How much do you know about living a healthy life? What is your Health IQ?

Here are some easy questions to find out.

(the answers are at the end of the questions)


1. What is the health significance of skin tag?

2.Which of these disease conditions are caused by Type ll Diabetes?

Glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems, numbness in the feet, increased skin infections, high blood pressure (Hypertension), depression, inability to deal with natural emotions like sadness and anger, hearing Loss, gum disease, Gastroparesis, Neuropathy (nerve damage), Kidney disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Stroke

3. What is the main cause of Type ll Diabetes?

4. What is the most common cause of high cholesterol?

5.. What is one of the main causes of high blood pressure?

6. What is one of the main causes of Alzheimer ’s disease?

7. What is the main cause of heart and blood vessel disease?

8.Do you experience any discomforts associated with your menstrual cycle, or resulting from menopause or perimenopause?

9. What is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction?

10. What food sensitivity is often implicated in all these health conditions?

    Osteoporosis, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anemia, cancer, fatigue, canker sores, and rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and almost all other autoimmune diseases. Many psychiatric (vi) and neurological diseases, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, dementia, migraines, epilepsy, and neuropathy (nerve damage). It has also been linked to autism.

    11. What is one of the major causes of death in the US and what is its cause?

    12. Percentage of the US population that is overweight or obese?

    13. Percentage of the US population that is prediabetic?

    14. What foods will help you loose weight the quickest?

    15. What is the world ranking of the US in terms of life expectancy?

    16. What part of your body contains 70% of you immune system?


    1. Skin tags are an indication of a potential risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

    2. All of the illness listed are all a direct result of Type 2 Diabetes.

    Questions 3 through 7: A diet high in grains and refined carbohydrates.

    Here is a link to more information about question #7

    8. Often time health issues related to a woman's menstrual cycle or age are homonal in nature, but many time diet has a significant impact on the overal hormonal healht of a woman.

    9. You might think it is low testosterone. It is not! It is a diet high in grains and carbohydrates.

    10. All of the inness listed in question #10 are often a result of consuming gluten which is found in wheat, rye and barley. A review paper in The New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 "diseases" that can be caused by eating gluten.

    11: 35% of all deaths are related to heart and blood vessel disease.

    12. Sixty percent of men and woman over the age of 25 are overweight or obese.

    13. Most people don’t even know that they are prediabetic of have Metabolic Syndrome.

    In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or A1C levels, 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 years or older had prediabetes—50 percent of those ages 65 years or older. You can guess that these statistic are not going down.

    14. Fats and protein.

    15. The US ranks 26th our of 36 of the most industrialized countries.

    16. Your digestive tract contain 70% of immune system. I included this question to emphases the relationship of what you eat and your immune system.

    What do all these questions have in common?

    I think you guessed by now, a diet high in grains and simple carbohydrates.

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