Every time I see the ads, the ones with a man standing on his front lawn, proudly holding a gallon of Roundup and smiling triumphantly at his weed-free lawn, it makes my blood boil. Roundup, whose primary active ingredient is glyphosate, is a potent, broad-spectrum herbicide, an extremely dangerous toxin and of all things, an antibiotic, which, in the four decades since its invention, has left behind a global wake of illness and ecological destruction.
And, if you’re drinking getting your quota straight-from-the-tap, you’re probably doing more harm than good. So, what’s the work-around? One of our favorite ways is to add mineral water – flat or sparkling— to the mix. Think it might be time for you to get into a mineral water groove? We’d vote ‘yes.’ Here’s why…
Keeping up with our healthy habits may feel more difficult while traveling – you’re out of your routine, you don’t have access to your normal foods, your sleep patterns may be off, etc., etc. Often our immune systems can become compromised, making our intended holiday or vacation time spent nursing a cold instead. Travel healthier with these immune-boosting travel essentials. Pack these 8 items with you on your next trip to keep your energy levels high and your immune system strong…
Take advantage of this time of year and cleanse with the season by implementing small tweaks to create sustainable results. Whether you want to go all out and participate in a cleanse or simply aim to drink more water, here are five simple and effective tips to cleanse with Fall.
Kick sugar to the curb – your life absolutely depends on it.
Welcome to the Be Well Living series. This week, we chat with cosmetic entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, who believes true beauty starts from the inside.
Be Well caught up with Seamus Mullen to talk food, fitness, and why he loathes the term guilty pleasures.
A number of studies have shown us that our tap water can be contaminated with chemicals. What are these chemicals doing to your skin?
You splash it on to rinse your face, but you also spend hours a week showering and bathing in it. Over a period of years, your skin could be exposed to a lot of chemicals simply because you wash regularly.
Is there a way to protect yourself, outside of investing a mint into distilled water? Fortunately, there is.
With summer and rising temperatures fast approaching, it’s the time of year when we’re more likely to remember to stay hydrated. Fact is though, it’s important to hydrate no matter the season, and if you work-out a lot or spend a lot of time in the heat, it’s even more so. Though you might not think of hydration as being mission critical, your body knows otherwise and thirst is probably your most reliable indicator along with the color of your urine – but don’t wait till you’re parched.
The dangers of environmental toxins continue to grab mainstream media attention, and many of us have done a pretty good job of reducing our exposure—ditching our air fresheners, choosing mineral sunscreens, and perhaps even trading in our memory foam mattresses.
For those of you who would like to take it a step further, and root out even more sources of chemical exposure, here are four places that you might be surprised to learn contain a heavy dose of toxins.