Hypertension – Telling My Spouse The Bad News And The Good News

I left my doctors office two hours after arriving. I decided I would drive to my wife’s work and tell her in person the bad news and the good news about my health. Rather than just sitting around and talking we went for a walk and talk.

Honey I have some good news and some bad news, Let me give you the short version during our walk starting with the bad news;

I have high blood pressure that is off the charts.

My food consumption can not have more than 1500 mg a day of sodium.

Dining out at restaurants is history for me.

Dried spices have sodium so I can’t use them anymore.

I will probably have to take medication for the rest of my life.

This information explains a lot of things that were happening to me such as why am I getting headaches when I ate certain foods. When I looked back, my blood pressure had probably been high for some time and high sodium foods like wings, burgers with fries and meat lover pizza probably pushed my blood pressure to numbers so high I would dare not imagine.

As a proud man, I have never wanted to be told how I must live my life. Success or failure is something I want to be able to control. Now I must take medication everyday if I want to live. The internal argument was a short one. It was almost a monologue, take the pills and live.

Now for the good news.

I found out I have high blood pressure before anything really bad happened to me. This will be confirmed by a cardiologist over the next few days.

We can push away the silent killer many decades if we do this right.

There are many restaurants that serve crappy food now I have a reason not to eat at any of them.

I can continue running and working out.

When I was eight years old my mom went away on a girls weekend and my dad had to do all the cooking. It was the worst week of my life as it pertains to food. I begged my mom to teach me how to cook food. My favorite class during high school was home economics as all we did was learn about food and cooking. During my college days and working days, food was always on my mind and we ate some amazing meals. This was all preparation for this chapter of my life.

Cooking food without using dried spices will be a significant challenge. Food will have to be flavored with vegetables, fruits and meats. This will be an awesome way to change the way I eat and taste food.

Follow my life as I deal with being recently diagnosed (April 12 2011) with high blood pressure (224/109). I need to lose 100 pounds while changing my food habits to reduce my sodium intake to under 1500 mg and eat foods without preservatives.

Healthy Diet For Long Term Weight Loss Success

Weight loss is all about burning more calories than you eat, but what’s the best way to do that? Knowing the basics of how to lose weight, how to exercise for weight loss and how to motivate yourself are essential for creating a program that works for you. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know it can be a difficult process. But, there are ways to make it easier. Understanding exactly what you need to do to lose weight is your first step

Despite what you may think, losing weight isn’t a mysterious process. In fact, weight loss doesn’t even have to involve strange diets, special exercises or even the ‘magic’ of pills or fitness gadgets. Want the secret to weight loss? Make small changes each and every day and you’ll slowly (but surely) lose those extra pounds.

Rules of Weight Loss. To lose one pound, you must burn approximately 3500 calories  over and above what you already burn doing daily activities.

   1.  Calculate your BMR  (basal metabolic rate). Your BMR is what your body needs to maintain normal functions like breathing, digestion, etc.

   2. Calculate your activity level. Use a calorie calculator to figure out how many calories you burn while sitting, standing, exercising, lifting weights, etc. throughout the day.

   3. Keep track of how many calories you eat. Use a food journal to add up what you eat and drink during the day. If you’re eating less calories than you’re burning, you’ll lose weight.

Setting weight loss goals is probably one of the more difficult things to do when you embark on an exercise and/or diet program. How much do you need to lose? That question is hard to answer and often based on your particular goals. If you’re losing weight for your health, your goal might be more modest, say 5-10% of your current weight. But what if you have something more specific in mind like a certain clothing-size you want to fit into? How do you set a reasonable goal for yourself?

The key to setting weight loss goals is to follow the standard of goal setting. It needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible. Your first step is determining if you really need to lose weight.

Do You Need to Lose Weight? If you talk to most people, you’ll probably find that everyone feels like they need to lose weight, even people who appear to be at a healthy weight. Often our weight loss goals are based on what we think we should look like rather than what’s reasonable for our bodies right now.

In general, a candidate for weight loss may have the following characteristics:

    * A BMI of more than 25
* A Waist-Hip ratio of higher than .8 for women and higher than 1.0 men
* An Abdominal Girth measurement of more than 35 inches in women and 40 inches in men

Of course, those aren’t the only clues that tell us we need to lose weight. There are those annoying indications like tight clothes, getting out of breath doing simple activities, or stepping on a scale for the first time in awhile. But, before you set goals based on what you think you should weigh, make sure you really need to lose weight.

