Cellulite — that yucky, ripply fat just under the skin around the buttocks and upper legs — is thought to be another modern phenomenon indicating how our lives have become out of tune with nature. Although cellulite has existed for quite a long time, even before our modern food system, it seems to be more persistent in this day and age. With an increasing amount of individuals overweight and obese, it’s no wonder why many people are seeking ways of fighting this common issue. What’s even more surprising is that […]
Two thousand years ago, the Greeks and Romans used silver containers to hold and protect perishable liquids against harmful organisms. Silver containers were used until the invention of refrigeration to protect food liquids — such as milk — from spoiling. Using silver in the medical setting came into practice about one hundred and fifty years ago as a means to protect against infection. It remained popular against harmful organisms until the advent of antibiotics.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in certain plastics and epoxy resins and is found in products ranging from water bottles to paper receipts. Studies have found that BPA can leach from these plastic and epoxy products in varying degrees and enter the human body through dermal, respiratory, and oral routes. While the FDA announced in July that BPA in food packaging is safe at its current low levels, new research suggests that BPA may be harmful to the human reproductive system even at low dosages.
Your immune system is your frontline defense against environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately, the toxins present in today’s world are weakening the human immune system at an ever-increasing rate and there’s only so much we can do to control what we’re exposed to. On the flip side, certain tools and supplements can help support your immune system.
That uncomfortable feeling of your stomach being stretched to the breaking point, of your clothes fitting too tightly, and the burning nausea and cramping that accompanies bloating are all-too common issues for many people today. Pharmacy shelves are full of various bloating remedies, and doctors’ offices are packed with patients suffering from the common complaint. Drugs and over-the-counter medications may provide temporary relief, but if you’re not dealing with the underlying concerns, you are only setting yourself up for more bloating.