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Why Wearing Cotton Matters

Why Wearing Cotton Matters

The clothing you wear does matter.

...Most of my clothes are cotton, sure, but I cannot find everything I need in full cotton, or even mostly all cotton. I have had to adjust my standards as a result...

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Even if you don't have Celiac disease, there are sometimes benefits to going gluten free.

The bigger question is do I feel better because the gluten is gone or because I am eating less bread and cheese (dairy is another thing I have had to pull out)?...

Supplement Use

Supplement Use

Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.

...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

Do you know what is actually "protecting" your skin from the sun? If not, then read on...

...but the ones that I do use I should make sure they are the safest by making sure these products are not going to contribute to/cause cancer, mess with my hormones, or even cause allergic reactions...

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Mixing supplements and your prescribed pharmaceuticals is a recipe for disaster without consulting your primary care doctor first.

...estimated that 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year suffering from heart palpitations, chest pain, choking or other problems after ingesting dietary supplements.” This seems like a large number of people, and it is certainly nothing to ignore or take lightly, however it only accounts for about 5% of the number of ER visits involving pharmaceuticals by comparison...

Thanksgiving. Plan Ahead.

Thanksgiving. Plan Ahead.

Planning ahead can make the holiday times much easier if not actually more enjoyable for you, and everyone around you.

...if you have special dietary needs then bring your own food; even eat before the event if you must. Asking the host if the food is gluten, dairy, or yeast free gets annoying for them, and often they are not even sure...

Essential Food Prep

Essential Food Prep

Get ahead of the game by preparing your own foods. It is a lot easier than you think with the right tools, and the right food sources.

...When it comes to the dried fruit you should look for sulfite free fruits while making sure no sugar has been added (it’s fruit, come on, does it really need more sugar?). With some planning you could buy fresh fruits, and dehydrate them yourself while storing them to be used later...

Wild Fires, And The Air You Breathe

Wild Fires, And The Air You Breathe

With all of the recent fires in California, we have been exposed to a lot of smoke particulate in the air as of late. 

...The body tries to prevent particles from getting into the lung. Sometimes we circumvent these processes by breathing through our mouth. We are designed to breath through our nose since there are many hairs there that help to trap things before they can get into the lungs...

The Chemical That Will Not Go Away

The Chemical That Will Not Go Away

Even if you stop using Teflon frying pans, or similar coated products, this chemical will not be going away, or out of your system, any time soon.

...How are we all exposed to this chemical? Part of it has to do with waste disposable of the chemical. For years DuPont was putting the waste into barrels then dumping the barrels into the oceans...

 

Chemicals In Daily Use Products

Chemicals In Daily Use Products

We should demand more of product labeling in general.

...Do you remember, back in the day, when your mom would put leftover spaghetti into a Tupperware container, and how that container was always a shade of pink/yellow from there on out. Well the spaghetti and plastic were interacting with each other...