Before Sending Your Kids Out For Halloween, Read This Warning First
October 31, 2012 | ChildHealth | K.Foster
Halloween is a very unique time of year because we can't help but get caught in the excitement of children on their festivities, but at the same time we also get caught up in consumerism and the endorsing of toxic treats. Here are some very important warnings you should consider before sending loved ones on their Halloween journey.
How Full You Feel After A Meal Depends on Flavour and Texture
October 31, 2012 | Metabolism | Editor
Low calorie foods may help people lose weight but there is often a problem that people using them do not feel full. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour shows that subtle manipulations of texture and creamy flavour can increase the expectation that a fruit yogurt drink will be filling and suppress hunger regardless of actual calorific content.
The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works
October 30, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. But how exactly does it work?
Stop Believing The Myths About Cholesterol
October 30, 2012 | HumanBody | M.Chan
Most of us believe that to lose weight we should avoid cholesterol in food. But is that healthy for the body? Is there really any such thing as bad cholesterol?
Shocking Scans Show The Real Impact of Love on a Child's Brains
October 29, 2012 | ChildHealth | Editor
You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care - it pays dividends by determining the size of your child's brain, scientists say.
Junk Science: The Flu Shot Reduces Your Risk of Heart Disease and Death By 50 Percent
October 29, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Once again, it's time to add another fairytale to the storybook of junk science we call modern medicine. The most recent and ludicrous claim comes from the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress who states the influenza vaccine not only maintains heart health, but prevents cardiac events and death by a whopping 50 percent.
To Increase Semen Quality, Avoid Dairy
October 28, 2012 | Fertility | M.Chan
Looks like "schools investing in milk" may not be such a good idea after all, that is not unless we want to cut down on future populations. Men interested in semen quality and thriving fertility may wish to reduce or quit their dairy intake completely. Young men with a high daily intake of dairy may be risking their chance of having children, US researchers have claimed.
Your Satisfaction With Life Is Higher On The Days You Exercise
October 28, 2012 | Fitness | Editor
Had a bad day? Most doctors might prescribe anti-depressants. However, extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution, according to Penn State researchers, who found that people’s satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual.
Learn How To Maximize Health and Absorption of Nutrients By Optimizing Food Pairings
October 26, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Which pairing is more conducive towards optimal digestion - rice and fish or rice and salad? Knowing the answer and practicing acid-base relationships in your meals could make a big difference in digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Six Questions to Ponder in Choosing a Life Partner
October 26, 2012 | Lifestyle | B.Kim
I've long felt that choosing a life partner should be a subject that is thoroughly discussed sometime in high school and perhaps even in university. It amazes me that so little time, if any, is given to considering this topic on a meaningful level in school. Near as I can tell, it's probably the single most important decision that all of us can make.
Even Moderate Consumption of Wine or Alcohol May Decrease New Brain Cells
October 25, 2012 | Toxins | M.Torres
Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day has generally been considered a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health. But a new Rutgers University study indicates that its still a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent.
Cooking Methods That Produce Crust Produce By-Products Associated With Diabetes and Heart Disease
October 25, 2012 | Diabetes | Editor
A University of Illinois study suggests avoiding cooking methods that produce the kind of crusty bits you'd find on a grilled hamburger, especially if you have diabetes and know you're at increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of your diagnosis.
New Research Suggests Humans Can Sense Future Events Without Any Known Clues
October 24, 2012 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
Wouldn't it be nice to predict future events, even if they are just ten seconds ahead? According to researchers at Northwestern University, we can do just that.
Watermelon Shown To Have Weight Loss Benefits and Boost Heart Health
October 24, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
New findings reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed that watermelon juice reduced weight and arterial plaque better than a control group, suggesting that citrulline, a compound found in watermelon, plays a role in cardiovascular health.
