By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: November 13, 2014
Contributed by Dr. Michael Goodman, Red Hot Mamas® Medical Expert
Clinical consequences of obesity(BMI> 30) include a much higher incidence of sleep apnea, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, and “oxidative stress.” Increased oxidative stress leads to more illness, lower longevity.
To calculate your own BMI, go to: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
70-90% of the chronic illnesses we see are related to one’s lifestyle and the environment they live in. Your lifestyle trumps your genes! Junk In = Illness out
Food impacts your health. Pay the grocer, or pay the doctor…
How Beliefs Impact Menopause Symptoms:
There is compelling data regarding stress, menopausal symptoms, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Researchers have shown that beliefs about coping and control over hot flashes and beliefs about sleep and night sweats regulated symptoms.
Health care providers can truly help their patients by understanding this and working holistically and integrate with information, hormonal therapy, lifestyle work and especially stress reduction, mindfulness, and in many cases, cognitive behavioral therapy.
This information derives from an editorial in the journal Menopause by Miriam T Weber, PhD, and Pauline Maki PhD, and an article in the June 2014 issue of Menopause by S. Norton et.al.
Remember, your long-term health is not just in a pill or a hormone or a 10-minute doctor’s visit.