Tag: death

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today.

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today. The old saying, you are what you eat has a lot of truth to it when it comes to longevity. According to USA Today, internationally, 1 in 5 deaths are caused by eating habits. The state that “People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. ”  This was recently published in the medical Journal, The Lancet in an article entitled Global Burden of Disease analysis. For many years, Read More »

Why so few of us get to die peacefully at home; A thoughtful essay that puts things in perspective.

Why so few of us get to die peacefully at home; A thoughtful essay that puts things in perspective. I came across this yesterday in the Star Ledger, and thought you would like to read it. In most countries, the end of life occurs surrounded by family and loves ones. In the United States, it often is preferred that end of life occurs that way, but people are often forced to die in the medical system, in a hospital or other facility, often after a futile attempt to prevent the unpreventable. Katy Butler, the author of this essay explains why Read More »