Banned Poisons Still Allowed in Common U.S. Foods

The United States allows ingredients in our packaged and prepared foods that have been banned in many other countries!  In this article I’ll outline some ingredients you will find in common store bought foods that should raise your eyebrows.   Hopefully you’ll decide to put aside these products with poisons posing as foods.

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Avoiding Toxic Plastics

Toxic plastics are everywhere, poisoning us.  From water bottles, to food containers and canned food, to baby products, …  With the information I give you here, you can go a long way towards avoiding the main offending plastic containers that leach poisons, especially BPA which is linked to diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, infertility and reproductive system problems!

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Protein Powder Drinks Can Be A Health Hazard

There are a lot of drinks out these days with protein powder in it, and its become a popular product just by itself. Advertised as something of a super food, they can actually be harmful instead. Aside from the digestive issues, Consumer Reports Magazine reports that of 15 protein drinks tested, they found some could expose users to potentially harmful levels of heavy metals! Continue reading Protein Powder Drinks Can Be A Health Hazard

What to Eat and Not Eat to Support Healthy Menstruation

A well balanced diet and adequate exercise can go a long way towards healthy menstrual periods.  Dietary therapy for menstrual problems are a big part of my recommendations for cases of infertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), amenorrhea(no periods), irregular cycles, and menstrual hemorrhaging.  This article is about baseline nutrition for prevention of menstrual problems.

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Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Personal Products, Part 2

hormone disruptors in cosmeticsIn this second part in a series on toxins in common home products, I tell you about the organic personal & beauty products that make the cut, and the ones whose products contain toxins.  Since the U.S. government doesn’t regulate cosmetics for safety, long-term health impacts, or environmental damage, common cosmetics ingredients are quite harmful. Buying organic brands guarantees nothing since labeling is not regulated. And as it turns out labels like natural, herbal, and organic are widely abused. Continue reading Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Personal Products, Part 2

Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products, part 1

Pantene is a hormone disruptorThere is no lack of toxic chemicals in our modern environment and unfortunately ‘beauty’ products top the list.  Most at risk are females, especially people of color.  A survey by the Environmental Working Group shows that most women use about 12 products, putting on about 126 harmful chemicals over the course of the day.  In this first article in a series, I list some general advice and name the ingredients that you should watch out for.

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