Set Your Goals

If you’ve determined you do need to lose weight, your next step is to set a reasonable weight loss goal for yourself. You can base your goals on any number of factors, but a great place to start would be the general recommendations set out by the American College of Sports Medicine which are 5-10% of body weight or one to two pounds per week.

Maintaining Human Health Through Exercise

Exercise is one thing that majority of us lack today, or is it simply ignore? Maybe the latter as today, everything is made with one goal in mind, making work easy. The only option we have to exercise is by going to the gym, which is by itself monotonous, boring and difficult to keep a steady program. Note; on the other hand, exercise remains to be a major part of human health. Without good and sufficient exercise, you risk some health condition like obesity, blood pressure etc. so, are you exercising or blaming your work for not. The excuse most of us make for not exercising is being busy.

Human Healthy Exercise Tips in Your Work Place and Home

While is important to exercise, it is equally important that you work. Unfortunately, most of our employers today will want you in the office almost each minute. The only day you might be free is on Sunday, when you wash your cloth. It means you work from Monday eight in the morning to Saturday midday, right?
The good news is; you can still exercise even with such a tight schedule. Here are tips on` how to.

First, how can you exercise with relation to your work? You can exercise when going to work, when in your office and when going back home from the office. First, if your office is near you residence, we suggest you walk to work. Walking is one of the best form of exercise of maintain good human health. This might affect your social status but hey, as long as you know what you gaining from it, who cares? You can walk to and fro work on daily basis. Within a week, you will realize that you have shade quite some fat, if it is obesity you fighting.

Second, if you office is far, you can still drive but park your car at the furthest corner of the parking lot. Why? You will have a considerable distance to work to your office. That little distance, many may disregard as none consequential might be what is needed to make the difference.

Third, if your office is located in a stored building, then it is good news. Assuming it is on the third to seventh floor, you don’t have to take the lift. Take the stairs and you will be exercising, shading excess fat and observing appropriate human health behavior. When you take the stair in the morning, when going and coming from lunch and then again in the evening after work, you will have done quite something. Assume your office is on the fifth floor, which might be about 150 meters, by making four trips per day; you have walked 600 meters per day.

If you are seeking to maintain good human health through exercise, there are several tips and strategy to can adopt at your work place or at home. The most important is, cut on the use of machines.

Good Foods For Diabetes – Choose Right And Keep Safe

People prone to diabetes are advised to keep their body weight under check and maintain a healthy body. This is feasible by keeping check on what they consume daily. The food intake usually has a main role not only in building the body but even in keeping the body fit for healthy living. That is why dietitians always suggest to pay more attention on what foods a diabetic should eat and what foods diabetics should avoid to eat for managing diabetic condition. The food intake is not merely to generate energy to the body but simultaneously to help keep off anything detrimental to health enhancement.

Though a diabetic patient is having the right choice of food intake and feels cool with normal daily activities, he should not be confined with that alone. What is required to confirm his body condition balanced in all aspects is to have regular monitoring of the diabetic sugar levels in the bloodstream. Daily activities including the food consumption should be well planned so that the sugar level does not gear up at any cost. This is the basic thing a diabetic should have concern over.

Good foods for diabetes

The foods that top the list of good foods a diabetic can eat are as follows:

1. Foods low in fat: If you still remain a victim of diabetes, it requires that you have a good knowledge of your daily meals balanced with low fat diabetic diet. Along with periodic checking of sugars in what you consume, it also requires to pay attention on the amount of carbohydrates contained in your choice of low fat diabetic diet. It means that you are maintaining low glycemic index carbohydrates by consuming low fat diabetic diet. This helps you stay healthy along with the intake of less saturated fats, and plenty of fiber. As such, it is advised to eat more of fresh fruits, and green vegetables with no fats but for calcium, and vitamins. Simultaneously, testing your blood sugar levels periodically, and adjusting your diet accordingly to maintain normal sugar levels are absolutely needed.

2. Foods low in sugar: If you are eating foods low in sugar, it means a healthy choice is made to be free from diabetic condition. Any sugar-free food or snack can be helping a diabetic to avoid obesity, the foremost enemy for diabetes. When the natural food choice is sugar-free, some diabetics may have an aversion and choose to consume artificial sweeteners. Though the sweeteners contain no calories, they are sweeter than natural sugar. However, eating flavored snack may lessen the craving for eating foods high in natural sugar. That means you are fairly safe from developing blood sugar in the bloodstream. As such, you are advised to consume fresh fruits low in sugar and whole grains in the form of breads and salads.

