It has been one busy year in the news for Health Related Topics. Here is a quick recap of a few. 😉
– The benefits of Vitamin D was a big topic in 2010, revealing that it is vital in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus which are essential for the health, quality, and development of bones. In addition, Vitamin D is a major contributor to mental health, brain function, and the overall health of our immune system.
– Chemicals in our food and the environment were linked to obesity this year. They were coined ‘obesogens’, because they affect the body in a way that defeats even exercise and low calorie intake.
– Sleep and its effects were widely studied in 2010. One report showed that 1 in 5 Americans suffer daytime sleepiness, and more than 1 in 10 actually suffer from sleep deprivation. Disease and the ability your body has to fight it off are decreased significantly, as well as healing, in general. Weight gain and obesity are common problems in individuals who have poor sleep as well.
– In Oct. of 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA for the treatment of Migraines.
– In 2010, it was reported that nearly 1/3 of America’s youth are overweight or obese. Diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes, are increasing in our children as well, prompting The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign against the epidemic.
– Salt and Sugar made the headlines this year for their addictive nature and dietary casualty on our bodies. According to Dr. Oz, sugar is our “silent killer” while salt was compared, by others, to cocaine!
– High Fructose Corn Syrup and its dangers was outed a few years back, but in 2010 The Corn Refiners Association lobbied the FDA to change its name to ‘corn sugar’ in an effort to either trick us or make us believe it is something different?! Either way… avoid it. Read your labels in 2011! 😉
Let’s see what 2011 brings us!!