Tag Archive: asthma

Microbiome

The Microbiome-Health Connection

An out-of-whack microbiome — the community of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi that live in our bodies — can spell disaster for our health. Here are just a few conditions that can result.

Pesticide

Pesticides 101: Learn the Dangers

It’s a fact. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and according to the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA), pesticides are a part of the reason why. “From childhood cancers to birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise, and public health experts tell us we have a “silent pandemic” of learning disabilities and disorders” they suggest. But these pesticides aren’t just affecting children, their impact is far-reaching, affecting all of us. On average, Americans are exposed to between 10 and 13 pesticide residues on their food and drink every day.

Dishwashing

Clean Your House Without The Toxins

In 2010, the Silent Spring Institute conducted a study of nearly 800 women who had breast cancer. They compared them to about the same number of women who didn’t have cancer, and found out something disturbing. Those women who reported a greater use of cleaning products were at a higher risk for breast cancer than those who used cleaning products sparingly. Those who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had double the risk as those who reported the lowest use.