10 Health Research Initiatives For 2010
pursuing a new year's resolution that may be destined for failure,
why not establish educational initiatives for your health to
expand your knowledge. By researching the most effective health
strategies, you will not only optimize your health for 2010,
but you will develop a framework for health exploration that
will take you in directions you never imagined in the years
In no specific order, here's a list of 10 of the most critical
topics of research to optimize your health this year and beyond.
- The quality of our water is becoming
of great concern as toxins continue to increase worldwide infecting
all municipal water systems. Without proper filtration, soon
it will be nearly impossible to access clean water in any major
city throughout the world. Most governments continue to inject
chlorine, fluoride and many other harmful chemicals that equally
and negatively affect drinking and bathing water. Only independent
research on techniques to clean your own water will keep your
body free of toxins. Moreover, water wars will likely replace
oil wars in the future, so relocating near a natural water source
may be a growing consideration.
water filtration, ceramic filters, tap water, pure drinking
water, fluoride, reverse osmosis, carbon filters, distillation,
structured water, bottled water
2) ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
AND WIRELESS RADIATION - The negative health effects of
electromagnetic fields on biological tissue is very real although
it remains highly controversial mostly due to the influence
of the technology sector. However, virtually all scientists
agree that more research is necessary to determine safe or dangerous
levels. It's like one big human experiment which we won't know
the results of for several decades. Now, with the increasing
proliferation of wireless handheld and portable devices, it
is literally impossible to escape EMFs in any major city.
The danger of magnetic, electric, wireless, radio (microwave),
ground current, and high frequency radiation is that it is mostly
invisible until great damage is done - like the increased risk
of some brain tumors in long term cell phone users.
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radiation, cell phones, electrohypersensitivity, radiofrequency,
RF, Radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic radiation exposure,
VIGOROUS EXERCISE - The world's
population and advancing technology has historically correlated
with a global decline in human health. Unfortunately, part of
this decline comes from the sedentary and convenient lifestyle
which is a result of this technology. This has dramatically
decreased the amount of moderate to vigorous exercise which
helped enhance the health of our ancestors. Only moderate to
vigorous forms of exercise will have a substantial impact in
increasing your fitness and your health.
vigorous exercise, exercise intensity, moderately intense exercise,
interval training, high-intensity interval training, HIT.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - Through the last few
decades, prolific junk science has systematically infiltrated
every facet of the food industry. Via political manipulation
and compartmentalization of public officials, we have witnessed
the gradual advancement of genetically modified organisms and
toxins in almost every food available in grocery chains. A staggering
95% of soy and 80% of corn is genetically modified. One thing
is certain, it will be extremely difficult to obtain non-genetically
modified foods from the conventional food supply in the years
to come. Optimize your exposure to non-genetically modified
foods by avoiding processed and packaged foods and ensuring
you only buy organic fruits and vegetables.
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herbicides, pesticides, seeds of deception.
MEDICAL TESTS AND SCREENING - Even though the medical
community advocates for regular screenings for those with illnesses,
they may bring little benefit and may actually pose harm to
your health. This applies to almost every type of medical screening
for cancer and several other diseases. Medical screening carries
an immense risk in itself, not only due to the damage inflicted
by screening techniques on the human body, but by the very nature
of medical follow-up protocols. These protocols usually encourage
patients to enter deeper into more invasive techniques, which
further cripple health and lead to a very high percentage of
fatalities. Mammograms, X-rays, CT Scans and PSA testing can
all pose serious consequences to your health.
mammograms, CT scans, medical imaging, x-ray radiation, chemotherapy,
PSA testing, breast cancer screening.
SUNLIGHT AND VITAMIN D - Essential for life in
higher animals, vitamin D, once linked to only bone diseases
such as rickets and osteoporosis, is now recognized as a
major player in contributing to overall human health. Sunlight
and vitamin D have incredible potential to increase to good
health in the adaptive and innate immune systems, the secretion
and regulation of insulin by the pancreas, the heart and
blood pressure regulation, muscle strength and brain activity.
In addition, access to adequate amounts of vitamin D is
believed to be beneficial towards reducing the risk of cancer.
Theories linking vitamin D deficiency to certain cancers
have been tested and confirmed in more than 200 epidemiological
studies, and understanding of its physiological basis stems
from more than 2,500 laboratory studies.
sunlight, vitamin D, vitamin D3, 25-hydroxyvitamin D
GLUTEN - An intolerance to gluten can cause a
wide array of symptoms, some debilitating. Moreover, delays
in diagnosis or common misdiagnoses can be devastating to
long-term health. Most wheat encountered in the conventional
food supply has been genetically altered from what is was
less than a century ago. Intolerance to wheat gluten is
four times more common today than it was in the 1950s.
gluten, wheat, celiac disease, starch, grass-related grains
HAPPINESS - The science of happiness is increasingly
suggesting a link between happiness and health. Happier
people also have greater protection against things like
heart disease and stroke. A percentage of our level of happiness
throughout life is strongly influenced by the genes with
which we were born. Another percentage is linked to lifestyle,
career and relationships. The happier and more joyful your
life is, the more you will experience an advanced state
happiness, healthy outlet, stress, love
KNOW YOUR DAILY ENERGY REQUIREMENT (DER) - Your
BMR, or basal metabolic rate (metabolism), is the energy
(measured in calories) expended by the body at rest to maintain
normal bodily functions. This continual work makes up about
60-70% of the calories we use ("burn" or expend)
and includes the beating of our heart, respiration, and
the maintenance of body temperature. Your BMR is influenced
by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender,
environmental temperature, dieting, and exercise habits.
Your Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) is is the total amount
of calories you expend through different types of activities
throughout the day whether it's reading or walking, dancing
or swimming. Your Daily Energy Requirement (DER) is the
sum of your BMR and AMR results.
BMR. AMR, metabolic rate, basal metabolic rate, energy requirement,
active metabolic rate
(Health) Age is the biological age of your body, based on
how well you've maintained it through various measurements
and lifestyle behaviours. This tool will also allow you to
calculate your life expectancy.
KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU AGE - There are many things
in our world and cultures which contribute to aging. Your
geographical location, ancestry, education, sleep, psychology,
diet and overall health can dramatically add years to our
life or keep us young. By knowing and understanding the
variables that cause aging, you empower yourself with the
tools to actively participate in creating an optimal enviroment
to increase your life expectancy.
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extension technology, lifestyle, anti-aging, health age,
real age, biological age