As a Naturopathic Doctor I have a big interest in preventative medicine which can mean a lot of things from proper health screening tests, to managing stress, to having a good social support network. Preventative medicine looks at ways we can prevent illness so we can avoid having to treat injuries or disease. There are so many different facets to our health which means there are many ways to prevent illness and disease. But what has the biggest impact? What preventative intervention has the biggest return on investment? Dr. Mike Evans, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the UofT, and physician at St. Michael's Hospital, has the answer. His research showed that one health intervention is heads above the rest… - It decreased arthritic knee pain by 47%! - It reduced Dementia and Alzheimer’s progression by 50%! - It decreased the progression of Diabetes by 58% in high risk patients! - It decreased hip fracture risk by 41% in post-menopausal women! - It decreased depression symptoms by 30% (low dose) and 47% (high dose)! - A cohort study found that it offered a 23% lower risk of death! - Is considered the #1 treatment of fatigue! Want to learn the single best thing you can do for your health?
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