8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

Since bovine growth hormone received FDA approval in 1993, three disturbing health trends have emerged. Cancer cases continue to increase, obesity has become an epidemic and early onset puberty has become the norm. [1] [2] [3] Related? Maybe, maybe not. You can be the judge as you read through the following 8 facts about the substance known as BGH, … Continue reading 8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

7 Dangers of Plastic

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

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

With over 25 million sufferers, sleep apnea is on the rise in the U.S. [1] The disease can put you at risk for many health issues, so it’s crucial you keep it in check. Some people who suffer from sleep apnea don’t even know they have it; it’s only when health concerns pop up do most people … Continue reading 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

10 Shocking Facts about Mercury Amalgam

Mercury is toxic to humans and dental amalgam fillings, which uses a 50% mercury base combined with other metals, is one of the most common types of exposure.  Research proving the extensive damage mercury can cause to human tissue and brain function is why I advocate discontinuing their use and, if you have them, their … Continue reading 10 Shocking Facts about Mercury Amalgam

5 Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Using hormones to combat age-related hormonal shifts sounds a bit like using a sledgehammer to drive a nail into a piece of wood. Yes, the nail will go through, but at what cost? Hormones control practically every function, mechanism, and metabolic reaction in our body. Science has shown just how powerful hormones are for affecting every aspect … Continue reading 5 Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy

4 Health Consequences of Soy for Women

Soy milk is heralded as being a healthy alternative to dairy, with many proponents noting its low levels of saturated fat and absence of dietary cholesterol. Despite these claims, soy contains phytoestrogens, compounds that can disrupt hormones. Women in particular are at an increased risk from the many hormone-disrupting substances found in soy. A woman’s monthly … Continue reading 4 Health Consequences of Soy for Women

5 Herbs I Recommend for Menopause

Menopause can be a trying time for women. It affects day to day activities, mental clarity, and mood. In previous articles, I have discussed the basics of menopause and have also included some natural suggestions for dealing with its most common symptoms. Most women may find relief from annoying menopause symptoms using herbs as these tools typically … Continue reading 5 Herbs I Recommend for Menopause

The Benefits of Organic Shampoo

Shampoo seems like a harmless enough item but in reality, many shampoos contain dangerous chemicals that can be absorbed by your body. Parabens and sulfates are both commonly found in shampoo and interfere with the endocrine system. [1]With this reality staring us right in the face, it only makes sense to seek out healthier, all-natural options. Shampoo … Continue reading The Benefits of Organic Shampoo

What Is Selenium Sulfide and Can it Benefit Your Health?

Selenium sulfide is a chemical compound created by fusing atomic selenium (Se) and sulfur (S).[1] The selenium and sulfur combination has been shown to promote skin health and thus selenium sulfide is found in many cosmetic, hair, and skin care products. It’s probably best known as an antifungal and is used to treat tinea versicolor, a … Continue reading What Is Selenium Sulfide and Can it Benefit Your Health?

New Research Links BPA Exposure to High Blood Pressure

The negative health effects of BPA exposure have become regular headlines in the news. BPA, or bisphenol-A, is a chemical found in many common products, from cans and dental fillings to cash register receipts. Unfortunately, its exposure is associated with a range of health problems including diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Now, new research has linked it … Continue reading New Research Links BPA Exposure to High Blood Pressure