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5 Critical Lifestyle Recommendations Prevent Aggressive Cancer
June 30, 2013 | Lifestyle | M.Chan
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have published the first study on adherence to critical World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) lifestyle recommendations and aggressive prostate cancer that shows a significantly decreased risk of highly aggressive prostate cancer associated with closer adherence to the recommendations. The recommendations provided desirable ranges of body mass index, physical activity, foods of low caloric density (under 125 kilocalories per 100 grams of food), fruits and non-starchy vegetables, salt, legumes and unrefined grains, and red meat consumption.


Increased Levels of Vitamin B6 Linked To DNA Protection
June 28, 2013 | DNA | M.Chan
Increased intake of vitamin B6 has been linked to reductions is cancer risk and artery disease risk, but new research from Japan suggests it is also associated with DNA protection.


7 Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat
June 28, 2013 | YourWeight | E.Schumacher
Belly fat. Ugh. The one thing standing between you and your swim suit. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes more than just sit-ups to slim down your waist.


New Research Shows Your Perception Of Stress On Your Health Is Linked To Heart Attack Risk
June 27, 2013 | Prevention | A.McCarthy
People who believe that stress is having an adverse impact on their health are probably right. If heart disease is a risk in your genetic line, stress management may be key in preventing the disease from ever causing long-term risk of complications or even manifesting because perception of stress may be the most significant indicator of the disease according to new research published in the European Heart Journal.


18 Spices Scientifically Proven To Prevent and Treat Cancer
June 27, 2013 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
Believe it or not, but when the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, everything you need to prevent or treat it is right inside your spice cabinet. These are not just dried seeds, fruits, roots, barks or any other plant-based substances to add flavor to our foods, but they double as anti-cancer agents. More than 180 spice-derived compounds have been identified and explored for their health benefits It is beyond the scope of this article to deal with all herbs and spices that may influence the risk of cancer and tumor behavior, but we've highlighted 18 of the most powerful.


Palm Oil Now More Widely Produced Than Soybean Oil - Here's Why You Need To Get This Oil Out Of Your Diet
June 26, 2013 | JunkFood | N.Longo
Palm oil has been sold to the world as yet another increasingly sustainable and healthy alternative to other vegetable oils. It is now the most widely produced edible vegetable oil globally, passing soybean oil eight years ago. Following the repetitive formula which comes out of the food industry decade after decade--any time the next big economical, versatile and immensely popular of edible oils come along to be integrated into thousands of food products, inevitably we find out that they're not so great for our health or the environment. Palm oil is no exception from this formula and here's why you need to get this oil out of your diet for good.


The Growing Epidemic of Thyroid Disease and What To Do About It
June 26, 2013 | Prevention | Z.Rona
It is estimated that over 200 million people globally (about 35 million people in North America) suffer from at least one of the many forms of thyroid disease. In fact, thyroid problems are increasing so much in frequency that scientists are calling it an epidemic. The incidence of thyroid illness occurs about seven times more frequently in women than men, and it is thought that at least 50% of the cases are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.


8 Nutrients Every Person Needs To Boost Health
June 25, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
As people strive to improve their health and evolve their food choices to a more plant-based diet, it is easy to get lost along the way. When you transition to a healthier diet, it is important to educate yourself about the nutrients your body will need on a daily basis.


Cruel and Unnecessary Animal Tests Carried Out By The World's Leading Food Giants
June 24, 2013 | JunkFood | A.McCarthy
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has recently released findings of research showing cruel and unnecessary animal tests carried out by some of the world's leading food giants including, Yakult, Danone, Nestle and Unilever. 


Bill Gates and The WHO Team Up To Counter Negative Stigma Attached To Vaccines With Public Surveillance System
June 24, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
It should be a very encouraging and a positive sign for anti-vaccine advocates when international funding agencies start to invest in surveillance projects focused on monitoring and detection of public concerns around vaccines. It means they're scared and they should be. The world is sharply dividing on the issue and it appears those on the fence are rapidly joining one side--and it's not the side the vaccinators would have hoped for.


