Toxins

The Importance Of A Kidney Cleansing Diet

The importance of a kidney cleansing diet cannot be overemphasized. Flushing out your kidneys keeps them functioning at their best. Healthy kidneys are essential to a variety of body functions. Your kidneys help detoxify Your blood by removing toxic compounds and passing them out through the urine. If blood cleansing becomes impeded, toxins can remain


Why Is Diet Soda Addictive?

An addiction to diet soda may seem silly to most people, many of whom have been tricked into thinking that calorie-free soda is the healthier choice compared to traditional carbonated beverages. Since it’s calorie free and sugar free, most people who are dieting will choose diet soda as a beverage of choice at meals and


Truvia’s Sweet Scam: Highly Processed, GMO, And Contains Hardly Any Stevia (VIDEO)

If you’re one of the people who was excited when the “natural” sweetener that was allegedly made from the stevia plant became more commonly available, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you. All of that hype about the “new” zero-calorie Truvia? All the talk about how natural it is? That’s just not true.


The Hidden Toxins In Your Clothing

Popular clothing stores, like H&M, Levi’s, and Gap, are beginning to turn their attention toward producing healthier and more environmentally-friendly clothing. [1] Increased consumer awareness around the dangers of synthetic dyes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and phthalates in conventional clothing is fueling a drastic revolution in the fashion industry. Keeping in line with current trends, clothing


Three Artificial Sweeteners You Should Look Out For

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, and if you’re like me, you avoid them at all costs. Things like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin can be found in a variety of processed diet foods; however, even some foods you wouldn’t expect contain these chemicals. Whether you’re knowingly poisoning yourself with these toxins or not, you must know that


Roundup Herbicide Linked To Parkinson's-Related Brain Damage

Alarming new research published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology supports the emerging connection between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders. Published this month (April, 2012), the new study entitled “Glyphosate induced cell death through apoptotic and authophagic mechanisms,” investigated the potential brain-damaging effects


Does Your Workout Clothes Contain These Toxins?

Everyone knows that exercise improves your mood and supports your health. But were you aware that the toxins in your workout clothes could be undermining the health benefits you are seeking? A recent news report covering research done by Greenpeace is showing startling evidence that our clothes may be contributing to long-term health concerns, regardless


BPA Continues To Pervade Food Supply

BPA, or bisphenol-A, is an endocrine disruptor you’ve likely heard about a few times on this blog. It’s been shown to mimic hormones in the body–namely estrogen–and contribute to hormone imbalance. According to a new survey of over 250 brands of canned food, nearly 50% of respondents reported using BPA in their products. [1] Around


Are Your Candles Emitting Toxins?

Candles are great for encouraging relaxation and creating a calm, serene environment. A candle’s aroma and soft, warm glow sets a nice tone for romance, sophistication, and tranquility. Most candles today feature a variety of aromas. While refreshing they may be, the chemicals used to produce a candle’s fragrance can be toxic and can contribute


Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Deodorant

There come times in our lives when we need added protection against body odor. Whether we’re at the gym or in an important meeting, it’s very likely that, without some type of deodorant, we’ll sweat and let out a little odor. Not a pleasant topic, but it can’t be ignored. Choosing the right deodorant is


Parkinson’s Disease: Could Pesticides Be A Cause?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a movement disorder that generally impairs speech and motor skills and is characterized by tremors and muscular rigidity. There is still a lot to learn about the symptoms and effects of Parkinson’s disease, but recently, a new study concluded with interesting results. How Is Parkinson’s Disease Contracted? There are many forms


10 Infused Detox Waters For Healthy Living

We all have our quirky ailments. Some of us have digestion issues, while others are arthritic inflammation and some have a suppressed immunity. Whatever the case may be, there is a simple way to reduce symptoms that go along with these personal ailments. By gently flushing the system on a daily basis with infusions of


The Rise Of The Obesogens

Diet advice as it pertains to weight gain has been simple–take in more than you can burn off and you’ll gain weight. The calorie in, calorie out approach to weight loss is not only outdated, it’s also ineffective in some cases. While no one is arguing the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise regime


Weed Killer That ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer Is Sprayed Near Schools

By: Willy Blackmore | Takepart.com – The summer I was 14, I woke up before dawn every morning, dressed in pants and long sleeves, and headed out for the high school parking lot, a frozen gallon jug of water in each hand. It was the first summer I was legally able to work, and being


Smoking Is 36 Times Worse Than Working At A Nuclear Reactor

It is well-established that 25-30% of all cancer are caused soley by tobacco consumption – a completely avoidable cause. But what if the tobacco itself were not actually the primary cause of the cancer, but something else contaminating it? And what if it the tobacco industry knew this lethal contaminant was in their product, and


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