Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works

Source: Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors. But more often than not, there's a dark cloud hanging over that backyard barbecue: bugs – and especially mosquitoes. These blood-seeking fun busters expertly follow their senses right to … Continue reading Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works

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Environmental Stress: How It Affects Your Health

Source: Environmental Stress: How It Affects Your Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  There are many sources of stress in life, some overt, some less obvious. One type of stress that doesn't get a lot of attention but has a big effect on our health is the stress associated with our environment. Some … Continue reading Environmental Stress: How It Affects Your Health

Activated Charcoal: 15 Benefits & Uses for Health and Wellness

Source: Activated Charcoal: 15 Benefits & Uses for Health and Wellness by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Activated charcoal is a hot topic in health and wellness these days, gaining recognition as a powerhouse agent for detoxification with a wide range of potential uses. We see activated charcoal in everything from facial masks and … Continue reading Activated Charcoal: 15 Benefits & Uses for Health and Wellness

Lung Cleanse: 10 Ways to Detox Your Lungs

Source: Lung Cleanse: 10 Ways to Detox Your Lungs by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  If your lungs are overworked or damaged by smoking, illness, allergies, or just being around air pollution in the environment, you can take specific steps to cleanse your lungs. Keeping your lungs clean, clear, and healthy will give you a … Continue reading Lung Cleanse: 10 Ways to Detox Your Lungs

Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only are we excessively exposed to light in modern times, but the type of light accounting for this exposure is changing rapidly. … Continue reading Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

A documentary by Stéphane Horel on endocrine disrupting chemicals (2010). Our ordinary everyday lives are steeped in chemical products. Invisible, they are encrusted in plastic, in detergents and toasters, concealed in our food, in toys, in shampoo. They have invaded everything, including our bodies. Thanks to the consumer society, petrochemicals, with their magicical powers and … Continue reading The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

EWG President Ken Cook interviews Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—on their new book "The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Deardorff offer reassuring and empowering ideas for parents and families that … Continue reading The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

How to reduce toxic chemicals in your household dust

Dust is a complex mixture of dead skin, soil tracked in from outdoors, fungal spores and chemicals from household products—some of which may be harmful. Learn more about how to protect your loved ones from toxic household dust with EWG's Healthy Living. Related Post Recognizing and Avoiding Common Household Toxins What are Dust Mites? Are … Continue reading How to reduce toxic chemicals in your household dust

HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

A healthy, resting adult takes 12 to 20 breaths per minute. Children, from school-age to preschoolers and younger, take many more. It’s normal for a toddler to take twice as many breaths as an adult, and an infant may take a full three times more. Every breath matters, especially for their developing lungs, but more … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

EU-Banned Pesticide Found on Spinach

Spinach is packed with nutrients, making it a staple for healthy eating during the winter and spring. But federal data shows that conventionally grown spinach has more pesticide residues by weight than all other produce tested, with three-fourths of samples tested contaminated with a neurotoxic bug killer that is banned from use on food crops … Continue reading EU-Banned Pesticide Found on Spinach