CDC Admits Long-Standing Error in Medical Science - There Is No Benefit In Reducing Salt Intake And It May Even Be Dangerous
June 21, 2013 | JunkScience | D.Mihalovic
A recent report commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the health benefits of reducing salt intake and the take-home message is that salt, in the quantities consumed by most Americans, is no longer considered a substantial health hazard. What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a danger, from reducing our salt intake below 1 tsp per day. What was absent about the report was is the difference between healthy mineral salts and iodized table salt.


Daily Consumption of Cranberry Juice Regulates Insulin And Decreases Heart Disease Risks
June 21, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Just two months of drinking cranberry juice is associated with regulation of insulin sensitivity and energy, and a decrease in homocysteine, an amino acid linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), say researchers.


American Medical Association Opens The Flood Gates For New Vaccines and Drugs By Officially Declaring Obesity A Disease
June 20, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
The move by the American Medical Association board means that one-third of the U.S. adult population can now officially be diagnosed and treated with a flood of new drugs and vaccines which have been years in the making.


If You Don't Mind Cancer Causing Radiation Passing Through Your Food, Keep Using A Microwave
June 20, 2013 | Toxins | M.Torres
Are microwaves a benign bastion of convenience or a sinister contributor to biological and nutritional damage? That depends where you attain your health information from. Many believe microwaves are an ingenious time-saving device and wonder how anyone ever lived without them. Others are aware their food doesn't quite taste the same after microwave use, but unapologetically swear by them just to help them get through the day a little bit faster. However, a growing percentage are now heeding the advice of holistic health experts advising them of the dangers. Regardless of where you stand, humans are the only animals on the planet who destroy the nutritional value of their food before eating it, and the use of microwaves is no exception.


Four Ayurvedic Herbs and One Integrated Oil That Relieve Arthritis Better Than Medication
June 19, 2013 | NaturalLiving | M.Pochelli
The single most prescribed drugs in the world are for pain. Popular anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. However, natural equivalents used in Ayurvedic medicine are not only more effective and reducing long-term pain, but they carry no high-risk side effects.


Rhodiola Boosts Fruit Fly Lifespan By Nearly 25 Percent - What Can It Do For Humans?
June 19, 2013 | Herbs | J.Summerly
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), sometimes called Arctic root or golden root, is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it acts in non-specific ways to increase resistance to stress, without disturbing normal biological functions. The herbal extract has long been used for stress relief was recently found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent, according to UC Irvine researchers.


Life Choice: Professional, Therapeutic Medicine - It's Time For Nutriceuticals That Work
June 18, 2013 | NaturalLiving | Editor
The Life Choice brand of natural health supplements is among the purest in the world. They strive to maintain a consistent high quality in all their formulations by aligning themselves with proven raw material suppliers. They never purchase ingredients based on price, but rather on purity and this promotes a therapeutic value above almost every other brand we have reviewed. That's why we are offering Life Choice as our flagship line of natural health supplements at the PreventDisease Store.


China Intent On Producing Genetically Modified Cow Milk To Replace Human Breast Milk And Sold At Your Grocery
June 18, 2013 | GMO | N.Longo
Scientists have now successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows in a bid to produce a cow milk alternative to human breast milk. The biotech company has high hopes that genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets around the world.


Busting The Myths - You Don't Need Any Special Kind of Shoes To Start Running
June 18, 2013 | Fitness | T.McKenzie
Sales personnel at various specialty sport and footwear retailers are fairly convincing when they advise us that we need a specific type of shoe to assist us in our physical activity endeavors. Even many chiropractors will encourage the use of orthotics before running to mitigate what they perceive as flaws in our natural gate. The reality is, if you're healthy and plan to start running, despite any kind of tendencies to over- or underpronate, it is perfectly all right to put on a pair of completely ordinary ‘neutral’ running shoes without any special support, according to research conducted at Aarhus University.


