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 […]
For years, the scientific community has been debating the exact effects that endocrine disruptors have on the human body. Now, the environmental ministry of France is calling for urgent action from the Council of the European Union, arguing that the dangers of endocrine disruptors must be acknowledged immediately.
Recently, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration issued new recommendations regarding seafood consumption limits for women who are pregnant or nursing. This release marks the first update on recommended fish consumption since 2004. In this update, recommendations were made in regards to the minimum amount of low-mercury fish a pregnant woman should eat. Past recommendations were non-specific and only recommended a maximum amount. Recommendations from these organizations often based their guidelines on the fact that most fish can be a prime source of dietary […]
The negative health consequences of aluminum exposure have been recognized for quite some time. Unfortunately, this knowledge has not precipitated a mass removal of aluminum from common, household products such as deodorant, cookware, and food storage items.
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