As an integrative physician, some of the most important recommendations I make for my patients are centered around healthy eating habits. But what about healthy cooking? The right cooking techniques which increase nutrient availability are certainly an important part of a healthy diet, but many people don’t consider the fact that some cooking methods also increase the presence of toxins in your food as well.
We all want the very best for our children, and in these modern times, parents are faced with daunting social issues and health concerns for their little ones. One of these very important yet controversial concerns surrounds immunization.
While your body is designed to defend against a host of environmental invaders, it cannot completely withstand the adverse effects of poor diet, chronic stress and toxic build-up. These common factors can contribute to a group of serious health epidemics including autoimmune (AI) disease, which is rising to the top of the list.
Every day, we are exposed to radiation from computers, wireless internet connections, microwaves, cell phones, etc. A new study from the National Institutes of Health and Brookhaven National Laboratory shows that the radiation we receive from cell phone use affects brain cell activity.
Herbal ingredients and natural nutrients are often capable of supporting different functions within the body, and current research is showing that a certain kind of honey may be useful in fighting drug-resistant germs.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the brave people in Japan as their nuclear crisis continues to escalate each day atop their recent record breaking natural disasters.
As the nuclear crisis escalates in Japan, people across the world but particularly in the US are asking what they can do to protect themselves from exposure to nuclear radiation fallout. Self-medicating with ongoing high doses of potassium iodine is strongly discouraged because of the negative health effects that large doses of this supplement can have on thyroid and overall health. While potassium iodine is useful in the prevention of thyroid cancer from radioactive iodine exposure, high doses are only necessary if there is an imminent threat of acute exposure. It does not protect against other radioactive isotopes that are also present in nuclear fallout.
There are five prevalent toxins in our environment that many of us now carry in our bodies. These five chemicals are possibly linked to certain illnesses, developmental problems, and behavioral problems. They are: bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, PFOA, formaldehyde, and PDBEs.
June is here — and, among the many hallmarks of the upcoming summer, perhaps the most welcome is the widening availability of fresh, delicious, seasonal produce. There’s no better (or more appetizing) way to ensure you lasting health than eating an abundance of multi-colored fruits and vegetables. But if you aren’t careful with your choices, you could be