EPA Rule Change Would Expose Teenagers to Highly Toxic Chemicals

By Farron Cousins The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is taking aim at two rules designed to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals by workers under the age of 18. The agency has filed notices with the federal register of its intent to either tweak or outright eliminate these protections for underage workers. The first rule the agency is looking to change is one the Obama administration adopted in 2015 which prohibited farmworkers under the age of 18 from handling and dispersing certain pesticides deemed too toxic for public sale. Typically, the pesticides used on large agricultural sites contain far more potent and toxic chemicals, and these pesticides

12 Houseplants That Have the Power to Heal

By Reynard Loki A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study conducted in the UK by the University of Derby and the Wildlife Trusts found that connecting to nature resulted in a ” scientifically significant increase” in health and happiness , the BBC reported. “Nature isn’t a miracle cure for diseases,” said Lucy McRobert, Nature Matters campaigns manager for the Wildlife Trusts . “But by interacting with it, spending time in it, experiencing it and appreciating it we can reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier as a result.” But you don’t necessarily need to go outdoors to connect

Top 17 ​Health Problems That Improved in People Who Switched From GMO to Organic Diets

By Jeffrey M. Smith A peer-reviewed article released Tuesday in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and conducted by the Institute for Responsible Technology revealed that the health of all of the participants improved after switching to a non-GMO diet or simply reducing the amount of GMO foods they ate. The results, from more than 3,250 people, mostly in the U.S., closely matched reports by physicians around the nation who

Five Claims About Coconut Oil Debunked

By Rosemary Stanton , Nutritionist & Visiting Fellow, UNSW Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from the centre of the coconut, coconut flesh or coconut “milk” (made by steeping the flesh in hot water). Solid white coconut oil (I’ll use this popular term, although technically it’s a fat not an oil) is now the darling of celebrities and bloggers , paleo enthusiasts and sellers of so-called superfoods . Claims for its supposed

What Is the GAPS Diet and Does it Work?

By Helen West, RD The GAPS diet is a strict elimination diet that requires its followers to cut out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbs. It’s promoted as a natural treatment for people with conditions that affect the brain, such as autism. However, it’s a controversial therapy and has been widely criticized by doctors, scientists and nutrition professionals for its restrictive regimen. This article explores the features of the GAPS dietary protocol and examines whether there is any evidence behind its purported health benefits. What Is the GAPS Diet and Who Is It For? GAPS stands for

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9 Super Healthy Gluten-Free Grains

Sorghum is typically cultivated as both a cereal grain and animal feed. It is also used to produce sorghum syrup, a type of sweetener, as well as some alcoholic beverages. This gluten-free grain contains beneficial plant compounds that act as antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress and lower the risk of chronic disease ( 4 ). A 2010 test-tube and animal study found that sorghum possesses significant anti-inflammatory

Worried About Phthalates: ‘Just Don’t Eat Foods in Boxes’

A reporter asked: I was wondering if you could share your thoughts with me about the new study finding phthalates in boxed Mac & Cheese . Should consumers be afraid of just Mac & Cheese, considering phthalates are ubiquitous and found in almost every food we consume? What are your recommendations? Here’s what I said: The moral of this story

How Running Can Help You Shed Unwanted Pounds

By Ryan Raman Running is an incredibly popular way to exercise. In fact, it’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, more than 64 million people have run at least once in the past year ( 1 ). Running is also linked to many health benefits, and is one of the best types of exercise to help you lose weight . This article explains how running can help you shed unwanted pounds. There Are Many Types of Running There are many different styles of running, each with their own unique purpose and benefits. These are the most popular

Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Organic Inner Fillet Aloe Vera Juice, 128 Ounce – Supports Health Digestion

Drink to your health! There are over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and polysaccharides that are naturally found in aloe vera and offer overall great health benefits. These benefits include: maintaining healthy digestion and regularity; antioxidant and immune health support, as well as improved nutrient absorption. The addition of Aloesorb in Lily […]

How to Increase the Absorption of Iron From Foods

By Dr. Verena Iron is an essential mineral your body needs to function properly. Thus, it’s vitally important to consume adequate amounts of it in your daily diet. Interestingly, the foods you eat influence not only how much iron you consume, but also how well it is absorbed into your body ( 1 ). Once it’s absorbed by your body, it’s used as a building block for hemoglobin, a protein found in

