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… Continue Reading →

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: Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →