Toxins & Pollution

  • 11/3/2017
    Check your toothpaste!  A study found that triclosan, a dangerous additive to certain toothpastes, remains on toothbrush bristles, accumulating over time, releasing unsafe levels of the chemical with each brushing.
  • Naturally Boost Fertility | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/9/2017
    A new study now suggests that we might be approaching the threshold of mass infertility in men and the possible extinction of the human race.
  • Dangerous Toxins in Jewelry | Natural Health Blog
    5/20/2017
    If you think that no harm can come from simply wearing a cheap bracelet, think again. Learn about the toxins found in jewelry and how to protect your health!
  • Vitamin B Offers Air Pollution Protection | Natural Health Blog
    4/6/2017
    We all have to deal with automobile emissions, power plants, and the like that creates air pollution. But now new research suggests that we might be able to protect ourselves by taking vitamin B.
  • Dangerous Chemicals in Fast Food Packaging | Health Blog
    2/23/2017
    As if the fast food itself isn’t bad enough for your health, new research suggests that the packaging it comes in might be harmful as well.
  • Four Ways to Preserve Refrigerated Food | Natural Health Blog
    1/10/2017
    Consumers throw out more than 25 percent of the produce they buy! Instead of letting it spoil, preserve your comestibles by trying these little-known tricks that really do work.
  • Chemicals In Couch Reduce IQ
    11/8/2016
    News flash: flame-retardant chemicals found on couches cause Americans to lose about 11 million IQ points a year.
  • Water Fluoridation Linked To Diabetes | Health Blog
    8/30/2016
    Throughout our childhoods, most of us grew up seeing advertising about the benefits of fluoride. We could only have strong, healthy teeth if we brushed several times a day with a fluoride toothpaste. But now that we’re adults, some of us are aware that supplementing with fluoride might do much more harm than good. And a big part of the problem lies in the “other” sources of fluoride beyond our toothpaste.
  • Cancer Causing Chemicals in Drinking Water | Natural Health Blog
    8/16/2016
    A new study shows the dangers again of drinking tap water. They found cancer causing chemicals, PFASs, in many states, CA being one of the worst offenders. Learn how to protect yourself!
  • Carcinogenic Memory Foam Mattresses | Health Blog
    7/16/2016
    Most mattresses these days are made from a toxic stew of components and then treated with toxic flame-retardant chemicals and neurotoxins.
  • Flame Retardants Cause Thyroid Disease | Natural Health Blog
    6/18/2016
    Commonly used flame retardant chemicals may increase the risk of thyroid disorders in women.
  • Cancer Dangers of Using Roundup On Your Garden | Natural Health Blog
    6/16/2016
    Of the 32 glyphosate (Roundup) studies evaluated by the EPA in declaring it safe, 27 were paid for by industry, mostly by Monsanto.
  • Placental Cell Therapy to cure Radiation Sickness | Cancer Alternaties Blog
    3/22/2016
    over five million people still live in areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters.
  • Air Pollution Linked to Weight Gain | Natural Health Blog
    3/10/2016
    Air pollution may be a contributing factor to weight gain and several related health issues.
  • BPA Safety & BPS, BPF | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/20/2016
    Although the safety of BPA and its clones is highly open to question, it is still to be found in many consumer products...and in the urine of 90% of all Americans.
  • 2/18/2016
    Using antiperspirants disrupts the natural colonies of bacteria that reside on the skin of our armpits and unnaturally alters their numbers and species.
  • Alcohol's Acute Effect on Food Intake
    1/14/2016
    Consuming alcohol impairs the inhibitory control that we normally would use to stop ourselves from overeating.
  • Death by Alcohol Abuse in US Increasing | Natural Health Blog
    1/7/2016
    Last year in the US, alcohol-related deaths outnumbered those from painkillers and heroin combined.
  • Women Drinking More Alcohol | Natural Health Blog
    12/12/2015
    The difference in alcohol consumption between men and women has diminished in recent years, with women closing the gap in the frequency of their drinking.
  • Fukushima Dangers Four Years Later | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/10/2015
    When all is said and done, it looks like the world dodged the proverbial bullet at Fukushima. There is no guarantee we’ll be so lucky the next time.
  • Chlorine Smell is From Urine in the Pool | Health Blog
    7/7/2015
    According to the CDC, urine and poop in public swimming pools is more common and problematic than you might have imagined.
  • Arsenic High in Cheap White Wine | Health Blog
    3/28/2015
    A new report accuses 28 well-known California wineries of selling wine with high arsenic levels.
