HOW TO AVOID 5 FOOD ADDITIVES THAT HARM CHILDREN’S HEALTH

In a groundbreaking move this week, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health warned of the risks chemical food additives pose to children’s health. Dr. Leonardo Trasande, lead author of the new analysis, explained that children’s developing bodies are uniquely vulnerable, especially when it comes to the functioning of thyroid, estrogen and testosterone hormones. “There can … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID 5 FOOD ADDITIVES THAT HARM CHILDREN’S HEALTH

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BPA and Your Microbiome

If you’ve been following my work even for just a short while, you know I’m big on gut health. That’s because science is increasingly discovering the huge impact that our good bacteria have on our health, and how bad bacteria can hinder it. We’re always learning more about the intricacies of our beneficial bacteria, called … Continue reading BPA and Your Microbiome

The Hidden Toxins In Your Clothing

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. [1] How Clothing is Made with Toxic Chemicals During … Continue reading The Hidden Toxins In Your Clothing

Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

Source: Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

BPA-Free Does NOT Mean Safe

Source: BPA-Free Does NOT Mean Safe by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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, … Continue reading BPA-Free Does NOT Mean Safe

The Rise of the Obesogens

Source: The Rise of the Obesogens by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading The Rise of the Obesogens

What are Obesogens?

Source: What are Obesogens? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading What are Obesogens?

5 Food Companies That Don’t Use BPA

Source: 5 Food Companies That Don’t Use BPA by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading 5 Food Companies That Don’t Use BPA

Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

Source: Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

7 Dangers of Plastic

Source: 7 Dangers of Plastic by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading 7 Dangers of Plastic