Tag: Health

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

I have been using essential oils for home pest control for about a year. It is the greenest, cheapest, most effective way to keep those house and plant bugs away. If you find you have an infestation problem, follow the chart below for a list […]

Your Couch may cause ADHD in Your Child.

Your Couch may cause ADHD in Your Child.

There is a chemical warfare happening in American homes. We have taken measures to eliminate all toxic cleaners, personal products and cosmetics from our home. The result is a cheaper, healthier way of cleaning. From ScienceDaily.com:

“A new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers suggests a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.” Continue Reading…

Got a Cold? Vitamin D May be the New Vitamin C

Got a Cold? Vitamin D May be the New Vitamin C

When you get sick, your body fights off infection by kicking your immune system into high gear. It sends out T-cells that the immune system “activates” in order to seek and destroy pathogens in the body. Research at the Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology has found evidence that T-cells require Vitamin D in order to activate. Science Daily explains how this process works:

Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Found in Babies umbilical chords

Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Found in Babies umbilical chords

EWG performed a study on chemicals found in newborn’s umbilical chords. Among the compounds found in the tissues samples were BPA, Teflon, flame retardant found in couches and bedding, the total number of toxic chemicals was 232. Many of the chemicals found in the babies umbilical chords were components of make up and personal products that women continue to use throughout pregnancy.

Prenatal cosmetic use may determine if a child has behavior issues

Prenatal cosmetic use may determine if a child has behavior issues

When a women is pregnant, the makeup she wears, the deoderant she uses and the lotions she uses may effect her baby’s behavior later down the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that high levels of phthalates found in a women’s blood during pregnancy directly correlate with behavioral issues in their child at ages 4-9 years.

Having troube getting pregnant? Your bed may be to blame.

Having troube getting pregnant? Your bed may be to blame.

Recent studies have linked high levels of PBDEs in women’s blood to a difficult time getting pregnant. PBDEs are a type of flame retardant found in fabrics, furniture and mattresses. They are most prevalent in foams.

Things made with OIL – how dependent are you?

Things made with OIL – how dependent are you?

Thinking about putting in some new carpeting? How about some balloons for the next office party, or candles for a romantic evening with your partner? Has your child ever eaten a crayon? All these things are more are made with, you betcha: OIL. Toothpaste, Vitamin Capsules, Hair Coloring and Hand Lotion are the most disgusting ones on this list…

Mid-life crisis or not?

Mid-life crisis or not?

If our major life course is decided by us when we have not formed our mature selves, it is no wonder that many people feel they need a major overhaul in their 30s and 40s. Each person’s experiences, accumulation of knowledge, and social encounters shapes our personality and opens us up to ideas and paths that we may not have encountered before.

Non-stick pans wreak havock on your Thyroid

Non-stick pans wreak havock on your Thyroid

Recent studies link a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to human thyroid hormonal imbalances and diseases. PFOA is found in the coatings of non-stick cookware, stain resistant carpeting, upholstery and clothing. The most common way PFOA makes its way into the human body is by eating foods cooked in non-stick cookware or foods that touched non-stick coatings on fast food wrappers and styrofoam packaging.

Yum, chemical soup in your dental products

Yum, chemical soup in your dental products

So why should we care about 8-hydroxyquinoline sulfate ? For starters it is found in some hair products and denture/dental products.

It is in so many products despite it’s ability to cause cancer in lab rats and toxicity of the human digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems.