There Is No Safe Level of Mercury Transferred From Pregnant Women To Their Fetus
September 30, 2012 | Toxins | D.Mihalovic
Mercury (Hg) exposure is ubiquitous in modern society via vaccines, fish/crustacea, dental amalgam, food, water, and the atmosphere. A study in Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry examines Hg exposure in the context of primary exposure to pregnant women and secondary exposure experienced by their unborn babies.
5 Foods For Healthy Kidneys
September 30, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
A healthy kidney is as important as a healthy heart. A person with kidney problems will tell you how painful life can be when one's kidneys are unfit to process daily body waste. Here are 5 foods to keep your kidneys healthy.
The Data is Very Strong: Marijuana Plant Extract Stops Cancers From Spreading
September 28, 2012 | Healing | M.Torres
The data is very strong and there's no toxicity associated with A compound found in cannabis could halt the spread of many forms of aggressive cancer, scientists say.
Pomegranate Season Has Arrived - Here Are 6 Reasons Why You Need Them On Your Grocery List
September 28, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
As a nutritional and antioxidant powerhouse, pomegranates have only recently been recognized as a fruit worthy of high praise. It's sweet, tart flavour is a favorite in many households, but when it comes to advancing health and preventing disease, pomegranates wins in all categories.
Fear Heart Attacks? Does Heart Disease Run In Your Family? 15 Foods That Protect Your Heart
September 27, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Heart disease is one of the most feared ailments stemming from genetic predisposition and sedentary lifestyles. However, there really is nothing to fear. You have complete control and can maintain a healthy heart simply by eating the the right foods.
Probiotics: Your Gut Bacteria Can Reveal Whether You Are Diabetic or Not
September 27, 2012 | Diabetes | J.Summerly
The number of people developing type II diabetes has risen rapidly worldwide in the last decade, and scientists estimate that just as many people could be suffering from the illness without realizing it. New research now indicates that your gut bacteria can reveal whether you suffer from the disease.
20 Reasons To Eat 3 Bananas Per Day - And No They Won't Make You Fat
September 26, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
From preventing cardiovascular events to regulating PMS, bone mass, constipation, heartburn, and more than a dozen other ailments, bananas pack enough of a nutritional punch to make most medications look like candy. Bananas also give an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. They are the number one fruit for the world's leading athletes for a reason.
Russia Upholds Its GMO-free Platform - Suspends Import of American GM Corn
September 26, 2012 | GMO | Editor
Russia is one of the few nations of the world that has adopted a GMO-free platform. According to official reports, there is no growing of GMOs in Russia for commercial purposes. Now Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.
6 Body Parts Doctors Think Are Useless: How Little Do They Know
September 25, 2012 | HumanBody | D.Mihalovic
The ineptitude of the medical profession is hallmarked by their sheer ignorance of the human body. This stems from a combination of institutional training and then leaps over to their field, medical offices and even conferences and continuing education to reinforce this training, just in case they happen to gain some wisdom from their practice. The human body is perfect, period. Any advice coming from any person who attempts to convince you that a part of your body is unnecessary, useless or needs to be removed, has no place in any health profession, let alone the medical profession. Here are 6 examples of body parts which doctors think are useless, but really are not.
Can You Tell The Difference Between Negative Emotions Such As Anger and Guilt?
September 25, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
When you rear-end the car in front of you at a stoplight, you may feel a mix of different emotions such as anger, anxiety, and guilt. The person whose car you rear-ended may feel angered and frustrated by your carelessness, but it's unlikely that he'll feel much guilt.
25 Profound Questions To Start Asking Yourself Everyday
September 24, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
Most us live in somewhat of a robotic state from day-to-day without facing some of the big questions that can lead us to more fulfilling lives and a sense of abundance. Here are 25 questions to start asking yourself to stimulate a greater sense of awareness of who you are and why you are here.
September 24, 2012 | GMO | N.Longo
If we explore the history of Monsanto, we see much more than the largest producer of herbicides and genetically modified (GM) seeds in the world. We see outright deception, lies, fraud, and a full awareness of the catastrophic damage they have willfully inflicted on human beings. A recent widely publicized study on GM corn fed rats has gone viral, however there are no conclusions in this study that Monsanto (despite denying it) was not already aware of. They've known the cancer causing effects of GM seeds all along, and simply ignored the truth so they could further poison mass populations with their products.
Another 22 Nuclear Power Plants Are In Tsunami Risk Areas
September 23, 2012 | NuclearPlanet | M.Torres
Thanks to Japan's Fukushima disaster, the entire northern hemisphere is now being polluted daily with trace levels of radioactive isotopes. Despite the contamination of everything from water to food and air, the world continues to march forward with deadly nuclear power initiatives. Worse yet is that another 22 confirmed nuclear power plants are in dangerous tsunami risk areas according to a scientific study headed by Spanish researchers.