Physical Exercise Still Beats Mental Workouts For Keeping The Brain In Top Form
October 24, 2012 | MentalHealth | T.McKenzie
Regular physical exercise appears to trump mental memory games when it comes to protecting the brain from shrinking, an otherwise natural process that occurs with age.
If You Would Like To Depress Your Immune System, Get This Year's Flu Shot
October 23, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Other than a depressed immune system with a side serving of carcinogenic, immunotoxic, neurotoxic, and sterility agents, this year's flu shot has nothing to offer you but the usual poisons based on previous formulations. Moreover, their effectiveness in preventing the flu is less than a placebo.
The Only Reason To Celebrate Halloween: Pumpkin Seeds
October 23, 2012 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Ghosts and ghouls just don't do it for me, but pumpkin seeds do. In fact, it's the only reason I look forward to Halloween. In my opinion, this celebration is a very poor example to children, even if it is only for one evening. Imagine going from house to house dressed as a blood sucking vampire whose only goal is to obtain toxic candy. Then we wonder why our children don't seek worthy role models. So let's change the tune. How about we promote decent nutrition on Halloween and distribute a responsible snack to all the little gremlins, sending them on their way with health rather than sugar. The smallest part of a pumpkin is a power packed nutrition house of goodness. If you're carving pumpkins and throwing out the seeds, you really are missing the best part.
Research Confirms The Power of a Handshake
October 23, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
Sometimes that smile and a handshake really does make a difference and science is now proving it. New neuroscience research is confirming an old adage about the power of a handshake: strangers do form a better impression from those who offer their hand in greeting.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: 'Vaccines Reduce Population Growth'
October 22, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Right from the horses mouth, Bill Gates states that "vaccines reduce population growth." Few can now deny what anti-vaccine advocates have been saying for years, specifically that vaccines directly and negatively impact fertility. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will only be too willing to oblige future generations.
Boys Are Also Experiencing The Onset of Puberty Two Years Earlier
October 22, 2012 | ChildHealth | Editor
About 15 percent of American girls now reach puberty by age seven. Among black girls, the rate is at least 25 percent at that age. Boys have been left out of most statistical studies on early onset of puberty until now. A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty up to two years earlier than reported in previous research.
Aggressive Cancers Hate Plant-Based Diets
October 21, 2012 | Cancer | A.McCarthy
Vegans and vegetarians have been promoting the lifestyle for decades and now research firmly supports a huge cancer prevention benefit to those who add fruits, vegetables, herbs and tea to their diets.
Baby Yoga Helps Infants Improve Bodily Systems
October 21, 2012 | ChildHealth | T.McKenzie
A new form of yoga for babies is booming and new moms are the biggest promoters. A few dozen infants as young as a few days old to 12 months were initiated into the "hugely beneficial" exercise along with their moms at a unique workshop organised by the Pampers Mommy and Baby Sleep Academy.
Study Shows Laughter Works Better Than Pharmaceuticals Alone To Increase Good Cholesterol and Decrease Inflammation
October 19, 2012 | Happiness | A.Angelakopoulos
Multiple research studies have shown that repetitive laughter has the same effects on the body as exercise. Laughing not only enhances a positive mood, but lowers stress hormones, increases immune activity, and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, similar to moderate exercise and better than pharmaceuticals. In fact, you can maximize these health benefits for yourself by doing fun and simple "laughter exercises."
Moving Away From Old Ideas of Nutrition and Immunity
October 19, 2012 | Immunity | Editor
New technologies are proliferating throughout the world to help foster a greater understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the complex interactions between nutrition and immunity. They are also paving the way for many areas of research to investigate new aspects of this complex relationship.
When It Comes To Sexual Behavior As a Teenager, Dad Makes a Difference
October 19, 2012 | Sex | A.McCarthy
A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues suggests that fathers' parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent children’s health and well-being.
The Number One Cause Of a Bloating Belly
October 18, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
The number one cause of a bloating belly is not flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome or gastrointestinal stress as claimed by many doctors. These are only symptoms, not causes. If you would like to address factors that affect a bloating belly, look no further than food intolerance.