  • Palcohol: Alcohol Powder Pros and Cons | Health Blog
    3/21/2015
    Palcohol powdered alcohol mix was just officially cleared for sale in the US by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
  • Carcinogens in Your Soda | Natural Health Blog
    3/3/2015
    According to new research, soda drinkers are likely to be ingesting a cancer-causing substance on a daily basis.
  • Seafood Causing Autoimmune Disorders | Health Blog
    2/24/2015
    Consuming seafood with high mercury levels may be associated with autoimmune disorders in women of childbearing age.
  • "BPA Free" NOT Safe -- Natural Health Blog
    1/24/2015
    New studies show that "BPA-free" plastic may be just as bad as the original or even worse-and the original is mighty bad.
  • Menstrual Cycle Affects Ability to Quit Smoking -- Health Blog
    1/22/2015
    For women, the likelihood of quitting smoking may vary quite a bit depending on the time of month you decide to start abstaining from cigarettes.
  • DEHP Toxins & Babies -- Children's Health Blog
    11/27/2014
    Premature infants who spend the beginning of their lives in an NICU are placed in contact with a significant amount of phthalates through the plastic medical devices by which they are surrounded
  • Youth Smoking Trends -- Natural Health Blog
    11/22/2014
    Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death. One quarter of all high school students in the US use tobacco in some form.
  • Secondhand Smoke Causes Weight Gain
    11/20/2014
    A new study out of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, found that exposure to secondhand smoke over time can affect metabolism and cause an increase in weight.
  • Gyms, Air Pollution, & Germs
    11/15/2014
    New research tells us that the air inside you gym might not be any better than the air on the traffic-filled street outside.
  • dyeing hair
    5/3/2014
    According to FASEB Journal, an experimental biology publication, there's a new cream under development called PC-KUS, or pseudocatalase, which reverses gray hair when applied topically.
  • Synthetics in Your Food | Natural Health Blog
    3/15/2014
    Hundreds of foods available on your supermarket shelves may use a chemical called azodicarbonamide, which is also used in the manufacture of plastics, as an ingredient.
  • 2/22/2014
    The American Dental Association (ADA) announced last week its recommendation that as soon as babies cut their first tooth, they should start brushing with fluoride toothpaste.
  • 2/20/2014
    New research has found substantial links between the use of several pesticides and Parkinson's disease.
  • 2/15/2014
    While 42 percent of all adult smokers try to quit in a typical year, only four to seven percent succeed.
  • heavy metals in rice
    2/12/2014
    It seems that heavy metal hysteria is reaching an all-time high in the alternative health community--especially since Mike Adams at Natural News published a newsletter attacking "high" levels of heavy metals in brown rice protein products.
  • 2/6/2014
    Containing the temperature-controlled air within a house to gain energy efficiency also holds in any radon that is present, and exposure to radon gas has been linked to lung cancer risk.
  • 1/30/2014
    The brain ages approximately six years in the area of memory function for those middle-aged men who have been heavy drinkers for a number of years.
  • 11/7/2013
    According to the FDA, if you consume spices regularly, you’re also getting a fair dose of insect parts, rodent droppings, and maybe even salmonella.
  • Less Poultry Inspection Could Compromise a Healthy Immune System
    9/12/2013
    The USDA has proposed that it be allowed to radically cut back on the number of chicken inspectors stationed at poultry processing plants, while at the same time allowing plants to speed up production.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning requires blood cleansing
    9/3/2013
    External sources of carbon monoxide can seep right through the drywall used in most houses and apartment buildings, quickly reaching people within their homes
  • mental health articles: Alzheimer's linked to copper and iron
    8/31/2013
    Several reports just came out implicating both copper and iron as triggers for Alzheimer's Disease, a condition that afflicts over five million Americans.
  • 8/27/2013
    New research has found that many children who have blood-lead levels of lead lower than 20 mcg (once considered safe) are experiencing behavioral issues affecting them at school.
  • Healthy Immune Systems and Flea Prevention
    7/27/2013
    Fleas usually enter people's lives via their pets. Cats and dogs pick them up from other animals or from the outdoors, and then they bring them inside.
  • 7/25/2013
    Chlorella has some very specialized benefits: It name comes from the amount of chlorophyll it possesses and has more of it/gram than any other plant.
  • Natural allergy remedies
    6/22/2013
    If you've been taking your daily dose of honey without receiving any benefits, the reason may not be that honey is useless. It may be that your honey isn't actually honey.
