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New Dirty Dozen List From The EWG

New Dirty Dozen List From The EWG

The yearly update to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists is out.

...When buying food it would be great if we all could afford organic all of the time, but that is just not always possible...

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

It turns out that some BPA substitutes, in this case BPS, are similar in how they harm the body.

...They then exposed them to different concentrations of BPS over a 14 day period. As a control other preadipocytes were exposed to dexamethasone as it has a known rate of fat cell formation. What was seen is that even the smallest amount of BPS increased the accumulation of lipids...

Patience Is A Virtue...

Patience Is A Virtue...

No baby yet, and, unfortunately, I'm dwelling on that.

...Even with all the “wisdom” read of how to naturally induce labor, I have decided to not push my body. I am taking time to rest, and walk as much as I can. I am listening to my midwife and allowing her to be my doctor rather than trying to doctor myself...

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...

Cortisol And Breast Milk

Cortisol And Breast Milk

Breastfeeding can give your baby higher levels of cortisol, but this is not necessarily a bad thing in any way.

...What this does make me stop and think about is the long term effect of the cortisol on the baby, and if any of the effects, if they do exist, are negative, or not. If they are negative then how do we get the mother to destress?..

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...

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

The preliminary verdict is in: Meat can contribute to cancer. But lets not forget about processed foods in the process.

...The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine threonine, tryptophan, and valine. For meat eaters, these essential amino acids are found within meat, but vegetarians need to make sure that they make complete protein meals to get these amino acids...

The Last 10 Years Of Life

The Last 10 Years Of Life

Plan more, age less.

...people over the age of 65 (both males and females) the CDC showed that 89.8% were on a least one prescription medication within the previous 30 days of answering, 64.8% of this same age group answered with 3 or more, and 39.1% showed 5 or more...

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

More restaurants use antibiotics in their meats than you realize.

...The scary thing is all but 5, yes I typed 5, restaurants received a failing grade. The two best restaurants, according to this paper, were Panera and Chipotle. Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, and Dunkin Donut where the other three restaurants that passed with a B, C, and another C respectively...

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...