Minds Don't Create Morality, Morality Creates Minds
June 17, 2013 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
People often think that something must have a mind to be part of a moral interaction. However, the present research suggests that minds do not create morality but that morality creates minds, which fires further debate on the illusion of self.


Japan's Health Ministry Withdraws Cervical Cancer Vaccine Recommendation
June 17, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Japan's health ministry issued a nationwide notice that cervical cancer vaccinations should no longer be recommended for girls due to several hundred adverse reactions to the vaccines reported.


How Many 'Non' Ingredients Will Be Necessary Before We Improve Product Quality? Here Are 22 Exclusions You Want Listed
June 17, 2013 | Labeling | M.Torres
Manufacturers of high quality foods and supplements are now forced to list a barrage of "Non" ingredients absent from their products to increase consumer confidence. Sometimes these inclusions are exceeding the actual ingredients themselves. How long will this list become before we start to improve product quality across the board? Here are 22 types of ingredients you want excluded, or otherwise on the "Non" list.


Coconut Oil Is The Superfood of All Oils
June 16, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing properties.


Naturopathic Doctor Aims To Amend Legislation To Allow Physicians To Include Natural Health Products In Their Practice
June 14, 2013 | NaturalLiving | M.Torres
A Canadian Naturopathic Doctor and leader in the natural health industry, Dr. Eldon Dahl is spearheading the formation of a committee with the agenda of lobbying the federal government to change the way Medical Doctors are permitted to promote natural health products to treat and restore human health.


Shocking Differences In Ingredients Between The Same Food Products In The U.S., Canada and U.K.
June 14, 2013 | JunkFood | N.Longo
The obesity crisis in the U.S. has always been viewed as somewhat of a puzzle. How did Americans get so large if other developed nations are consuming so many of the same foods. Experts have debated physical activity and other lifestyle choices for years as possible culprits. However, if we analyze ingredient lists on processed foods between just two other countries, namely Canada and the U.K, we find stark differences.


Infant Formula Manufacturers Refuse To Remove GMO And New Research Now Links Formula To Chronic Disease
June 13, 2013 | GMO | N.Longo
Nestle and Mead Johnson Nutrition recently dismissed calls to remove genetically-modified organisms (GMO) from their infant formula products in the US and now evidence is coming forth on long-term risks related to infant formulations. Epidemiological research has indicated a relationship between infant formula feeding and increased risk of chronic diseases later in life including obesity, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Researchers stated that the comprehensive metabolic implications of formula vs breast-feeding play a role in long-term health risks.


Pollution-Control Technology With Titanium Dioxide - Another Bad Idea
June 13, 2013 | Pollution | A.McCarthy
In an effort to makes things better, we often make them worse. Titanium dioxide coatings, seen as promising for their role in breaking down airborne pollutants is just another "bad idea". Research by Indiana University environmental scientists shows that the air-pollution-removal technology used in “self-cleaning” paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve.


Leading Scientists From Ten Countries Urge Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Food Labeling
June 13, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Past research has shown that the effect on blood glucose levels of different foods with the same carbohydrate content can vary by as much as five-fold. This has led to foods being assigned a glycemic index (GI). According to a group of leading nutrition scientists from ten countries GI should be included in national dietary guidelines and on food labels.


PreventDisease Launches Estore To Bring You The Best In Organics and Natural Health Products
June 12, 2013 | NaturalLiving | Editor
We are about to embark on an exciting new venture extending health conscious partners and resources directly to our audience. Due to repeated requests and demands from our readers and as a consequence to the popularity of the ethical health content PreventDisease provides, we will be opening an estore on June 18th, 2013 bringing you the best in organics and natural health products.


