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The 9 most popular foods, drinks and 'medicines' that cause chronic disease by destroying good gut bacteria

6/29/2016 - Would you drive up to a gas station and purposely put diesel fuel in your new car, knowing that it would break down, possibly within days, even though diesel is still "fuel?" If your garden was growing beautiful, organic vegetables, and you woke up one morning and saw hundreds of little bugs crawling...

LivingWhole blogger Megan Heimer on #TeamVax from CDC

3/2/2016 - I've run across a few really good tidbits from the CDC's social media accounts lately. The first one was on Twitter and it suggested taking a quiz[1] to see which vaccines for infectious diseases you need if you have a chronic disease. The irony is enough to make anyone pass out. (Story by...

Three things that set you up for chronic disease by the time you turn six

7/7/2015 6:26:29 PM - People tend to forget about the things they do on a daily basis that precludes them to disease, and often blame genetics as the primary reason their health is not reflecting their current lifestyle. Although genetics certainly have merit when it comes to the likelihood of living with illness, it is...

The medical link between EMF pollution and 'unexplainable' chronic disease symptoms

7/3/2015 - The health danger of 'electrical pollution' is grossly misunderstood by Western medicine. But, for those suffering with the ill effects of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure – this is no laughing matter. If you're suffering with chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, autoimmune disorders...

Functional medicine for chronic disease

3/21/2014 - Chronic diseases are on the rise, and something needs to be done to stop them. Functional medicine is increasingly being recognized as a viable method to treat and prevent many of these illnesses. The system is centred on discovering the root causes of disease, focusing on the complex interactions between...

Exercise found to treat chronic disease conditions better than drugs, with no toxicity

10/16/2013 - Readers of our site have no doubt heard for years that regular exercise leads to healthier minds and bodies, but new research indicates that physical exercise on a routine basis is just as effective as prescription medications in treating chronic, sometimes deadly, diseases - and without all of the...

Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA switches off cellular inflammation to slash chronic disease risk

8/12/2013 - Medical researchers have become increasingly aware that many chronic illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease and cancer to dementia and arthritis are fueled by excess cellular inflammation. Systemic inflammation creates an environment that is conducive to genetic alterations and can lead to immune...

Chronic disease costing U.S. $84 billion in lost productivity

5/26/2013 - American businesses are all about efficiency but the nation's rising incidence of chronic disease is costing them billions every year. According to a recent Gallup report, $84 billion to be exact: The annual cost to the U.S. in lost productivity due to absenteeism tied to poor health ranges from...

Plant-based diet helps prevent more than 60 percent of chronic disease deaths

10/30/2012 - Chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity account for nearly 65 percent of all deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. Over the course of modern human history, forward thinking scientists have known that a diet largely consisting of plants,...

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent

10/18/2012 - Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing diseases...

Cutting red and processed meats slashes chronic disease risk by 10 percent

9/28/2012 - Over consumption of any particular food group does not provide a firm pathway to optimal health. In prior bodies of research, excess dietary red and processed meats have been shown to significantly increase the risk of many cancer lines while contributing to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, largely...

Tree nut consumption lowers chronic disease risks and assists successful weight loss

4/15/2012 - Consumption of nuts has been largely maligned by mainstream health professionals and the media for decades due to the high calorie and fat content. As we enter an era of enlightened understanding about the role of dietary fats and macronutrients in the promotion or degradation of health and weight management,...

Walking the talk: the true story of my transformation from obesity and chronic disease to outstanding health

1/20/2005 - I was recently talking to a reader of this site, and he was commenting on some of the pictures (body shots) that he'd seen of me on the website. He said to me, "You know, you were born that way! You're just one of those people that's naturally thin, that naturally has defined muscle mass. You're just...

Western diets cause strokes, says American Heart Association

7/3/2004 - The American Heart Association remains years behind the curve when it comes to recognizing links between nutrition and heart disease, but they've taken a recent step forward by announcing that the Standard American Diet is now known to cause strokes. This western diet is one of processed foods, red...

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