3. Foods high in fiber: If the foods are high in fiber, the digestion is slowed down and generation of energy is gradual and acceptable to the body. There is very low chance to store excess sugar in the blood cells when the digestive system is regulated. For this, eating daily one apple and one orange may keep off a diabetic from the risk of increased blood sugar.

Best Anti-Aging Foods For Your Diet – Top 10 Foods For a Younger Skin!

Diets are always believed to be good enough if you wanted to lose weight or to shape up the body. Little are known about the anti-aging effects of some effective diets. Other diets give dieters an old man’s face as well as a stressful look. With this, cheat and hide your diet plan while you try the best anti-aging foods for your diet. Here are the top 10 anti-aging foods proven to give everyone a younger looking skin.

Acai Berry Fruit – The Acai Berry diet emphasizes that the fruit contains anti-aging properties. Aside from that, Acai berry fruit is also rich with vitamin and mineral contents. Many people were also amazed by its colon cleansing effect and other notable benefits.

Avocado – It contains adequate amount of Vit. E, an antioxidant. Avocado fruit is also proven effective to delay menopause and helps an individual maintain a health skin. You could either consume it as shake or syrup. Others even make it as a face mask to give the face a firm and young look.

Green Veggies – It flush out toxins from the body thus healthier cells are greater in number inside the body.

Garlic – Aside from the antihypertensive effect of garlic, it was also proven to delay aging and prevent the body acquiring serious diseases.

Varieties of Nuts – Walnuts and other varieties are rich with minerals and electrolytes needed by the body. However, the calorie content of nuts are higher.

Garlic – It is best recommended for old people since it maintain healthier cells plus it aids in good digestion.

Watermelon – It has a diuretic effect that flushes out toxins from the body.

Soya – It delays menopause among women since it maintains estrogen at a normal level.

Barley – It contains low amount of sugar and it helps improve digestion.

Beans – Lastly, one of the best anti-aging foods for your diet is beans. The powerhouse effects of beans are truly beneficial since it is rich with antioxidant properties.

Safe and Successful Weight Loss – Facts and Myths About Weight Loss Diets

When searching for a safe and successful weight loss plan we may be a little unsure of which way to turn since there are so many conflicting reports out there. In order to lose weight successfully we need to know what works and what does not. Many dietary myths prevent long-term weight loss and can actually harm our health, therefore it is extremely important to lose weight the right way.

Take a look at some facts and myths that can influence safe and successful weight loss.

The Facts

1. Calories Per Pound of Body Weight.

Approximately 3,500 calories equals one pound of body weight. The rule of thumb for weight loss is that if we reduce our calorie intake by 500 calories a day we would lose approximately one pound a week. This applies whether they are food calories coming in, or energy calories going out.

Recommended daily calorie intake varies from person to person. Age, height and weight, level of daily activity and body composition are among the factors that must be taken into consideration. On average, it is approximately 15 calories per pound of body weight. For example, someone who weighs 160 pounds may consume around 2,400 calories each day to maintain his or her weight ( 15 calories/pound x 160 pounds = 2,400 calories).

A balanced diet combined with any type of exercise are the key factors in fat loss and weight reduction. If we eat more calories than we burn off throughout the day the result will be that the calories are stored as fat.

For long term weight loss, aim to lose one to two pounds a week. Losing weight more rapidly means losing water weight or muscle tissue, rather than fat.

2. Eat Slowly to Lose Weight

From the moment we start eating it takes the brain 20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness so the amount of calories consumed before we begin to feel full can vary depending on how quickly we eat. Give the 20 minute signal a chance to set in by eating slower and shed those extra pounds.

3. Calorie Shifting to Boost Metabolism.

Many people find that after six weeks or so, their weight loss levels plateau. The reason for this is our bodies anticipate these amounts and adapt so our metabolism slows down. We can trick our body by adjusting our calorie intake. Changing the kinds of food, the nutrients and the calories we eat every few days will keep the body guessing and force our metabolism to kick start into action again.

A cheat day once in a while works well – as long as binge eating isn’t involved – not only does it confuse our metabolism into thinking more fuel like this is coming the next day resulting in a faster digestion rate, but it also gives us a mental break to help keep ourselves motivated on the days we diet.

4. Dietary Fibre to Maintain Weight Loss

A diet high in fibre consisting of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods help us to feel full, without adding calories. Foods high in fibre are generally lower in calories and can help maintain weight loss.

