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NEW THIS WEEK!

America's Health Rankings® is a composite index of over 30 metrics that give an annual snapshot of health of a population in each state relative to the other states.
Healthiest State: Vermont
Least-healthy State: Mississippi
Read more on this report at America's Health Rankings

The Top 10 Healthiest States with the lowest mortality, smoking and obesity rates.

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Utah
US News

Am I at risk for COVID-19?
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise,some people who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at a higher risk for sever illness from COVID-19.
People at higher risk include:

  • People with Chronic lung diseases
  • People with Diabetes
  • People with serious Heart conditions
  • People with Liver Disease
  • People with weaken immune systems, such as the elderly, or people taking Cancer or Aids Treatments
Severe Obesity increases the risk of a serious breathing problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome which can be a major complication of COVID-19. People with obesity can have other high-risk health condition, such as hypertension or diabetes.
A recent report from New York shows more than two in every five people requiring a breathing tube were obese.
Higher levels of fat in the chest and belly put pressure on the lungs, making it difficult for people with obesity to fill their lungs to capacity putting distress on their respiratory systems.
Fat tissue is a potential source of unchecked inflammation which could cause damage to organs, including the lungs, as a result of COVID-19
This data needs to be a wake up call for people with obesity. Just another reason we need to take care of our bodies, our mind and health.


What is processed food and why is it bad?


"Processed foods" encompasses any food that has been altered in any way prior to sale or consumption.
Food manufacturers spend massive amounts of resources on making their foods as “rewarding” as possible to the brain, which leads to overconsumption.
Highly processed foods often contain:

  • Preservatives: Chemicals that prevent the food from rotting.
  • Colorants: Chemicals that are used to give the food a specific color.
  • Flavor: Chemicals that give the food a particular flavor.
  • Texturants: Chemicals that give a particular texture.
  • Keep in mind that processed foods can contain dozens of additional chemicals that aren’t even listed on the label.
Processed foods are often high in unhealthy fats. They usually contain cheap fats, refined seed- and vegetable oils (like soybean oil) that are often hydrogenated... which turns them into trans fats. Vegetable oils are extremely unhealthy and most people are eating way too much of them already.


Do I need to take Vitamins, or can I get all the nutrients I need from food?

Read more about Supplements at Age.Fyi/Supplements

Why should I not touch my face?
Touching the mucous membranes on your face with your dirty hands allows germs that cause respiratory infections to enter the body.
Respiratory infections, like pneumonia or the flu, can spread through droplets in the air when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks near you. Respiratory infections can also spread by direct contact with bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing germs. When we touch people who are sick, or touch dirty surfaces, we contaminate our hands with germs. We can then infect ourselves with those germs by touching our face.

Don't touch your face!

The immune system is a complex fighting system powered by five liters of blood and lymph. Lymph is a clear and colorless liquid that passes throughout the tissues of the body. Together, these two fluids transport all the elements of the immune system so they can do their jobs.
Ways to build your immune system:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Take your Cod Liver Oil! It contains Vitamin A & D, also an anti-flammatory
  • Take Vitamin D
  • Take Vitamin C
  • Decrease the toxins in your life, such as, processed foods, fast food, soda, and sugar.
  • Take a pro-biotic
  • Take a pre-biotic
  • Drink bone broth or homemade soups
  • Exercise
  • Reduce stress

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (“COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; especially in older adults and those with compromised immune systems.
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


A roughly 2-inch long insect known as the "murder hornet" has made its way to the U.S. for the first time ever, researchers said. The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, has been known to kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, according to The New York Times, and has the potential to devastate U.S. bee populations, which have already been declining.
Is this something we should worry about?
Probably not, they are not planning on attacking humans, but if you should see one, maybe just run. :) The only sting when they are scared.

There are many other bugs to fear more then the Murder Hornets.

  • Mosquitos - they carry many viruses and bite when they are hungry.
  • Bedbugs - can move from one site to another by traveling on items such as clothing, luggage, furniture, boxes and bedding.
  • Ticks - carry many diseases and are attracted to your breath.
  • Spiders - there are many venomeous spiders
  • Ants - Bite and attack humans leaving small infections


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Bone broth is an aromatic broth simmered with beef or poultry bones and vegetables. Sipping bone broth is said to boost your health in a number of ways, such as by curbing chronic inflammation, stimulating digestion, and revving up your immune system. In addition to these benefits of bone broth, it also contains gelatin which also has benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth?

  • Supports Joint Mobility
  • Supports Skin, Hair, and Nails
  • Supports Sleep.
  • Supports Anti-aging
  • SupportsAnti-tumor
  • Supports Arthritis and joint-pain relief
  • Supports Cell-protection
  • Can alleviate diabetes and lower blood sugar
  • Supports insulin regulation


How to make Bone Broth....
Place bones into a large stock pot or slow cooker and cover with water. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to water prior to cooking. This helps to pull out important nutrients from the bones. Fill stock pot or slow cooker with filtered water. Leave plenty of room for water to boil.
Heat slowly. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for at least six hours. Remove scum as it arises.
Cook slow and at low heat. Chicken bones can cook for 24 hours. Beef bones can cook for 48 hours.
A low and slow cook time is necessary in order to fully extract the nutrients in and around the bone. You can also add in vegetables, such as onions, garlic, carrots and celery, for added nutrient value. After cooking in the slow cooker, the broth will cool and a layer of fat will harden on top.
This layer protects the broth beneath. Discard this layer only when you are about to eat the broth.

More about Bone Broth with Dr. Axe



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