Complementary and alternative medicine—also known as CAM—has been gaining ground in the United States. In 2007, the National Health Interview Survey indicated approximately 38 percent of adult Americans used CAM. The definition of CAM is difficult, because it is a very broad field. Generally, CAM is any medical therapy that is not considered mainstream or conventional medicine.
A few years ago, I was drinking about 4 to 6 cans of diet soda on a daily basis. That was after I’d finished my 2 to 3 cups of fake, sweetener-laden coffee in the morning. I actually thought it was helping keep my weight in check, but the extra pounds only started coming off AFTER I ditched the diet soda and the fake stuff in my coffee.
Psychological stress and anxiety cannot be completely avoided—they are a part of life. Did you know that there is a 50-percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) for people who deal with chronic work stress? That’s a 50-percent greater chance than the average person has of developing CVD if you are stressed at work and don’t change your environment.