Heart-Centered Healing Produces The Most Powerful Effect On The Human Body
October 18, 2012 | Healing | M.Forrester
Every cause of disease first begins with an imbalance in the body's energy systems, specifically, the interaction between how the heart communicates with the brain and the body. Fix that and there is no disease, ever. The heart can produce an electrical field 100 times greater than the brain and a magnetic field 5000 times greater. Which one are you using to heal?
Could Adding Additional Years To Your Life Be As Simple As Going Vegetarian?
October 17, 2012 | Lifestyle | N.Longo
According to a study following 96,000 US and Canadian citizens, a vegetarian diet could mean living nine additional years than you might consuming meat based diets according the the findings.
New Sensor Soon Hitting The Market Will Check Whether Fish Is Safe To Eat
October 17, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
A new sensor to hit the market could quickly and cheaply detect mercury and other toxic metals in fish. The sensor relies on an analysis machine that could even be designed for home use and potentially sold as a small kitchen appliance. Compared to conventional machines which cost millions, the creators estimate the unit may cost less many home appliances. Researchers hope cheap testing will encourage groups to check waterways and fish more extensively to promote safer consumption.
CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 Levels Lower Artery Disease Risk
October 16, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Increased blood levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 are associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), says new data published in Nutrition Research.
How Ironic: Amid Beef Recall, U.S. Audits Canadian Food Inspectors
October 16, 2012 | Toxins | M.Torres
Amid the beef recall from XL Foods, the federal agency responsible for protecting Canadians from food safety hazards will itself soon be under the microscope, albeit from another corrupt food agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Approved Seafood Imported To Canada and U.S Raised on Pig Feces
October 15, 2012 | Toxins | M.Torres
At Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Trading & Processing Export Enterprise, a seafood exporter on Vietnam’s southern coast that ships to Canada and US geographic markets, fish and seafood are obtained from farmers who use feces from hundreds of pigs and geese. At the plant itself there’s trash on the floor, and flies crawl over baskets of processed shrimp stacked in an unchilled room.
Sitting For Long Periods Is Deadly Even If You Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
October 15, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
A new study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death regardless of physical activity.
Flashback To Awaken: Ten Articles Worthy of Review
October 14, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | Editor
New readers have recently brought an important point to the forefront. We forget that as new readers join us on PreventDisease.com, we often overlook many concepts which serve as the foundation and offer a better understanding of why our current society functions the way it does. For this we apologize as we should reiterate these concepts more frequently to complement current material, or at least provide links for review.
Turmeric Prevents One of The Most Malignant Cancers In The World
October 14, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic effects, reduces cholesterol among other powerful health effects. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases.
Delaying Gratification: The Marshmallow Test Revisted
October 14, 2012 | MentalHealth | Editor
For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two later?
Burning Incense: Not Worth The Pleasant Scent If It Causes Cancer
October 12, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
Just about any smoke is harmful to our lungs if it's inhaled. Incense burns four times more particulate matter than cigarette smoke. Regular inhalation of incense smoke could increase the risk of a variety of respiratory cancers, according to a a group of studies conducting the researcher on carcinogens.
Does Bad News Affect Women More Than Men?
October 12, 2012 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
There quite a bit of bad news hitting all forms of media these days and they are usually the stories that make the front page and go viral. Negative news sells. Women react to bad news with more stress than men and remember negative headlines better than their male counterparts, new research finds.
What Is The Only Toxin Openly Admitted By Government To Be Harmful To Health Yet Still Widely Promoted On a National Scale?
October 11, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
We recently posted this question on facebook and our audience proved to be a very educated group. If you said fluoride, give yourself a pat on the back. There are plenty of other toxins of course, including vaccinations, geoengineering (chemtrails), genetically modified organisms (GMO), microwaves, cell phones, fiberglass insulation, conventional medicine, but let's not get carried away. Although all of these are toxic to human health, governments are far from admitting it, let alone implementing any federal initiative to halt mass promotion. If fluoride is admitted by government to be harmful, why is still in the water supply?
