Most chronic disease originates in our
DIET, LIFESTYLE or ENVIRONMENT
Help us identify disease triggers in our diet, lifestyle and environment
All thirty-six fast-growing diseases of civilization we have featured here are germless.They are manmade. This means the external cause is something in our diet, lifestyle or environment. The diseases of civilization are preventable! Do you have a hunch or a theory? Help us discover the disease triggers that have led to this explosion of chronic diseases and conditions?
What has changed in your diet, environment or lifestyle since 1990?
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Environment Impacts Health
Our health and environment are intricately linked. Environmental quality greatly affects the quality of our health, our outlook and our overall welfare. The 91st US Congress recognized this and produced one of the most magnificent pieces of legislation ever written. It is the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Some call it the “Magna Carta” of Federal environmental laws. Here is the stated purpose:
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
Purpose: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere
and stimulate the health and welfare of man.
Possible Environmental Triggers
POSSIBLE FACTORS in our DIET, LIFESTYLE or ENVIRONMENT
- Air pollution
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Arsenic in water supply
- Automobile exhaust
- Glyphosate (Roundup) in US food supply
- Heavy metals
- Dirty Electricity (EMI)
- EMF (electromagnetic fields)
- Exercise (lack of)
- Fats in diet
- Formaldehyde in carpets and furniture
- GMOs (genetically modified foods)
- Microwave radiation from wireless technologies
- Phenols in fire retardants
- Polypropylene in plastic products
- Radiation from nuclear sources
- Sleep Habits
- Sugar and high fructose
- UV radiation
- Something else... Vote Here
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