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

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

FDA Announces They Will Consider Ban on Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Nobody enjoys a visit to the dentist. It’s the sort of thing most of us go well out of our way to avoid whenever possible. There are times, however, when even the most vigilant daily flossers have no choice but to bite the bullet and go visit the dentist. Since the early 19th century, mercury … Continue reading FDA Announces They Will Consider Ban on Mercury Amalgam Fillings

EPA and FDA Issue New Warnings to Pregnant Women About Fish Consumption

Recently, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration issued new recommendations regarding seafood consumption limits for women who are pregnant or nursing. This release marks the first update on recommended fish consumption since 2004. In this update, recommendations were made in regards to the minimum amount of low-mercury fish a … Continue reading EPA and FDA Issue New Warnings to Pregnant Women About Fish Consumption

5 Ways Air Pollution is Destroying Your Health

You probably already know about some of the dangers that severe air pollution exposure can cause and how places like stoplights at intersections can increase your exposure to harmful air particles up to 29 times more than the open road. While these facts are startling, you probably don’t know about the almost invisible dangers. [1]Namely … Continue reading 5 Ways Air Pollution is Destroying Your Health

The Dangers of Mercury Exposure to Your Health

Lets be honest, human history is cluttered with screw-ups of catastrophic proportion. In a list that would extend for miles, incorrect ideas about mercury is one that really stands out. Although it’s a natural element found in the earth’s crust, often in regions with volcanic activity, its natural status doesn’t mean it’s safe. In fact, … Continue reading The Dangers of Mercury Exposure to Your Health

7 Toxins Harming Your Brain Right Now

Some of the most common substances found in everyday life are harming our cognitive function right now. Along with pesticides, you have substances like BPA, phthalates, mercury, lead, benzene, and flame retardants that are affecting you, even if you don’t realize it. Hidden in your home and office, you are exposed to toxic chemicals on … Continue reading 7 Toxins Harming Your Brain Right Now

5 Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice related to its association with cannabis has kept it from common use in the West. While the oil contains virtually no THC, the psychoactive element … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

12 Toxins in Your Drinking Water

Water quality is a subject that’s been big news lately. Residents of Flint, Michigan are suffering from toxic levels of lead in their water due to incompetent governance. Unfortunately, water quality issues are not a recent development. Industrial dumping, pesticide runoff, leaky storage tanks, and government mandates have created big problems. Let’s take a look … Continue reading 12 Toxins in Your Drinking Water

The Top 10 Endocrine Disruptors To Avoid

Exposure to endocrine disruptors is like putting a drop of water into the gas tank of a car. One drop may not have a major impact, but drip by drip, the car breaks down. Endocrine disruptors do the same thing to the human body. Endocrine disruptors cause symptoms such as infertility, weight gain, cardiac disease, … Continue reading The Top 10 Endocrine Disruptors To Avoid