Right to Know: Vote Yes on Prop 37
October 11, 2012 | GMO | Editor
There has been no greater time on earth than now to assert your position on a food supply that is safe and free of genetically modified organisms. It's your Right to Know.
Less Than 3 Minutes of Strenuous Exercise Can Lead To All-Day Calorie Burn
October 11, 2012 | YourWeight | T.McKenzie
While for most, vigorous exercise means 20 miles of running or hours and hours of physically taxing workouts, scientists are now discovering that relatively short duration, even as little as 2.5 minutes of high-intensity interval training could be the key to long-term weight loss.
The Entire Vaccine Industry Is Being Exposed For Unproven Assumptions And Misrepresentations of Data
October 10, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
There are no safe vaccines. There never was and never will be with the current misrepresented data and unproven assumptions that have spanned over a century in the making. The fact is, every single vaccine is now being exposed for the lack of demonstrated evidence to actually prevent a single case of disease over a placebo. Think it's an exaggeration? Think again.
New Analysis of Over 300,000 People Shows Magnesium Reduces Colon Cancer Risk
October 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.
What Is Your Emotional Type?
October 9, 2012 | Healing | M.Jawer and M.Micozzi
Different people process their feelings in different ways--your emotional style is a fundamental aspect of who you are. It affects more than just your outlook on life; it can affect your very well-being. Many chronic ailments are not the result of germs or genes but are rooted in our emotional biology. The link between emotional type and health explains why modern medicine--which views treatment as "one size fits all" --often fails to successfully treat chronic pain and illness.
Identifying 5 Healthy and Preventative Foods
October 9, 2012 | Nutrition | R.Bracke
Take a stroll into your local grocery store and I bet you can’t even make it in a few strides without being bombarded with product labels boasting their latest, fat-free, no sugar, protein-crammed, age-defying, super-awesome-amazing-tasting latest creation. Aside from what these labels are telling you, can you be absolutely certain that these products are going to live up to their claim? Instead of playing nutritional roulette, next time you are at the store go straight to the source. Below is a list of five great foods that come packed with preventative vitamins and minerals, naturally.
Canadian School Board Forced To Change Website After Caught Inviting Kids To Experiment Sexually With Vegetables
October 8, 2012 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
In a rather disgusting show of perversion from what should be a reputable institution to protect the morals of a child, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in the province of Ontario was caught red-handed promoting links which enticed children to experiment sexually with vegetables. The move supports accumulating evidence across Canada and the U.S. that school boards are promoting the dangerous sexualization of children at an early age. TDSB officials were forced to remove the offensive links after they were initially discovered and reported by a blogger.
Your Thoughts and Emotions Create Your Vibration and Circumstances In Your Life, Including Illness
October 8, 2012 | Consciousness | K.Cama
Everything in this world that you see manifested as form and phenomena, including things like electricity, sound waves coming to your ears as music and speech, everything is vibrations. This includes your health or illness.
The High Cost of Losing Insect Populations To GMO: Ecological Interactions Are At Risk
October 7, 2012 | GMO | Editor
At first blush, many people would probably love to get rid of insects, such as pesky mosquitoes, ants and roaches. But a new study indicates that getting rid of insects could trigger some unwelcome ecological consequences, such as the rapid loss of desired traits in plants, including their good taste and high yields. Genetically modified crops and insecticides are facilitating this process.
Having Small Meals Up To 9 Times Every Day Has Metabolic Benefits
October 7, 2012 | Dieting | Editor
Encouraging news for those who like to take small bites throughout their daily dietary plans. Most metabolisms are not designed to eat three square meals per day and embracing a diet where calorie intake is divided into multiple small meals up to nine per day will lower blood pressure and encourage weight loss according to new research.
