Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions, defined as over three months, which can usually be controlled but not cured.

Chronic diseases and conditions — such as heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes — are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. They currently account for 60% of all global deaths, 79% of which occur in the developing world. Chronic diseases are diseases of affluence linked by common and preventable risk factors like high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and being overweight, as a result of behavioural choices like physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking.

Prevention is the key to ward off chronic conditions. Understanding what the risk factors are, for example understanding that poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity can lead to heart disease, type-2 diabetes and cancer, should lead you to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle which will work wonders for your short term and long term health.

The mainstream has been unable to come up with effective ways to treat chronic disease. Not only have some of the mainstream’s recommendations been misguided when it comes to combatting common chronic conditions but that the gold-standard treatments prescribed to millions of people are often ineffective. The medication often prescribed for chronic diseases can be massively detrimental to your health but sometimes even cause the health concern you are trying to avoid. One study suggests that between 1999 and 2009, the popular diabetes drug Avandia resulted in 50,000 people suffering from a stroke, heart attack, heart failure or died. It was also reported that it increased the risk of heart attacks by 30-40 per cent.

Our message at the Daily Health understands that chronic disease can be prevented by taking active measures to protect and improve your health. So, if you’re looking for alternatives and a different perspective on chronic disease, you’ve come to the right place.

Latest Articles in Chronic Disease

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Use olive oil to help lower your diabetes risk

The health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil range from lowering inflammation that are associated with elevated cholesterol levels; lowering blood pressure; boosting brain hea...

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This simple dynamic duo can protect your heart health

According to the latest research, there's a new dynamic duo when it comes to heart health, proving once again that some things are simply better together than when they are on thei...

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Cutting trans fats from restaurant menus is proven to reduce heart disease

We're all too familiar with the war on fat… and, unfortunately, in this battle there have been some healthy fats that came into the firing line — like healthy saturated fats ...

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Chicory can help combat diabetes

Previously, I told you about a study, published in The FASEB Journal, which found that a component in chicory could potentially help reduce memory loss – one of the earliest sign...

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Alternative therapies get hammered in the latest cancer research

When a recent cancer study was published, global news outlets led with sensationalist headlines like “Choosing alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death” and “Cancer i...

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Resveratrol and grape seed extract help combat colon cancer

Research conducted at Pennsylvania State University has led to an exciting breakthrough in the fight against colon cancer. The researchers found that grape seed extract and resvera...

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Statins could increase risk of Parkinson’s disease

Cholesterol-lowering statins are one of the most prescribed drugs in the world... In fact, these drugs have almost become a household name - that’s how much they’ve infiltrate...

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The link between sugar and type 2 diabetes

Recently, I told you about Anthony Warner’s book The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating in which the celebrity chef says that sugar is “not bad”. That...

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Over 60? New statin guidelines may harm your health

Every time I read something about cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, I feel like I’m trapped in a nightmare that never ends. It’s probably the same for millions of statin users...

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Chemotherapy and the risk of spreading secondary cancer

If you are a regular reader of The Daily Health, then what I’m about to tell you probably won’t be news: Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger the growth of mo...

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