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9 Irrefutable Killers of Optimum Health

Updated on May 10, 2014
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Internet has made the world so small. There has never been another time in history that humanity was overloaded with information and this I mean making information available at our finger tips.

If there's one thing everyone wants, it's good health. You can imagine search engines saturated with diet book, lifestyle guides and health programs available. What is so important is that we are too busy sorting out the easily provided information that we neglect the very basic health tips that can enhance our health.

Just to prove what I said, go to your Google browser or any search engine and type in “Optimum health”

You will get hundreds, thousands, sometimes even millions of answers to our most desired questions. And now it seems, because of the abundance of information available to us, that a lot of us are confused.

So here I summed up 11 most serious health destroyers in this millennium. Many take this for granted but if you seriously want to achieve optimum health, this are the “Do Nots’.

I don't claim to have all the answer to achieving an optimum health but what I know is worth sharing to help others because after doing private research and implementing what I have learnt, I have seen a dramatic improvement in my overall health and that has lot to say in my career, relationship and financial success.

A video about optimum health by Dr. Liesa Harte, a board-certified MD'.

Listed below are some of the activities you must avoid if you want to achieve an optimum health status. Medical research shows an overwhelming and incriminating evidence to prove that these factors are potent health-destroyers.

1. Smoking

Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death in the world. Research shows that more than 2.4 million deaths occurs annually in the USA of which over 440,000 is caused by smoking.

Cancer Research in UK has found that,one person in every 15 minutes die in Great Britain from lung cancer, the reason being attributed to smoking

About 4000 compounds are found in cigarette. A good good number of them are toxic and damage human cells resulting in cancer.

Smoking is addictive and can reduce ones economic efficiency is the person goes away frequently to grab a smoke during working hours.

2. Excessive consumption of alcohol

Drinking in moderation is not bad. Why? It is a stress reliever and also enhances the digestion process in your body. It becomes serious health risk when one starts to drink excessively. Bad efffects include;

  • Anxiety
  • Sexual difficulties such as impotence
  • Slowed breathing and heartbeat
  • Impaired judgement leading to accidents and injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Suffocation through choking on your own vomit and
  • Potentially fatal alcohol poisoning.

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3. Sedentary life and lack of sufficient exercise and relaxation exercise

This is self explanatory. Lack of exercise leads to physical degeneration. So put your shoes on and go out for a hike or swim or take up some sports. This is good for you in the long run.

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4. All household and environmental toxic chemicals

Things like garden sprays, air fresheners, household chemicals and cleaners, detergents (use soak flakes), hair sprays, chemically cleaned or treated clothes, bes or wallpaper, bugs and fly killers are harmful to human health.

In a modern house, this are the things that make life easy. But the question is, how serious are you with your health?

If you don't agree a single bit about what I said, please just minimise the use of those chemicals. But at your own risk. Remember, prevention is better than cure. Ignorance kills.

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5. All chemical drugs, except in absolute emergency, ordered by a doctor

When you take drugs, some pathogenic organisms die while others survive depending on the level and type of treatment you receive. Those that survive develop resistance to drugs as time goes by and you keep taking the similar drugs. This can weaken your immune system making you vulnerable to all sorts of diseases.

Please get this clear. Those drugs are necessary for restoring your good health. What I am saying is do not get them unnecessarily. Some minor ill-ness are easily preventable with no use of manufactured drugs but we are too lazy to take that action. We find it easy to swallow few tabs than having a steam bath as a remedy to cold and flue. Just an example here.

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Rancid food stuff | Source

6. Avoid all rancid foods

There is a problem with storing oils and fats for the long term and that is the fact that they go rancid rather quickly. Rancid fats have been implicated in increased rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis and are carcienogenic (cancer causing) so we want to avoid them if possible.

7. All processed, refined, canned or factory-made food

OK. I know you will be bit more uncomfortable here. Why? because any average human being existing in this millennium can't simply do away with all the food stuff mentioned here. There are many contributing factors as to why most of us just can't do away with these type of foods. I myself to can't deny the fact that I do eat those foods. The best we can do is to minimise the consumption rate of these foods. This is for those who seek to achieve optimum health. For those who don't care at all, I suggest you save your time not reading this article.

8. Excessive use of salt

Like anything else, salt has a good and bad side to its consumption. The high amounts of sodium in these processed foods is what can negatively affect your health, kill your immune system and have you knocking on deaths door. There are tow types of salt, the refined table salt and natural sea salt. Much of the negative research opinion voiced over the year concerned the refined table salt.

9. Refined white sugar and white flour and everything made with them

Avoid things like bread, pastry, packed cereals, pies, doughnuts, ice cream, candy,, gum, etc.. These are all processed food and similar reasons given previously applies to these food stuff.

Again many of us just can't take this challenge . Let alone those who really seek to achieve optimum health use this information. For most of us, it is advisable to reduce the intake of such food stuff. Don't kill yourself getting pissed off because if you do than this information is not for you.

I said all I intended to say so now its up to you to read and not only comment but actually do what is written.

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      Ian D Hetri 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      The hub being rewised so have a look..

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Express10 & Injured lamb..Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my hub. I am glad the hub mean something to you both..Thanks again to you both



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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the sharing Ian, I am all agree with you especially #4, people tend to overlook the household and environmental toxic chemicals which actually is one of the killers of optimum health...useful hub!

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      Great hub with useful information and it's easy to understand. I know too many people who refuse to let go of bad habits and are slowly killing themselves with alcohol, cigarettes, and processed foods. On top of it all they refuse to read informative literature that could help them or follow doctors advice.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea


      Thanks so much for the vote. I was read your hubs on Reddit and found it very useful so I m working on it now. Thanks again for dropping bye and commenting.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      No argument from me here. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Thank you networmed for dropping by and commenting. I hate it when we ignore facts like this just kill ourselves. I will read your hubs.

      Happy hubbing


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      networmed 5 years ago from SPL

      You're right on that #1. Smoking is probably the most health devastating of all. And, it has a lots of complications...