  • 6/6/2013
    In a recent study by ninth-graders, now receiving wide attention, plants in a non-EMF room prospered whereas those situated next to routers either didn't grow at all, or worse, they died.
  • Smoke Exposure Health Risks
    5/28/2013
    New research has found that non-smoking rooms in hotels with only a partial ban on smoking still leave patrons with evidence of nicotine in their bodies.
  • Lipstick ingredients
    5/11/2013
    A recent study found not only lead, but also cadmium, chromium, aluminum, titanium, and four other not-so-nice metals in the 32 varieties of popular lipsticks and lip glosses tested.
  • Autism diagnosis
    5/9/2013
    There is new research suggesting that anomalies present in the placenta at birth may help determine a higher risk of autism in babies.
  • Toxic Chemicals in Plastic Tableware
    1/31/2013
    A study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that subjects who used hard plastic dishes had elevated levels of melamine in their urine. And non plastic dinnerware leaches heavy metals.
  • Toxins in your body
    12/15/2012
    In the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of studies published about the omnipresence of dangerous fire resistant chemicals in our furniture, our homes, and our bodies.
  • Fish Farming Health
    11/3/2012
    The bottom line is that since fish farming, despite its major problems, is here to stay, we need to make it better rather than tilt at windmills hoping it will go away. It won't.
  • 10/30/2012
    A recent study conducted at the University of Greifswald Medical School in Germany, found that alcohol addiction, as might be expected, results in a much higher death rate for both men and women when compared to people of the same gender who do not have a drinking problem but affects women even more profoundly than men.
  • 10/20/2012
    First, a deadly fungus showed up in a steroid concoction that physicians use for pain, spreading meningitis. Then the Kellogg company got busted for little bits of metal mesh found in Mini-Wheats. Now, Starbucks turns out to be selling salmonella-infected Protein Bistro Boxes for breakfast.
  • 9/15/2012
    Recent research has found that the shape of beverage glasses we drink from greatly influences our consumption of alcohol. Using curved glasses appears to impair perception as to just how is being consumed.
  • 9/11/2012
    This week, researchers at Stanford went to the press with the conclusion that organic food isn't really any better than conventional food. The chief finding put forth by the Stanford team was that organics offer no nutritional edge over conventional foods.
  • 9/8/2012
    It seems that many school supplies, including the cute designer wares, are full of toxic phthalates. These chemicals have been linked to ADHD, asthma, obesity, inflammation, cancer, birth defects, and other issues.
  • 8/16/2012
    According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people smoking cigars and pipes is on the rise.  In fact, over the last 10 years, the consumption of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products skyrocketed by 123 percent.
  • 7/31/2012
    A recent study has found that nitrogen gases reach even the relatively remote regions of the park and have begun to set in motion changes that will eventually lead to the disappearance of the alpine vegetation unless some drastic measures are taken.
  • 7/7/2012
    The Environmental Protection Agency says that more than 3.5 million people in the US get sick every year after coming into contact with raw sewage at the beach.They also say that 3.5 million figure, in reality, might be a gross underestimate.
  • 7/6/2012
    Jaws isn’t the only predator lurking in the water. Beach pollution in the form of bacteria too small to see with the naked eye can cause harmful bacterial infections--not exactly the souvenir you want from a trip to the shore.   
  • Spray Tan Dangers - Are spray tans safe?
    6/26/2012
    Research is now showing that spray tanning may be just as dangerous as every other form of tanning, but for different reasons. The problems stem from the active ingredient used in these tanning products, a chemical called dihydroxyacetone.
  • 6/22/2012
    Spray tanning is seen as the safer alternative to natural sunbathing and tanning beds. But studies show there are dangers of spray tanning users should know about before stepping into the shower stall. Jon Barron discusses the dangers of spray tanning and other tanning facts that might cause you to think twice about making, and faking, a sun-kissed look. 
  • 6/16/2012
    Seriously deformed fish and crustaceans are regularly being found in the Gulf of Mexico, where the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill took place two years ago.In fact, it has gotten so bad that parts of the coast have now been closed to shrimping entirely.
  • 6/5/2012
    A recent randomized control trial found that weekly acupuncture treatments on patients with COPD made a major improvement in their breathing ability vs both medication alone and placebo acupuncture treatment.
  • 6/4/2012
    Epigenetics and methylation are normal parts of life. They are neither good nor bad; they just are. Some controls on gene expression are required so that you can form different cells as needed. Other forms, such as those that promote cancer, not so much.
