Kentucky is the Saddest State

Printed in the upcoming issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers claim Kentucky residents have the highest level of distress and prolonged mental health problems, but not surprisingly, people living in Hawaii were the least likely to experience mental health issues. Experts defined mental distress as 14 or more days of emotional discomfort and 14.4% of Kentuckians clocked in with difficulties. For the study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed 2.4 million adults; via National Geographic.

Not good news for Kentucky. Dr. Fuhrman insists a satisfying emotional environment is an important part of good health. For example, a stressful job can cause angina and heart-related chest pain, and eating comfort food, i.e. bad stuff, for emotional fulfillment may lead to weight gain and obesity, both aren’t doing your mood or health any favors.

In November, the CDC named Burlington, Vermont the healthiest city in the United States, with 95% of citizens in good or great health. So take your pick, Vermont or Hawaii.

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Julia Saves Her Life and Regains Her Health

Obesity rates are staggering, same goes for heart disease and diabetes. And too many people stay overweight, keep eating poorly and just pop pills, but others don’t go quietly, like Julia, she lost 105 pounds and overcame her life threatening heart problems:

I almost died soon after the last angioplasty and had internal bleeding that was difficult to stop. The torture of all my medical problems made me think I would be better off if I had died. I was left with unstable angina, meaning I had chest pain from my bad heart almost constantly. I weighed 225 pounds and I could not walk one block. I was on ten medications and was a cardiac cripple at the age of 60.

Luckily I learned about Dr. Fuhrman and read his book Eat to Live. Within three months of following the plan, my chest pain was gone and I was walking again. From not being able to walk one block, I was able to walk two miles with no problems. Within seven months of eating Dr. Fuhrman's high-nutrient density eating style, I weighed 135 lbs…continue reading.

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Your Boss, a Pain in the Heart!

We’ve all had crumby bosses. I know I have! Lucky for me, Dr. Fuhrman isn’t a curmudgeon. Because a new study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine claims an incompetent supervisor can increase risk of angina, heart attack and death in employees; HealthDay News reports.

Via HealthandMen.