The Rise of the Obesogens

Diet advice as it pertains to weight gain has been simple–take in than you can burn off and you’ll gain weight. The calorie in, calorie out approach to weight loss is not only outdated, it’s also ineffective in some cases. While no one is arguing the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise regime for maintaining a … Continue reading The Rise of the Obesogens

What are Obesogens?

Obesogens is an umbrella term given to the dozens of endocrine disruptors that play a role in obesity. Chemicals from plastics, like BPA, are known obesogens, and these chemicals pollute our waterways and pervade our homes. The effects of obesogens have been studied intensely over the past few years and the research shows that they have … Continue reading What are Obesogens?

5 Food Companies That Don’t Use BPA

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a dangerous, toxic compound used in the lining of food packaging. BPA contaminates food and makes its way into the body to wreak havoc. The brain, endocrine system, and hormones are all affected by BPA, and research shows that this compound is especially dangerous to young children. While you may not be able … Continue reading 5 Food Companies That Don’t Use BPA

Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

BPA, or bisphenol-A, is an endocrine disruptor you’ve heard me mention before. It’s been shown to mimic hormones in the body–namely estrogen–and contribute to hormone imbalance. These dangers have been known for a long time. You’d think that spawn change to eliminate the use of BPA, right? Wrong. According to a new survey of over 250 … Continue reading Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

Health Benefits of Sporopollenin

What is Sporopollenin? The outer walls of spores and pollen grains is tough and, chemically, very stable. This causes it to be well preserved in sediments and soils. One of the most significant compounds of the cell wall is a substance known as Sporopollenin. The exact chemical composition of sporopollenin is of significant interest. The … Continue reading Health Benefits of Sporopollenin

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

7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

Maybe you’re a new mother and are expecting a new bundle of joy. Of course, you want to make sure things are just right for your baby, and part of that starts with the choices you make right now. Making sure you are limiting (or preferably avoiding altogether) toxic exposure is a great first step. … Continue reading 7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

The Hidden Culprit Behind Wheat Sensitivity

Many people are avoiding wheat these days in attempt to rid their lives of gluten. While gluten can be difficult to digest and lead to inflammation and other intestinal problems, it’s not the only factor at play with regard to wheat’s potential toxicity. The fact is that wheat is often consumed in a very refined form as … Continue reading The Hidden Culprit Behind Wheat Sensitivity

5 Scary Truths About Mercury

In a short period of time, we’ve come a long way in understanding and recognizing the health dangers of mercury. It wasn’t but just a generation or two ago that nearly every kid in school played with mercury in science class. Now, fortunately, we understand its danger and are a little less flagrant… but not completely. … Continue reading 5 Scary Truths About Mercury

Is Artificial Turf Safe?

What could be healthier than the sweat on your brow of a great game of football or soccer? Sadly, playing on artificial turf, especially the kind used on college campuses and in the professional sports arena, may be connected to toxic cancerous material. Recent reports have highlighted the fact that the artificial turf used for … Continue reading Is Artificial Turf Safe?