If You're Still Eating Microwave Popcorn, You're Not Fully Grasping The Health Consequences
September 23, 2012 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
If you really want to know the damaging effects of microwave popcorn, ask a Colorado man who was recently awarded $7.2 million in damages for contracting a chronic condition from microwave popcorn.
People Who Wear Contact Lenses May Be At Risk of Going Blind Due To This Parasite
September 21, 2012 | Diseases | M.Torres
Millions of contact lens users are at risk of contracting a disease caused by a parasite that feeds on bacteria found on contact lenses. It nibbles through the eyeballs causing permanent visual impairment or blindness, scientists have warned.
The Number One Cause of Health
September 21, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
The focus on disease is so overwhelming in our society that we seem to have forgotten that thriving health is the status quo for our species. Unfortunately, we have been so poisoned and conditioned to believe that we have no option but to experience disease in our lives, that invariably this is what materializes and becomes our reality, not only individually, but as a society. Can we live our lives disease-free and in excellent health? Absolutely. But you have to believe it is possible and align yourself with natural laws to ensure that health is your only goal.
The New Science: Magnetism and Plasmatronics Will Change Everything We Know About Health and Our Universe
September 20, 2012 | TheUniverse | M.Forrester
The developed world has dwelled on primitive technologies for far too long. Whether it be conventional aircrafts, primitive vehicles with combustible engines, or treatment systems that are worse for our health than the diseases they attempt to cure, there is no end to the stagnant lack of advanced technology available to humanity. All that is about change in less than a decade. Think about traveling at 40 times the speed of sound or being able to eradicate any disease even before it is ever created. Science will soon be unlearned and the new science will take over the planet. This incredible emerging technology is coming our way soon, and this time the people of the world will know it is here to stay.
60 Percent Reduction In Triglycerides By Using Curcumin and Lifestyle Changes
September 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Daily supplements of curcumin combined with diet and exercise strategies could be associated with more than a 60% reduction in triglyceride levels, a reduction known impossible through pharmaceutical intervention alone.
One of The Most Important Films You Will Ever Watch on Genetically Modified Foods
September 19, 2012 | GMO | Editor
This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of populations being exposed to genetically modified (GM) foods. Besides the impressive and reputable experts who share their knowledge on GM foods, it offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
Neurosurgeon Shows How Low Levels of Radiation Such As Wi-Fi, Smart Meters And Cell Phones Cause The Blood Brain Barrier To Leak
September 19, 2012 | EMF | M.Torres
Neurosurgeon and researcher Dr. Leif Salford has conducted many studies on radio frequency radiation and its effects on the brain. Dr. Salford called the potential implications of some of his research "terrifying." Some of the most concerning conclusions result from the fact that the weakest exposure levels to wireless radiation caused the greatest effect in causing the blood brain barrier to leak.
9 Dried Fruits And The Ailments They Can Treat If You're On The Go
September 18, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
We get it--when you're on the run, it's tough to eat right 100% of the time. Every now and then you're going to get caught in a situation when you'll have to sacrifice your usual healthy dietary choices for unhealthy ones. Well here's a way to maximize your nutrition while you are on the go while preventing and even treating everyday ailments. Internationally known researchers have stated that food policy makers should consider dried fruits on an even plane with fresh fruit when issuing dietary recommendations. While I don't necessarily agree that fresh fruit is on an even playing field with fresh fruit, I do agree that dehydrated and dried fruits can make a valuable addition to any diet where people need longer a shelf life and handy snack loaded with antioxidants to accommodate their busy lifestyles.
The Difference Between Weight Loss, Fat Loss and Which One To Focus On
September 18, 2012 | YourWeight | T.McKenzie
A good friend came up to me one month ago and said "I lost 12 pounds...yay!" When I found out she lost the weight in one week, she wasn't happy when I told her she would gain at least half of it back in the next few weeks. One month later she has gained back 13 pounds. Most people automatically feel justified in their success when they've battled the bulge by losing large amounts of weight. However, the kind of weight you lose is a lot more important than the total amount of weight loss. Not fully understanding the impact of lean weight and fat weight can make your overall weight loss results very temporary and actually cause you to gain more weight in the long-term.
Using Catchy Vegetable Names Makes Children More Likely To Eat Greens
September 17, 2012 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
Would you rather eat "carrots" or "crunchy yummy carrots"? Or, if you’re a youngster, "X-Ray Vision Carrots"? Kids seem to have an aversion to eating vegetables, but can this be changed? Simply changing the name associated with a vegetable can often change a child's perception of the taste. A group of studies shows how catchy vegetable names influence kid's consumption of healthy foods.
