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Planning Good Health

Statistics from private and governmental health organizations show that some diseases affect certain populations disproportionately than others.

Type-2 diabetes is more common among the African- and Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Latino populations of the United States.

Eating properly, daily exercise and yearly exams can help fight these diseases and help with early detection. 

Even though doing all the right things is right for your neighbor, it may not be right for you.  Your personal life experiences may play a more important role in preventing or getting these diseases.

Diabetes, cancer, heart disease and glaucoma are not just words and they don’t come alone.  They bring increased stress, surgeries, financial instabilities and they rob you of your youth and your livelihood.

Doing the right thing is good, but have a Plan B in case you get one of these diseases or another.

You can’t control everything, but some things you should fight for, such as, the proper treatment of your food before it gets to you.

Ask questions of your food sellers.  Is it organic?  Why?  What makes it organic?  Is it fresh?  What makes it fresh?  Where is it from?  What is the name of the farm?  Here you have control.

Don’t forget your local government official, common interest organizations and your local community center to help you get more information and assistance.

If you need help, just ask.

More reading #1:  Growing Controversy at Hawaii Farmers’ Markets _ http://bit.ly/bVGMfx
More reading #2:  Cancer Pesticide California Strawberries _ http://thyroid.about.com/b/2010/06/17/strawberries-pesticide-toxin-thyroid-methyl-iodide.htm

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