The Myths

1. Foods Labelled Low Fat Mean Fewer Calories

Low fat or fat-free claims on labels do not necessary mean these foods are calorie-free.

Foods labelled as such sometimes contain high levels of sugar. Always check the ingredient list on food labels. Watch out for other words used to describe sugar such as sucrose, glucose, fructose and hydrolysed starch. The higher up the ingredients list they come, the higher in sugar the foods are.

Many of us mistakenly think that by eating a lower fat version of a food, we can eat more of it but this will only undermine our efforts and will inevitably lead to weight gain.

2. Eliminating Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Carbohydrate means carbon plus water – thus the body’s preferred energy source. It was once thought that the key to weight loss was eliminating all high carbohydrate foods, including potatoes, pasta and rice. Cutting out carbohydrates can produce significant weight loss in a short amount of time, but the results are not long-term. As soon as we start eating normally again, the weight returns, even more than before. Good carbohydrates in moderate quantities are necessary for long-term weight control and any healthy diet must include them. It is only when we add butter, cheese or cream to them that we turn them into a fattening food.

3. Avoiding all Fat is Necessary for a Healthy Diet

It is important to have some fat in our diet because fat is necessary for energy and a source of the essential fatty acids that the body cannot make itself. Include a healthy balance of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and even a small amount of saturated. Trans-fats should be avoided altogether.

Too much fat consumption provides more energy than we actually need so we gain weight. Since fat contains more than twice the calories per gram compared to protein and carbohydrates, to lose weight on a calorie-controlled diet, we need to monitor our overall fat intake, our total calorie consumption and our portions.

4. Skipping meals Leads to Weight Loss

Skipping meals lowers our metabolism and causes sudden hunger and food cravings. It is much better to eat 4-5 smaller meals than 2 or 3 large ones. Many people skip breakfast because they think it will help them to lose weight.

Breakfast is one of the most important meals you can have.

When we wake up in the morning, our metabolism is already low because it has been many hours since our last meal and our bodies have had very little to do in that time. It needs food to stimulate it into burning off calories, which will give energy for the morning ahead. Missing out on breakfast means that our bodies miss out on that energy rush and begin to crave high fat snacks, sweets and sugary drinks.

Disease Prevention Through Simple Health Awareness is Essential

For years now, we have heard a lot about controlling disease through diet, exercise and food supplements, but not much is being said as far as disease prevention. What I’m saying here is that the best offense is a good defense. By understanding our own physiologies better, we can take great strides in simply not incurring serious illness in the first place. Our bodies were designed to function perfectly within a certain set of lifestyle and nutritional guidelines.

We are all are born with both inherent strengths and weaknesses as part of our genetic inheritance. All of the tissues in our bodies, whether of bone, muscle, gland or organ, have a unique balance of chemical elements that are designed to work in harmony with one another. It is now believed, that all chronic diseases are accompanied by nutritional deficiencies and a lack of key vitamins and trace minerals. Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling asserted that all diseases can be attributed to a lack of or missing constituent vitamin or mineral imbalance in the essential chemical elements that make up the body. That sounds simple enough, but I’m certain we don’t have all of the answers.

Is an inadequate diet simply a case of not eating enough food, or not eating enough of the right kinds of foods? It is now felt that it is the consumption of a majority of inappropriate foods that lead to nutritional deficiencies in the body. By arming ourselves with the knowledge that our farm soils have been virtually depleted of natural nutrients with well over a century of mass agriculture, we can determine that organically grown produce, by it’s very nature, can give us wholesome foods replete with the nutrients that nature intended. Plus, organic farming assures that the soil is nutritionally replenished, ensuring future healthy yields free of growth chemicals, hormones and a myriad of noxious poisonous chemicals, all of which our bodies are unequipped to handle.

Excessive mental work, for example, can deplete the brain, nerves and glands.There are also many other ways in which the body exhausts its valuable supply of chemical elements. Stress can severely weaken our immune system. Toxins can to build up in our bodies, leading to chemical depletion which in turn leads to cellular starvation. We can simply neglect our bodies by eating junk food or too much processed and fatty foods, which in this day and age is so easy to do. Any abuse or overwork to our bodies, in addition to any inherent weakness we may have, can leave us with nutritional deficiencies. By not getting enough exercise, fresh air and quality stress free time, we greatly compromise our immune systems. The good news here is that by being aware of our limits, we can start to live life as we were meant to, with no positive limits.

