by Marco Torres

from PreventDisease Website


Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

A very interesting aspect of this discussion is that vaccines and heavy metal contamination is a primary driver for most these diseases, yet conventional medicine encourages every person to accept vaccinations to prevent disease.



Yahoo Lifestyle recently published 10 mysterious diseases via LiveScience. The problem is, not one of the diseases listed is mysterious at all.


In fact, every single illness they list as unexplainable has causes and treatments which have been sourced for many years now, and some of these causes may shock you.





Part I

September 27 2010


What They Say
It's been nearly 30 years since experts first identified Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, and the disease remains among the world's most potent killers, particularly in developing countries.


According to a 2009 report from UNAIDS, more than 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV, as many as 2.7 million people were infected in 2008 and 2 million people died that year.


While a cure has yet to be discovered, better treatments and education have made a difference, and a vaccine is currently in the works.

What is Known
The international nonprofit scientific organization Rethinking AIDS gave its full support early last year to 37 senior researchers, medical doctors and legal professionals who requested that the medical journal Science withdraw four seminal papers on HIV authored by Dr. Robert Gallo - papers widely touted as proof that HIV is the "probable cause of AIDS."

Read HIV Does Not Cause Aids

"With new findings that undermine the scientific integrity and veracity of Gallo's four papers, the entire basis of the theory that HIV causes AIDS may now be questioned," says Rethinking AIDS president David Crowe.

The most highly respected scientists and academicians debated the possibility that HIV-1, the most widespread and deadly human AIDS virus, evolved from accidental vaccine contaminations and subsequent transmissions to mostly African villagers.

Documented science virtually proves, through the process of elimination and a review of the most updated evidence, the origin of HIV/AIDS as an iatrogenic (i.e. man-made) outcome of specific vaccination experiments.

Read Early Hepatitis B Vaccines and the “Man-Made” Origin of HIV/AIDS



Known Treatments



What They Say
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities.


As the disease progresses, patients may also experience changes in personality - such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation - as well as delusions or hallucinations. There isn't a cure yet, but as researchers gain more insight into the biology of the disease there is new hope for preventing the onset of the disease and treating it when it does occur.

See Reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease for some of the latest findings

What is Known
There are a growing number of Clinicians and Scientists who are convinced that excitotoxins play a critical role in the development of several neurological disorders, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

Rabbits that drank distilled water did not develop an animal version of Alzheimer's disease, but when ordinary tap water containing copper was given to them, they did, said Dr. Larry Sparks of Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, Arizona, who led the study.

"Copper is an essential nutrient but has also been implicated as an important factor in Alzheimer's disease," Sparks and Bernard Schreurs of West Virginia University wrote in their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mice fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease.

A great number of studies have shown that when you vaccinate an animal, the body’s inflammatory cytokines not only increase dramatically, but so do the brain’s inflammatory chemicals. Those who are prone to developing one a neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s, will be at a drastically increased risk as we have seen experimentally when even animals exposed to subtoxic concentrations of environmental toxins and vaccinated develop neurologic worsening.

Read How Vaccines Damage Your Brain

Gluten toxicity might act through inflammatory mechanisms or cross-reactivity with neurons. Gluten-sensitivity is a brain and nerve disease.

Read Five Generations Harmed by Gluten

Metal poisoning, a toxic accumulation of heavy metals in the soft tissues of the body also causes Alzheimer's.

Many kinds of nanoparticles enhance the formation of insoluble fibrous protein aggregates (amyloids), which are associated with human diseases including Alzheimer’s.

Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER' DISEASE." Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame is escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is.

Aluminum is another major component in these aerosols. Although it is our planet's most abundant metal, our body has no biological need for it.


Pesticide Action Network North America [PANNA] lists it as,

"toxic to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity."

Yet, aluminum is commonly used [this is a very short list] in,

  • vaccines

  • deodorants and antiperspirants

  • over-the-counter medications

  • soft drink and beer cans [aluminum leeches from the cans]

  • baking powder

  • cake mixes

  • processed cheeses, and other food products and additives

Over the past decade, independent testing of Chemtrails around the country has shown a dangerous, extremely poisonous brew that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF].

