What was the original intent of genetic modification for food production? Companies that sell seeds, fertilizers, bug killers and weed killers argue that food production is their greatest objective. They often make claims about the increased yield or production of a crop as a result of their work — after all, aren’t they just trying to feed the world? There are numerous aspects of genetically
Since the cause of the roughly 80 autoimmune conditions is unknown, this section will cover theories of environmental triggers for autoimmune issues.
Changes in or extreme climates can often have an effect on disease conditions. In some cases, there are certain types of weather that can be helpful in controlling or improving a condition; other times, climate can impact disorders negatively in terms of symptoms and disease progression. Here we consider the effects of cold weather and temperatures on autoimmune disease. Why does cold air (dry or
The issue of fluoridation and whether it should be a mandated additive to our public water system is decades old. Its origins are rooted, believe it or not, in post-war fear of a communist takeover, ostensibly enabled by poisoning the American water supply. While accepted as a great public health benefit by the majority of scientists and lay people, it has remained, for one reason
One theory on why autoimmune diseases are now so prevalent globally is related to an overload of environment chemicals, toxins, pesticides and heavy metals. So many man-made compounds are part of our everyday lives that our bodies are constantly bombarded with foreign molecules, some of which provoke responses. These harmful compounds can injure glandular tissue, upsetting the endocrine system and wreak havoc across the immune
There are many diseases and conditions that have been putatively linked to living or working in certain locations, which is known as geographic clustering, or geo-clustering. Today we will examine a few important facets of this phenomenon, in general as well as for specific disorders What is geographic clustering in general? As stated above, geographic clustering can be broadly defined as the appearance of clusters