Tag: environmental

Health Link—Avoid Toxins in Personal Care Products

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does excellent work to spread information about the harmful chemicals in everyday products. They have an extensive database on chemicals found in personal care products to help you determine which products are safest. They also have a quick instruction guide on what to look for when buying personal care products. Check it out. It will…

Score Your Local Pollution

Here is a cool site that will give you tons of information on local pollution. Just enter your zip code to see how your county and state stack up to others in terms of air and water quality. Check out your in-home lead risk and look for local superfund sites. Find the top polluters in your community and learn about…

Celiac Disease May Show Up Later in Life

Celiac disease involves an autoimmune gut reaction to gluten proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. This reaction destroys the intestinal villi. Villi are the finger-like projections that line the small intestine, increasing the surface area of the intestine so that absorption of nutrients can be maximized. When the villi are destroyed, nutrient absorption is hindered, which can lead to…

Turns Out Toxins Aren’t Choosy about Where they Live

The other day I read about a recent study that really got me thinking…about toxins. True, I probably think about toxins more than the average person, but this was interesting—especially since when most folks think about environmental toxins, they imagine giant factories polluting the air in big cities. But this study really proves that no matter where you live, dangerous…

Love to Clean? Listen Up!

I can be a little neurotic sometimes when it comes to cleaning. What can I say? I love a clean house! But for all you gals like me who spend a lot of your free time scrubbing, polishing, spraying and sprucing up, this recent study published in the journal Environmental Health might be somewhat of an eye-opener. Scientists looked at…

More Chemicals, More Bad News

A lot of folks ask me where I find the time to stay up to date with current health news when I’m constantly traveling. The truth is, it isn’t always easy, but information sources like the Environmental Health Perspectives journal are a huge help. EHP helps raise awareness about environmental toxins and their effects on human health—a subject I’m pretty…

Beef for Dinner? Think Again.

When’s the last time you really thought about where that steak on your plate came from? Or how that juicy burger ended up on your grill in the first place? If you’re like most people (and believe me, I’ve been guilty of this too) you’d rather remain in the dark when it comes to how your food—especially your meat—is raised…

Beef for Dinner? Think Again.

When’s the last time you really thought about where that steak on your plate came from? Or how that juicy burger ended up on your grill in the first place? If you’re like most people (and believe me, I’ve been guilty of this too) you’d rather remain in the dark when it comes to how your food—especially your meat—is raised…

Study Finds Lead in Kids’ Juices and Packaged Fruit Products

Is it just me, or is it harder and harder these days to make sure our kids are eating healthy? Especially when new studies like the one I just read about can make even the most health-conscious parents think twice about what they’re putting on the table. Recently the California-based non-profit Environmental Law Foundation tested over a hundred different fruit…

How’s Your Water Quality?

You and your family use water every day for things like drinking, cooking and bathing, but when was the last time you stopped to think about what exactly was in your water? Now I know what you’re thinking—It’s just water, right? What do you mean, what’s in it??—but today’s industry uses more harmful toxins than ever before, and many of…