Simple Steps to Boost Your Immune System

Here are some simple, yet effective steps you can take to keep your immune system healthy and therefore greatly reducing your risks for colds & flu: SLEEP (7-9 hours/night) There is a reason why the days are shorter in the winter. Take advantage of your natural body clock. Sleep is healing when you consistently get . . . → Read More: Simple Steps to Boost Your Immune System

Do your food choices, even if they are not perfect, really matter?

Just a Little More Attention for a Big Impact

In a 2010 systemic review and meta-analysis (the researchers picked out all of the high quality studies globally and gained insights from them) the authors found that just a little more compliance with the Mediterranean diet led to an …

8% reduction of death from all . . . → Read More: Do your food choices, even if they are not perfect, really matter?

But I don’t live near a toxic waste dump…

If you have been reading along with the blogs on environmental nutrition and you are still unsure if it is really an issue of importance to your health, take a look at this short video. It may inspire you to make some positive changes.

Environmental Working Group’s “10 Americans Video“

PCBs in Farm Raised Salmon

This article does a clear and complete job of explaining the contamination issues with farm raised salmon versus wild caught salmon. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) are “cancer causing chemicals that were banned in the United States in 1976 and are among the ‘dirty dozen’ toxic chemicals slated for global phase out.” The difficult issue is that . . . → Read More: PCBs in Farm Raised Salmon

Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

Dr. Doris Rapp has worked diligently to bring a great deal of information to the public regarding toxicity, multiple chemical sensitivity and the dangers of genetically modified foods. This book contains a great deal of information and is designed for the person who may be suffering significant symptoms related to toxicity. I found it dense . . . → Read More: Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD

A very practical book detailing the interplay between genetics and lifestyle factors as we know them today. The authors divided the topics into general health, heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, bone health, body weight and aging well. They did a great job of discussing current genetic tests, what they show and what that means . . . → Read More: It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD

Seeds of Deception, Dr. Jeffery Smith

Seeds of Deception is a very readable book that gives a broad overview of the issues around the health and environmental consequences of genetically modified foods in the food supply, both animal and human. Readable is an appropriate adjective as it written well in a story format. Enjoyable is not an adjective I would use. . . . → Read More: Seeds of Deception, Dr. Jeffery Smith

Our Stolen Future by Dr. Theo Colborn, Dr. Pete Myers & Dianne Dumanoski

Our Stolen Future is an exhaustive summary of decades of observation and research in the area of environmental health written in an engaging format. The story is written as a novel and is primarily based around the research of Dr. Theo Colborn. She set out to study the implications of environmental pollution on cancer rates . . . → Read More: Our Stolen Future by Dr. Theo Colborn, Dr. Pete Myers & Dianne Dumanoski

Cancer Tears

I am sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day shedding more than a few tears over a woman, my age, who has advanced pancreatic cancer. Mid-forties, four small children, husband. I don’t even really know her. She is the wife of a my husband’s college friend and we have not even seen him since our . . . → Read More: Cancer Tears

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