Environmental Issues

Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

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.

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Five Most Common Toxins

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Five Most Common Toxins

Five Most Common Toxins

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.

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Avoid Your Grocery Store’s “Dirty Dozen”

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Avoid Your Grocery Store’s “Dirty Dozen”

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 doing your body more harm than good. Pollutants in our Food In the last issue of Better Health News, I shared a frightening new report that underscores the danger that environmental pollutants pose to your health — and more...

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