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Per a recent UK Research, smoking 20 cigarettes a day is associated with a reduction in life expectancy of eight to ten years.

Now the alarming new: average reduction in life expectancy in people with

· bipolar disorder – between nine and 20 years,

· 10 to 20 years for schizophrenia,

· between 9 and 24 years for drug and alcohol abuse,

· and around seven to 11 years for recurrent depression.

All mental health conditions studied had higher death rates when compared with the general population, with a reduction in life expectancy of between seven and 24 years.

Source: Journal World Psychiatry

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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