The Great Debate: Vaccines And Autism

Our topic of the week is Autism, which means I get to get on my favorite soapbox: vaccines and Autism. There is no link between childhood vaccines and the development of Autism. Let me repeat that: vaccines DO NOT cause Autism. This is not simply my opinion; it is fully backed by sound scientific evidence.…
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Dear Antivaxxers,

It is very possible that your choices will prevent your child from developing autism, but those regarding vaccines will not. Recent research suggests a plethora of environmental prenatal factors that play an important role in a child developing autism. These include viral infection, zinc deficiency, abnormal melatonin synthesis, maternal diabetes, prenatal and perinatal stress, toxins,…
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The Life And Times Of Parkinson’s – The History Of Disease

While there are many diseases out there that are new or are reemerging to reek havoc on human health, there are some that have been a part of the human experience since the beginning. Strangely enough, Parkinson’s disease is on the list that has been documented for thousands of years. While the disease was first…
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Can We Cure It All?

A lot of medications that we have heard of today that are designed to make diseases more livable don’t actually treat the source of the problem. More often than not, they treat the symptoms, but not necessarily the cause. From a logical perspective, this doesn’t make the most sense. When you put out a fire,…
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Don’t Judge An Enzyme By Its Structure

Hmm…that title was a bit far-fetched. It was supposed to play off the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Regardless, I will get to my point: new research Parkinson’s disease has revealed a fascinating connection between seemingly unrelated proteins. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term disease characterized by motor neuron degeneration, but in late…
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