Tag Archives: toxins

Wash Those Toxins Away

Spring has sprung. And so has springtime viruses and allergies. As an allergy sufferer, I usually don’t look forward to June (actually May, June and July), when grass pollinates. As of late, largely because of changing my diet, my grass allergies have improved, along with my overall health. Yet, allergies are still a concern. I […]

Not Suitable for Kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “The U.S. needs to do a better job protecting children and pregnant women from toxic chemicals.” Kids’ Are Growing Children’s brains and bodies are developing, making them more susceptible to toxins. If you’re pregnant, the same applies to your unborn baby. Many children’s advocates say they’re concerned toxic […]

Childhood Lost

Kids are rushed through childhood, especially when puberty hits too early. Surprisingly, doctors are baffled why girls are going through puberty earlier and earlier. “Over the last 30 years, we’ve shortened the childhood of girls by about a year and a half,” says Sandra Steingraber, author of a 2007 report on early puberty for the […]

Gulf Seafood Safe?

Marine scientists now say Gulf fish “absolutely safe” to eat. Fish are “absolutely safe” so long as they were alive when caught, said George Crozier, executive director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. “It’s going to take time for them to accumulate any of the toxins” from the oil spill or dispersants, he said. Jane […]

Avoid 5 Common Toxins

Toxins are all around us and it may take years to see their effect. Cancers, birth defects, autoimmune diseases and even damage to organs may eventually result. Depending on the study, somewhere between 75 and 95 percent of cancers are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors. We can avoid many toxins by making wise purchases and eating […]