Are Your Candles Emitting Toxins?

Candles are great for encouraging relaxation and creating a calm, serene environment. A candle’s aroma and soft, warm glow sets a nice tone for romance, sophistication, and tranquility. Most candles today feature a variety of aromas. While refreshing they may be, the chemicals used to produce a candle’s fragrance can be toxic and can contribute to … Continue reading Are Your Candles Emitting Toxins?

The 7 Worst Things About Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is an ugly process that drives highly-pressurized chemicals, water, and sand into underground rock. Usually looking for oil or natural gas, fracking operations leave their stain on the environment, but the human price might even be higher. Think of it this way: imagine dropping a couple of tablespoons of red dye … Continue reading The 7 Worst Things About Fracking

6 Ways to Boost Brain Health

We all want to stay healthy, but sometimes we forget it’s not just our bodies we need to maintain. Our mind is an integral element in our physical and mental well being, and without it, we wouldn’t be able to function. Keeping your faculties in check is essential for maintaining a sense of emotional strength and … Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost Brain Health

4 Reasons to Be Skeptical of Products from China

Much of China is heavily polluted and the air quality is especially terrible. Pollution levels in Beijing can sometimes get up to 20 times the limit set by the World Health Organization! [1] All this pollution could certainly be a dangerous factor when it comes to the products you buy, but it’s more than just toxic air. Many … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical of Products from China

Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

The other day, a colleague of mine sent me over the results from a recent study that shows a link between higher body mass index (BMI) in toddlers, and the mothers’ prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants, such as pesticides found on the foods we eat [1]. The study, conducted by the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded … Continue reading Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

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

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