Read Heavy Metals Poisoning and Clandestine Weather Modification Programs


Known Treatments




What They Say
With more than one billion cases in North America every year, the causes of 30 to 50 percent of adult colds - presumed to be viral - remain unidentified.


We can't cure this nuisance, but we can often get through it with simple remedies such as bed rest, chicken soup and drinking plenty of fluids. Immune boosting supplements and foods are among the latest weapons in our arsenal, while safety concerns have led experts to warn against the use of over the counter medications for young children.


What is Known
Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that there is no "cure" for the common cold, that you should protect yourself against the flu with a vaccine that is laden with toxic chemicals, and that during the midst of a cold or flu, it is favorable to ease your discomfort with a variety of medications that can suppress your symptoms.

Unfortunately, all three of these positions represent a lack of understanding of what colds and flus really are, and what they mean to your body.

Read What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus


Known Treatments



What They Say
Our attention focussed on the "swine flu" this past year, but there are still fears this powerful bird flu virus - officially known as Avian Influenza A or H5N1 - could mutate into a strain that can be transmitted from person to person, or combine with human and swine strains.


With no immunity to offer protection, nearly 60 percent of people who have contracted the virus died from it, regardless of their health or age.


So far, nearly all of the people who become infected handled infected birds, but there still isn't a vaccine despite the fact that the virus has been on experts' radar for several years.

What is Known
Investigative journalist Ida Honorof wrote,

"the most brazen, obscene electioneering ploy" ever and added that it was proposed by the President "and his coterie of scientific hacks, fabricated to cause pure unadulterated panic and guarantee political capital, rammed through without consideration of people's health and lives and approved by a band-wagon Congress" eager to make the nation's "health" a bipartisan concern.

The above quote was not written about the avian flu epidemic but the 5 million swine-flu vaccine program of 30 years ago.


The hastily contrived program for swine flu resulted in hundreds of Guillain Barre Syndrome paralysis victims as well as countless deaths for a flu pandemic that never materialized.

Read Tired Of The Bird or Avian Flu Yet? Some Experts Claim It's A Hoax For Profit

Last year, Czech newspapers questioned if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

Read Speculations of Origins of Swine Flu Proliferate Across Internet

Just as there was no evidence of the avian flu virus mutating to cause a pandemic, there is also no evidence of any mutagenic process involved in the H1N1 swine flu virus.


Talmage Holmes, a relationship manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Columbus, Ohio, states that pregnant women should not have any special worries.

"Pregnant women are at no greater risk than others." says Dr. Holmes. "Until there has been mutation or re-assortment of the avian flu virus' genetic material, the risk to all humans is very low."

Read Junk Science and Contradictions Dominate WHO Pandemic Statements and Policies

Despite any consequences, there's always a tremendous push by government and medical establishments to blindly vaccinate the public in the face of any outbreak of flu or disease. There is also the admission (from these same establishments) that every vaccine carries its own element of health risks.


So if the intention is to protect public health by vaccinating, why is there never any intervention or policy on how to protect people from the vaccines themselves?

Read The H1N1 Vaccine Is A Much Greater Risk To Your Health Than The Flu Itself and also 15 Important Reasons Why You Shouldn't Vaccinate Your Children Against The Flu

In a move that can only be described as incredibly reckless, scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have been conducting experiments in which they infect ferrets with both the H1N1 swine virus and the H5N1 bird flu virus to see if they will "reassort" and create a new hybrid flu virus.

Read CDC Playing With Fire: Mixing H1N1 Swine Flu and H5N1 Bird Flu To Create For Super Flu

This past January, the head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organization's decision to declare a pandemic.

Read Drug Firms Cashed In On Swine Flu Scam

Known Treatments

  • See Common Cold Above




What They Say
People diagnosed with this peculiar disorder have an insatiable urge to eat non-food substances like dirt, paper, glue and clay.


As many as one third of children ages 1-6 exhibit this behavior, but it also affects adults too - especially pregnant women. Potential risks include exposure to toxins from ingesting unhealthy substances (like lead in paint) and bowel obstructions.


