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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…

More Bad Press for BPA

Well folks, it looks like BPA is back in the news, and the news is not good. In one of the first studies of its kind, scientists from the University of Michigan and the Harvard School of Public Health looked at how exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A affected the sperm count and quality in otherwise healthy male adults, and…

Paraben Toxins Detected in 92% of People Tested

Toxins, toxins, everywhere…or so it seems, right? Especially when I read a story like the one I read the other day about how parabens were found in 92% of people who participated in a recent study. And in case you didn’t know, parabens are in just about everything. So just what are they? Parabens are antimicrobial preservatives used widely in…

Let’s Hear it for Soluble Fiber!

So check this out, a new study is taking the benefits of soluble fiber to a whole new level! Recently scientists discovered that soluble fiber increases the anti-inflammatory compound interleukin-4 (IL-4) in the body when a bacterial infection occurs, which basically means it helps fight off the infection. Pretty interesting stuff, huh? Not only that, but researchers believe that the…

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…