You Put What In My Mouth?
October 5, 2012 | OralHealth | Editor
An excellent soon to be released documentary You Put What In My Mouth? follows the lives of 4 people as they struggle to inform the federal government, public and dentists of the extremely large amounts of mercury vapor and mercury contaminated particulate matter generated during the making, placement, polishing and removal of mercury "amalgam" dental fillings. Mercury vapor thousands of times higher than safety limits is NOT harmless.
Using Plastic Bottles Causes Multiple Health Threats With Metabolic Changes
October 5, 2012 | Toxins | M.Torres
Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of canned food, soda, receipts, bottled water, plastic food containers, baby bottles and even water supply lines that feed to your drinking water to your home. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment and routinely ingested. New research, however, from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests it is the metabolic changes that take place once BPA is broken down inside the body that pose the greater health threat.
Is Coffee Responsible For A Leading Cause of Glaucoma Worldwide? Be Wise In Your Choices
October 4, 2012 | Diseases | A.McCarthy
We all love our coffee and many health benefits have surfaced regarding consumption, but something has changed in the coffee bean in the last hundred years. Coffee growers have become reckless in their practices and conventional sources have become very polluted. The average cup of joe is not what it used to be. A new study now suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness.
Autism and Vaccinations: Will Your Pediatrician Tell The Truth?
October 4, 2012 | Vaccines | A.Wiggins
The controversy surrounding the link between soaring autism rates and vaccinations continues to escalate. Pediatricians assure parents that most vaccines are safe, but is their word good enough to ease your fears? The research community says there are no conclusive scientific studies which prove that vaccinations cause autism. Opponents of vaccinations also make a valid point, which is that there have never been any long term, double blind studies for any vaccine ever to prove that they are not responsible for the development of autism in children. The vaccine testing, therefore, is on the general population.
Counterintuitive Finding Shows Herbicide Use In Genetically Modified Crops Has Actually Increased
October 3, 2012 | GMO | N.Longo
The promise by Monsanto and producers of genetically modified crops was that farmers could use less chemicals and produce a greater yield. That's about as true as honesty in politics. A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops — cotton, soybeans and corn — has actually increased.
Major Source of Aging Dysfunction May Be Related To Zinc Absorption
October 3, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Researchers may have identified a primary cause of ailments as we age. A study outlines the way in which zinc deficiency increases with age and links this dysfunction with increased levels of inflammation and immune system impairment.
The Food Industry Has Planned It Well: Diets High In Refined Sugar and Processed Oils Cause The Brain To Overconsume
October 2, 2012 | Obesity | Editor
The food industry as planned mass overconsumption very well. They have created an abundance of consumers who can't help but eat themselves into oblivion. Most people don't even realize who much food they're actually consuming. New research indicates that diets that lead to obesity -- specifically diets high in refined sugars -- may cause changes to the brains of obese people that in turn may fuel overconsumption of those same foods and make weight loss more challenging.
Direct Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin D and Mortality
October 2, 2012 | Sunlight | A.McCarthy
Low levels of vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with increased mortality according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The study also indicates that the potential impact of remediating low vitamin D levels is greater in African Americans than Caucasians because vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African Americans.
Air Fresheners Are Toxic And What You Perceive As Pleasant Is Not Worth The Damage To Your Health
October 1, 2012 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
The use of chemical air fresheners either in our cars, home or exposure to them at the office, restaurants, health clubs or any other indoor location may be causing long-term health damage to our lungs which not even be noticeable in the short-term. Headaches, earaches, depression, an irregular heart beat, and diarrhea are just a few of many health challenges that have been linked to regular use of synthetic air fresheners. Indoor air quality is a serious pollution threat and all artificially scented products and fragrances, regardless of the type are major contributors to the problem.
Probiotics Battle and Reduce Duration of Colds
October 1, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Daily supplements of probiotics (good bacteria) may reduce the duration of symptoms of colds and enhance immunity, says a new study.