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Environmental Health

The Inconvenient Truth About Cell Phones

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What We Now Know About Cell Phone Radiation and Its Cumulative Effects… When the initial research started emerging that suggested links between cell phone radiation exposure and the development of cancer and other conditions, it caused little alarm. No one seemed to understand the data. On one side, we had this remarkable new technology and on the other, a collection of scientific experts arguing that there was some “statistical correlation” Read More

The Secret Allergy Cure

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  Stop Allergies & Prevent Their Return with A Simple Natural Allergy Remedy 50 Million Americans are afraid to leave their homes today to face their #1 health nemesis—springtime allergies. While a number of us delight in the blossoming flowers and warm, gentle breezes of spring, for many others these scenes are a prelude to sneezing, sniffling, red and watery eyes, itchy throat, fatigue, eczema, and sometimes even asthma attacks. Read More

The Hidden Hormone Hazard

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Unraveling the Mystery of Hormone Imposters Many years ago I read a book called Our Stolen Future which sounded the alarm on hormone disruptors in the modern day environment. This pioneering publication identified how synthetic chemicals, like the 70+ pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, could mimic natural hormones. These chemicals, along with the 700,000 tons of pollution released into the air daily, cause birth defects, sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure Read More

Get a Clean Slate: 10 Ways to Start 2015 Right

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2015 has just begun… If you’ve ever set resolutions before, you know how easily they can fall by the wayside.  So, this year I’ve put together a fail-proof list of “habits”—not resolutions—that will make you feel so good, you’ll never want to turn back. 1. Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Probiotics Brand new research has made another compelling argument for the importance of the normal flora in our bodies.  Read More

Viral Vigilance

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10 Steps to Outsmart a Virus Viruses are everywhere in the news these days—and not just Ebola. Ten states have reported an outbreak of a mysterious flu-like virus causing severe respiratory illness in kids.  Enterovirus is now being investigated. In Kansas City, Missouri alone, more than 300 cases of respiratory illnesses were reported last month, according to the state Department of Health. In about 15% of the cases, children were placed Read More

What Steve Jobs Knew About High Tech Parenting

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Is “Digital Dementia” in Your Child’s Future? It’s surprising… Word has it that the late Apple guru, Steve Jobs, did not allow his kids to spend too much time with their digital gadgets. Several recent articles including a piece in the New York Times entitled Steve Jobs Was A Low-Tech Parent have shed light on this little known fact about Jobs and what went on in his home. “We limit how Read More

A Cure for Chronic Fatigue, Inflammation & Insomnia Right Beneath Your Feet?

The Unsuspected Missing Link Triggering Today’s Health Epidemics What if I told you that you could easily sleep through the night, overcome tiredness, and heal inflammatory conditions? Insomnia, chronic fatigue and systemic inflammation are three of our most prevalent complaints in America these days. And while diet, exercise, environmental toxins and stress are no doubt some of the underlying culprits, there is something more basic and fundamental than even the healthiest habits. The solution is much closer and simpler than Read More

Trouble Sleeping?

Shedding light on artificial light from glowing gadgets. “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself,” writes Verlyn Klinkenborg in a fascinating National Geographic article. Sleep scientists find that bathing our world in artificial light not only disrupts our body clocks but also disturbs the production of vital regulatory hormones—like melatonin. In fact, a recent study from the University of Southern California showed that Read More

Undetected Food Intolerances Equal False Fat

Food Sensitivities Lead to Surprising Weight Gain The most common everyday foods like wheat, dairy, corn, yeast, sugar, peanuts and soy can lead to weight loss resistance! They create bloating and inflammation while inhibiting your ability to access stored body fat as fuel and tamp down metabolism. And they are everywhere these days. A young mother told me that she wasn’t sure what she would make for her daughter’s holiday party at preschool—in the class of Read More