Make Your Home Allergy-Friendly: Steps to Take NOW

Some of us experience allergies sometime during our lives … the majority of us, in fact. Allergies are more than a nuisance: they can contribute to asthma or sinusitis. So what to do about allergies? What can be done to reduce the triggers – exposure to the allergens – in our homes? The following is a […]

Phthalates During Pregnancy: How To Reduce the Risks

Phthalates are endocrine disruptors: they are anti-androgens that affect the development of the male fetus. Here is a review on what phthalates are, what phthalates do during pregnancy, and how you can reduce your exposure during pregnancy, and at all times.

Are Flame Retardants Killing Us?

Are flame retardants really fire resistant? Or are they simply ubiquitous toxins, poisons in our environment? In our blood, and the blood of our infants? Flame retardants cause cancer, and are linked to neuro-developmental deficits (decreased intelligence) in our children, and linked to the rise in autism! Here is what you need to know to keep your children safe.

Missing the Point on Organic Produce

The debate is about whether organic produce has more nutrition than produce grown with pesticides. This debate misses the point! It’s about not eating all those pesticides! The organophosphates that are neurotoxins. These toxins are linked to developmental delay, lower IQ, and behavior problems in our children (like ADHD). So, the question should be: are organic foods healthier? The answer is YES! Eat organic foods because they are healthy foods. If they are more nutritious, as some studies report, that’s just an added bonus.

Recent Research on Manuka Honey Benefits

All honey is nature’s antibiotic gift to us. But Manuka honey is something special. Manuka honey is the strongest anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant that we can buy. It helps heal wounds, and helps prevent scar formation. This is a review of the latest medical research from 2012 and 2013 on the benefits of Manuka honey.

Brain Foods Part 1

How to keep your brain (and your children’s brains) healthy and smart, through smart eating, smart drinking. Great links to neuroscientist, Dr. Amen, and great nutritionists.

Got Milk ALTERNATIVE? Part 2: Milk Alternatives From Plants

The second in 2-part article on alternatives to cow’s milk. Reviews six (6) plant-derived milk alternatives, comparing them on basis of (1) protein content, (2) fat content, (3) vitamin / nutrient content, and (4) calorie count. Emphasizes value of good-ole mother’s milk.

Clean Your Air: Two More Tips

The EPA estimates that our indoor air quality is routinely two to five times more polluted than our outdoor air, and that it can be 100 times more polluted! Here are two simple tips for cleaning your indoor air.

Better Living Through Less Chemistry: Hope

Sure, we have all benefited from the convenience of chemistry in our lives. But we are all exposed to the toxins that result. Here is a collection of simple steps you can take to reduce toxins in your diet, your water, your air, and in your home.

Stop Drinking Soda Pop

Drinking soda pop – carbonated soft drinks – is unhealthy. Even if you are drinking DIET pop. The infographic below provides an interesting collection of unhealthy effects. Things that you wouldn’t think about are affected by soft drinks: asthma obesity heart disease kidney disease diabetes osteoporosis The average American drinks 52 GALLONS of soda per […]

You Decide

Crowd Sourcing the Cover Designs I am about to “publish” a series of e-Books based on topics that have been most popular here on this blog. They include How to Clean Your Air, Reducing Pregnancy Rhinitis, Reducing Reflux During Pregnancy, and Detoxifying Your Life – Better Living Through Less Chemistry. The problem is that I can’t decide […]

Brain-Eating Amoeba and Nasal Rinses?

If you use a Neti pot or any other method for nasal rinsing, you must have heard about the recently reported deaths from Amoebic Meningoencephalitis that were linked to Neti pot use. Is that true? Can I get brain-eating Amoeba from my Neti pot?? Here is an interview with expert, Dr. Robert Tolan, to answer that question.