The Importance of Organic Carpet Cleaners

Every time toxic cleaners are used, there’s a heavy impact on our environment. It does not matter whether the cleaners are poured, sprayed, washed, rinsed, or dumped; the harmful effects are the same. When we use these things we risk adding toxins to the air and to the water, both of which come back to us and … Continue reading The Importance of Organic Carpet Cleaners

Minnesota Becomes First State to Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap Chemical

Score a victory for smart legislation! Late last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill that would prevent manufacturers from using Triclosan in most consumer hygiene products. [1] A lot of people might be wondering… what is triclosan? Despite the fact that they’ve probably used it. In fact, it’s estimated that the chemical is used … Continue reading Minnesota Becomes First State to Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap Chemical

Discover 10 Nutritious Foods that Are High in Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a mineral that helps your body maintain healthy bones and teeth. [1] It is essential for life and makes up about 1% of your body weight, making it the second most abundant mineral in your body next to calcium. 85% of the phosphorus in your body is in your teeth and bones; with calcium, it … Continue reading Discover 10 Nutritious Foods that Are High in Phosphorus

Research: TV Food Advertisements Promote Unhealthy Diets

Shocking new research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals that consuming only the foods most heavily advertised on television makes for an unhealthy diet.[1] All jokes aside, the details that the research provides about just how unhealthy a theoretical “all-TV” diet such as this would be, is still … Continue reading Research: TV Food Advertisements Promote Unhealthy Diets

Study Finds Fast Food is Most Popular Among Middle Class

There’s a lot of stigma about eating at fast food restaurants – it’s unhealthy, it’s fattening, it’s bad for the environment – the list goes on and on. In many cases, this bad reputation is more than merited; yet, there are still some important misconceptions about fast food, including who they’re really hurting the most. Are … Continue reading Study Finds Fast Food is Most Popular Among Middle Class

Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy … Continue reading Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

The results of a 2010 study by Swiss scientists at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne shows strong evidence that children and young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, are at an increased risk of fracturing bones [1]. How Does IBD Affect Young Bones? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) … Continue reading Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

Supplements Covered by HSA? You Can Help Make it Happen

Congress is currently weighing two new bills that can help bring nutritional and dietary supplements to a much larger part of our population. The first is proposed bill, S.2499 – Health Savings Act of 2016, submitted by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), which would extend HSA (health savings account) coverage to certain nutritional and dietary supplements. A complimentary bill, H.R.4469 … Continue reading Supplements Covered by HSA? You Can Help Make it Happen

How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Faith in your doctor or health care provider’s ability to safely administer quality medical attention is not something to be taken for granted. These are the men and women we turn to when our health is at its worst. Whether it’s a bad case of the flu, a broken bone, or the birth of a new … Continue reading How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Lyme Disease: A Commentary

We’d all like to hope that going to the doctor always resulted in honest treatments, perspectives, and efforts. After all, we’re talking about the health, well being, and lives of patients. Patients who are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandparents, and friends. Patient care isn’t like servicing a broken refrigerator; there is a human element involved … Continue reading Lyme Disease: A Commentary