PreventDisease.com: Our Top 12 Stories From 2012
December 31, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
It's been an incredible year of investigative journalism with fascinating explorations in many new areas of physical, emotional and spiritual health. We are so grateful to all our authors, contributors and naturally our audience. You are all our motivation in continuing to promote health freedom and awareness through truthful reporting. It is a constantly evolving journey and we thank you for your readership. Our world is changing rapidly and we only see an abundance of love and light ahead of us. We have a feeling that next year's top stories will look very different from 2012. On that note we would like to share our top 12 stories that went viral this past year thanks to you.
The Importance of Drinking Rather Than Smoking Cannabis
December 30, 2012 | Healing | A.Kerr
Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 - 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses.
16 Reasons To Have Daily Sex
December 30, 2012 | Sex | Editor
Stressed, burdened with life's difficult problems and fear that your health is declining? Then sex is the answer to happiness, longevity and a healthy body. You don't agree? Well, here is a list of the health benefits of sex, so do it daily to experience complete pleasure. These are 16 reasons to have sex today!
Let's Ban Everything Pointy To Reduce Deaths
December 28, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
The nanny mentality of those who create scientific studies and government policy have increased their insanity. Researchers are now calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.
All Food Ingredients Linked To Cancer, But Researchers Say Don't Worry Evidence is Weak
December 27, 2012 | JunkScience | M.Torres
There is evidence linking almost every food or ingredient to cancer, but according to researchers, there's no need to worry because the evidence for pretty much all of it is very weak they say.
Fascinating Documentary - Crossing Over: A New Beginning
December 27, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Earlier this month, Brave Archer Films released 2012 Crossing Over, A New Beginning a feature documentary exploring a positive spiritual perspective on the events which will follow Dec 21, 2012. The film investigates the galactic alignment, consciousness awakening, cycles of evolution, our binary star system with Sirius, the fear agenda in the media, who's behind it, love vs fear and much more.
25 Foods: In The New Year, Eat More To Weigh Less
December 23, 2012 | YourWeight | M.Chan
The tendency to eat one or two large meals per day of all the wrong foods is what eventually leads us to tip the scales. You need to consume more meals, and of the right foods to weigh less. If you make one weight loss resolution in 2013 (in addition to exercise), make it to include and frequently consume the following 25 foods above all else.
18 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become a Loving, Positive Person
December 21, 2012 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. Unlike dogs we may not be born eternal optimists, but positivity is something that can be imbibed even if a tad forcibly; such as by trying to tweak our sense of humor, the way we react to a given situation, by being more pleasant and believing others too have a mind, and by smiling each time somebody says 'thank you'. While positivity is a state of mind, the answer lies in our perspective. Here are 18 things you can do right now to becoming a more loving and positive person.
We Want To Live In A World That Is...
December 21, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Torres & M.Forrester
Free from the limitations that currently exist on Earth. A world of endless possibilities filled with nations of cooperative families and communities who have one goal--to function as a unit. One that can only survive through the purest, positive intent to benefit humanity. This is our world and we are all building it together.
On The Eve of The New World, Place Your Focus On The Things You Love, Rather Than The Things You Don't
December 20, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
If there was ever a time to practice kindness, compassion, caring, giving, sharing, love and harmlessness, it is right now. In keeping with becoming that which we wish to see in this world, we must become Love. Focus not upon what you think is wrong in the world, but rather how Love and Harmony will bring balance back to the world. We must be willing to venture beyond the safe and limited parameters we have long lived our lives, moving into the unlimited realms of possibility.
70 Percent of All Calories Are Consumed From Four Unhealthy Foods
December 20, 2012 | Nutrition | M.Chan
If we exclude sugar, approximately 70% of all calories in the western diet come from a combination of wheat, dairy, soy and corn. The problem is, they're toxic to our bodies and don't do anything to advance our health.
Researchers Show How Infant Formula Causes Cellular Death In Five Minutes
December 19, 2012 | Breastfeeding | N.Longo
Many mothers experience disappointment when breastfeeding challenges arise and there's a good reason for it--they possess liquid gold and they know it. When there are obstacles which prevent their newborn from receiving optimal ratios of fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and immune boosters in their breast milk, who can blame a new mom for being upset their baby will receive second best in an infant formula. These formulas are not only second best but are becoming outright toxic to infants. According to a new study by University of California, San Diego bioengineers, free fatty acids created during the digestion of infant formula cause cellular death and severe intestinal conditions.
Stopping Cancer Cell Growth May Be As Simple As Squeezing Breasts
December 19, 2012 | Cancer | K.Foster
While many men may have a field day with that title, it is literal. Compression of breasts restores normal growth in malignant mammary cells, researchers have found.The findings show for the first time that mechanical forces alone can revert and stop the out-of-control growth of cancer cells.
Scientists Rebrand Genetically Modified Rice As 'Nutritionally Enhanced' To Test On Children
December 18, 2012 | GMO | M.Torres
Biotech companies continue to make profits at the expense of health by using genetic engineering to alter the breeding objectives in several countries. In 2009, China approved its first strain of genetically modified rice for commercial production. Tufts University researchers in Boston swapped the term "genetically modified" (GM) for "nutritionally enhanced" so they could proceed with a study testing GM rice on six to eight-year olds.
In The Face of Tragedy What We Focus On Defines Our Priorities, Expands Our Consciousness
December 17, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
When we hear mainstream news reporting on violent tragedies at home or overseas, why is the only focus on the act itself and its perpetrator(s)? Especially for those incidents where many pass on-- why do we not place more importance in remembering those who gave their lives so we could learn, rather than creating drama and promoting the emotional burden of the event? The Earth is moving beyond dimensional realities that have restricted our awareness to polarity and victim-perpetrator relationships. Where we place our focus moving forward is paramount and will define our priorities while expanding our state of consciousness.
Walking Outdoors Away From Technology and Gadgets Can Boost Brain Power 50 Percent
December 16, 2012 | MentalHealth | A.McCarthy
Clearing your mind may be as easy as leaving your laptop at home, switching off the smartphone and taking a walk outdoors. It may even help boost brain power by as much as 50 percent, a study has revealed.
Understanding Exactly How Propaganda Affects Every Facet of Our World
December 16, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | Editor
A documentary developed in Korea and fully translated into English is now receiving international attention based on its well-researched concepts on neurolinguistic programming, emulating psychosis, television, advertising, the illusion of terrorism and several other remarkable concepts which brilliantly illustrate how propaganda affects every facet of our lives and our world at the expense of our health, safety and security.
8 Critical Nutrients Lacking In More Than 70 Percent of Diets
December 14, 2012 | Nutrition | K.Foster
While we all pay attention to incorporating vitamins and minerals into our diets, are you getting enough critical nutrients? There are some nutrients that you need to pay special attention to -- ones you probably aren't getting enough of, yet they're essential to primary cell functions. Here are seven critical nutrients which are depleted in more than 70 percent of diets.
Very Bizarre Study: People Who Can't Stand From A Seated Position On The Floor Without Any Support, Have Early Death Risk
December 14, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
An incredibly bizarre study claims that both men and women, aged 51 to 80, who are unable to rise unaided from the floor without the use of their hands, knees or any other support, are at increased risk of early death.
The Shift Is Up To Us
December 13, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
To address the media hype around Dec 21, 2012, it will be important for us to hold a positive energy and convey an optimistic message. We really donít need to repeat the fear that Y2K created. To that end, we would like to emphasize that there is a shift occurring, but how that shift plays out is up to us. The emotions and intent we send out into the universe will either maintain or transform our frequency, and thus our vibration. Which earth would like to be a part of?
