What is Aspergillus?

Aspergillus is a genus of mold fungi. They like to grow cotton, but also on hemp, jute and kapok, upholstered furniture and foam mattresses. They are found in fruits, vegetables, flour, nuts, jam, bread, hay and silage, but also to animal (bird attitude!) , Wood, paper and carpets. In the bathroom, and in all the … Continue reading What is Aspergillus?

The Possible Role of Mercury Silver Amalgam Fillings and High Levels of Mercury in Fish in Contributing to Symptoms and Illness

Mercury is extremely toxic to the body. Although the safety of dental filling material containing mercury has been debated in dental circles since the 1800's, the official opinion of the American Dental Association has been that when mercury is combined with other metals and used in dental amalgam fillings, the toxic properties of mercury are … Continue reading The Possible Role of Mercury Silver Amalgam Fillings and High Levels of Mercury in Fish in Contributing to Symptoms and Illness

Amalgam / Mercury Dental Filling Toxicity

An often overlooked, but extremely important source of toxic material is the mercury from silver [mercury] amalgam fillings. Some people who are aware of the situation are confused by the mixture of information available. Unfortunately, statements from dental trade organizations and on a few poorly-researched news reports have muddled the situation. Here are a few … Continue reading Amalgam / Mercury Dental Filling Toxicity

Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Tin

Source: Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Tin by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM When most people think about tin, they imagine tin cans, tin foil, and maybe even Rin Tin Tin. Tin is a naturally occurring metal of a familiar silver color. Tin is resistant to corrosion and often used as a coating … Continue reading Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Tin

Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Cobalt

Source: Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Cobalt by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Cobalt is naturally occurring element that does have beneficial applications. For instance, cobalt is an essential component of vitamin B12. Cobalt has been added to pigments to produce a distinct blue color. Lithium ion batteries contain cobalt. In the medical field, … Continue reading Toxic Metal: The Health Dangers of Cobalt

The Dangers of Acetaminophen

When it comes to proven, over-the-counter solutions for easing pain and controlling a fever, acetaminophen (also called paracetamol, and best known by the brand name, Tylenol) has long been the preferred recommendation for many. It is actually the most widely used product of its kind, and with good reason. When compared to other non-prescription pain … Continue reading The Dangers of Acetaminophen

BPA-Free Does NOT Mean Safe

If you’ve been practicing a healthy lifestyle, you’re probably familiar with the health dangers of BPA. Many plastic product manufacturers are now coming out with BPA-free alternatives to appease health-conscious consumers, but this may not be enough as the chemicals used to replace BPA, namely BPS and BPF, may be just as bad. Fortunately, safer alternatives exist. … Continue reading BPA-Free Does NOT Mean Safe

Fluoride: Daily Exposure to Poison

Fluoride is one of the most dangerous health threats in our environment, and its widespread use makes it challenging to avoid. On this website, we regularly discuss the health concerns associated with water fluoridation and believe that the prevalence of fluoride in our water supply is not something to take lightly. Fortunately, many in the … Continue reading Fluoride: Daily Exposure to Poison

8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

People young and old look forward to the holidays, but once the festivities draw near, the things we eagerly anticipated can become major stressors. In fact, an estimated 80% of Americans expect to feel stressed during the holidays.[1] There are holiday parties, out of state trips, inclement weather, gifts to buy, dinners with family or friends, … Continue reading 8 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

2 out of 3 Medical Students Do Not Know When to Wash Their Hands

Even though it’s an easy way to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases, like influenza and the common cold, some of us probably wash our hands less often than we should. Toxic alcohol-based sanitizing foams and wipes that can be used quickly and without water have made it easy to keep our hands clean … Continue reading 2 out of 3 Medical Students Do Not Know When to Wash Their Hands