Category: Toxins

9 Non-Edible Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is great to cook with, but did you know it can polish your furniture, soothe bug bites, and more?

5 Ways To Cleanse Your Body This Fall

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Five Facts About Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables

A healthy diet is packed with vegetables and fruit, but some of your family’s favorites may contain startling amounts of harmful pesticides.

Farmers spray pesticides on crops to kill weeds and insects, and residues linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to your kitchen — even after you wash them.

5 Ways to Instantly Cut Chemical Exposure and Endocrine Disruption

Endocrine disruptors—they’re everywhere. And they mess with your hormones. They block or promote estrogen as well as other hormones, throwing off the balance. In some cases, they affect the levels of your hormones. In other cases, they affect the function of your hormones. If we encountered them only once in a while, there’d be little cause for concern, but because they’re so ubiquitous, most of us are receiving constant low-grade exposure, and that’s no good for hormonal health. And while it’s tough to completely purge all toxins from your life, you can significantly cut your exposure by making smarter choices.

Is a “Clean” Bar of Soap Too Much to Ask?

As United States citizens, we are considered innocent until proven guilty. This is a comfort we are guaranteed, and as a country we value our rights. Is this right something that should be given across the board—not just for citizens, but for industries as well? When it comes to consumer goods and ingredients, should suppliers enjoy the same luxury? Currently, suppliers and manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients in the U.S. do; this is in contrast with other countries that have more stringent premarket regulations. Since these manufacturers of ingredients and products do not have to prove their safety, the burden falls on consumers to determine toxic from safe, right from wrong, good from bad. Without sufficient information and education, we have to be our own advocates for our health and well-being.