6-Year Olds Striving To Be Sexy, Skinny, and Thinking of Themselves As Sex Objects
September 17, 2012 | ChildHealth | Editor
More 6-year old girls, some younger, are beginning to think of themselves as needing to be sexy, pretty, skinny and even as sex objects according to a new study of elementary school children.
How Your Body Gets Rid of Toxins Naturally
September 16, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
Most of us experience a constant bombardment of low-level toxins. Germs and other toxic substances are all around us --- in air, food and water, on plants and pets, and even on the surfaces of our homes and in our own bodies. The internet is overflowing with information on toxins and countless programs and products that are touted to cleanse your body of them, but how does your body remove toxins naturally and what are you options to detox for your health.
Pregnancy-Linked Cancers Up 70 Percent In Almost Two Decades
September 16, 2012 | Cancer | Editor
There has been a 70 percent increase in cancers diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy, based on a study of 1.3 million births between 1994 and 2008. Despite this massive increase in pregnancy related cancers, researchers insist there has been no harm to babies.
If You Read Food Labels, Chances Are You're Thinner Than Those Who Don't
September 14, 2012 | Labeling | A.McCarthy
An international team of scientists headed from the University of Santiago de Compostela ensures that reading the labels on food products is linked to obesity prevention, especially in women. According to the study which used data from the USA, female consumers who consult food labels weigh nearly 4 kilograms less.
Gut Bacteria: Allowing You To Extract More Calories From The Same Amount of Food
September 14, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
The presence of certain gut microbes is linked with better digestion and absorption of dietary fats, according to new research that suggests modifying gut bacteria could help to battle malnutrition and obesity.
Contrary to Conventional Medicine, High-Fat Diets Lower Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Reset Metabolism and Prevent Obesity
September 13, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Most physicians seem to parrot the same old advice day in and day out--exercise, don't smoke and maintain a low fat diet. Turns out that if you're interested in lowering blood sugar, resetting your metabolism and preventing weight gain, a low-fat diet is not in your best interest.
Exercise Does Not Increase Your Motivation For Food, It Decreases It
September 13, 2012 | YourWeight | T.McKenzie
Most people believe your appetite and motivation for food will increase with hard exercise. However if you ask most people that endure vigorous workouts, that belief does not turn out to be accurate -- at least immediately following exercise. New research shows that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning actually reduces a person’s motivation for food.
Are Your Bones Aging Faster Than You Are? Busting The Myths On Building Strong Bones
September 12, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
There's a lot more to building strong bones than the simplistic notion that calcium supplements will do the job. In fact, most calcium supplements on the market have a much higher chance of doubling your risk of heart attack than strengthening your bones. Moreover, the dairy industry's fairy tale that pasteurized milk builds strong bones actually has the reverse effect and actually causes osteoporosis. Here's to dispelling one big myth and embracing six effective ways to build bone health.
The Matrix: A Formula On How To Stop Making Cancer
September 12, 2012 | Prevention | T.Lodi
How do we stop making a specific disease? A leader in Integrative Oncology, Internal Medicine, Nutrition and Homeopathy, Dr. Thomas Lodi shares his wisdom on cancer prevention and 20 steps to a formula on how to stop making cancer.
Mushroom Compound Exhibits Immune-Boosting Anti-Cancer Properties
September 12, 2012 | Cancer | J.Summerly
The study – published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine – reveals that the compound polysaccharo-peptide (PSP) found in the Coriolus versicolor mushroom has anti-cancer and immune boosting properties.
97 Percent of Our DNA Has a Higher Purpose And Is Not 'Junk' As Labeled By Scientists
September 11, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
After thousands of years of being disconnected from higher dimensional frequencies, our DNA is finally breaking free from old patterns which have been stuck in a universal time matrix. However, humans will soon know and understand why 97% of our DNA has a higher purpose and why its transformation is leading us into an awakening that we never could have imagined.
The Unconscious Mind Plays a Key Role In The Placebo Effect
September 11, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
With the discovery that the unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have identified a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos.
Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth By Half
September 10, 2012 | Healing | M.Torres
The healing powers of marijuana and specifically how its active ingredients prevent disease lends credibility to claims that the pharmaceutical industry is behind marijuana prohibition laws. One of marijuana's active ingredients Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cuts tumor growth in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.
18 Reasons To Take Fish Oil
September 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Fish oil by many experts, is now considered an essential component in western diets. Not only is it loaded with essential fatty acids that benefit heart health, but it also reduces cancer risk, treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis and even reduces the risk of mental disorders such as schizophrenia.
