Poor sleep isn't only a nuisance, it's also dangerous for health. Currently, over 50 million Americans suffer from the condition, with women three times more susceptible than men. When we are sleep deprived, the risk of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease increase, immunity falters and our waistlines expand. As anyone who has suffered from insomnia knows, lack of decent shut-eye creates mayhem in personal and professional lives, while also jeopardizing ultimate well-being.
How many bad diets are really out there? How much bad advice is floating around the media and how many roads leading to health destruction are there? Just how many "FDA approved" food products and "doctor recommended" weight control programs incorporate toxic foods, dead foods and synthetic foods, like artificial sweeteners and empty "carb" calories? Junk science, Big Food and the biotech industry (GMOs) will lead you right off a health "cliff" if you let them. These are the new dirty words of the food industry, and the four basic food groups of yesteryear have been blown to smithereens. Western "culture" (or lack thereof) misinforms and miseducates the kids in schools, and the "health" textbooks are full of lies.