5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy

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

Do You Know These 6 Causes of ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is on the rise, and the ‘disorder’ is now affecting many adults. [1]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?

7 Ways to Protect Your Placenta

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

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

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

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

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