Green living is a terrific lifestyle. Not only do you get to save money, it’s usually very good for the planet (you feel better about leaving the world a better place for your loved ones), and it’s usually very good for your health. Biking? Better than sitting in a car inhaling fumes. Walking? Sure beats […]
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There are a lot of things you can do to keep your children and family healthy, safe, and happy but none are likely to have a greater impact on a daily basis than the careful selection of the food they eat. While it remains bizarre how it became common place to consume processed, chemical […]
Owning a pet is good way for you to boost your health, fact! There is no denying that sharing your life with a member of the animal kingdom enriches your life immeasurably. It is no accident that we have evolved together, entwined our histories so much that the power of our bond is unbreakable, so […]
When it comes to quitting smoking, even the most ardent smokers will admit it’s a good idea. The nicotine patch helps some. Breaking routines helps others. Increasingly, these days, many are starting to look to e-cigarettes, or “vaping”, to break their addiction to cigarettes. Proponents argue that this allows smokers to enjoy their nicotinic urges […]
How Banana Spider venom might be the natural answer for treating erectile dysfunction.
The five major dietary adjustments that can help reduce the frequency and severity of acne outbreaks.
These four natural remedies may surprise you with their simplicity, but they’ve got science behind them; these are acne treatments that work.
In the new year we discussed practicing mindfulness and green manifestos for living healthy and green lives. Half a year has gone by and many have given up resolutions and fallen back into old habits. Instead of giving up entirely, it’s helpful to continue learning new ways to incorporate lifestyle changes that mesh well into your life. Even when weight loss is the primary focus, balancing the whole body helps increase success with healthy eating, exercise and overall well being. Ayurveda and Yogasana are two methods for balancing the whole body including weight maintenance.
The more technology advances, the more time we spend gazing 20 inches or so from a computer screen. But we were not made to live a sedentary life, even less so, to limit our eye-sight to objects in close distance for indefinitely long periods of time. On average, we spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen which can lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Here are symptoms to look for and information for lessening the effects of CVS.
Much information is being shared about carcinogens in everyday items such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride. Instead of feeling shocked and perplexed by the toxicity you are involuntary living in, you can take a few simple actions to rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family.
For us, the family command center was a book of all the things we may need, from addresses to home inventory lists. Through the years I also used it to hold all the magazine clippings and pictures I’d snap of things I wanted. The book quickly exploded beyond the three-ring binder especially after adding recipes. But once Evernote entered my world, organization and family commanding became so much more fun and eco-friendly. Here’s a look at how Evernote can become your family’s new family command center.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used for over 40 years for the production of food grade containers including baby bottles and linings of food and beverage cans. In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled BPA safe for use in “food-related” materials. However, recent studies conducted with BPA on laboratory animals have brought […]
On Thursday, Judge Theodore H. Katz of New York’s Southern District ruled that the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) would finally end 35-year of turning a blind eye regarding the efficacy and safety of antibiotic use in livestock. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulted from growing concerns regarding the long term health affects following exposure to these antibiotics through consumption of livestock, namely the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterias known as superbugs.
Christmas is just 5 days away and I guess most of you are very excited already. But did you know that December and January are the months posing the highest risk for heart disease, and many of the delights of the season are in fact great dangers for people with coronary artery disease (CAD).
You may think that this information does not concern you, but think again if you are over 45 years, have sugar diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have had heart attacks in the family. Many people with coronary artery disease are not aware of their condition. It is important to know that heart attack strikes even without previous symptoms.
All the latest research is showing that eating food high in antioxidants is good for your body and brain. Fruits and vegetables are the most reliable source of antioxidants in nature and are especially important at this transitional time of the year, when our bodies are preparing for the long and cold winter months.
Earlier this month, Pinellas County in Florida banned fluoride in their water supply. What’s the deal with fluoride? Is it good or bad?