We’re dying younger, we shouldn’t be and money spent in the wrong place can’t stop it!
2016 will be known for a few things:
The epic sports year that saw the underdogs finally win.
The year anything and anyone can become a meme.
The stirring amount of Celebrity Deaths.
And the year we’re dying younger.
Shit is hitting the fan
For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year — a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States.
Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy revealed in a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics. In all, death rates rose for eight of the top 10 leading causes of death.
Data can tell us one thing. But our heart and emotions of losing a “friend” tells us more.
It’s more than just some Freud thing why we’re so sad about these Celebs dying so young.
Why does it feel so big when a Celebrity dies?
When someone famous dies, suddenly, mourning becomes possible. The icon meant a lot but, unlike a parent or partner or child, was not half of us. And so it’s a loss that can be felt. It precipitates an outpouring of grief—the death of Diana comes to mind —that is as much an unblocking of the deeper melancholia as it is sadness at the departure of the celebrity. The tears are real. But they are about more than the shock of the immediate news. (source)
And we lost a lot of Celebrities this year who lived full beautiful lives, such as;
Abe Vigoda, George Gaynes, Harper Lee, George Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Sir George Martin, Doris Roberts, Gordie Howe, Arnold Palmer, Fidel Castro, John Glenn, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
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While those deaths were sad and poignant they certainly didn’t carry the shock that of these deaths (with ages) below did!
David Bowie: 69
Alan Rickman: 69
Malik Issac Taylor: 45
Glen Frey: 67
Frank Sinatra Jr: 72
Rob Ford: 46
Garry Shandling: 66
Muhammad Ali: 74
Pattie Duke: 69
Pat Summitt: 64
Craig Sager: 65
Alan Thicke: 69
George Michael: 53
Carrie Fisher: 60
All of those celebrities above died before their own countries life expectancy averages.
The country with the highest life expectancy is Monaco at 85. The country with the lowest is Guinea-Bissau at 48. The U.S., Canada and U.K. come in at 76 , 79 and 78.
First, it’s amazing that in 2016 we still have such a gap across the world. Second, even with the wealth (knowledge and money) that the U.S. Canada and the U.K. share there is still work to be done as far as averages go.
We’re freaking dying younger – and so our are icons!
What are some of the trends and what do we know?
Well, drugs are bad…South Park wasn’t lying.
Last year, more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses, with almost two-thirds involving prescription or illegal opioids. Deaths from synthetic opioids, including illicit fentanyl, rose 73 percent, to 9,580. And prescription painkillers took the highest toll but posted the smallest increase.
Rob Ford, the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto didn’t even make it to 50 (although his death is related to cancer).
Rumors swirl that George Micheal, who passed at 53 was struggling with an opioid addiction.
And we all know about what happened with Prince and his addiction problem leading to a fentanyl overdose.
But what about the heart?
As the global population pushes past 7 billion and more people reach old age, the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases is on the rise. Cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of premature death in the world, include heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory diseases.
Carrie Fisher (see drugs above), Frank Sinatra JR, Alan Thicke and Garry Shandling all died from a heart-related incident.
Western Europe and Central Europe are the only two of 21 regions where cardiovascular deaths and death rates have declined; Western sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have seen increases.
45 Year Olds Dying from Diabetes?
In the US, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes treatment-diabetes-info.com while 86 million have pre-diabetes, a precursor to the full-blown disease. Rates have been on the rise since 2010, a trend that’s being echoed worldwide.
The largest analysis of health trends around the world from 1990 to 2013 revealed a striking rise in diabetes. The data spanned 188 countries and revealed a 45 percent increase in diabetes prevalence from 1990 to 2013. In the US, the rise was even more striking – 71 percent.
As a member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, Taylor rose from his Queens, N.Y., roots to become a prominent artist. The diminutive Taylor had a soft spot for underdogs — he was a Mets fan, after all — but even commercial and financial success could not help him overcome an admitted addiction to sugar, and the health issues that followed. Taylor’s diabetes led to a kidney transplant eight years ago, and he continued to perform even as complications mounted. It’s a pernicious hallmark of diabetes: Many of those who suffer from the condition can function well enough even as their underlying conditions worsen, a reality that sometimes prevents them from seeking treatment or changing their behaviors until it is too late. To others the disease is fully invisible. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes. One quarter of them do not know it.
The world is getting sicker and needs Chiropractic’s help!
We need to use these deaths as education. As our world gets closer to idiocracy, this might be our only hope to reach the masses by showing them the faults, poor choices, and complications of their heroes.
The pharmaceutical answer is not working. The drug reform is not working. The only thing that does work is when someone adopts the Chiropractic Lifestyle.
Chiropractic care is a better option for pain and is a better option for a choice of lifestyle – if you don’t believe the data…then believe the hype from 2016.