While health experts believe pica may be linked to iron or zinc deficiency, the exact cause - and cure - have yet to be found.


What is Known
Caused by nutritional deficiencies in the body. After the nutrient levels return to normal, the cravings stop.


Malnutrition is identified in most cases of pica, which lends some weight to this assumption. Malnutrition is common among individuals that eat clay, and although medical tests were able to identify the iron deficiency, it is not clear whether pica was prompted by the deficiency or the inhibition of iron absorption caused by the iron ingestion led to the deficiency.


However, many clinical reports reveal that iron supplementation is efficient in abolishing the food and non-food pica associated with an iron deficiency state.
Sources: and

Dirt Cravings
An odd craving young children and adults often have is a craving for dirt. When the body receives poor nutrition, it's common for the body to have inadequate iron levels. Low iron levels (anemia) may cause an unusual craving for dirt. Clay cravings can be a result of anemia as well. Eating dirt is dangerous for children and adults because it can cause serious illness and lead poisoning. Pica treatment for dirt cravings would be to reestablish adequate iron levels.

Ice Cravings
Children and adults can experience a strong craving to chew on ice. A strong ice craving is often caused by an iron deficiency in the body. After iron levels have returned to normal the cravings usually stop. Ice cravings can cause serious damage to the teeth; therefore, it's important to seek Pica treatment for ice cravings.

Wood Cravings
Poor nutrition may cause a craving for wood, like mothballs or matches. This craving is another symptom of an iron deficiency. Charcoal can often be a craving of an iron deficiency as well. Injuries to the intestines, mouth, teeth, and esophagus can occur from eating wood and charcoal, making treatment for Pica absolutely essential.

Soap Cravings
Soaps is often an unusual craving for children and adults to have if they suffer from Pica because of the taste. Children and adults may crave soaps because of a zinc deficiency; however, iron deficiencies can also cause a craving for soaps. Soap cravings can lead to sores in the mouth and throat.

Other Cravings Caused by Pica
The most common cause of craving non-food items is an iron deficiency caused by a poor diet. It is important to discuss with a doctor unusual cravings. Some people are unable to absorb vital nutrients, which can result in the cravings. The list of non-food cravings is endless, but a few of the most common cravings include: paint, metal, chalks, dry rice, gasoline, paint thinner, toilet paper, rocks, and laundry detergent, and bleach.

If a person eats a non-food item, they are at risk of multiple health conditions. Their intestines can become blocked or they can become seriously ill.


To reduce the risk of developing an iron deficiency, proper nutrition needs to include adequate consumption of red meats and have blood tested for anemia need to be conducted at least once a year.


Known Treatments

  • Restoring nutrient levels to normal through guidance from a Naturopathic Doctor or Holistic Practitioner well-versed in dietary treatments.





Part II
September 28, 2010




What They Say
Doctors still don't fully understand the immune system... or what happens when it turns on us.


Currently, doctors know of at least 80 autoimmune disorders - including Lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease - but there are at least 40 or more other illnesses related to the immune system. In these conditions, the body's immune system starts to see muscles, joints, tissues and even organs as enemy invaders.


Unfortunately, doctors can't do much except treat the symptoms and help patients identify and avoid potentially life-threatening flare-ups.


For more information, see Autoimmune diseases: a primer.


What is Known
Environmental pollution is also a cause for concern to those genetically predisposed to an autoimmune disease.


Second-hand smoke, food chemicals or chemicals in the air, jet fuel fumes, UV exposure and other forms of environmental pollution are amongst the triggers considered to provoke the onset of autoimmune diseases.

Read Exposure to Hairspray, Lipstick, Pollution, Can Trigger Autoimmune Diseases

Vaccines, all vaccines, are immune suppressing; that is they depress our immune functions. The chemicals in the vaccines depress our immune system; the virus present depresses immune function, and the foreign DNA/RNA from animal tissues depresses immunity.

Read Vaccines and Immune Suppression

Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA) induces thymus atrophy in rats and may directly bind to, and activate, leukocytes. Anti-WGA antibodies in human sera have been shown to cross-react with other proteins, indicating that they may contribute to autoimmunity.

