commission On Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems

Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth. However, food is currently threatening both people and planet. An immense challenge facing human- ity is to provide a growing world population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Mediterranean Diet Study

The Mediterranean diet (Mediet) is an eating pattern characterizing a lifestyle and culture that has been reported to contribute to better health and quality of life. The Mediet reflects food patterns typical of Mediterranean regions, where olive oil plays an essential role in the food pyramid.

Olive oil is located in the middle and it is considered the principal source of dietary fat because of its high nutritional quality (particularly extra virgin olive oil).

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Marshall Island Study

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has the highest prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the world, with the country’s rapid rise of T2D attributed to its reliance on imported and refined foods laden with salt, sugar, and fat.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Adventist Health Study 2 (AHS-2)

The Adventist Health Study 2 is a large cohort that is well suited to the study of the relation of vegetarian dietary patterns to health and disease risk. Here we review initial published findings with regard to vegetarian diets and several health outcomes.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

The Dash Diet

The DASH diet has been well studied in many clinical trials, and most of them have been associated with lowering blood pressure. Further, there is evidence to show that the DASH diet also lowers the risk of adverse cardiac events, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, compliance with the diet remains low.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Risk Factors For Malnutrition In Older Adults. A Systematic Review Of The Literature Based On Longitudinal Data

Older adults (aged ≥65 y) tend to be more prone to nutritional deficiencies, because aging may come with an accumulation of diseases and impairments. Parkinson disease is usually accompanied by severe motor symptoms decreased mobility, reduced ability to carry out the

activities of daily living, increased medication intake and cognitive impairment, all factors leading to a higher risk of developing malnutrition in the individuals with this condition. Cognitive decline and dementia were found to be statistically significant risk factors for malnutrition.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Outcomes Of A Digital Health Program With Human Coaching For Diabetes Risk Reduction In A Medicare Population

The results from this study are added evidence that chronic disease risk reduction is achievable through a variety of modalities, including digital-based programs with human coaching. With the added advantage of accessibility and scalability, digital programs with human 

coaching should be an important part of the comprehensive health improvement solution for chronic disease risk reduction for older adults.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Gut Microbiome Of The Hadza Hunter-Gatherers

Human gut microbiota directly influences health and provides an extra means of adaptive potential to different lifestyles. To explore variation in gut microbiota and to understand how these bacteria may have co-evolved with humans, here we investigate the phylogenetic diversity and metabolite production of the gut microbiota from a community of human hunter-gatherers, the Hadza of Tanzania.

The Hadza is an indigenous hunter-gather group from Tanzania whose lifestyle is thought to most closely resemble that of Paleolithic humans. Mounting evidence suggest that a more diverse community of microbes in your gut – lower your risk of disease.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Atherosclerosis And Coronary Artery Disease: Antioxidant Foods.

The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic conditions continue to be challenging and costly to address for health care systems; 71% of American adults were overweight, with 35% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with obesity in 2014.

Digital health coaching is an innovative approach to decreasing the barriers of cost and accessibility of receiving health coaching for the prevention and management of chronic disease in overweight or obese individuals.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

A Mobile Phone-Based Health Coaching Intervention For Weight Loss And Blood Pressure Reduction In A National Payer Population: A Retrospective Study

The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic conditions continue to be challenging and costly to address for health care systems; 71% of American adults were overweight, with 35% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with obesity in 2014.

Digital health coaching is an innovative approach to decreasing the barriers of cost and accessibility of receiving health coaching for the prevention and management of chronic disease in overweight or obese individuals.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

A Way To Reverse CAD?

Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD. Plant-based nutrition achieved coronary artery disease (CAD) arrest and reversal in a small study.

Additionally, obesity and diabetes are inflammatory conditions that not only contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer but also serve as profound comorbidities; their shared etiologies promote one another.

The American Diabetes Association (Association) released new research On March 22, 2018 estimating the total costs Of diagnosed diabetes have risen to S327 billion in 2017 from S245 billion in 2012, when the cost was last examined. This figure represents a 26% increase over a five-year period.