According to the report, deficiency rates depend on age, gender, or race/ethnicity. However, it was discovered that vitamin D deficiency rate for non-Hispanic blacks are highest than any other race or ethnic group, at around 30%. This is a cause of concern as there has been no enough study to explain why black Americans have high rate of vitamin D deficiency despite them having good bone health.
Although the finding by CDC does not necessarily indicate the state of health of the country, but rather provides only a basic picture of the nutrition of the population in a general sense, still it opens up avenues for the public to push for a closer look at alternative ways to improving health.
Finding ways to solve different health problems the natural way has been gaining ground in recent years due to the fact that many man-made or synthetic drugs have serious side effects. Instead of providing cure, continuous use of certain pharmaceutical medicines, may even lead to other life-threatening illnesses. At http://naturalhealthreport.net we seek to educate our readers about this issue on an ongoing basis.
More than that, there were even allegations of unethical medical practices purportedly committed by big pharmaceutical companies, according to former agents in pharmaceutical industry who have decided to come out in the open to help expose the truth. Below is a video clip from a former drug pushing company, where she explains that improving health is not the main concern of pharmaceutical companies, but rather, profits are the priority.
The good thing about natural health products is that they contain ingredients that can naturally be found in nature. Because they are made up of natural components, they don’t have any adverse effects to the body when taken in. Any nutrient, including vitamins and minerals, that is needed by the body to continue functioning are abundant in nature.
However, as time goes by, modern processes have complicated the manner in which drugs are manufactured, and a lot of synthetic compounds have been added to create the new drugs. Since synthetic compounds are not natural, they pose a great health risk to the public.
Advocating for a more natural way in health improvement does not necessarily mean that regular check-ups to physicians are going to be discouraged. In fact, consultations with physicians are highly recommended in order to learn more about particular natural health products that contain just the right amount or natural ingredients.
The increase in interest for natural health care products is not only limited to the United States. In Canada, a public opinion survey conducted not so long ago revealed that 7 out 10 Canadians believe that natural health products are safe. They also want the government to have reasonable rules on how to regulate them because they believe that NPHs are important in their lives.
Regarding natural health supplements, people ought to be aware that just because a product is 100% natural this does not necessarily make it safe and people are always advised to consult with their doctor even before taking natural products.
Another thing to bear in mind about natural health supplements is that consumers should always conduct thorough research. Don't buy a product based on a singe review, even if from a trustworthy site.
At Natural Health Report we believe in the value of real user feedback. We recently created a facility on our blog whereby people who have used the popular weight loss supplement, Hydroxycut, can go and post their reviews at http://naturalhealthreport.net/