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Nothing in the western culture really teaches us to be healthy.  Many parents don’t promote a healthy lifestyle or even know what a healthy lifestyle really is, we are not taught to be healthy at school or the media such as TV and on most street corners you will find a McDonalds or some other take-a-way.

Government campaigns may advise against smoking and drinking, but there is little or real guidance and few results.  In the UK alone we consume more than 26billion alcoholic drinks and 83billion cigarettes.

As for the health clubs in towns and cities around the UK, statistics over the years have shown high membership dropout rates inside of the first 6months with many inside of the first 2months of joining.  We have gyms and health clubs within 10mins walk of most people in towns and cities, with more and more opening up yet the obesity rates keep getting higher.  We now have an obesity rate of 1 in 4 and in schools of which I personally taught in secondary education for 3yrs saw 1 in 3 students in most of my classes suffering from being overweight.

In the western world you have a 50% chance of heart disease which also accounts for a ¼ of the deaths in the UK before the age of 65yrs and 1 in 4 men have a heart attack before they retire from work.  It is well accepted that high blood pressure is the leading warning of serious cardiovascular problems.

GPs receiving overweight patients using conventional medicine offer pills and tell them to loose weight with just a diet sheet to lower high blood pressure, but pay little attention to many dietary factors also known to achieve these goals and even with better results.  Just 1000mg of Vitamin C can significantly lower blood pressure, yet rarely recommended.  As little as 500mg of Vitamin E reduces the risk of Heart Attack and in those with cardiovascular disease by 75% according to research done by the Cambridge University Medical School.

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