How Turmeric Reduces Oxidative Stress and Supports Your Brain and Heart
June 12, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Curcumin has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential health benefits. It has even been found to outperform pharmaceuticals in preventing disease. Curcumin is a compound found in the spice turmeric which gives it a natural pigment. It has been linked to a range of health benefits, including potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, protection against heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis. Two studies add to that mix with benefits for arterial aging and cognition.


Love Nutella? Here's Why You Should Never Eat It And Opt For A Healthier Alternative Recipe
June 12, 2013 | JunkFood | N.Longo
I used to love Nutella when I was kid--that is before studying nutrition and discovering its harmful ingredients. The scariest thing that people don't know about Nutella is that it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), also known as E621. It's cleverly hidden inside an artificial flavor called vanillin which is labeled on every Nutella jar. It also contains the toxic GMO emulsifier soy lecithin and palm oil whose extraction is ravaging forests and wildlife throughout the world.


CT Scans Causing Radiation-Induced Cancers
June 11, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | A.McCarthy
Radiation-induced cancers have tripled in the last two decades and diagnostic imaging has already been admitted as a cause by the U.S. government. According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics.


A Tasty Parasite Cleanse
June 10, 2013 | NaturalLiving | E.Schumacher
Have you ever experienced: bloating and excessive gas, frequent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, extreme fatigue, an increasing number of allergies, poor general immunity, lack of energy and/or regular sickness? Experiencing any or all of these symptoms is an indicator that you may have parasites!


Low Vitamin D Levels Now Linked To Weight Gain
June 10, 2013 | Sunlight | M.Chan
Non-obese people with low vitamin D levels may be at a higher risk of becoming obese in the years that follow, suggests new data from Spain.


For Most Foods, The Faster It Spoils, The Healthier It Is - The Toxic Preservation of Food Is Killing Us
June 9, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Torres
The food industry has created an era of convenience for consumers through packaged, preserved, emulsified, pasteurized, sterilized, irradiated and chemically altered foods. It's not an exact science, but generally speaking the faster a food spoils, the higher the nutrient density it contains. Living foods will perish within days to weeks while processed foods can last months or even years due to the removal of all microorganisms, enzymes, oxygen, and moisture in food.


Deterring Mosquitoes and Relieving Bites Naturally
June 9, 2013 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
DEET is a very common and dangerous chemical used in conventional insect repellents for use directly on the skin. It's known to cause short- and long-term health effects including brain cell death and behavioral changes, especially in children. There are plenty of natural ways to deter insects and also relieve insect bites without the use of any chemicals. Learn toxic-free methods of protecting yourself and your family from insects this summer.


GMO Papayas (Papaw) Approved In US and Canada But Not Europe
June 7, 2013 | GMO | N.Longo
Papaya also known as papaw or tree melon, is cultivated worldwide in the tropics and subtropics with well over 7 million tons produced globally. Due to their high levels of vitamins and certain enzymes (papain) papayas have been considered a ''wonder fruit'', especially for the digestive tract. However, genetically modified (GM) papayas are o approved for cultivation in the US and for consumption in the US and Canada, but not Europe.


Exclusively Fed Breastfed Babies Have Enhanced Brain Development in Language, Emotional Function and Cognition
June 7, 2013 | Breastfeeding | K.Foster
The benefits of breastmilk, or as it's better referred to liquid gold, are endless. When comparing breast milk to formula, there is no competition. Breastfeeding is the best feeding and formula has little to offer an infant in terms of nutrition, digestion, immunity and development. Now Brown University has found more evidence that breastfeeding is good for babies' brains.


Open Your Heart To The New World - It Is No Longer What You Observe That Matters...It's Your Response To It
June 6, 2013 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
We are in a new world and we've made it here together. Mass deaths were not necessary to reach this pinnacle and every person on Earth now has a choice...adapt to the new 4th density (or 5th dimensional reality) or suffer the emotional and spiritual consequences of maintaining old patterns in a new dimension that only supports higher levels of consciousness. We have not ascended in the sense that we are in any way better, superior or more privileged than our 4th dimensional predecessors. It's just different in the sense that only unity, love, kindness, cooperation and compassion will move forward while systems structured around separation, hate, cruelty, control and callousness will not survive. Where is your focus?


