Of all developmental disabilities, autism is the fastest-growing. Between 2002–2010, its prevalence rose by 6–15% every year. In 2000, 1 in 150 children was diagnosed. In 2010, that number jumped to 1 in 68.1 Even more concerning, some… Continue Reading
The Impact of Toxins on the Immune System
By A4M (The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) The global population is constantly exposed to toxins – be it chemical, physical, or biological – which can have detrimental effects on the immune system and overall health. While the immune… Continue Reading
Toxic Chemicals in Citrus Fruits?
I’ve long been an outspoken proponent of eating organic foods, for many reasons. Simply put, they’re not only safer for the environment, they’re healthier for you. The nonprofit environmental/consumer health advocacy organization, Environmental Working Group, is a great… Continue Reading
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS): How Sweet It Isn’t
If you haven’t heard of high fructose corn syrup, then I’m convinced you live on a self-sustainable farm and haven’t shopped in a grocery store in 40 years! This sweetener is a top ingredient in countless packaged foods,… Continue Reading
Association of Cigarette and e-Cigarette Use with CVD Biomarkers
By CMHC (Cardiometabolic Health Congress) Although the prevalence of cigarette smoking has significantly declined from nearly 21% of the U.S. adult population identifying as smokers in 2005 to only 14% today, an estimated 34.1 million adults still currently smoke cigarettes…. Continue Reading
Toxic Rice – Beware of this Hidden Danger
Rice is an important food staple in America and across the world, and without this inexpensive and abundant food source, millions of people would go hungry. Rice is naturally gluten-free and – depending on the type, may deliver up to 15 vitamins and minerals, including folate, manganese, and magnesium. But for all these positives, there is one downside—and unfortunately, it’s a big one. Rice is highly contaminated with arsenic…
What Is BPA? How to Avoid This Ubiquitous Danger…
Bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical used to harden plastic—is nothing new. It has been around since the 1890s and nowadays is a component of countless consumer products. What is new, however, is the growing realization of just how dramatically BPA can affect humans over the long term…
Indoor Plants that Clean the Air
When you think of air pollution, you probably think about the air outside, especially in big cities. Not surprisingly, in these highly concentrated areas, tons of gases and chemicals from cars, planes, and factories get dispersed every day…. Continue Reading
Roundup for Breakfast?
If there’s ever a topic that makes my blood boil, it’s GMOs. GMO, of course, is short for genetically modified organisms. They’ve exploded in recent years, as regulatory agencies have allowed more and more of them into our… Continue Reading
The Best Water to Drink: Spring, Tap or Sparkling?
I can’t lie. I’m more convinced than ever that eating an anti-inflammatory diet like PAMM is the single healthiest thing you can do for yourself, and the best way to get good vibes flowing in your life. That said, if… Continue Reading