Long-Term Pesticide Exposure Linked to Cognitive Decline

Long-Term Pesticide Exposure Linked to Cognitive Decline

December 29, 2010 — Individuals exposed to pesticides on the job are more likely than their unexposed peers to experience a decline in cognitive function as they grow older, new research shows. “The mild impairment we observed raises the question of…possible evolution towards neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias,” write Isabelle Baldi,…

High Protein Diet Best Way to Maintain Weight Loss

New study: High Protein Diet Best Way to Maintain Weight Loss

November 26, 2010 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — A new study looking at ways of maintaining weight loss in subjects who’ve successfully shed pounds through a restricted-calorie diet has found that a higher-protein, lower glycemic index (GI) diet was significantly better than other diets either lower in protein, or with a higher glycemic index, or both [1].…

How to Reduce Environmental Toxicity for Cancer Prevention

How to Reduce Environmental Toxicity for Cancer Prevention

Here are a few tips on How to Reduce Environmental Toxicity for Cancer Prevention  1. Filter your tap water. Common carcinogens in tap water include arsenic, chromium, and chemical byproducts that form when water is disinfected. A simple carbon tap-mounted filter or pitcher can help reduce the levels of some of these contaminants. If your water…

Low Folate Levels Linked to Depression

Low Folate Levels Linked to Depression

September 24, 2010 — Lower serum folate levels appear to be associated with an increased risk for depressive symptoms, a large population-based, cross-sectional study suggests. Data on US adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) show elevated depressive symptoms were inversely associated with folate status, particularly among women. “We found that the…

4 Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs

4 Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs

Tip #1: Buy Organic Certified organic products cannot be produced using GMO ingredients. So if you can, buy only products labeled “100% organic”, “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” Read more about organic standards… Tip #2: Look for “non-GMO” labels Companies may voluntarily label products as “non-GMO.” Some labels state “non-GMO” while others spell out…

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

During the first few weeks of pregnancy a baby’s body undergoes rapid growth and each development relies on precise, successful development in the previous stage. Because so much is happening so quickly, these first weeks are a particularly vulnerable period. Since nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, living an eco-conscious, healthy lifestyle may be…

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency: Is it Affecting Your Health?

According to an article on Magnesium Deficiency by researchers Ismail et al*, there is great evidence that many people may be deficient in this much needed mineral and not even know it! Magnesium deficiency was found to be associated with increased prevalence and risk in 11 major health conditions. In 68 of the reviewed studies, magnesium…

Quotes on stress and wellness

Quotes on stress and wellness

Quotes on stress and wellness. Unraveling The Mystery of Health: How People Manage Stress and Stay Well. We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function…