Environmental Toxins

A Bright Idea – with Dogs

A Bright Idea – with Dogs

Dogs are a huge part of my life. My husband Stan and I share our home with three King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and they are a source of constant joy, giggles, and craziness. Their sweet spirits actually inspired our new company, Vital Planet Pets. At Vital Planet we offer the highest quality dog supplements that can be found anywhere. From…

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Recently I was pleased to come across an article in the Wall Street Journal that discussed the very positive shift away from overuse of antibiotics in nursing homes. Being the defender of the microbiome that I am, when I read that up to 70% of nursing home residents receive one or more courses of antibiotics every year and up to…

Vital Planet Pets visits Expo East

Vital Planet Pets visits Expo East

Last weekend was a wonderful experience for me and I wanted to share it with all of you! A number of us from Vital Planet Pets attended Expo East in Baltimore. This is a yearly gathering where health and wellness companies of all types come together to showcase their products and hopefully, gain interest from health food store buyers nationwide.…

Need a Natural Health Breakthrough?

Many of you who know me or have followed me for years know I’ve dedicated a great deal of my life to sharing knowledge on natural health options that you may not have known about.  Things like digestive health, cardiovascular care, toxicity, weight loss and more.  Well I’m at it again! I am currently working on a new television series…

Eat Organic to Reduce Pesticide Exposure

The best way to reduce pesticide exposure—especially when it comes to organophosphate pesticides, which are some of the most common pesticides in use—is to eat organic foods. A recent study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal supports this notion. Researchers analyzed dietary organophosphate pesticide exposure of over 4,500 people from six cities in the United States. They found that…

Common Pesticide Linked to Increase in ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 11 percent of children aged four to 17—that’s 6.4 million children diagnosed as of 2011. Boys are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. While there are certain hereditary factors that make some children more likely to develop ADHD more than others, environmental factors are also thought to play an…

Early Menopause and Early Menstruation—Possible Causes

The average age of a girl’s first menstruation has been decreasing in recent years. While there are a number of potentiation causes, consumption of the contributing of sugary drinks is the topic of a recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction. Researchers followed over 5,500 girls aged nine to 14 years and found that those who drank more than…

If Your Child Takes This Laxative You Might Want to Reconsider

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating an ingredient in adult laxatives that are commonly prescribed for children. Polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) is the active ingredient in Miralax and other similar products, which are not approved for long-term use even in adults—yet they are commonly prescribed long-term in children. While only very small amounts of PEG 3350 are…