Is Your Toothpaste Giving You Cancer?

Is Your Toothpaste Giving You Cancer?

The use of a chemical called triclosan in a top-selling toothpaste Total has provoked a lot of debate in the past weeks. The toothpaste in question, which is made by Colgate-Palmolive Co., has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. It was only this year that the agency, following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, released all the safety data it had been withholding on this product. It emerged that for the past 18 years millions of people have been regularly putting in their mouths a toxin potentially linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, infertility and other health problems.

This Bug’s Bite Can Make You Never Eat Meat Again

This Bug’s Bite Can Make You Never Eat Meat Again

What if you were outdoors enjoying some pleasant weather, you felt a minor stinging sensation, and shortly after, you could never eat a steak again in your life.

Research has finally revealed some insight to a massive increase in the development of red meat allergies in the Southeastern area of the United States and the source may shock you [1]. In a study at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, researchers found that the bite of the lone star tick, a common insect that spans a large portion of the east coast [2], can actually make you allergic to any type of red meat.

Top 10 Superfoods to Super Boost Your Energy

Top 10 Superfoods to Boost Your Energy

What’s good about superfoods is that they contain a lot more vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and are relatively low in calories. These antioxidants are like the “good soldiers” that fight harmful substances, called free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemically substances, and as such tend to “attack” other substances in the body and may even produce a chain reaction that causes a lot of damage. They strengthen the immune system, slow down the aging process and boost energy. So if you feel that you’ve ran out of gas, take an energy knock with these 10 super foods:

Turmeric May Be the Natural Rival to Dangerous Depression Medication

Turmeric May be the Natural Rival to Dangerous Depression Medication

Within the last 20 years the effectiveness of turmeric in treating depression has been suggested through multiple clinical studies [1]. As a holistic alternative to potentially dangerous and addictive medications such as Prozac, this breakthrough calls for additional research into the natural treatment of mental health.

When compared to turmeric, Prozac seems like a much less viable option. Prozac can actually increase the likeliness of suicidal thoughts, birth defects in pregnant women, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, insomnia and a plethora of other negative side effects [2].

How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic

How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic

Have you recently heard people talking about being over-acidic, measuring their pH and eating alkalizing foods? Emphasizing the importance of body’s pH might seem like a new fashion, but the science and art of pH balancing has had a long tradition and, unlike some other trendy theories, it has successfully overcome the test of time.

In terms of chemical understanding, pH is a measurement of hydrogen ion (H+) concentration in a solution. Solutions with low hydrogen concentrations have high pH values, and solutions with high hydrogen concentrations have low pH values. As you probably remember from school, the pH scale runs from 1 to 14, with 7 representing the pH of pure water – neutral. Above 7 is alkaline, below is acidic.

10 Simple Ways to Detox Every Day

10 Simple Ways to Detox Every Day

Toxins creep into the average routine of nearly every person, even those who you might think are far from susceptible to them. They lurk in our food, drink, air and plenty of other unsuspecting places. Our bodies will naturally work to filter out these toxins on a daily basis with the colon and liver, but it is still possible for people to feel lethargic from the toxins that are left over.

You don’t have to leave all the work in the hands of your liver, as there are plenty of ways to pitch in with the detoxification process. Try tweaking your routine with a few of the following daily habits to detox every day.

Research Finds More Than 24,000 Bottled Water Chemicals – Which Ones Are Harming You?

Research Finds More Than 24,000 Bottled Water Chemicals - Which Ones Are Harming You?

All bottled water companies have to go through government health inspection to be sold commercially, much like any other product. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a standard quality level in their testing that allows an excess of 70 chemical contaminants within bottled water. The numbers are even more daunting when considering the recent studies from the German Federal Environment Agency.

Top 12 Foods to Beat Bloating and Flatten Your Stomach

Top 12 Foods to Beat Bloating and Flatten Your Stomach

We all know that pot-bellied feeling. It’s not pleasant, especially when you have a tight dress to fit into. Girls, you know what I’m talking about. There’s no fun in spending your evening refusing to exhale in order to avoid being asked, ‘so when are you due?!’ But fear no more, this article is here to help you (and me), beat belly bloating. I bring you the top 12 foods to stop bloating and gas.

Tricks to Fall Asleep When Your Mind Is Busy

Tricks to Fall Asleep When Your Mind Is Busy

The world around us seems to demand constant stimulation at times. We’ve evolved as animals with a very simplistic lifestyle, into a complex society of media and communication. Before the technological and mechanical innovations of our modern age, our ancestors used to actually sleep about 12 hours a day, in two separate chunks [1].

But the notion of that much sleep seems absurd in modern society – we’ve got work to do and social lives to attend to. Now, on average, humans get approximately six to eight hours of sleep every 24 hours. The problem with how we’ve developed as a species is the creation of insomnia. Many times we find it extremely hard to fall asleep due to a restless mind and in this post I will give you a few simple tips and tricks that will help you to fall asleep even when your mind is racing.

15 Everyday Uses For Coconut Oil

15 Everyday Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can not only add magic to your dishes, but its uses go way beyond your kitchen table. Give into the coconut hype and try one of these everyday uses for coconut oil and be amazed by the results:

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