For many people, worrying about arsenic poisoning is akin to worrying about catching the bubonic plague. They believe it’s something only found in history books. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, arsenic poisoning is still a very real concern. Certain forms of arsenic are found naturally in areas with high concentrations of metal ore. When these metals are … Continue reading Study: Gut Bacteria Transforms Arsenic, Increases Its Toxicity
Lead paint in buildings. Lead paint on toys. Lead paint is almost everywhere. Just ask a parent. Now, according to the results of a new study published by Children’s Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health, there may now be additional cause for concern . Following a number of reported lead-poisoning cases in children … Continue reading Study: Indian Spices Linked to Lead Poisoning
Fluoridation, the process of adding fluoride to public water supplies in an effort to prevent cavities, has courted controversy since its introduction in the US during the 1940s. Now, the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has published a report that supports what opponents of fluoride have long been arguing. In essence, the journal article pointed to the fact that … Continue reading Medical Journal Designates Fluoride as Neurotoxin
Recently I talked about the dangers of lead and how, at one time, lead was used as heavily as plastic. Not anymore. Lead was discovered to be highly toxic and the use of it in products like paint, toys, and electronics drastically declined. There is concern now that we’re in a similar position with plastic. Let’s look … Continue reading 7 Dangers of Plastic
Crohn’s Disease is chronic irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is one of several irritable bowel diseases that share similar symptoms and immune disorders. The lesions that have become an identifying feature of Crohn’s Disease complicate intestinal function. This damage to the gastrointestinal tract can lead to more serious conditions.  The causes of Crohn’s Disease … Continue reading What is Crohn’s Disease?
I recently sat down with Anthony Gucciardi of Natural Society to discuss the top 10 GMO foods you should avoid. Check it out! Video Transcript Anthony Gucciardi:I ’m here with Dr. Group, who is an expert on GMOs. One of the biggest questions I get in my inbox every single day is, “How do I avoid GMOs … Continue reading The Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid (Video)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to review each registered pesticide every 15 years. Under this standard, a toxic herbicide called glyphosate was scheduled to be reviewed in 2015. As of May 2016, this review has still not taken place. The word glyphosate itself may not be familiar—it’s the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer. There is no denying Roundup’s … Continue reading Why Can’t the EPA and the WHO Agree on Glyphosate?
We all pretty much know GMOs should not be taken lightly, and a new documentary from VICE on HBO is showing just how damaging they can be to our health and the environment at large. There are no long-term studies on the effects of GMOs to health or our environment, and simply labeling them as safe and … Continue reading GMOs, Pesticides, and the Mega Corporations Behind Your Food
Most homes in the United States have a microwave oven, the last couple generations are more likely to have grown up with one than not. The popularity of microwaves makes sense, they offer a fast way to prepare and reheat food and have been somewhat of a kitchen revolution rivaling the introduction of the food … Continue reading Don’t Use a Microwave Oven
Copper is an elemental nutrient that is necessary for good health. In fact, it can be found naturally in all plants and animals. The metallic form of copper can also be found in our environment as it occurs naturally. As necessary as it is for your body to have a certain amount of copper, being … Continue reading Dangers of Copper