U.S. Health Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some alarming problems that Americans are facing in 2012 even though we are smoking fewer cigarettes and eating less red meat than 30 years ago:

DIABETES | 20.6 million | number of Americans who had diabetes in 2009, versus 5.5 million in 1980.

EXERCISE | 1 in 5 Americans | meets the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening, which is at least 2 hours and 30 minutes per week.

EATING | 1.3 million | number of Americans who eat fewer than one vegetable or fruit a day.

OBESITY | 12.5 million | number of obese children and adolescents in 2010.

How will you get healthier in 2012? Exercise and a healthy diet are two major steps in creating a healthier you. It is time to Ignite Your Health with Canfo Natural Products.

 

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Census Bureau.

Understanding the Signs

57 Million and counting. That is the number of prediabetics in the United States. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but it’s not yet increased enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Still, without intervention, prediabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. And, if you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes – especially to your heart and circulatory system – may be already starting.

Roughly 11 percent of people with prediabetes develop type 2 diabetes each year during the average 3 years of follow-up. The worst part is that people with prediabetes don’t often have symptoms. In fact, millions of people have diabetes but don’t know it because symptoms develop so gradually, people often don’t know it. In fact, of the 23.7 million people in the United States have diabetes, nearly a quarter remain undiagnosed.

Detection of diabetes at an early stage is important in order to control blood sugar levels and prevent complications associated with the disease, such as nerve damage, kidney disease, heart disease and vision complication. Isn’t it time to take control? So be optimistic! Prediabetes can be an opportunity for you to improve your health, because progression from prediabetes isn’t inevitable. With healthy lifestyle changes – such as eating healthy foods, including physical activity in your daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight – you may be able to bring your blood sugar back to normal. GlucoseShield® can help facilitate the process.

Temper Temper! Stop. Breathe. Relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. Stress may even help you rise to meet challenges – keeping you on your toes during a presentation at work, creating focus, and sharpening concentration. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health and quality of life.

Roughly 75 percent of the general population experiences at least some form of stress every two weeks. Half of those experience moderate or high levels of stress during the same two-week period. Millions of Americans suffer from unhealthy levels of stress at work. Stress contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and other illnesses in many individuals. Stress also affects the immune system, which protects us from many serious illnesses and contributes to the development of alcoholism, obesity, suicide, drug addition, cigarette addiction, and other harmful behaviors.

To find out specific things you can do to deal with stress please visit: Stress: How to Cope Better With Life’s Challenges. Alternatively, learn more about what Canfo’s NoWorries® can do for your stressful life.

Sowing the Seeds for a Healthy Future

The Future is Now, Take Control of Your Health!

It is true that modern medicine has increased our lifespan: the average lifespan for United States is 78.7 years, a significant leap from the 31 year life expectancy in the early 20th century. However, it is important to look ahead. While the current baby boomers are busy embracing Big Pharma, many European countries, including France, Finland Iceland, Sweden, and Switzerland have already surpassed us.

The reason is simple: the organic movement originated in Europe with “British colonials shaping ideas about sustainable agriculture and good soil management practices.” To many Americans, the words “organic” and “all-natural” seem nothing more than mere marketing verbiage or even puffery. This can not be further from the truth.

To simplify, the focus should not be on “organic” or “all-natural” but rather on whether the particular food is “processed”. Processed foods absolutely wreck havoc on the human body, they are unrecognized foreign substances which take forever for the body to digest; a lot of it is just converted to fat as the body does not know what to do with it. The worst part is: Americans eat processed food almost every meal of every day.

Thus, the first step for a healthier future is to stop the consumption of processed foods. Canfo Natural Products is here to help. Canfo believes in products that are non-GMO, organic, vegan and gluten-free. Only 20% of harvested herbs meet our stringent selection standards.

Our FlushMe® body cleanse is a good place to start and it can be completed in a mere 2 days. It is powerful, safe, and most importantly, effective. If you have never completed a cleanse, you will marvel at your new-found energy. You will feel lighter and less sluggish. Our cleanse is not magic, FlushMe® is so effective because it simply facilitates the restoration of your body’s intended functions. This is how your body is supposed to be. Eating and making healthy choices are also great ways to start.

The time is now. Take control of your health and start sowing the seed for a healthy future.

It’s Time to Take a Deep Breath

Air Pollution

Our lungs fuel us with air, sustaining us, extracting the oxygen and passing it into the blood stream. However, because lungs process air, they are the only internal organs that are constantly exposed to the external environment. Central to the respiratory system, they breathe in between 2,100 and 2,400 gallons of air each day—the amount needed to oxygenate the 2,400 gallons or so of blood that is pumped through the heart daily.

However, our lungs face one mortal enemy: deteriorating air quality. There are six common air pollutants: carbon monoxide, ozone, lead, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide. Short term exposures to some of these pollutants have adverse respiratory effects including airway inflammation, reduction in lung function, difficulty breathing, and even premature death.

With all the harmful and toxic substance polluting the air we breathe today, it becomes crucial that we take extra care of our lungs. A great way to start is with Canfo’s LungCare™, a 100% natural herbal supplement that supports a healthy respiratory system*. It helps combat daily pollutants, including second hand smoke, and smoker’s cough.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

October is Non-GMO Month!

Non-GMO Month

October is coming to an end and Canfo® Natural Products would like to remind everyone to exercise their right to choose NON GMO!  GMOs are genetically modified organisms, created by scientists who genetically modify or engineer food plants.  Many times these scientists who insert genes into the DNA of food plants have no idea where the genes actually go, disrupting the function of other genes, thereby creating toxins and allergens in foods.

Canfo® Natural Products is proud to be among the first of wildcrafted herbal supplements to be granted Non-GMO Project Verified status.  The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program maintains a grueling stringent set of guidelines and procedures, ensuring our product, at every level of the supply chain, services as a viable non-GMO alternative.  Here at Canfo® Natural Products, we firmly believe in sourcing only the purest organic ingredients.