Lori was middle-aged, around 50. She appeared thin, haggard, nervous and so restless, she could not sit still for even a moment. She would fidget constantly. Her arms and legs were twitching and jerking. She would jump up suddenly, pace back and forth and then sit back down again.
- As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.1
- Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2014 were chronic diseases. Two of these chronic diseases—heart disease and cancer—together accounted for nearly 46% of all deaths.2
When asked to rate their own health, women, on average, report being in worse health than men! Researchers in Spain say this is due to women having a higher rate of chronic diseases — contradicting a previous theory that women’s lower self-rated health is simply a reporting bias. With rates of chronic diseases on the rise, it’s time to look for alternative solutions. Conventional medicine just isn’t working.