With similarities to toxins like bromine, fluorine, and radioactive iodine, perchlorate has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It’s a chemical commonly used in rocket fuel, explosives, fireworks, batteries, bleaches, fertilizers, and airbags; and that barely scratches the surface. Perchlorate has completely proliferated the environment and the health consequences are disastrous. The following … Continue reading What Is Perchlorate? 7 Shocking Facts
Chemicals infiltrate our food supply, home, and environment; escape is virtually impossible. And, everyone knows, pregnancy is a time when toxin avoidance is absolutely imperative since the developing fetus is highly susceptible to the effects of common chemicals. Even low exposure to everyday toxins could cause abnormal development or birth defects. 5 Common Chemicals and Infant … Continue reading 5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy
If you’ve ever felt compelled to take another bite, despite feeling full, the problem may not be a lack of self control. In fact, the issue may not even be with you at all as it’s very likely that an excitotoxin is the culprit. These non-essential amino acids stimulate or “excite” the umami or savory … Continue reading The 6 Most Dangerous Excitotoxins
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is on the rise, and the ‘disorder’ is now affecting many adults. With such an influx of new diagnoses each day, many people might be wondering what is causing it. As with any disorder there is a likely contributor, or a multitude of contributors. While it could be any number of things, … Continue reading Do You Know These 6 Causes of ADHD?
Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant hear a lot about things they can do to help their baby, but not so much about how to encourage the health of their placenta. Considering that the placenta is the buffer between mom and baby, this would seem like important information. Placenta health is just … Continue reading 7 Ways to Protect Your Placenta
Everyone knows that exercise improves your mood and supports your health. But, were you aware that the toxins in your workout clothes could be undermining those efforts? A recent news report covering research done by Greenpeace is showing startling evidence that our clothes may be contributing to long-term health concerns, regardless of whether you exercise or … Continue reading Do Your Workout Clothes Contain Toxins?
Increased consumer awareness around the dangers of synthetic dyes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and phthalates in conventional clothing is fueling a drastic revolution in the fashion industry and popular clothing stores, like H&M, Levi’s, and the Gap, are beginning to turn their attention toward producing healthier and more environmentally-friendly clothing.  How Clothing is Made with Toxic Chemicals During … Continue reading The Hidden Toxins In Your Clothing
Bisphenol-A has seen its share of media attention, and none of it has been very positive. It’s a known endocrine disruptor still being used as a softening agent in plastics. You’re probably already aware that BPA disrupts reproductive health, which is contributing to hormonal imbalance in both women and men. BPA lines many aluminum cans and … Continue reading Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health
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 was originally added to the water supply sometime around the end of World War II in an effort to improve overall dental health. Despite the well wishes, no one anticipated the physical health dangers. Now, more and more people are recognizing the effects, and one of those is how it damages the pineal gland. Fluoride: … Continue reading How Fluoride Damages Pineal Gland Health