What? We’re Killing More Than Germs?

THURSDAY, June 21, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Antibacterials and preservatives in products such as soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may be linked to an increased risk of allergies in children, according to a new study Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers used data from a U.S. national health survey of 860 children, aged 6 to 18, to…

Watch Out! You’re Losing Brain Power!

Did you know that if your brain dehydrates by as little as 1% you lose 10% brain capacity?   It’s no wonder that many of us walk around in a fog! We don’t need to  run a marathon or go days without water to feel the effects of dehydration.  Almost everybody could be clinically categorized…

Mercury Poisoning? Bring it on!

When I was a kid our temperature was taken with a simple glass thermometer. There weren’t dozens of options…just one. I can still remember how how paranoid my poor mother was for us to even TOUCH the thermometer for fear that it would break and that we’d “be exposed to mercury”. That almost makes me…

Too Many Fat People for the Mayor of New York?

Apparently Mayor Bloomberg isn’t very fond of overweight people.   He attributes his proposed ban on “sugary” drinks (over 16 ounces) on the fact that it is reported that healthcare costs for obese people is out of control.   What’s next?  No more double cheeseburgers?  I understand the need to balance all budgets but I fail to…

Get Your Head Out of the Toilet…Morning Sickness is a Simple Fix!

Since the beginning of time women have suffered from morning sickness.  Some of them so stricken with this horrific condition that they find themselves  in a state of severe dehydration and they end up in the local hospital  getting IV fluids.   Not good for Mommy…worse for baby….both desperately need to be hydrated. I can’t…

Tell Your Boss to “Clean Up Their Act”

WEDNESDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) –Office kitchens and break rooms are germ “hotspots,” and sink and microwave handles in these areas are the dirtiest surfaces touched by office workers on a daily basis, according to a new study. Researchers collected nearly 5,000 individual swabs over six months from office buildings with more than 3,000 employees. …

Don’t Wash Your Veggies?

Do you take special care to wash your fruits and veggies before they are prepared to eat?  If you live on a public water supply system don’t bother.  You would be better served to wipe them off than you are to wash them.  Why?  Because pesticides are made to be water repellent, you won’t be…

Antibacterial Soap….a REAL KILLER!

Antibacterial Soap How about a little nerve toxin in your soap? That’s what’s found in antibacterial soap. It’s a toxic cocktail of chemicals designed to kill life. That’s how it kills bacteria. The problem is that it also harms people – especially infants and children who are trying to develop healthy nervous systems. Avoid all…