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Toxins

"Detox Diets" and Prolonged Fasting Can Be Toxic to Your Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Recently, Ashton Kutcher announced on Twitter that he was undertaking the Master Cleanse. Unfortunately, the "detox" diet theory is just not supported by any facts.

Safer Chemicals Policy Reform Needs to Advance Supply Chain Transparency

Patricia J. Beattie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia J. Beattie

Improving supply chain communication and chemical information sharing will allow for businesses to make informed and cost-effective decisions about the chemicals incorporated into their products.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

New Toxics Legislation Isn't Hazardous to Corporate Health

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

Whether the business community will go willingly remains to be seen, but the case for industry support for the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 is extremely powerful.

PBS Frontline on Autism Resorts to Pseudo-Documentary, Tabloid Journalism

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

The latest Frontline made parents' decisions harder and did nothing except regurgitate old news about vaccines and autism. Parents and children deserve far better from PBS.

The New Agent Orange? Scientists Sound Alarm on Toxic Sand in Afghanistan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Art Levine

Politics Daily reported Friday that scientists have found signs of another potential threat to our soldiers in Afghanistan: high levels of environmental toxins that can cause brain damage.

Toxins Found In Whales Will Affect Humans

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

AGADIR, Morocco — Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy...

The FDA, Toxins and Your Body

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The FDA has taken no regulatory action whatsoever over the last six decades, to protect the public from unknowing exposures to a wide range of toxic ingredients.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In today's blog I want to explain what glutathione is, why it's important, and give you 9 tips that will help you optimize your glutathione levels and protect help yourself from chronic illness.

BPA Exposure Worse From Canned Food Than Plastic Bottles

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The exposure to BPA from canned food "is far more extensive" than from plastic bottles, said Shanna Swan, a professor and researcher at the University...

New Study: Bikers Inhale Five Times More Toxic Fumes Than Drivers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Belgian study finds that bicyclists on urban streets inhale tens of millions of toxic nanoparticles with each breath, taking in five times as much a...

3 Shocking Truths About Weight Loss

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Your body takes in an enormous load of industrial toxins that have entered our food, water and environment. It does affect your systems.

From Sunscreen to Sunshine

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

The sun is the most powerful cleanser and regenerator of all life on earth--yes, including human life. It is our ally, not our enemy!

Wanted: Citizens of a Post-Plastic Society -- Must Love Edges

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

This plastic age is one of ironies at every turn, now revealed as a dangerous and unsustainable vision, a failed utopia. Itʼs time to bring back edges.

Flame Retardants: Extinguishers of Brain Development?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.

Oil Spill Reduction

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.theGreengrok.comSo exactly what is in that stuff spewing into the Gulf of Mexico? We all know that a whole lot of oil is being pu...

The True Cost of Doubt and Denial

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

The recent President's Cancer Panel report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," has put the official government seal on somethin...

The Superhero Is You

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

If ever there was a time for a superhero, the time is now. And if ever there was a superhero, it is you.

Is There Arsenic In Your Apple Juice?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Newspaper investigation finds that most apple juice is laced with some level of arsenic. But how much is too much?...

Is Perfume the New Second-Hand Smoke?

Danny Seo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danny Seo

The lesson we can learn from the Susan McBride lawsuit is simple: we need to learn the proper do's and don'ts when it comes to using scented products.

How to Rid Your Body of Mercury and Other Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will provide you with a clear, three-step plan to help you detoxify from mercury and other heavy metals and recover your health. I have used this plan successfully and safely with patients over the last 10 years.

Petroleum in Perfume

Stacy Malkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Malkan

You may notice it in the funny, unpleasant feeling you get when standing in an enclosed space with somebody who is wearing too much perfume. If so, you're not alone.

How Toxic are Fish Supplements?

Stiv J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stiv J. Wilson

One possible culprit posited by researchers for PCB contaminated fish comes from the behavior of fish mistaking plastic for food.

USA's Open Season on Chemical Dumping

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.

Chemicals and Our Endangered Children

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Eason

Children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals