Soy, one of America’s favorite health foods, may not be as benevolent as it is made out to be. One of the most successful maneuvers by the food and agricultural businesses in North America involved marketing soy as a natural, health-promoting food. Even today, soy continues to retain a popular following among many individuals in the natural health community. The stark reality, however, is that soy is more of a poison than a nutritious food, with fermented soy being the exception. As it turns out, nearly everything we’ve been told […]
Aluminum is a toxic metal so pervasive in our environment that it’s practically impossible to avoid. It’s present in water, soil, food, cookware, and food packaging. Even items like conventional antiperspirants and antacids, products used by millions every day, contain aluminum. Aluminum has been linked to neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and some research has even linked it to cancer. As the use of aluminum has become increasingly prevalent over the past 150 years, so has accumulation in the human body.
Many women and men see their hair as an important aspect of their physical appearance — a fact deeply reflected in hair dye’s continued popularity. People of all ages use hair dye to enhance their physical appearance and change the way they view themselves. While this isn’t inherently a bad thing, the more we learn about chemical-based hair dyes, the more we realize that exposing our bodies to these toxins is counterproductive to living a healthy life. Here are 6 absolutely shocking facts about hair dyes that’ll make you go natural
Chemicals infiltrate our food supply, home, and environment; escape is virtually impossible. And, everyone knows, pregnancy is a time when toxin avoidance is absolutely imperative since the developing fetus is highly susceptible to the effects of common chemicals. Even low exposure to everyday toxins could cause abnormal development or birth defects.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, yet few people realize its importance for their health. While keeping your heart, liver, and kidneys functioning properly is crucial, so is protecting your skin from radiation and harsh environmental contaminants. Now, you’re probably already thinking about sunscreen, the leading product in this regard, which helps to protect the outer layer of your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. Conventional sunscreen, however, contains a number of chemical ingredients that may actually be harmful to your health. Organic sunscreen is […]
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