Fathers Are Biologically Attuned To Their Children When Sleeping Nearby
September 10, 2012 | Sleep | A.McCarthy
Mothers aren't the only ones who are biologically adapted to respond to children. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that dads who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone. Previous research from humans and other species suggests this decrease might make men more responsive to their children's needs and help them focus on the demands of parenthood.
18 Causes of Mineral Depletion
September 7, 2012 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Minerals play a critical role in our bodies and they have specific cofactors that help them to work properly so that everything we eat is perfectly assimilated. Mineral deficiency is quite common all over the world, in part because of modern-day living. Our soil has been depleted of minerals, resulting in fewer mineral-rich types of produce on supermarket shelves. Here are 18 common causes of mineral depletion.
7 New Toxic Genetically Modified Crops Up For Government Approval
September 7, 2012 | GMO | N.Longo
A September 11th deadline is around the corner for a new round of herbicide resistant genetically modified (GM) crops that are coincidentally on the table for fast-tracked approval.
Superfood: Eat More Avocados
September 6, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Guacamole lovers, rejoice! It turns out that not only is avocado super delicious, but you can enjoy your avocado without the guilt thanks to its mix of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Cilantro: A Powerhouse of Minerals and Vitamins
September 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Cilantro, also known as coriander, Chinese parsley or dhania, contains an abundance of antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice. It also is an excellent source of vital vitamins and minerals.
Higher Anthocyanin Intake Found in Fruits and Veggies Improves Cardiovascular Health
September 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of anthocyanins -- antioxidant pigments from fruit and vegetables -- may reduce blood vessel hardening and improve overall heart health, says a new study.
Junk Science Dominates Headlines When It Comes To Organic Food
September 5, 2012 | GMO | M.Torres
If you've research organic food to any depth, one thing becomes readily apparent--conventional foods can't compare to organic. Both in nutrient content and quality, organic foods exceed conventional sources in almost every area. But that's not the message the mainstream so persistently portrays when it comes to organics. According to the sloppy researchers at Stanford University, organic food will not make you healthier and there is no discernible difference. I'm here to tell you that's hogwash.
Antioxidant Power of Blackcurrant Slashes Cardiovascular and Stroke Risk
September 5, 2012 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
The humble blackcurrant full of potent antioxidants could be the key to beating heart disease, a new study has revealed.
Join PreventDisease on Facebook, Test Your Knowledge and Win Great Prizes
September 4, 2012 | Happiness | Editor
Starting September 5th, 2012, we'll be introducing a testing ground to quiz all the sharp and educated readers that visit PreventDisease.com daily. If you would like to participate in testing your knowledge on nutrition, health and wellness, we'll be offering a special incentive, but it will only be on facebook.
Before Antibiotics Ever Existed, Sunlight Was Used To Treat Diseases With Great Success
September 4, 2012 | Sunlight | A.McCarthy
Sunlight: Without it there would be almost no life. It's key factor involved in photosynthesis, a process vital for many living beings on Earth. Considering the lengths we go to protect ourselves from the sun, it's a wonder that the incidence of disease is not higher than it already is. Before the advent of toxic drugs and antibiotics, sunlight was being used to treat everything from tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, acne, cancer, sleep disorders and overcoming worldwide sanitation problems including the purification of water.
Study Shows Influenza Vaccines Cause Spontaneous Abortions and Stillbirths
September 4, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
A comparison of fetal-loss reports in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) during three consecutive influenza seasons shows there was a synergistic toxicity causing spontaneous abortions (SAB) and stiillbirths (SB) following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations of pandemic and influenza vaccines administered to pregnant women.
The 5 Most Repeated Health Myths That Medical Doctors Have No Intention on Abandoning
September 3, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | M.Torres
There are more health myths propagated by the media and conventional medicine today than there ever have been throughout history. In large part, this is due to a lack of public education and a broadening of the corporate powers who promote myths to achieve very specific and malicious goals all in the name of profit.
Antibacterial Action of Coconut Oil Combats Tooth Decay When Consumed
September 3, 2012 | OralHealth | N.Longo
The human body converts the lauric acid found in coconut oil into an monolaurin which is only found in abundance in one other liquid--breast milk. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Lauric acid is a powerful virus and gram-negative bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on earth. It is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick.
Repetition, Persuasion and The Illusion of Truth
September 2, 2012 | MentalHealth | Editor
Repetition is used everywhere--advertising, politics and the media--but does it really persuade us? Psychology studies reveal all.
Plugging Into Your Intuition Helps Expand Consciousness
September 2, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Parekh
Intuition is the signal your unconscious mind sends you, telling you to do something or not. Hone it, say help experts to expand consciousness.
How Turmeric Has An Anti-Diabetic Effect On The Body
September 2, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Extracts from turmeric may help manage blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes, suggest data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from China.