7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

For most people, work occupies a substantial part of their life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, people spend nearly nine hours on work-related activities during their day.[1] Other studies, such as a 2014 survey by Gallup, suggest that the average number was actually closer to forty-seven hours per week. Add … Continue reading 7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

Despite being one of the most preventable conditions on the planet, obesity is, unfortunately, a hugely significant problem. According to the World Health Association, the global obesity rate has more than doubled since 1980. [1] Certainly diet and exercise can go a long way in supporting a healthy weight, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

The Top 5 Harmful Toxins in Air

A major part of how healthy we are comes from how clean the air we breathe really is. Fumes and carcinogens from factories and automobile exhaust, and tons of other harmful gases are all around us. These are dangerous molecules to inhale, and they also decrease the actual amount of oxygen in the air. Now, … Continue reading The Top 5 Harmful Toxins in Air

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Indoor air pollution has become a serious problem. Discussions about indoor air quality emerged in the 1970s as a result of the energy crisis leading to home construction that was more efficient by way of being sealed up tight… and subsequently lacking ventilation. It’s common knowledge that the lack of ventilation is a detriment to … Continue reading What is Sick Building Syndrome?

9 Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution

Just as you drink pure water, isn’t it vital to ensure the air you breath is also clean and pure? Everyone can benefit from breathing cleaner air, and many people suffer horribly because of air pollution. It’s common for people to spend 75% of their time in their home and the sources of air pollution … Continue reading 9 Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution

3 Known Contributors to Autism

Cases of autism have risen exponentially in recent years, and researchers are scrambling to find better ways of dealing with the disorder. There has been a 30% increase just within the past two years, [1] suggesting that there are modern risk factors possibly contributing to the developmental disorder. Despite advances in technology and medicine, autism … Continue reading 3 Known Contributors to Autism

Air Pollution and Autism: The Surprising Connection

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication abilities, and repetitive and restrictive behaviors. Studies indicate that one out of 68 children have some form of ASD, and males are four times as likely to have this type of disorder as females. [1] Today, autism affects … Continue reading Air Pollution and Autism: The Surprising Connection

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

8 Crazy Facts About Air Pollution

In the post about water pollution, I talked about 7 things you might not know about the disastrous state of our water supply. Water, along with food and air, is a basic necessity. Without clean sources our health and environment suffers. Unfortunately, pollution is everywhere—even in the air we breathe and poor air quality causes … Continue reading 8 Crazy Facts About Air Pollution

How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) reports that alcohol consumption is a normal part of life for many people.[1]Although it’s difficult to consider alcohol consumption “healthy,” it does appear that drinking responsibly and in moderation is the situation for many who indulge. “At-risk” drinking, however, can cause problems. The NIAA considers at-risk … Continue reading How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome