What to Look For in a Humidifier – An Update

.This is an update from an article that I posted about a year ago, What to Look For in a Humidifier: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly. As we enter the cold and flu season, as the weather cools down and we turn up the heat at home, at school, and at work, nasal drying […]

Poll Results: What is Your Method for Nasal Saline Rinses?

Well, the poll results are in. I usually  try to take a poll down once a couple hundred results are recorded. This poll has reached over 290 results, and the results were not what I had expected: What Methods Do We Use for Nasal Saline Rinses? 51% still use the Neti pot, as you can […]

Top 15 Posts So Far

This is boogordoctor.com’s first birthday, so I thought it might be a good time to review what you thought were the best articles here. I recently thanked y’all for making my first ever blogging experience a good one. I have met many friends through this blog, and according to emails and comments, have helped some […]

Bottled Water: Malignant Indulgence

Bottled water is harming us, harming our environment! Here’s how, why, and what to do about it.

Stop Drinking Bottled Water

This is worth a look. Take your time. Be convinced. Stop Drinking Bottled Water! . Bottled water is bad for YOU, horrible for our ENVIRONMENT!! Don’t drink bottled water. What to do? Use one of those oh-so-cool stainless bottles. Fill it with tap water. Filter tap water if you must (we do). Check out the […]

Eliminate Your Smoke Exposure

Smoking … Bad … We’ve heard about the harm from tobacco smoke these days – the number of cancers related to smoking or chewing tobacco, the cost of respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, or emphysema).  We hear about the addictive properties of tobacco smoke, and we see the advertisements […]

Some Facts About Your Air Quality From the American Lung Association

From the American Lung Association, here are some facts about our air quality for 2010. Some of them are encouraging, like improved air quality in most of the worst-polluted cities compared to last year’s list. Some discouraging, like just how bad our air quality remains. The list provides some tips on improving our air quality. Continue reading to check it out …

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: 8 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Cleaners

Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are ubiquitous – they are all around us, and in us. In addition to allergies, rhinitis, asthma, alterations in our immune systems, and neuro-toxicity, these toxins have been linked to cancer, diabetes, and birth defects. We have recently reviewed how to reduce them in our water and our food. Here are some small steps that will make a BIG difference in your life.

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: Our Food

Despite being banned in this country in 1972, the pesticide DDT can still be found in many foods in this country. Even “safe” pesticides that are allowed and widely used, are proven carcinogens and have other horrifying effects on our children. This post brings you the GOOD NEWS – some of our food seems to be relatively free of these poisons. Here is how to eliminate 90% of the pesticides from your food!

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: Food & Water

Bottled Water It’s Embarrassing Americans spend more money on bottled water than iPods or movie tickets! Not that those are expenditures to be proud of. It’s a WASTE Americans churn through 2.5 Million plastic bottles EVERY HOUR of every day.  It is estimated that the amount of oil used to produce those bottles could fuel […]

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry

Most of us grew up (have I grown up yet?) in the age of “better living through chemistry.” That was the promise. Unfortunately, along with the “better living,” chemistry also brought along toxins. This is the 1st in a 4-part series on reducing the chemicals in your life – and in your children’s lives.

Use Plants to Purify and Detoxify Your Air

Interesting story: We have NASA and an asthmatic in India to thank for finding the right plants to detoxify our air for us. That’s right, NASA – the space people, and a business man with severe asthma. And plants also provide us with oxygen as an added benefit. Here’s the story …