Read How Wheat And Gluten Play A Critical Role in Human Disease

All systems of the body are dependent upon enzymes. When fluoride changes the enzymes, this can damage the immune system.


The distorted enzymes are proteins, but now they have become foreign protein, which we know is the exact cause of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, arthritis, asthma, and arteriosclerosis. How Dangerous Is Fluoride To Your Health?

Some nanoparticles are associated with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Read Unregulated Nano Products Flooding Market, Presenting Dangerous Toxicity Potential


Known Treatments



What They Say
Considered one of the most puzzling of mental disorders, schizophrenia robs an individual of the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. Symptoms range from delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, lack of motivation or emotions, but the disease still has no defining medical tests.


Though we can't cure this disease yet, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada recommends that we should do more to understand it - and remove the stigma and barriers so patients and families can get the support they need.

Visit the Schizophrenia Society of Canada website for more information.

What is Known
Over the past few years, the worldwide media, as well as federal officials in the United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S. have earnestly promoted the notion that smoking pot induces mental illness such as Schizophrenia.

Investigators at the Keele University Medical School in Britain compared trends in marijuana use and incidences of schizophrenia in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2005.


Researchers reported that the "incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia and psychoses were either stable or declining" during this period, even the use of cannabis among the general population was rising.

"[T]he expected rise in diagnoses of schizophrenia and psychoses did not occur over a 10-year period," the authors concluded. "This study does not therefore support the specific causal link between cannabis use and incidence of psychotic disorders… This concurs with other reports indicating that increases in population cannabis use have not been followed by increases in psychotic incidence."

Researchers at the University of Minnesota note that prenatal viral infection is associated with the development of schizophrenia and autism.


These researchers took laboratory mice and exposed them to flu viruses in the womb and found that this produced a gene expression pattern consistent with what is seen in autism.

[Schizophrenia Research 2009 Jul; 112(1–3):46–53.]


In 2005 the same researchers showed, for the first time, that prenatal flu virus infection in early pregnancy leads to,

"alterations in a subset of genes in brains of offspring potentially leading to permanent changes in brain structure and function."

Synapse - 2005 Aug; 57(2):91–9

RNA viruses whose replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus.


Cédric Feschotte wrote on recent research led by Professor Keizo Tomonaga at Osaka University in Japan. Feschotte said this virally transmitted DNA may be a cause of mutation and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Read Does Human DNA Come From a Virus?


From the same study, examine the tremendous difference in brain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) between flu-infected and uninfected laboratory mice.

[Schizophrenia Research 2008 Feb; 99(1–3):56–70.]

This science is being inappropriately used to target pregnant women for early flu vaccination.

The Hidden Epidemic explains the history of autism is rooted in childhood schizophrenia, which is what autism was called in an earlier era. There is unequivocal data to show cases of schizophrenia are caused by infection.


Known Treatments




What They Say
Mad Cow disease, which can be contracted by eating contaminated beef, is a better known version of this rare brain disorder.


While it is always fatal and quick-acting, doctors have not been able to understand why the disorder develops or how it can be prevented. CJD is type of prion disease, where a prion (an abnormal bit of protein) causes brain wasting. However, research into these rare conditions may offer wider benefits.


Thanks to their potential ties to cancer, investigating prion diseases could offer clues to treating and preventing conditions like melanoma and lymphoma.

See the recent story in the Vancouver Sun for details.


What is Known
Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease has been linked to reuse of tools used in brain surgery have deepened the understanding of infection risks and raised the bar for infection control in hospitals.

Read Significant Number Of Canadian Hospitals Are Not Sterilizing Equipment.

Many kinds of nanoparticles enhance the formation of insoluble fibrous protein aggregates (amyloids), which are associated with human diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.

Read Unregulated Nano Products Flooding Market, Presenting Dangerous Toxicity Potential.

Due to the contamination of the food supply with hormones, antibiotics, slaughterhouse wastes, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides, there is a greater incidence of food-borne disease (FBD). Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is one of the diseases induced by FBD.

