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We are facing a double pandemic. We cannot help but hear about the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. We are reminded every time we put on a mask. But we don’t talk about how to help the people hardest hit by COVID-19. These people happen to be suffering from another pandemic which has been going on much longer and is killing far more people. 

There is a pandemic of preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. In 2017, these chronic diseases accounted for 73.5% of deaths worldwide. An unbelievable 83.9% of these were preventable and avoidable deaths. Interestingly, the CDC and multiple meta-analyses have noted that these chronic diseases are associated with getting severe COVID symptoms. 

So does it matter how we take care of ourselves during these times? A resounding yes! Now is the time to stop thinking about making those health changes and actually do it! Especially if you have a condition that is listed above, we would implore you to work with your healthcare provider in making the positive choices for your health. 

At Hydrotherapy Hub, we realize the importance of our health choices when we are sick just as much as when we are well. So take a deep breath and dive right in to your journey to health. 


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The following are excellent resources for experiencing TOTAL WELLNESS.

Take Charge of Your Health – Mind, Body, Spirit https://takecharge.life

In this 8-session online series, medical experts share practical advice to improve your health and sense of well-being. No gimmicks, no miracle cures, just sound health principles that will give you strength of body and peace of mind. Plus, you’ll learn many of the Bible’s wellness secrets! 

Life and Health Network –  https://lifeandhealth.org

Lifestyle Matters – https://www.lifestylematters.com

The Lifestyle Matters materials and programs are designed to help you improve physical health, optimize mental function, overcome addictions, and discover the keys to wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.

NEWSTART https://www.newstart.com/

NEWSTART is a physician monitored, scientifically researched lifestyle change program based on eight fundamental principles proven to help you achieve optimum health: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust.

Uchee Pines https://www.ucheepines.org/

Uchee Pines is a Lifestyle Center in Alabama committed to assisting people through the use of simple, natural methods, using exercise, vegetarian nutrition, hydrotherapy, massage, the rational and judicious use of some herbs and supplements, and firm faith in the Divine Healer.

Wildwood Lifestyle Center https://wildwoodhealth.com

Wildwood is a Lifestyle Center in northern Georgia dedicated to improving the health of our guests and patients by providing the environment and tools necessary for them to experience healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. We are more than just a place to get well. We are a ministry of healing.