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A Simple Treatment for Common Health Problems

A Quick Look at Preventive Medicine

Dr. Mike Evans studied the different ways of preventing illness to find which ones have the most impact on health.  He summarizes his findings in a visual lecture he calls “23 and a Half Hours”. In a nutshell, this is what he discovered.

There are a lot of things you could do to impact your health positively. To name a few:

  1. Get regular health check-ups
  2. Add more fibre to your diet
  3. Develop healthy relationships
  4. Maintain your optimal weight
  5. Reduce or totally eliminate smoking and drinking (alcohol)
  6. Eat more fruits and vegetables

All of these would positively impact your health significantly. There are countless more things you can do to improve your health. But of all the things you can do to prevent illness, one thing stands out that would have a dramatic influence on your health. When this treatment is added to the mix, your health can improve many fold.

Before revealing what this treatment is, consider first the benefits this treatment has in relation to some of the most common health concerns.

For Knee Arthritis, one hour treatment 3 times a week reduces pain and disability by 47%.

For Dementia and Alzheimer’s progression of the disease is reduced by 50%.

For Diabetes, people who are high risk candidates for the disease can reduce progression by 55%.

For Post-Menopausal Hip Fractures, post menopausal women who get 4 hours a week of the treatment reduced the risk of hip fractures by 41%.

For Anxiety, can be reduced by 40%.

For Depression, with a low 30% was relieved, with increased doses relief was further increased to 47%.

It is the most common treatment for fatigue, reduces the risk of death in middle age and improves the over-all quality of life.  Okay, have you guessed what it is by now?

The Best Place to Start

It turns out that exercise, mostly walking, can provide all these benefits. We are talking about 30 minutes of aerobic physical activity like walking daily can give you all the above benefits. You can even break this down to 3 ten minute sessions and you will still reap the benefits.

Steven Blair a professor at the Arnold School of Public health determined that, among the top risk factors including obesity, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol or diabetes, poor cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) is the strongest predictor of death. Low CRF paired with any one (or more) of these factors significantly increase the risk of death. Even with all the other factors, when a person improves his cardio-respiratory fitness, he can significantly reduce the risk of death.

This is not to say that this is the only thing a person must do to improve his health. Exercise (walking) is the best place to start, and paired with any other preventive treatments, it can make significant improvements to your health. The study shows that there is a big improvement in health when someone goes from doing nothing to doing something. Making small changes in lifestyle like walking the dog regularly or taking the stairs instead of using elevators can have a very positive impact.

Dr. Evan’s Challenge

Dr. Evans asks a simple question, can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 3 and a half Hours a day? Because if you can it can make a world of difference. Watch the video lecture below.


23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Relief Needed for Sendong Victims in CDO and Iligan City

Help Sendong Victims

Residents of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and Iligan City who were worst hit by the deluge brought on by Typhoon Sendong (known internationally as Washi) are now in dire need of relief after whole towns were washed out by raging torrents.

Philippine Red Cross counts over 652 people dead while 808 are missing as of 7 p.m. 18 December 2011, after Typhoon Sendong  dumped  over 181 millimeters (mm) of rainfall (equivalent to more than a month of rain) in 24 hours, Business World Online (www.bworldonline.com) reports.

 Maria Ressa reports on CNN

If you can extend help in any way possible, all contributions are badly needed. I have compiled information on all relief operations currently being conducted that I am aware of.  I will keep adding information on other relief operations as soon as they become available. In the meantime, below are some operations you can support.

Volunteers are needed at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Cagayan De Oro (Masterson Rd, upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call mobile no. +63 906 6150095 or land line no.+63 2 858-8892. Or follow their Twitter feeds @DSWDserve

For Sendong Emergency Fund and Donations

Xavier University Relief Center is conducting a relief operation for families affected by Typhoon Sendong. They are asking for donations in:

  1. Cash
  2. Ready to eat food (noodles, canned goods, etc.)
  3. Bottled water
  4. Clean clothes, blankets, sheets, etc.

You can drop them off at the Xavier U KKP-SIO office.

You can also donate to the following agencies:

World Vision Sendong Relief

Philippine Red Cross Sendong Relief Donations

Here’s other ways you can give (from the Philippine Red Cross website):

Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

By G-Cash
Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

You’re a Winner

Gold Medal

Imagine you had won the following prize in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning; at any time. It can say, It’s over, the game is over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one. What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right? Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?


Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see it.


timeEach morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us.  What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost.  Yesterday is forever gone.  Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time….WITHOUT WARNING.

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life! Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful life.

Start spending.


Note: I received this from an email, the original author was undisclosed. Many thanks to the author, whoever you are. I published your piece.