What is “Real” Soap?

What kind of soap is in your bathroom? The big name soap brands that we all know from the store are almost always detergents. Detergents are made of synthetic cleaning agents, and tend to be a bit more harsh so they can hold up in hard water. They rarely contain natural oils or glycerin, or very little of it, and almost never use lye which is required for the chemical reaction. Detergents tend to strip away all traces of oil with synthetic lathering agents. It's not something you want to … [Read more...]

Are You Hooked on These Highly Addictive Foods?

  Can't resist a slice - or two or three - of pizza?  You may well be addicted. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and the New York Obesity Research Center at the Mount Sinai - St. Luke's Hospital in New York observed that addictive foods share common traits with highly addictive drugs. Like other drug problems, they say, "food addiction" is characterized by: Loss of control over consumption; Continued use despite negative … [Read more...]

Beware of GMO Potatoes!

The first-generation genetically engineered (GE) Innate® potato, developed by J.R. Simplot and branded simply as White Russet™, was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2014 and entered the U.S. marketplace in 2015. It is now widespread in the US food supply. The Innate® potato was created using RNA interference (RNAi) technology to inhibit blackspot bruising and browning by reducing levels of asparagine and certain enzymes in the potato. This allows food manufacturers to … [Read more...]

Important Info on Chemicals and Toxins in Household Products

Consider this. There have been 85,000 new chemicals invented in the world since World War II. Of these, about 3,000 are produced in quantities over 1 million pounds per year. Of those largely produced chemicals that are used in foods, cleaning supplies, pesticides, water, and air, only 43 percent have been tested for toxicity. Only 10 percent have ever been tested with fetuses and children in mind. While we possibly can live longer through modern medicine, we may die young and suffer … [Read more...]

Herbicides found in Human Hair as Unique testing Project Releases First Results

A new testing program organized by The Detox Project in coordination with Kudzu Science, has released the first ever results for glyphosate levels in human hair. The unique project, which began in July 2018, has already discovered the world's most used herbicide, glyphosate, in a number of hair samples at over 66 parts per billion (ppb), which is a much higher level than the average urine level of 3 ppb reported by the University of California San Francisco in 2016. The main metabolite of … [Read more...]

Healthy, Hearty, and Delicious Fall Soups

Warm up on a cool fall night with a pot of satisfying soup. These seasonal soups are comforting, flavorful, and packed with healthy ingredients. Plus, they're easy to make and freezable if you're lucky enough to have leftovers. Sausage, White Bean, Kale Soup A hearty and healthy rustic Tuscan-style soup recipe that is quick to impress and incredibly easy to make, featuring kale, sausage, and white beans.  This recipe has only nine ingredients and 10 minutes to prep! View the Recipe … [Read more...]

5 Tricks for Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween is a time of year for kids to indulge their sweet tooth. That can mean heaps of sugary treats -a scary prospect for parents who want their kids to maintain healthy eating habits. Luckily, there are some simple ways to make sure kids avoid a sugar overload and still have fun with the Halloween haul they bring back. 1. Don't skip dinner. Feeding your children a nutritious meal or snack before parties or trick-or-treating will keep them from being able to fill up on too many … [Read more...]

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

If you're in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds. With a wide variety of nutrients, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. Here are their top health benefits. 1.  Heart Healthy Magnesium One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the … [Read more...]

Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you're awake at 3 a.m., but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Here are some tips to help you maximize the time you spend sleeping. #1 Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, Nicotine, and Other Chemicals that Interfere with Sleep Caffeinated products decrease a person's quality of sleep. Avoid caffeine for four to six hours before … [Read more...]

Ways to Improve Your Digestion Naturally

Everyone experiences occasional digestive symptoms such as upset stomach, gas, heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrhea. However, when these symptoms occur frequently, they can cause major disruptions to your life. Fortunately, diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your gut health. Here are 12 evidence-based ways to improve your digestion naturally. 1. Eat Real Food Diets high in processed foods have been linked to a higher risk of digestive disorders. Eating a diet … [Read more...]