Dry Cleaning Is Hazardous to Your Health

One of the scariest toxins that we are exposed to everyday is the dry cleaning chemical called tetrachloroethylene. “High concentrations of tetrachloroethylene (particularly in closed, poorly ventilated areas) can cause dizziness, headache, sleepiness, confusion, nausea, difficulty in speaking and walking, unconsciousness, and death,” according to the Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The World Health…

Stop Lower Body Pain with the Right Shoes

Bunions, blisters, ankle pain, oh my! Whether you suffer from foot, knee or back pain, many of your struggles may be caused by what’s on your feet. Julia Berry reported in Science Weeklythat almost all foot ailments are caused by poorly fitting shoes.  The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that every mile a person walks puts…

Cook Once and Eat Plenty

  Buy the highest quality food available for the amount you have to spend, and cook less expensive items such as whole grains and vegetables just once.  Then eat two or three times from what has been cooked.  Buy mostly local small-farmed animal products free of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and other drugs.  This does…

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.  Any bone can be affected, but of…

Get Beautiful Skin from the Inside Out

The liver is the detoxifying agent of the body.  It pulls toxins out of circulation so they can be eliminated through urine and bowel movements. When the liver is overworked, toxins build up and cannot be eliminated except by finding other avenues.  One of these avenues is the skin. Anything that disturbs body chemistry such as abnormal blood sugar…

Is Your Hair Dye Safe?

Hair dye not only changes hair color, it is absorbed directly through the scalp into the bloodstream where it is distributed throughout all cells in the body.  The following hair dye statistics, though not the result of a controlled scientific study, are based on years of following real people: Women who use permanent hair dyes once a month for…

Imitate a Corporation for Good Health

The quest for wellness continues to gain ground, especially in the business world.  Corporations have begun to realize that wellness programs can add to their bottom lines.  For every dollar invested in worksite wellness programs, there is a return of $15 to the employer, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).  Wellness programs are touted to increase productivity and…

Is Your Sunscreen Promoting Cancer?

In order to make your sunscreen transparent instead of looking like a white paste the approved sun screen chemicals (titanium oxide and zinc oxide) are modified into small particles called nanoparticles which can enter deep into the skin and even the bloodstream causing many potential health problems. Dr Vyvyan Howard, a toxicopathologist and senior lecturer…

The Best Oil for Cooking

I was recently asked by a patient, “What is the best oil to cook with?” That is a great question amidst the significant amount of misinformation on cooking oils found on the internet. Although I was aware of the toxic effects of vegetable oils I was not aware of the extent of the toxic effect…