Read Food Safety: From the U.S. to India, via Canada

In a recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Robert P. Friedland, a neurologist at University of Louisville in Kentucky and colleagues suggest that farmed fish fed contaminated cow parts could transmit Creutzfeldt Jakob disease.

Read Farmed Fish vs. Wild Fish: How Healthy Is The Fish At Your Favorite Grocery?


Known Treatments

  • No natural effective treatments are known.



What They Say
Chronic Fatigue is a classical MUPS (medically unexplained physical symptoms) disease.


A diagnosis is typically based only on the ruling out of other possibilities. While CFS patients complain of debilitating exhaustion, and are often bed-ridden for days at a time, there's more to this disease than just "feeling tired all of the time." Patients experience a variety of symptoms, such as joint pain, headaches, depression, blurry vision and increased allergies or sensitivities.


Even worse are the misunderstandings sufferers often face from loved ones and the medical community - not everyone believes this disease "exists".

What is Known
Patients with CFS show signs of immunological, neurological and endocrinological abnormalities.


Besides profound exhaustion, symptoms include sleep disorders, cognitive problems, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and headaches. 1 in 8 over 85 have chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia.

According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects 3 million to 6 million Americans, 80 percent to 90 percent of whom are women. The condition is most often diagnosed during middle age, but at least one of its symptoms appears earlier in life.

Latest research indicates that fibromyalgia is the result of internal biochemical imbalances that cause physical symptoms such as pain, weakness and mental impairment. Because it is a syndrome - a collection of signs and symptoms - rather than a disease, fibromyalgia can't be diagnosed by an invariable set of specific symptoms or reproducible laboratory findings.

Read Fibromyalgia: New Insights Into a Misunderstood Ailment

Some hypotheses suggest that CFS is not caused by a virus at all but by disturbances in the homeostasis of endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and result in mitochondrial dysfunction and malfunctioning of the ATP cycle.

Research has demonstrated that at low, non-toxic doses, exogenous H2S produces a reversible state of hibernation-like deanimation in mice, causing a decrease in core body temperature, an apnea-like sleep state, reduced heart and respiration rates, and a severe metabolic drop. These characteristics are not unlike the symptoms and extreme "de-animation" experienced by CFS patients.


Moreover, H2S affects biological networks that are disrupted by CFS including neurologic, endocrine and immunologic systems. Therefore, a plausible etiology of CFS is an increase in the activity of endogenous H2S, thereby inhibiting mitochondrial oxygen utilization.

Read Researchers Propose To Develop Antivirals and Vaccines For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Toxic mold disease is "the latest in a series of environmentally related pseudo-illnesses" that include multiple chemical sensitivity, also known as idiopathic environmental intolerance, and chronic fatigue syndrome, which was attributed at one time to infection with Epstein-Barr virus.

Read Existence Of Toxic Mold Syndrome Questioned

Radio wave sickness should be suspected if you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia.

Read The World's Largest Health Experiment: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

Known Treatments



What They Say
Sufferers of this mysterious illness complain of intensely “creepy-crawly” skin and odd fibrous strands which protrude from open wounds.


The skin lesions contain tiny threads or fuzz balls that are black, red or blue. People who think they have Morgellons often experience disabling fatigue, mental decline described as "brain fog," mood disorders and joint pain.


While some health experts attribute the “disease” on a shared psychotic delusion, others believe the symptoms to be real.

What is Known
For the past several years there have been consistent and credible reports that the US Army’s biological warfare research facility at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, has experimented with a lab-created disease very similar to Morgellons.

Read Morgellons Victims Across the US and Europe

Morgellons nano machines seem to have some kind of hive or 'group intelligence.' There is strong evidence linking Chemtrail aerosol fibers to Morgellons fibers. There are more than 10,000 families who report that they suffer from this disease, but it is believed that the actual number may be much higher.


Many of these reports involve multiple family members, including numerous children suffering the effects of the disease.

Read Morgellons: Emerging Nanotechnology is Threatening All Living Things

Known Treatments

  • Natural Antibiotics (i.e. garlic)

  • Natural Antifungals (i.e. oregano oil)

  • Herbal Supplements

  • Light Therapy