Are Microwaves Dangerous to Your Health?

Microwave ovens have been the norm in US households for almost 50 years. If you’re under 40, you’re more likely to have grown up with a microwave than without a microwave. Ever since they were first introduced, microwaves have been a source of controversy. While manufacturers and retailers maintain that microwaves are completely safe, many … Continue reading Are Microwaves Dangerous to Your Health?

Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

If you’re trying to lose weight (and even if you’re not), it’s imperative your diet is in check. That means lots of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are a must and making smoothies can be a great way to ingest them. What are Smoothies? Smoothies usually contain blended or puréed fruits and/or vegetables. Sometimes ice … Continue reading Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

Hot Dogs: Questions and Answers

Consuming Hot Dogs Can Be Harmful to Your Health Multiple studies have determined that consumption of hot dogs can be a risk factor for childhood cancer. Peters et al studied the relationship between the intake of certain foods and the risk of leukemia in children from birth to age 10 in Los Angeles County between … Continue reading Hot Dogs: Questions and Answers

Report: Eating Fruits and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Death

A vegan or vegetarian diet has long been promoted as a healthy lifestyle choice thanks to a mountain of evidence available to back it up. And now, there’s even more quantitative evidence. A recent report from University College of London reveals that eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day is linked to reduced … Continue reading Report: Eating Fruits and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Death

Threats to Your Thyroid Function

Located just below the voice box, the thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system and has a significant influence on many of the body’s most essential processes. Regulation of growth, body temperature, metabolism, and physical development are all driven by the thyroid gland.[1] Normal thyroid function is dependent on a number of factors, including nutrition … Continue reading Threats to Your Thyroid Function

10 Health Dangers of Bromine

Bromine is a chemical compound frequently used in flame retardants, baking ingredients, cell phones, plastic, dye, soda, and prescription drugs. Despite the warnings from the Centers for Disease Control about the serious, long-term health effects from constant exposure, use of the chemical shows no signs of slowing down. [1] Why should you care? Because research has identified … Continue reading 10 Health Dangers of Bromine

Health Tips: Take Control of Your Daily Sodium Intake

Your body needs sodium, regardless of what you’ve probably heard your whole life. Many “experts” have demonized this mineral because excess dietary sodium can lead to health issues, but the fact remains that without enough sodium your body’s systems will not operate as they should. Symptoms of low sodium, also called hyponatremia, include muscle spasms or cramps, frequent … Continue reading Health Tips: Take Control of Your Daily Sodium Intake

The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1]Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient amount from diet alone is not a challenge for most people. However, supplements are popular for those … Continue reading The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

The Mustard Seed: Humble Herb or Powerful Superfood?

Mustard seeds may not look like anything special but they are actually loaded with nutrients and can be exceptionally beneficial for the human body. Mustard seeds are important for a variety of reasons and it’s used all across the globe for a variety of purposes – many of which are related directly to health and … Continue reading The Mustard Seed: Humble Herb or Powerful Superfood?

Benefits of the Agaricus blazei Murrill Mushroom

Agaricus blazei Murrill is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low calorie content and high nutrient density. The mushroom, which originates in a small Brazilian village called Piedade, contains minerals, fibers, vitamins and amino acids. In 1960, a Japanese researcher named Takatoshi Furumoto discovered the mushroom and sent it to Japan to be evaluated. Analysis shows … Continue reading Benefits of the Agaricus blazei Murrill Mushroom