The Wave of Energy You've All Been Waiting For Has Begun: 12-12-12 to 12-21-12
December 13, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Energy and consciousness can neither be destroyed nor created. All that is and all that you are exists for eternity. If it exists, there is no such thing as it not existing. Since there are only transfers of energy, what you perceive as death is simply a portal to another existence. However, dramatic shifts in the consciousness of a species is possible and what is emerging for the next ten days will serve as the launching platform to change the energy of humanity and the planet at a profound level.
Flu Season Exposed As a Fabrication and Plot By Governments, Deliberately Causing Illness To Promote Vaccinations
December 12, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | D.Mihalovic
A compilation of research is exposing the entire flu season as one big scam perpetrated by national and international governments. The highest levels of conspirators orchestrate mass media campaigns while deliberately causing illness through national aerial spraying and inoculation schedules. Ironically, the goal is to promote intense influenza vaccination programs causing a perpetual cycle of illness timed every year when populations have the lowest vitamin D levels and consequently decreased resistance to infection.
Having Children May Extend Your Life
December 12, 2012 | Aging | J.Mitteldorf
The best theory we have for the evolution of aging says that bearing children should shorten your life span. The best theory is wrong.
Epidemiologist Confirms Serious Outbreak of Chicken Pox, 97 Percent Who Were Vaccinated
December 11, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
A county in the western part of Indiana is the site of the nation's†largest current chickenpox outbreak, according to news reports. An epidemiologist has confirmed that out of the cases analyzed, 97 percent of the children were vaccinated.
Onions Soak Up Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury and Tin In Contaminated Foods
December 11, 2012 | Healing | A.McCarthy
Waste products from the food industry, specifically waste from onions and garlic could be used to clean hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.
Green Coffee Beans: Another Adulterated Ingredient For The Weight Loss Market
December 11, 2012 | Toxins | N.Longo
How many weight loss fads must we endure before we wake up and smell the coffee? Green coffee bean extract has been touted for its weight-loss benefits, however when something suddenly becomes so ubiquitous throughout the media, it's benefits are bound to be exaggerated and its purity tarnished by imitations and adulterated ingredients. When prices begin mysteriously dropping, it's a sure sign the players are out for your money at the expense of your health.
High Levels of Carotenoids Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
December 10, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
Women with higher circulating levels carotenoids are at a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to new research.
Feel Disgusted By Certain Tastes and Smells? How It Helps You Detect Impure Foods
December 10, 2012 | HumanBody | M.Chan
It's an emotion we experience when we encounter things that are dirty, impure, or otherwise contaminated. Experiencing the intense, visceral sense of revulsion that comes with disgust presumably helps us to avoid contaminants that can make us sick or even kill us. But new research suggests that disgust not only helps us to avoid impurities, it may also make us better able to see them. Our senses may be more keen than we think?
Bill Gates Awards Researchers For Development of Electrically Spun Cloth Whose Fibers Deliver Contraceptive and HIV Drugs
December 7, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
Bill Gates is at it again, throwing money at any researcher with a claim to fame and everything to gain by using scientific advances to prevent as many babies as possible from being born. Soft kill drugs in the pretext of protection is the common theme for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Cheap, effective contraceptive and HIV pharmaceuticals are now the objectives soon to target the third world.
25 Percent of Births Are Now Delivered Via Caesarean Section: Why You Should Think Twice
December 7, 2012 | Pregnancy | A.McCarthy
"Schedule her for C-Sec," said the OB/GYN. An increasing number of women, including many first-time mothers, are requesting a C-section, even when it's not medically necessary. Older mothers are partly behind the number of C-sections rising, however the problem is more related to convenience rather than age. The latest maternity figures show that 25 percent of mothers had the surgery--an alarming trend which has many drawbacks for both mother and child.
Stand Up If You Want To Read This
December 6, 2012 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
One of the worst things you can do for your health is sit. We sit when we drive, work, eat, use the computer, watch TV and read which total a large numbers hours in our day. In fact, before you read any further, you should probably stand up. It turns out that the more time you stay planted in chair, the more chances you have an increased risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and premature death.
Healthiest Foods Out of Reach For The Majority of The Population
December 6, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
To say the cost of healthy living is out of reach for most people is an understatement. Low to middle-class subsets of the population have difficulty affording their own rent and mortgage payments let alone clean organic and unprocessed foods. Nutritionally sound chemical-free diets have achieved many distinctions to combat and prevent the most threatening diseases, but the question is can people afford them?
Women Who Give Birth In Hospitals More Likely To Experience Life-Threatening Bleeding Than Those Giving Birth At Home
December 5, 2012 | Pregnancy | D.Mihalovic
My father always use to tell me that if I ever had a serious illness, one of the fastest ways to die was to be admitted to a hospital. Healthcare technology has advanced considerably since then, however the statistical probability of mortality has only increased for hospital patients in many age categories and illnesses. Women giving birth are in their own category as conventional hospital settings and protocols provide an environment conducive to short and long-term illness for both mothers and newborns. Researchers are now finding that instances of life-threatening bleeding are on the rise for women giving birth in hospitals.
Just One Can of Soda a Day Raises Aggressive Cancer Risk By 40 Percent
December 5, 2012 | Cancer | A.McCarthy
Men who drink one 300ml can of soda per day are much more likely to require treatment for a serious form of cancer than those who never consumed the drink.
A Doctor's Empathy Will Decrease a Patient's Pain More Than Medication Itself
December 4, 2012 | ManagingPain | D.Mihalovic
Doctors are often not the most empathetic people due the amount of recurring patterns of complaints they receive on a daily basis. A doctor-patient relationship built on trust and empathy doesnít just put patients at ease Ė it actually changes the brainís response to stress and increases pain tolerance, perhaps even more than the medication itself
Mathematics Disorder? Every Human Experience Now Progressively Being Labeled As Disease
December 4, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | M.Torres
The medicalization of the world is nothing new and it's escalation is nothing short of a steep increase in the last decade. We have conformed as a society to accept a new label for every deficiency in diet and exercise as well as every imbalance the human body must endure due to toxic overloads through our polluted environment and its interaction with our very existence. The FIND Survey examined what should be classified as a disease and why. The respondents included four relevant stakeholders: laypeople, doctors, nurses and legislators.
All Blenders Are Not Created Equal: Which One Is Best For Your Needs?
December 3, 2012 | NaturalLiving | K.Foster
A frequent question from many readers is which blender is best. First of all, there is no "best blender" for everybody. Secondly, choosing the right appliance entirely depends on your needs and budget. Both are important in helping you make the most practical decision for your kitchen and the most effective blender for your needs may not be the most expensive.
Consumption Vanity Disorder: The Disease of Our Culture
December 2, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Part of the grand orchestration of our false reality has been achieved through a global deception and masking of our innate human qualities that lead us to our true power. "It is only when we take pause, often at the risk of social alienation, to question the foundational principles and ideas to which our lives are oriented, does a dark truth about our supposed normality become more clear."
Don't Struggle With Constipation: Consume These 7 Things To Make Your Bowel Very Happy
December 2, 2012 | Nutrition | J.Summerly
Digestion happens and nothing will stop it. If you eat, you must digest. Few of us however, are able to talk about our digestive problems without some embarrassment. Give your bowel the foods and beverages it needs to make constipation a foreign term in your vocabulary.
Two More Studies Validate The Effect of Vitamin D On Awareness, Perception and Reasoning
December 2, 2012 | Sunlight | M.Chan
A flurry of vitamin D research has plowed through media magnets in the last few months and two new studies further support the glowing scientific evidence on the health benefits of the sunshine vitamin. The studies appearing in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences showing that vitamin D may be a vital component for the cognitive health.