Symptoms of ill health are the consequence of nutritional deficiencies and chemical imbalances in the body. Many times symptoms are taken for granted as a natural sign of aging. When left unchecked, however, these same deficiencies can contribute to chronic disease such as arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Finally, after many years of limping through life, we die. By making very simple, common sense lifestyle changes, our bodies can, and will, heal themselves.

The appearance of symptoms marks the clinical stage of a disease. Chronic fatigue is often a sign that something is wrong inside. It has been found that with nutritional supplementation and dietary improvements, you can work toward the remission of symptoms and the reversal of the disease process.

Scientists now recognize that even mild nutritional deficiencies and biochemical imbalances can create subtle symptoms of disease. Although there is a point of no return in tissue damage caused by severe long-term deficiencies, it is surprising to see how well the body responds to nutritional correction. As the chemical signs of deficiency are eased, it has been found that many symptoms being experienced are reduced or even eliminated.

Prevention of chemical depletion is the key to optimal health. Take cancer for instance. People don’t die from cancer, per se, they die from the ravages to the immune system, which in turn leads to infections resulting from the severe depletion of vital nutrients. Ironically, the accepted cures for cancer in American medicine are often the biggest culprits, destroying not only cancerous cells, but surrounding healthy cells as well. I went through cancer therapy so I am not speculating here. What I do know is that Natural Health Practitioners think in terms of treating the patient, not just the disease or the symptoms. They consider each patient as an individual with individual needs. Their goal is to see their patients return to normal health, but normal for one patient may not be the same as normal for another.

One way to evaluate your nutritional needs is to obtain a Biochemical Health Assessment. Standard blood tests only identify clinical signs of dysfunction. They tell you when something is broken. A Biochemical Health Assessment, on the other hand, evaluates your body’s biochemistry based on a state of optimal physical health and well being. It identifies when there are imbalances in your body’s biochemistry and chemical make-up.

A complete Biochemical Health Assessment, should evaluate your Cholesterol Levels, including your Coronary Heart Risk Ratio, your Liver Function, Kidney Function and Thyroid Function. It should also assess your Blood Sugar Levels, Blood Electrolytes as well as check for signs of Anemia and Infection.

Think about it. If you start feeding your body the nutrition it needs, disease can be eliminated before any symptoms begin. If you’re unsure that your diet or lifestyle is not what it should be, then you’re right. Look for a quality liquid vitamin and mineral supplement and follow a few common sense guidelines, keeping on top of the latest nutritional news that’s readily available.

Food For Diabetics – Top Foods For Diabetic Patients

Foods for diabetics are really not any different from what the standard HEALTHY diet should be. In an ideal world, everyone would be eating a healthy, plant-based diet, and enjoy their good health into the old age.

However, the reality is that what most of us are eating today cannot in any way be described as healthy. And the results are devastating. Obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes – all these disorders are the direct result of our food and life-style choices.

Foods that should be eaten include generous amounts of fresh vegetables eaten mostly raw or lightly cooked, fresh, raw fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Animal protein, such as meats, fish, dairy, eggs – should be consumed in limited amounts only once or two times a week. All animal foods are rich in fat and protein and deficient in fiber and the antioxidant nutrients that protect against heart disease and cancer.

Various studies of populations eating about 30% of calories from fat (this is the current recommendation of both USDA and ADA – American Diabetes Association), demonstrate that such populations have higher incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases than populations that consume less than 15% of calories from fat, in which diabetes and heart disease are virtually nonexistent.

Diet high in fat contributes to diabetes, because fat interferes with absorption of sugar from the bloodstream into cells. Diet high in protein is risky for diabetics because such diet puts too much stress on kidneys, speeding up the progression of kidney failure.

Discover New Weight Loss Tips and Medical Devices For The Digital Age

What do the lap-band, the Food Phone, and the VBLOC have in common? Well! These are just some of the hottest new weight loss devices available today, to help you shed those extra pounds you have been carrying around for a while. The pervasive digital age, and some smart scientists, have combined forces to create new frontiers in weight loss techniques for anyone who is looking to lose that extra weight.. These new weight loss tips and techniques may not be for everyone, but people are jumping right in, and getting comfortable using them. It seems like this may be exactly what some folks need to finally break the yoke of obesity from off their lives.

Take the LAP-BAND for example. This is an Adjustable Gastric Banding System designed to help you gradually lose pounds, and control your weight by reducing the amount of food that your stomach can hold at one time. The company who pioneered this device, Allergan, claims that this technology has been created after a great amount of research and development. The name “LAP-BAND” comes from the minimally invasive surgical technique known as a laparoscopy. This minimally invasive surgery, places a silicone gastric band around the top of the upper part of your stomach. The system then works by helping you controls your food intake and supporting long term, sustainable weight loss. At least that is the official company line.

