#1. Americans spend roughly $725 million annually on laxatives. (O.M.G!)
#2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 15 percent of the U.S. population, a number that is likely way below current prevalence, as only about one quarter of people with IBS symptoms seek treatment.
#3. 48 percent of Americans are on at least one Rx drug, many of which have one or more digestive side effect.
One of the biggest issues we have with digestion is that no one likes to talk about it.
But not me, I can talk about poop all day. 🙂
And that’s why Dr. Teta and I got together for mind-blowing episode on WHY digestive problems are on the rise and HOW to fix them.
Mathematics was never my favorite subject, especially when calculators were not permitted during tests. I dreaded the phrase “solve the following problems long-hand”. Ugh!
Math is an all-or-none discipline. The answer is either right or wrong. There is no gray area. No in-between. A single misstep can undermine the entire outcome. I think we can all relate to spending an hour on a problem, only to later learn that we miffed on the second step. As above, so below.
Such is the case with fat loss. While diet and exercise are so loudly espoused as the sole elements of the fat loss equation, they rarely solve the problem.