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Magnesium in the Diet: The Bad News about Magnesium Food Sources | Ancient Minerals
Hmmm, I wonder why: "Magnesium content in vegetables has seen declines from 25-80% since pre-1950 figures, and typical grain refining processes for bread and pasta remove 80-95% of total magnesium."
food-processed  warnings  health  disease-prevention  prevention--proactive-care 
december 2014 by daguti
The most trafficked mammal you've never heard of -- CNN.com
The story of pangolins - and why they might disappear before anyone realizes they exist. They're mammals, but covered in scales. Vagely reminiscent of armadillo, aardvark and ant eaters, but with scales. ----------------- cure/prevention = Make sure you get to the part that starts "At least that was my skeptical view before I met a man named Suryatin."
animals  world-records  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  extinction  crime-organized  disease-cure  prevention--proactive-care 
april 2014 by daguti
Identifying Skin Cancer: 33 Photos That Could Save Your Life - weather.com
The warnings signs of melanoma are called the “ABCDEs.” A is for asymmetry: If you draw a line through your mole the sides won’t match. =============== B is for borders: melanomas have wavy or uneven borders. =============== C is for color: a number of different shades of brown, tan or black appear on your mole, sometimes with red, blue or another color. =============== D is for diameter: Melanomas are usually larger than the size of a pencil eraser. =============== E means evolving: any change in size, color, elevation or shape, or any new symptoms, such as itching, might mean cancer.
health-sun-or-skin-damage  disease-cancer  disease-prevention  prevention--proactive-care  tips-n-tricks 
april 2014 by daguti
Early Cancer Signs Men May Be Ignoring | Watch the video - Yahoo Shine
Early warning signs of cancer for men; Breast lumps or dimpling of the skin or changes in the nipple, testicular changes, frequent, unexplained recurring fever or cold that persists for weeks or months, discoloration or brown dots or streaks in finger or toe nails, swelling in the face or neck, along with some redness or blueness, changes in bowel movement (loose stools, irregular shapes, more frequent pooping.)
disease-cancer  warnings  disease-prevention  prevention--proactive-care 
march 2014 by daguti
Wildfire is Coming. Is Your Home Ready? - Defensible Space
Defensible space is the area required between a building on your property and the wildland area that surrounds it. This space creates a buffer needed to slow or halt the spread of wildfire to a structure.
home-improvement  prevention--proactive-care  disaster-fire  disaster-preparation  real-estate 
june 2013 by daguti
Why parents should leave their kids alone | Life and style | The Guardian
What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable
health-mental  evolvify-topics  meetup-movnat  prevention--proactive-care  food  children  childrearing  disease-mental-illness  disease-prevention 
may 2013 by daguti
Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? | Mother Jones
It's super long, but this is one of the most fascinating articles. Especially when getting to the begining of page 3. ---------- Also see "Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods..." bookmarked a few days ago. -- In the part where they talk about the orange juice, I wonder if it was pulp or no-pulp juice. This is important because I'd wager it was the pulp variety, meaning it had the fiber of fruit. If it was the no-pulp variety, I'd be curious as to why the results came out this way. -- On the 1st page, they say that before passing through the birth canal, we are 100% human. After, we are 10% human, meaning that we get a lot of microbes from passing through the birth canal. I immediately thought "maybe this is what causes a lot of modern disease"... then on page 2, WHAM! Question answered when it says people who were born via C-section have higher risks of celiac disease, Type 1 Diabetes and other diseases.
me-stuff  food  prevention--proactive-care  health  disease-prevention  food-processed  health-gut-bacteria  food-fermented 
may 2013 by daguti
Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease | True Activist
Between this article and the "gut bacteria" article bookmarked on 5/1/2013, I've learned that more focus on minerals and bacteria is important. .............. Make sure you get to the last section "Stick To The Good Salts" --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- "Dr Hendel believes too few minerals, rather than too much salt, may be to blame for health problems." --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Wow! Particularly interesting: "At Wieliczka in Poland, a hospital has been carved in a salt mountain. Asthmatics and patients with lung disease and allergies find that breathing air in the saline underground chambers helps improve symptoms in 90 per cent of cases."
me-stuff  prevention--proactive-care  food  health  disease-prevention  disease  warnings  food-salt  food-processed  health-gut-bacteria  meetup-movnat 
april 2013 by daguti
ScienceDirect.com - Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis - Paracelsus to parascience: the environmental cancer distraction
"The major causes of cancer (other than smoking) do not involve exogenous carcinogenic chemicals: dietary imbalances, hormonal factors, infection and inflammation, and genetic factors. Insufficiency of many micronutrients, which appears to mimic radiation, is a preventable source of DNA damage."
disease-cancer  prevention--proactive-care  disease-prevention 
april 2013 by daguti
18 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health | Caring.com
The only thing I disagree with is the last one on the last page, discussing old shoes & lack of support.
prevention--proactive-care  feet  disease-prevention  disease  health  warnings 
february 2013 by daguti

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