Chemicals in Nail Polish Linked to Cancer, Autoimmunity, Obesity & Hormone Disruption

It's no secret that our skin is our largest absorptive organ, and that what we apply topically penetrates its way into our systemic circulation, pervading our every tissue. Our skin is, after all, even at its thickest points, only a few millimeters thick. Although most are aware of the detriment posed by the chemicals in personal care products applied to the skin, which shimmy their way into our cells, tissues, and organs, fingernail polish is oftentimes overlooked, as the nails are perceived as … [Read more...]

PFAS Contamination Crisis: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States – Most in Michigan

Per-and polyfluorinated substances, known as PFAS, are often characterized as "emerging contaminants." However, if you ask the residents living in the communities polluted by decades of unregulated discharges of these chemicals they'll tell you that it's a contamination crisis that has arrived long ago.   PFAS chemicals are a group of chemicals that, because of their nonstick and heat-resistant properties, have been used since the 1940s in a wide variety of industrial and consumer … [Read more...]

More Than 100,000 Americans Urge EPA To Restrict Unnecessary Use of Monsanto’s Weedkiller on Oats

A coalition of companies and public interest groups, led by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Megafood, gathered 104,952 signatures on online petitions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the agency to lower the tolerance limit of glyphosate in oats and prohibit its pre-harvest use.   The EPA's legal limit for glyphosate residues on oats is 30 parts per million, or ppm. The petition, first filed last September, asks the agency to set a more protective standard of 0.1 … [Read more...]

Kitchen Hacks to Cut Down on Food Waste in the Tastiest Way Possible

With growing awareness of how food waste affects the environment, many conscious eaters are looking for ways to reduce their impact. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the global greenhouse gas emissions from food waste are larger than those of all countries except for China and the U.S. Part of curbing those emissions may take many revolutionary changes in the food system, but individuals can also reduce their own "foodprint" by using every part of their grocery store … [Read more...]

Mosquito Repellents and Bite Reminders

We love summer but staying away from mosquitoes is annoying. No one wants to wear long clothes in the heat just to prevent mosquito bites, but the bugs can be relentless. Natural Bug Repellents A higher body temperature and more sweat make you more likely to be bitten. A first step is to wash off any sweat and keep your body temperature down. Drinking apple cider vinegar changes the odor of your perspiration and can help ward off mosquitoes. Try spraying a mixture of apple cider … [Read more...]

Beware the Impossible Burger

Impossible Foods is billing its Impossible Burger as a healthier, more sustainable option than beef, but when tested by consumer advocacy group Moms Across America (MAA), concerning levels of the herbicide glyphosate were found in the food. It's not at all surprising, considering the Impossible patty is made mostly of genetically engineered (GE) soy protein. You can find Impossible products in more than 5,000 restaurants in the U.S., Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore, in locations ranging from … [Read more...]

EMF’s are the new smoking.

Most of us are too busy to notice. We have texting to do, and constant important information to exchange. But something invisible could be harming us. Electromagnetic fields (EMF's) are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the electric fields are created by differences in voltage and magnetic fields are created when the electric current flows. According to WHO, electromagnetic fields affect us because our human bodies have their … [Read more...]

Healthy Tips for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor America's fallen heroes with family and friends. Whether you're headed to a parade, a picnic, or a barbecue, it's important to keep your healthy habits on track. Remember, a healthy body is a happy body! Eat Well. It's a holiday weekend, which means you may overeat without realizing it. That's why you should make your food choices as healthy as possible and eat clean. By adding extra fruits and veggies to your plate, you can fill up on healthy foods. This way, … [Read more...]

Spring Allergy Season

Spring is in full swing here in Michigan! However, for some, this season means a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, sinus pressure, sleeplessness, and fatigue. These are all symptoms of spring allergies. Hay fever is among the most common allergy, affecting one in five Americans and lingering for months at a time while pollen circulates in the air. Since allergies are so common among Americans, it can be easy to buy in to marketing campaigns from the pharmaceutical companies. … [Read more...]

Roundup “Weed Killer” Contributed to CA Man’s Cancer.

A federal jury in San Francisco has found that Monsanto's weed-killer glyphosate was "a substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer, delivering a major new blow to the agrochemical giant now owned by Bayer who acquired it last year. This is the second such verdict against Monsanto-Bayer within the past five months, following the initial victory of Dwayne "Lee" Johnson - awarded 78.5 million last October. Neither verdict, including 1,600 other pending cases in the US District Court for the … [Read more...]