What are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are tiny, eight-legged arthropods that invade your home and nourish themselves on the dust flakes of human skin. Not only are they an annoying indoor pest, they can cause us some health issues. Barely visible to the naked eye, dust mites are found in untidy and seemingly clean homes alike. Wherever there’s dust, even a … Continue reading What are Dust Mites?

6 Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean

Keeping your body clean on the inside is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and, as such, many people regularly perform colon cleansing and liver cleansing routines. Harmful organism cleanses and toxic metal cleanses are also common, beneficial, and recommended. But did you know there are measures you can take to keep your … Continue reading 6 Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean

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

Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Adding chlorine to drinking water is a practice that began in the late 1800s, and by 1904 this was the standard in water treatment. For the most part, this process is still implemented today. Unfortunately, chlorine isn’t used because it’s the safest or most effective means of disinfection — it’s just the cheapest. In spite … Continue reading Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease

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

10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution is a term that likely conjures images of industrial smokestacks and billowing plumes rising into the atmosphere. Those are certainly examples of air pollution but the oft forgotten truth is that the worst air quality you experience every day is most likely to be located right in your living room. Trapped, stagnant air and … Continue reading 10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality

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?

The 5 Worst Things About Flame Retardants

Not long ago, I discussed 12 ways toxins are sneaking into your life, and while I briefly mentioned the health dangers of flame-retardants, that was just the tip of the iceberg. There’s been a lot of talk lately about these chemicals: namely, that they don’t work as well as claimed. There’s even data suggesting that items … Continue reading The 5 Worst Things About Flame Retardants

10 Crazy Sources of Toxins

Toxins are pretty much commonplace in this day and age. While we all wish that this wasn’t the case, we also can’t ignore that these destructive compounds are all around us. Fortunately, we have options to protect ourselves, with cleansing being one of the best for eliminating toxic buildup. 10 Unexpected Sources of Toxins Food, air, and … Continue reading 10 Crazy Sources of Toxins

Why Can’t the EPA and the WHO Agree on Glyphosate?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to review each registered pesticide every 15 years.[1] Under this standard, a toxic herbicide called glyphosate was scheduled to be reviewed in 2015. As of May 2016, this review has still not taken place. The word glyphosate itself may not be familiar—it’s the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer. There is no denying Roundup’s … Continue reading Why Can’t the EPA and the WHO Agree on Glyphosate?