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America's Looming Health Crisis: The Chronic Disease Epidemic

As chronic disease becomes the norm, Cedrick Wellness Resources is calling for a nutrition-first approach to win the war on preventable illness.

PEEKSKILL, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 26, 2023 / By 2050, a staggering 86% of the estimated 90 million annual deaths worldwide could be attributed to chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory illness. This prediction by the World Health Organization paints a grim picture of the future of health.

Here in America, we are already seeing the effects. 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. are living with at least one chronic disease. 4 in 10 have two or more. These statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate we are facing a chronic disease epidemic. As the population ages and rates of obesity continue to climb, this crisis will only intensify. We need solutions before it's too late.

The conventional medical system is inadequately prepared to handle this looming epidemic. Doctors prescribe drugs to manage symptoms, which provide some relief but carry risks from long-term use. Up to 90% of healthcare expenses already go towards treating chronic conditions, straining the system. Simply managing chronic diseases is not sustainable. We need a new approach focused on prevention.

Dr. Cedrick Batchateu
Dr. Cedrick Batchateu

Cedrick Wellness Resources, founded by former pharmacist Dr. Cedrick Batchateu, offers a holistic solution. After years prescribing drugs only to see patients struggle with side effects and worsening health, Dr. Batchateu sought an alternative. He developed the Self Care 7 program based on seven pillars of self care - reduce inflammation, practice elimination, increase hydration, promote digestion, improve nutrition, perform exertion, allow restoration.

Through lifestyle changes and education, Self Care 7 helps people become self-care advocates and prevent chronic disease. As Dr. Batchateu, explains, "A 55-year-old client was pre-diabetic and her doctor wanted to put her on medication without changing any of her lifestyle behaviors that were contributing to her condition. After 3 months of applying the Self Care 7 principles, she reversed her pre-diabetes naturally without drugs. While we always advise our clients to honor what their doctors recommend, stories like hers reveal the power of addressing root causes, not just symptoms."

The Self Care 7 approach could prove helpful in combatting America's chronic disease crisis. But Dr. Batchateu faces challenges spreading his message. The pharmaceutical industry relies on drug sales and has no incentive to prevent illness. Doctors receive minimal nutrition and lifestyle training, limiting their ability to educate patients. Powerful industry forces benefit from managing disease, not preventing it.

Despite these obstacles, the Self Care 7 program has already helped hundreds prevent or reverse chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and autoimmune disease. As the epidemic grows, holistic solutions like Self Care 7 will become increasingly critical. Dr. Batchateu dreams of training thousands of providers and transforming healthcare and wellness.

Preventing chronic disease requires a shift to proactive, patient-centered care focused on root causes not symptoms. Lifestyle and education programs like Self Care 7 could help us avoid catastrophe. But healthcare players must align to support prevention efforts. If not, we face darker times ahead as the chronic disease epidemic overwhelms the system. The future of America's health hangs in the balance.


Dr. Cedrick Batchateu, CEO of Cedrick Wellness Resources has helped people rebuild their health and enhance the quality of their lives by adopting a holistic lifestyle to prevent chronic diseases, with a unique protocol that targets the root causes of chronic conditions. Dr. Cedrick is the author of Self-Care Advocate and creator of the Self-Care Advocate program. For information, visit Cedrick Wellness Resources website. Additional information can be found on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Dr. Cedrick Batchateu

SOURCE: Cedrick Wellness Resources

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