Health + Wellness

Big Pharma Cover Up: Hiding Significant Levels of Arsenic in Your Chicken

Big Pharma Cover Up: Hiding Significant Levels of Arsenic in Your Chicken

Until last year, small, yet significant levels of arsenic may have laced your chicken dinner, but Big Pharma really didn’t want you to know. And once again, industry influence over government prevailed over protecting public health. In a classic case of the fox guarding the chicken coop, Alpharma, a former subsidiary of the major pharmaceutical […]

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    Toxic Chemicals in Salons Linked to Adverse Health Effects, Including Cancer

    Toxic Chemicals in Salons Linked to Adverse Health Effects, Including Cancer

    Issues that primarily impact women often end up on the back burner. Maybe that’s why the new study from Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) on the health impacts of exposure to salon chemicals on the (mostly) women who work in personal care salons is the first of its kind. The study, Beauty and Its Beast: Unlocking […]

    What Is the Alkaline Diet?

    What Is the Alkaline Diet?

    By Joe Leech The alkaline diet seems a bit too good to be true. Proponents of this diet suggest that replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods can improve health. Unlike many other strange diets, the alkaline diet is actually quite healthy. It encourages a high consumption of fruits, vegetables and healthy plant foods, while restricting […]

    6 Ways to Include Superfoods When You Travel

    6 Ways to Include Superfoods When You Travel

    You know you should be eating better, incorporating some of those great superfoods into your diet regularly. But when you travel for your job, you find yourself grabbing something quick on the go, and somehow you find yourself nodding off at that meeting or crashing too early. Getting some work done in a hotel room […]

    Why Antioxidants in Superfoods Are Essential to Your Diet

    Why Antioxidants in Superfoods Are Essential to Your Diet

    You hear about antioxidants all the time when you’re reading about great, healthy superfoods. They all have them. But what is an antioxidant and what does it do? Here’s a good basic explanation, a sort of “Science of Antioxidants 101.” To boil it down to even simpler terms, atoms, which hook up to form molecules, […]

    Garlic: The World’s Immune System-Boosting Superfood

    Garlic: The World’s Immune System-Boosting Superfood

    Throughout history garlic has been a known immune system-boosting, disease fighting superfood. While it is most often served cooked, eating raw garlic can supercharge your immune system. Currently, the consumption of garlic is at an all-time high. The majority of garlic sold worldwide is grown in China where it is mass-produced. In the U.S., California is […]

    Is Palm Oil Explosion Driving Ebola Outbreak?

    Is Palm Oil Explosion Driving Ebola Outbreak?

    The growing Ebola virus outbreak not only highlights the tragedy enveloping the areas most affected but also offers a commentary on they way in which the political ecology in West Africa has allowed this disease to become established. The global palm oil industry shows the trend of deep-cutting into forests for agricultural development has breached […]

    8 Superfoods You Should Eat This Fall

    8 Superfoods You Should Eat This Fall

    As the “buy local” food movement has grown, so too has the awareness of the benefits of eating seasonally. The tastelessness of those January tomatoes after you’ve eaten one straight off the vine in August may have something to do with that too! But as those wonderful summer tomatoes vanish into memory, what is being harvested […]

    Interactive Map: Find Out if Your Child’s School Is Near a Chemical Plant

    Interactive Map: Find Out if Your Child’s School Is Near a Chemical Plant

    In the early evening of April 17, 2013, a fertilizer storage and distribution facility on the small town of West, Texas, blew up, killing 15 people, injuring 160 more and leveling much of the town. The plant was last inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1985. The company had apparently failed to […]