  • 5/11/2012
    Before reaching for a Red Bull or Monster, you might want to consider possible energy drink side effects discussed in this installment of Healthy Trends podcast. While they may give you an instant rush, a recent study shows that they might make you rush to the dentist. Caffeine side effects are also discussed. 
  • 5/5/2012
    The latest fad among the teen set involves drinking an even more insidious "beverage" -- hand sanitizer. That's right. Kids are guzzling hand sanitizer in an attempt to get drunk.
  • 4/19/2012
    Most modern nail polishes contain a trio of toxins -- formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate -- that have been linked to cancer and birth defects.
  • 3/17/2012
    According to a recent study,  most popular aids to smoking cessation, particularly Nicotine Replacement Therapies, are quite useless.
  • 2/25/2012
    Two new studies, just published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, reveal that air pollution can trigger strokes and rapid cognitive decline.
  • 2/9/2012
    Researchers have found that one out of every four teens and young adults up to age 34 admitted to binge drinking within the previous month, as did one out of every six people over the age of 35. In other words, 38 million Americans ranked among the binge-drinking public at the time of the survey.
  • 1/30/2012
    Research published in BMJ Open last November, strongly suggests that there may be a link between synthetic estrogen from oral contraceptives that has found its way into the environment and the rising rate of prostate cancer among men around the world.
  • 1/28/2012
    In a recent study of 40 women who were being treated for breast cancer and having mastectomies, at least one paraben was present in an astounding 99 percent of their breast tissue samples. And 60 percent of the samples contained a whopping five parabens.
  • 1/16/2012
    Jon examines the validity of a recently released study that claims that at least 14,000 people (with a special focus on children under the age of one) died in the U.S. during the 14 weeks following the Fukushima disaster.
  • 1/10/2012
    New studies on BPA have found that it may be particularly detrimental for pregnant women because it can adversely affect the growing fetus. The research indicates that exposure to BPA in the womb could result in behavioral issues during the preschool years.
  • 11/10/2011
    A new study on bisphenol A (BPA)  has "surprisingly" found that after we have eaten foods containing BPA, it is undetectable in blood samples even when it is present in large amounts in urine samples.
  • 10/27/2011
    In the near future, instead of being subjected to electronic scanners at airports, you may be searched by mice.
  • 10/17/2011
    In mid-September, Dr. Oz, announced on his nationally syndicated show that apple juice imported from China may be slowly poisoning children because the Chinese spray their apples with arsenic pesticide. But the issue is not necessarily what Dr. Oz implied.
  • 10/6/2011
    Pending legislation would force tobacco companies to attach very graphic warning labels, including disturbing images, to cigarette packages.
  • 10/1/2011
    As of this morning, 16 people around the United States have died from eating listeria infected cantaloupes and 72 have been sickened. In addition, one death has occurred in a state not on the distribution list (Maryland), a fact that has the officials alarmed.
  • 9/10/2011
    60 percent of the more than 150 2011-model car seats tested by the non-profit group Healthystuff.org contain "chemicals of concern."The chemicals they discovered in the products include brominated flame retardants, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.
  • 9/6/2011
    A study from the University of Washington has found yet another strike against substances that launder your clothing. It turns out that using the most popular brands of scented laundry detergent leads to dangerous emissions that come out the vent when running clothing through the dryer.
  • 9/3/2011
    Once the body has adapted to regular, large quantities of alcohol over the course of months or years -- or sometimes just in a matter of weeks, in the case of some binge drinkers -- your body begins to expect high levels of alcohol and you can become physically ill without a drink.
  • 8/20/2011
    International conglomerate Cargill Inc. has recalled almost 36 million pounds of ground turkey that was identified as the source of 79 confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning in 26 states all across America, and was responsible for one death in California. The recall by the United States Department of Agriculture was considered Class I, posing the greatest health risk.
  • 8/18/2011
    A recent study at the University of Cordoba in Spain found that a group of by-products of chlorine called haloacetic acids (HAAs) was present in the urine of swimmers less than 30 minutes after they emerged from the pool. This dangerous chemical is only allowed in restricted amounts in our drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency because it has been associated with cancer and birth defects in other research.
  • 7/30/2011
    Lots of people like to relax occasionally after work or on the weekends with a glass of wine…or three.  There's nothing wrong with getting a little inebriated now and then as long as it's not a nightly ritual or affecting your job or relationships, right?  Maybe not, at least if you are the parents of a teenager.
  • 7/14/2011
    While plastic wrap doesn’t usually contain BPA, it typically contains the carcinogen chlorine plusa substance called DEHA, which acts as an endocrine disruptor in the body. Studies have linked it directly to liver tumors in mice, as well as to asthma in children and to a wide range of cancers.