4 Reasons You Need to Switch to Mineral Sunscreen

Important reasons why mineral sunscreen is better than chemical sunscreen both for your health and for the environment. Thank you to Goddess Garden for sponsoring this post. It’s that time of year again! Time to scrutinize your sunscreen supplies and see what’s still good and what needs to be tossed. First, check the expiration date….Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

14 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

By Rachael Link Vegetables are well-known for being good for your health. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, some vegetables stand out from the rest with additional proven health benefits, such as the ability to fight inflammation or reduce the risk of disease. This article takes a look at 14 of the healthiest vegetables and why you should include them in your diet. 1. Spinach This leafy green tops the chart as

The Scariest Legislation You’ve Never Heard of

By Jack Pratt Congress is moving forward with sweeping legislation that could undercut major laws that keep our food, water, workers and children’s products safe. Yet, surprisingly little attention has been paid to a bill that could drastically reshape the way we think about government, while threatening to undermine the very idea that any product at all—from pacifiers to peanuts—will remain safe going forward. It’s what Steve Bannon has in mind when he says he wants to deconstruct the administrative state. And it paves the way for a shoddy government with more, and slower bureaucracy, than we can ever imagine. Bill “Cutting Red Tape” Would Tie Agencies in Knots Environmental

What Are the Health Benefits of Echinacea?

By Joe Leech Echinacea is a popular herbal supplement. It’s used as a natural remedy for preventing and treating the common cold … but does it work? This article reviews the known benefits of echinacea. What Is Echinacea? Echinacea, also called purple coneflower, is a flowering plant from the Asteraceae family. It’s native to North America and was first used as

Eat Your Algae: 9 Health Benefits of Chlorella

By Kerri-Ann Jennings Move over spirulina, there’s a new algae in town—chlorella. This nutrient-dense algae has been receiving a lot of buzz for its health benefits. Furthermore, as a supplement, it has shown promise in improving cholesterol levels and ridding the body of toxins. This article tells you all you need to know about chlorella, including what it is, the research behind its health claims and how to take it as a supplement. What Is Chlorella? Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae ( 1 ). There are more than 30 different species, but two types— Chlorella vulgaris

Health Benefits of Prebiotics and Probiotics

Scott, a 10-Day Detox participant wants to know, what are the best prebiotics and probiotics to take and how to keep his gut healthy. The health of the trillions of bugs in our gut (which outnumber your cells 10 to 1) is one of the biggest things that impacts our wellbeing. We have to learn how to tend the flora of our internal gardens (our gut) by being selective of what we eat and how we live. We must feed the good bugs and avoid gut-busting habits—like eating too much sugar and starch or consuming too much alcohol or allowing stress to wreak havoc (yes, your gut bacteria are eavesdropping on your thoughts)

9 Powerful Health Benefits of Cumin

By Dr. Matthew Thorpe Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm. What’s more, cumin has long been used in traditional medicine. Modern studies have confirmed some of the health benefits cumin is traditionally known for, including promoting digestion and reducing food-borne infections. Research has also revealed some new benefits, such as promoting weight loss

Use of Non-Toxic Chemicals in Treatment of Head Lice

The major part of head lice treatment is understanding what they are. What is a head louse? This is a parasite that feeds on human blood through the scalp. In plural they are called lice. They get to the scalp through crawling on a hair strand they will have attached themselves on. The

13 Ways to Lower Your Triglycerides

By Rachael Link Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. After you eat, your body converts the calories that you don’t need into triglycerides and stores them in your fat cells to be used for energy later. While you do need triglycerides to supply your body with energy, having too many triglycerides

Dr. Hyman: 5 Superfoods Part of a Healthy Diet

I’m often asked by my patients, “What superfoods are most important to stay healthy?” I like to think that everything I eat is a superfood. When I walk into the grocery store, which I call the “Farmacy,” I like to seek out powerful foods that are going to provide the right information for my body. Here are my top superfoods: 1. Plant Foods The vast, colorful array of vegetables represents more than 25,000 beneficial chemicals. Research shows the synergistic balance of these chemicals provides numerous health benefits. I recommend a diverse diet with numerous, colorful, fresh veggies and fruits. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors

10 Ways to Tell if You’re Dehydrated

By Becky Bell Water is absolutely necessary for survival. It makes up approximately 60 percent of the human body, with every system depending on water to function properly. Thus, dehydration—or a lack of body water—has widespread repercussions. While mild dehydration is easily remedied, severe dehydration is a serious condition that can lead to loss of consciousness, organ failure or even death. This article discusses the common signs and symptoms of dehydration. What

Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils

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