The Food Phone is another new technique for weight loss, but is fairly low-tech. What will they think of next? It appears that an entire sub-set of the weight loss industry has sprung around common digital devices we use daily, such as cell-phones, PDA’s, and computers. These are supposedly programmed to help us achieve our weight loss goals. Over the last few years, dieting has truly gone digital. These devices are now helpers in the fight against obesity, and chronic health issues due to overweight.. But this new weight loss tip has an unusual twist.

The food Phone works like this. You pay a monthly fee to stay connected to the system. The system is actually a network of users, dieticians, and techno-geeks that are connected via cell phones and computers and available twenty four hours per day. If you get the urge to eat, you first take a digital picture of what you want to consume, and send it via email or text message to your Food Phone coach. Your coach then phones you back with an instant approval or disapproval”. He will also send you suggestions for what to do instead, such as eating half a portion of your desired treat. There is a monthly fee for this service of approximately US$150.00, and of course, there are people who have signed up for it.

What is the justification for these new weight loss devices? In the words of New York University Nutritionist Samantha Heller, MS.RD, “If something helps you make healthy lifestyle changes, and you can maintain those changes, then it’s always a good thing,”

Lona Sandon, MS, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association declares that “Clearly, some of these devices and services are better than others but in the end it still comes down to you, how much you eat and how much you exercise — that’s what matters most,”

Recently, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested a new weight loss device called the VBLOC. The main feature of this device is its ability to suppress hunger pangs, making a patient eat less, thus losing weight. This VBLOC is a receiver of sorts, which, at the time of testing, had already helped a dozen patients lose approximately 29 percent of their excess body weight.

In the case of the VBLOC, the Patients wore a belt that transmitted electronic impulses that block signals travelling between the brain and the stomach via the vagus nerve. By blocking this signal, hunger pangs are suppressed, and the patient naturally eats less. VBLOC Therapy’s affect on controlling obesity is being studied at several select centers within and outside the U.S.

These studies are created to determine safety and efficacy of this weight loss method, and reports are that these studies are being conducted under a strict protocol approved by institutional review boards and regulatory agencies. An article on the new device says that it works by flowing 5,000 hertz worth of electricity out of the neuro-regulator and down two laparoscopic inserted electrical leads onto the vagus nerve every five minutes.

The intended targets are clearly those people who are suffering from obesity, not just those desirous of shedding a few pounds. They are presumably more willing to use these new weight loss devices to help them in their quest for weight reduction. New weight loss tips come and go, but one thing is for certain. It, is that your own will and discipline will always be important factors in the fight against overweight or obesity. Technology will help, but ultimately, the results you get will depend on you.

Health Insurance Quotes Without Giving Your Phone Number

Getting health insurance quotes without giving your phone number is easy and something you should do right now. Whenever you are online do you stop when asked for your phone number and best time to call? I do…I can’t stand to be interrupted at home…especially by a salesperson.

Asking for your phone number is an intrusion most people avoid. The bad news is they are unaware of market conditions in personal health insurance. Health insurance is an expensive, necessary evil but it should be something you should never overpay for. Asking for a phone number is a turnoff. But there is good news…

You can get up to a hundred health insurance quotes without giving your phone number. You are asked for the following and the following only, for each person you are trying to insure:

· Zip code
· Gender
· Date of Birth
· Smoker or not
· Student or not

That is it…no phone number…no medical questions.

My wife and I have used this free, no obligation service for 8 years. I hate to spend a penny on insurance of any kind. But I have the assurance that I am paying the very least amount for my policy.

I filled this out just the other day…it took less than a minute…I received 112 different policy quotes to choose from…the quotes had the monthly premium, company name, deductibles, co pays, and a real plus…I could find out if my current doctor accepted this policy.

You should know what kind of policy you are looking for. Since we are healthy, exercise and eat right, we look for high deductible catastrophic coverage. These have the very lowest premiums.

But the prices vary greatly…I identified a savings of $684 per year over what I am paying now. So you should use this free service every several months. It is easy fast…and no one will call.

Once you narrow down the policy that meets your needs you then fill out one application and one application only. Isn’t this better and far faster than talking to several dozen salesmen or saleswomen. That is what you would have to do to get the same amount of information with every other service on the web.