Yoga Walks The Talk - Just 20 Minutes Significantly Improves Brain Function
June 6, 2013 | Fitness | T.McKenzie
Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.


Do You Know What Drowning Really Looks Like? How To Spot Signs of Trouble In The Water This Summer
June 6, 2013 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Most people assume that a drowning person will splash, yell, and wave for help; and why wouldn’t they? That’s what we see on television. Without training, we are conditioned first to think of drowning as a violent struggle that is noisy and physical. It's not. On average, experts have about 40 seconds to both spot the troubled swimmer and get to them before they submerge. Here's what to look for.


Changing To Specific LED Bulbs In Your Refrigerator Can Double Berry Shelf Life
June 5, 2013 | Sunlight | J.Summerly
Moisture is the main cause of mold on berries. Many fungi are capable of rotting mature or near-mature fruits of strawberry, grape, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. Serious losses can occur under favorable environmental conditions for disease development. Berry lovers rejoice as the days of unpacking your luscious berries from the refrigerator only to find them sprouting wispy goatees of mold may be numbered. A research team has demonstrated that low irradiance ultra-violet (UV) light at typical home refrigerator conditions--delays spoilage and specific LED bulbs may do the job.


Detecting Viral DNA Via Smartphones
June 5, 2013 | DNA | A.McCarthy
On the spot field testing of genetic material has now become a reality with smartphones. Cornell University engineers have created a new smartphone-based system, consisting of a plug-in optical accessory and disposable chips, for in-the-field detection of viral DNA that causes a specific cancer.


The Sun Is Heating Up And It's Time To Ignore Every Single Message You Hear About Slathering On Sunscreen
June 4, 2013 | JunkScience | M.Torres
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a falsity promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. How convenient an oversight by these demonizers of the sun that people closest to the equator have the lowest incidence of skin cancer, but you'll never hear that message on your local news. Instead, as the summer approaches the media bombards us daily with myths that blocking the sun's rays from reaching our skin will somehow protect us from the one thing it actually prevents--cancer.


Extremely Low Doses of Marijuana's Psychoactive Components Prevent Brain Damage From Other Toxic Drugs
June 4, 2013 | Prevention | M.Torres
In another blow and contradiction to mainstream scientific claims which consistently report that Cannabis causes brain damage, a recent study shows the opposite. Research published in the journals Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research demonstrated that even extremely low doses of THC (Marijuana's psychoactive component) -- around 1,000 to 10,000 times less than that in a conventional marijuana cigarette -- can jumpstart biochemical processes which protect brain cells and preserve cognitive function.


New Report Shows Cholesterol Drugs Cause Muscle and Joint Injuries
June 3, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | M.Pochelli
Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been linked to musculoskeletal and joint injuries and adverse events especially in those pursuing physical activity, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.


The Amount of Light In Your Workplace Is Linked To Your Sleep and Quality of Life
June 3, 2013 | Sleep | A.McCarthy
A strong relationship exists between workplace daylight exposure and workers’ sleep, activity and quality of life. Windows and natural lighting can make a big the difference in your health.


75 Percent of The World's Population Is Now Exposed To Coins Which Release Nickel and Cobalt Causing Allergies In Millions
June 2, 2013 | Allergies | M.Torres
Almost every Treasury in the world has introduced cheap nickel plated coins and alloys to cut costs without any consideration given to the potential health effects from allergies, eczema and skin disease related to nickel exposure such as contact dermatitis. Initial tests showed the coins didn't release enough nickel to trigger allergies, but experts say previous tests were flawed, exposing public to high levels.


You Are Greater Than You Think!
June 1, 2013 | Happiness | E.Schumacher
What if you started re-programming your mind with positive thoughts every time you looked into the mirror?



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