Weight loss seems to be an American obsession. We are bombarded with information about weight loss from the media and a seemingly infinite amount of information is available on the internet. Unfortunately this ‘wealth’ of information seems to make losing weight even harder for most of us.American healthcare is in crisis. Nearly 90% of healthcare dollars are spent on managing chronic age related diseases which affect more than 125 million Americans.
The tragedy is that the overwhelming majority of the degenerative diseases of aging can either be prevented or substantially slowed. They prematurely kill and disable millions of people.
- Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US. Yet, 90% of first time heart attacks are preventable.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that 90% of cancers are the result of environment and lifestyle. More than 1/3 are believed to be related to nutrition alone.
- Type II diabetes is now an epidemic although 90% of cases are preventable.
Because of our lifestyle choices, many people are aging and functioning like someone who is 15 to 20 years older than they are. Wellness medicine focuses on helping you to function like someone many years younger than they actually are.
It is time to forget the conventional medical paradigm of diagnose and treat. By the time most chronic diseases are diagnosed, they are quite advanced. This new and enlightened approach shifts the emphasis to a comprehensive, evidence based approach to managing the aging process. At RMI, we are dedicated to accomplishing this with our patients!