Early Puberty

A century ago the average age of menarche, or first menstruation was nearly 17. Today it has dropped below 12, and is becoming increasingly common at ages much younger. Girls younger than ten are frequently developing breasts, having their periods, and other bizarre phenomena. This is totally inappropriate, unprecedented, and is increasing at an alarming rate. There are many competing theories,...

Causes of Childhood Obesity & Childhood Obesity Facts

When I was in grade school just a couple short decades ago, many of us were a little pudgy. I had a pretty sweet gut going as did most of my friends. But obese? There was only one kid in my grade that could be considered obese. He was the fat kid. Like “Lardass” in the movie Stand By Me, or of course “Chunk,” being really fat was unique and freakish. Oh have times changed, and in such a short...

What Are the Causes of Heart Disease and Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

Oh god, my hands are trembling just t-t-t-t-t-typing the word “cholesterol.” It’s so scary. It is one of the definitive words of an aging, hospital-ridden, overweight baby boomer. It’s a symbol of having choked down one-too many ribeyes and a few too many plates of bacon and eggs(because the causes of heart disease and cholesterol all involve our favorite foods). Cholesterol is without a doubt a...

Lower Triglycerides Through Diet

Having high levels of triglycerides appears to be one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. An even better indicator is looking at a ratio of triglycerides to HDL cholesterol. A ratio of 3:1 or higher tells us far more about a person’s risk of developing heart disease than any other diagnostic lab value. The higher the triglycerides, the higher the value, and the higher the...

Alzheimers Disease Information & Information on Preventing Alzheimers and the Causes of Alzheimer’s

The following is an easy-to-understand explanation of the latest Alzheimers Disease information and contains advice for preventing Alzheimers and outlines suggested causes of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s, better known as old timers disease, is now commonly being referred to as Diabetes of the brain.  To a large extent, this is true. Alzheimer’s disease information suggests a very close link to...

Causes of Cancer and the Relationship Between Cancer and Diet

Cancer is extremely complex, and there are so many different varieties of cancer – breast cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, skin cancer, and more.For every type of cancer there exists a plethora of theories regarding the cause of cancer and the relationship between cancer and diet.But the cancer prevention diet so...

Causes of Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, right?  Wrong.  The causes of melanoma are far more complicated than modern medicine would have you believe.  180 Degree Health wants to present alternate research and information on skin cancer that fills gaps left open by conventional declarations. Skin cancer is caused by the sun right?  Wrong.  Skin cancer is caused by a combination of an...

Cause of Acne, Acne and Diet

Acne is all the rage.  It used to be just something teenagers suffered from and then outgrew.  Not anymore.  Acne, as well as several other skin disorders, is becoming increasingly common,but fewer people are aware that poor diet is the leading cause of acne. Clearing up skin is really quite easy if you understand the link between acne and diet.  However, sticking with a typical Western diet of...

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the most common form of degenerative disease in the world, affecting nearly every human being on the planet.  Most children are born into the world, have a bunch of their baby teeth filled with amalgam fillings, have those teeth fall out, and then start the same process over again with their next set. Modern dentistry is able to hide the woes of cavities and toothaches through...

Autoimmune Disorders & Causes of Autoimmune Disorders

Like foreclosures and ocean levels, autoimmune disorders are on the rise.  This is not like your bank account being on the rise, or a cake rising in the oven.  Nope, not at all.  This is a very alarming trend. Autoimmune diseases include: Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and literally more than 100 other...

Causes Of Autism & Information Regarding Autism and Diet

Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s disease, Pervasive developmental disorder, and more are considered to be part of the Autism Spectrum.  It’s described as a spectrum because there is mental and behavioral malfunction of varying degrees of severity, but the underlying abnormality itself has many common threads.There is still much to be discovered concerning the causes of autism, but the...

What Causes Allergies & Asthma

Allergies to cats, dogs, dairy products, wheat, nuts, shellfish and other foods, pollen, fragrances, dust and so on are quite common.  Has it always been this common? No way. When it comes to asthma and allergies, there are generally more questions than answers. What causes allergies? What causes asthma? Are these developed or inherited disorders? What exactly is asthma? Asthma, an...

Digestive System Problems, IBS Cures & High Fiber Diets

Digestive system problems and disorders are the in thing.  You ain’t cool unless you’ve got some kind of digestive issue, be it Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or even just plain old chronic constipation.  You are certainly in the minority if you’re in your golden years and don’t suffer from Diverticulosis or at least have a few juicy hemorrhoids.Although...

Cause of Type 2 Diabetes Info

The cause of Type 2 Diabetes is obviously insulin related, but what causes abnormalities with insulin production? Typical Type 2 Diabetes info does not relay an accurate picture of the full story. It’s actually kinda stupid – as most diabetes sites equate corn and candy bars based strictly on a number on the Glycemic Index. 180DegreeHealth is committed to providing the real info on...

Learn the Causes of High Blood Pressure & How to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is not a disease but a sign of physiological distress.The causes of high blood pressure and most of the problems associated with blood pressure regulation stem from kidney function and stress levels in the body. Luckily, once you know how to lower blood pressure naturally, you can treat hypertension solely with diet. The modern dogma is that eating too much...

Cause of Arthritis

Arthritis is like any other “itis,” like tendonitis, cystitis, diverticulitis, and more.  The “itis” is indicative of inflammation and pain.  Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, is extremely common and on the rise. Contrary to popular belief, your pain can be greatly reduced with the adoption of a certain arthritis diet. yes, there are arthritis natural remedies! Once you understand the...

Blood Sugar Information – Effects of High and Low Blood Sugar

Without question, one of the greatest epidemics of modern man is the epidemic of high blood sugar. High blood sugar effects include, first and foremost, elevated levels of the hormone insulin.  Insulin, a fat storage hormone named after “insulation,” leads to a disorder known as metabolic syndrome – a pre-diabetic condition that typically includes elevated triglycerides, high blood pressure, low...

Causes of Addiction, Addiction Treatments & Addiction Cures

Addiction and the causes of addiction are among my favorite topics, not because I used to be a crackhead or anything, but because the study of food’s effect on hormones and neurotransmitters related to addictive behavior is infinitely fascinating and complex.  But it’s not just interesting, it suggests an alternate addiction cure.  As it turns out, using a dietary approach to head any problems...

Causes of Depression, Depression and Diet

Depression, Dyslexia, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), ADHD, and a host of other mental disorders share some common threads.  Most depression information characterizes these disorders by abnormalities in neurotransmitter profiles.  Like autism spectrum disorders, the origins and causes of depression, as well as most of these other imbalances, can be traced to where many...

The Holy Grail of Weight Loss

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By Matt Stone “I must agree that eating like a fiend cuts out all cravings -and- I’ve lost 100 pounds over the last year eating like a fiend. The weight is coming off naturally and I’m never deprived and I don’t waste hours at a gym. People think I’m lying to them when I tell them how I lost the weight. :)” -Sasha This week 100% organic Sasha is on the menu. Pure,...