  • 7/11/2011
    Why is it that in the world of "scientific" medicine, deeply ingrained beliefs (e.g. flu shots, statin drugs, antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, fluoridated water, and amalgam fillings) are seemingly beyond challenge -- no matter how much evidence you present to the contrary?
  • 7/9/2011
    The Fukushima Daiichi plant that was so badly damaged is now beleaguered by a tremendous amount of dangerously radioactive water. The water was purposely pumped into the facility by the Tokyo Power Company (TEPCO) to prevent the reactor cores from overheating after the cooling system was rendered useless.
  • 7/8/2011
    Most plastic wrap contains a substance called DEHA, which has properties similar to phthalates—those nasty components in BPA plastics. Like phthlates, DEHA acts as an endocrine disruptor in the body. Studies have linked it directly to liver tumors in mice, as well as to asthma in children and to a wide range of cancers. Listen to Jon Barron's health podcast to learn how to avoid these toxins that are so commonly in our plastic containers and take back control of your health!
  • 6/13/2011
    E. coli is back in the news and once again causing hysteria beyond its actual threat. Yes, this latest outbreak has sickened a couple of thousand people in 12 countries since it first appeared on May 1st and killed, at last count, 24 people, all in Germany so far. But to put that in perspective: about 16 times that many people have died in German traffic accidents during the same time period. So with that in mind, let's take a look at E. coli, what it is, what it does, and why this new strain is particularly alarming. At the same time, we'll also explore some of the more alarmist statements now populating the blogosphere, and finish by offering some recommendations.
  • 6/11/2011
    The chemicals used as flame retardants have long been known to be dangerous, most likely even cancer causing. Back in the late 1970s, childrenswear manufacturers had to stop treating pajamas with one of these chemicals due to potential health risks. So why now, more than three decades later, is a related chemical commonly applied to such frequently used children's items as car seats, high chairs, changing pads, and nursing pillows?
  • 5/24/2011
    According to a study published in Pediatrics in 2010, 15 percent of American girls now reach puberty by age seven.Among black girls, the rate is at least 25 percent at that age. And the thing is, the average age of onset seems to be headed downward, at least for white and Latina girls. While the age of menstruation hasn't declined as rapidly as the age of breast development, it nevertheless has dropped steadily. Currently, the average girl starts menstruating at 12.4 years. In the middle of the 19th century, in contrast, the age of onset was typically more like 16 or 17, and it was 14.6 by 1950. Since then, it had dropped an astonishing few months every decade.
  • 4/28/2011
    Reports coming out of Chernobyl 25 years after the nuclear disaster there attest to this fact. In the 1660-square-mile restricted area around the site of the meltdown -- an evacuated area covering parts of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia -- lush, primeval forests now thrive. Herds of wild animals -- bears, wolves, deer, wild boar and so on -- now roam the area where civilization once held sway, grazing their way down former city streets now overgrown. In fact, over 100 species on the endangered list inhabit the area, including 40 species never seen there before the accident.
  • 4/14/2011
    A just-released report by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Disease Clusters Alliance identifies 42 "disease clusters" in the US, spread out among 13 states. Certainly, the existence of disease clusters gives new meaning to the realtor's favorite chant: "location, location, location." Even the nicest neighborhoods can be subject to contamination, and people often don't know that they're living in a toxic zone until it's too late -- until they've already had exposure, or worse, gotten sick.
  • 4/9/2011
    The latest study on perfluorocarbons (PFCs) has found that greater exposure to them may cause women to begin menopause years earlier. Premature menopause with an onset before the age of 40 has been shown to increase the risk of developing heart disease and osteoporosis. In addition, the loss of estrogen that accompanies menopause puts women at greater risk for colon and ovarian cancer, periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cataract formation.  Continue reading for more information about women's health, unsuspecting toxins, preventing disease and premature menopause naturally with progesterone!
  • 4/1/2011
    There is some degree of risk, no matter how small, that substantial amounts of radiation may leak from one or more of the Japanese reactors, make its way into the upper atmosphere or down into the water, and ultimately affect the United States and the rest of the world. The amount of exposure to citizens outside of Japan would ultimately be small; but unfortunately, in the case of some types of radiation, small amounts of radiation exposure -- from meat, dairy, water -- can still have health consequences, particularly for the vulnerable. In this Part II Podcast series on Japan's Nuclear Reactors, learn what you can do to protect yourself from nuclear fallout.
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