Earlier this year, Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) began moving closer to selecting a location for the new Deep Geological Repository (DGR) they have been tasked to build. The DGR will be the final storage facility for the more than 48,000 tonnes of nuclear waste Canada has been accumulating over the past 65 years. […]
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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 […]
I was addicted to carbs and cheese; and yes, admission IS the first step to recovery. Because although I told my friends and family for, well, about eight years that I was a vegetarian, the truth was that I was actually a dairy-pastatarian (dairy and pasta-holic). I ate pasta and bread in any shape and […]
The popularity of documentaries like Food, Inc. have helped bring food safety to the forefront and many are looking to decrease their exposure to illnesses and long term diseases. While diets consisting of meat are the most common in the U.S. outbreaks of illnesses, however small, are causing pause in thinking about what is healthy. Let’s take another look at Mad Cow Disease, E-Coli and other health hazards associated with beef and what changes can be made for increasing health and wellness.
Rice is a staple grain for many cultures all over the world. For many, organic products are believed safer than traditional items so organic rice products were believed safe and healthy. Recently, however, inorganic arsenic was found in organic brown rice syrup. Learn about arsenic contamination in rice and some things you can do to keep your family safe.
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.
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.
Recent researches on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of walnuts have been continually proving in the past years that walnuts are beneficial for our metabolism, heart, diabetes and can even prevent cancer.
Beyond being annoyed by the overpowering use of fragrances by department stores, magazine, and individual, there is real cause for concern about the safety of perfumes. In fact, the Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC) has issued a warning that public is at risk from the federal government’s lack of regulation and the fragrance industry’s “recklessly irresponsible” […]
Last week, the President’s Cancer Panel (the Panel) released a report titled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk“ summarizing research conducted in 2008-2009 on “the state of environmental cancer research, policy, and programs addressing known and potential effects of environmental exposures on cancer.” The Panel found that “the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly […]
I’m a coffee drinker, and I often feel guilty about my love for the bean when I hear about the benefits of green tea. Green tea is the most popular tea drank worldwide, and in the last two decades, it has gained popularity in the west. Green tea undergoes the least amount of processing compared […]
Footwear manufacturing is known as one of the most environmentally unfriendly industries out there. The modern process of tanning leather, in particular, is especially toxic—many tanneries sit firmly upon the EPA’s Superfund list. Until recently, we were not offered a wide range of alternative choices to shoes made with standard processes and corporate-owned manufacturers. Environmentally […]
While it isn’t difficult to plan a green building from scratch, many eco-conscious individuals who have a desire to convert their traditional homes to something more eco-friendly may face a few more challenges. Green remodeling requires the home remodeler to consider many things before making the necessary changes. The main concern is dealing with the […]
It used to be that years ago home builders weren’t terribly concerned about building materials and their impact on the environment. The goal, especially during the post-war housing boom in the United States during the 1940s and 50s, was to put up a lot of houses and put them up fast. Keeping building costs down […]
Babies spend so much time sleeping and hanging out in their cribs that they deserve safe, soft, pure places to rest. Here’s what you need to know about the mattresses and bedding that contain potentially harmful chemicals and turn this baby haven into a baby hazard… Certified organic cotton, according to the U.S. Department of […]
Chinese medicinal practitioners have used mushrooms for over 4,000 years to treat everything from depression to high blood pressure to cancer. Aside from being a delicious and vitamin-rich addition to your diet, mushrooms can help you fight a cold, and serve as a natural way to boost your immune system. Mushroom Medicine 101 Mushrooms work […]