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Environmental Toxins

The Dangers of BPA

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Reducing exposure to chemicals like BPA is one big step you can take for your and your family toward improving your overall health.

7 Ways to Detox to Reverse Prediabetes

New Harbinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Research studies have linked toxic chemicals in the environment to an increased risk of developing diabetes. We'll never be able to escape toxins completely, but we can take steps to minimize our exposure and the effects they have on our bodies.

5 Weird Places Toxins Are Lurking

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

We all know the health risks posed by environmental toxins, and you probably do a pretty good job of avoiding many of them -- you buy organic food, wa...

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

When It Comes To The Chemicals in Your Body, You Get What You Pay For

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Turns out the 99% and the 1% have even less in common -- at least when it comes to the types of chemicals their bodies accumulate. A new study fro...

5 Easy Ways To Detox Your Prenatal Beauty Routine

Maia James | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Maia James

Stress and anxiety are bad -- for both you and your growing baby. Your kid is super lucky to have a conscientious momma, but don't turn a good thing into a negative one by bugging out about how toxic your shampoo is (easier said than done, I know).

You Are a Guinea Pig

David Rosner | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
David Rosner

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news.

3 Weird Reasons to Skip the Stroller

Maia James | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Maia James

Skipping the stroller is more than just a passing fad -- "babywearing" is a hobby and even a passion for many parents, and there are blogs, message boards and brick and mortar stores devoted exclusively to its art. All this fervor is for good reason.

Is Antibacterial Soap Making Your Kids Fat? How Hormone Disruptors Wreak Havoc on Health

Beth Greer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

This post is part of a series I will be writing on chemicals in our everyday products that may act as endocrine disruptors. These include the antibacterial chemical tricolsan, found in many personal care products.

Mercury, Vaccines Hot Topics at Autism Hearing

David Kirby | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
David Kirby

You probably didn't know it, but Congress recently held a major hearing on the government's response to autism, grilling two key federal officials on everything from prevalence studies to services for adults with the disorder.

4 Steps To Get Rid Of Toxic Weight

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Don't let the word detoxification turn you off. You may think it sounds like a New Age idea or something from celebs in Hollywood on the heels of an alcohol or drug binge, but detoxification is a normal, everyday function. It's the body's way of breaking down and eliminating anything that doesn't belong.

31 Ways To Protect Yourself From Toxins In Your Home

Therese Borchard | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

In their exceptional, informative book "The Healthy Home: Simple Truths of Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers," son-and-father team Myr...

Protecting Ourselves From An Invisible Danger: Environmental Toxins

McKay Jenkins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
McKay Jenkins

I wanted to learn more about toxic chemicals -- and it turns out there is a lot to learn. In every room of our houses, in every action we take, we are exposed to synthetic chemicals.

A Leap In Understanding Toxins

scientificamerican.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Analysis of [a water flea's] genome shows that this Lilliputian crustacean contains the most genes of any animal sequenced to date. It also has the po...

Spiritual Solutions #11: Outer and Inner Worlds The Same

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond There is no difference between what is happening in your inner world and what is happening in your outer world. The...

Protect Our Earth, Protect Our Health (AUDIO)

Beth Nielsen Chapman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Nielsen Chapman

We are living in a nutritional war zone. Those who know better have to vigilantly search out natural healthy food, and those who can afford to buy organic are the lucky ones.

A Guide to the President's Cancer Panel Recommendations

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

This just released report -- "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What Can We Do Now" -- states that exposure to environmental chemicals is giving rise to more and more cancers than we imagined.

Environmental Toxins and Cancer Risk: The President's Cancer Panel Report

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

I was surprised to learn that the ACS has criticized the PCP's report, saying that it overstates the risks of environmental factors for cancer. I decided to download the Panel's whole report: here are my comments.

Environmental Health Watch: Are There Toxins in Your Home?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Did you grow up in a house built before '78? This story is about how one State's progressive Community Affairs Department is linking geographical information to environmental health risk information.

Outing the Toxics in Our High Chairs

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joan Blades

It is unconscionable to expose babies to these chemicals -- especially since the 12-second flame resistance provided by these toxic chemicals has shown no measurable benefit in terms of fire protection.

Autism and Toxins

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The facile dismissal of those of us calling for safer vaccinations and scrutiny of the current vaccine schedule is not scientifically based and polarizes the discussion.