Not that long ago, I talked about 12 ways toxins are sneaking into your life, and while all toxins are bad news, there’s one group that should be banned immediately. I’m talking about phthalates; these are a class of chemicals used to make plastic flexible. For that reason, they’re also commonly referred to as plasticizers. … Continue reading 5 Reasons Phthalates Should Be Banned Immediately
We live in a world where the products that we use on a daily basis are actually laden with some of the most toxic chemicals on the planet. Studies are now showing that continuous exposure to toxic chemicals in personal hygiene products, such as antiperspirants, may be related to allergic reactions, Alzheimer’s, and even breast … Continue reading New Research Indicates Aluminum in Deodorant Linked To Breast Cancer
Doing the laundry is a simple, straightforward task for most people. However, have you actually thought about the chemicals contained in most laundry detergents? Most of this stuff doesn’t wash out in the rinse and can be absorbed into your body through your skin. Knowing what we are putting on our clothes, and in our … Continue reading Do You Know These 6 Facts About Laundry Detergent?
Gluten sensitivities and gluten intolerance are on the rise, making gluten a very popular topic. Because it’s a subject with many facets, here are 9 facts for you to consider to make a sound, rational decision as to whether you should monitor, or possibly eliminate gluten from your diet. Fact #1: Gluten is… …a naturally … Continue reading Do You Know These 9 Facts About Gluten?
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA for short) is a federal law in the United States that gives the nation’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to set, maintain, and enforce regulations related to the use of chemical substances. The regulation does not include any oversight into areas of food, drugs, cosmetics, or … Continue reading Is It Time to Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act?
Winter is a busy, festive time of year. It’s also a time when more people tend to get sick. What exactly is it about this time of year that encourages aches and sniffles? “Catching a chill” has long been suspected as a cause of winter ailments and, for just as long, has been dismissed as … Continue reading Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During Winter
It might not surprise you to hear that as many as 70% of all American homes own a pet. Pets bring a lot of joy and are usually considered a true member of the family. Petting a cat or dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation. It’s … Continue reading 9 Ways to Reduce Symptoms of Pet Allergies
While we should be enjoying the beauty of spring, many people suffer from seasonal allergies. From the birds to the pollen, there are many things that may cause suffering from the classic symptoms of an allergic reaction. In fact, research shows that approximately 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, as well as hay fever. … Continue reading 10 Natural Ways to Prevent Seasonal Allergies Symptoms
You probably already know about some of the dangers that severe air pollution exposure can cause and how places like stoplights at intersections can increase your exposure to harmful air particles up to 29 times more than the open road. While these facts are startling, you probably don’t know about the almost invisible dangers. Namely … Continue reading 5 Ways Air Pollution is Destroying Your Health
In the post about water pollution, I talked about 7 things you might not know about the disastrous state of our water supply. Water, along with food and air, is a basic necessity. Without clean sources our health and environment suffers. Unfortunately, pollution is everywhere—even in the air we breathe and poor air quality causes … Continue reading 8 Crazy Facts About Air Pollution