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12 Ways to Detoxify and Speed Up Your Lymph System

This is a guest post from Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM, DAc, CNC. It was originally published on this blog in June of 2009. 

Do you suffer from cellulite or fatty deposits?

Do you experience aches and pains?

Are you overweight?

Do you experience abdominal bloating?

Do you feel bloated or have areas on your body that seem pudgy?

Have you been diagnosed with […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Toxic World|2 Comments

Take Off Your Shoes!

This is an excerpt from my book, Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide

Do you take your shoes off at the door? It’s not an Eastern or hippie-dippy thing to do. It makes good, common sense.

Just think about where your feet are during the day:

You’ve walked on city sidewalks that have been salted and sprayed […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle, Toxic World|2 Comments

Get Your House Green and Clean

This is an excerpt from Kathleen Barnes’ book, Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide

What is it about the early parts of the year when I want to clean out clutter, sweep away old papers and cobwebs and get the house good and clean?

Whatever it is, any time is a great time to have a clean […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle, Toxic World|0 Comments

Obesity + environmental estrogens + childhood stress = early puberty

Fact: Twenty-First Century Girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers.

Today, girls are commonly showing signs of puberty – budding breasts and pubic hair — before the age of 7.

Those ages have been steadily decreasing for decades and they dramatically decreased even more in the 13 years between 1997 and […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Children and Teenagers, Toxic World|1 Comment

Sugar Blocking Toothpaste. Plastic Beads in Toothpaste. Wow.

Over the holidays, I caught a commercial for Crest Sugar Shield, toothpaste. Really? Does this mean my grandkids and I can chow down on truffles, chocolate bars, cakes and pies and never suffer any negative results?

Not exactly, but that’s exactly what Crest wants us to believe.

There are two big problems here.

I’m guessing Crest really […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Toxic World, What’s Important Now|1 Comment

Thermogram: What to Expect

What to expect when you get a thermogram: no pain, no compression, no radiation, nothing touches your skin.

By |December 20th, 2016|Toxic World, What’s Important Now, Women's Health|0 Comments

Throw away your Teflon cookware!


If you haven’t yet relegated your nonstick cookware to the dustbin, you now have even more reasons to do so now.

Even though Teflon™ (technical name: PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene polymer) has been on the market for more than 50 years, numerous studies show that it can offgas toxic chemicals at high heats. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

By |December 6th, 2016|My Blacklist, Toxic World|1 Comment

Your cotton T-shirt may be poisoning you

Excerpted from Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide by Kathleen Barnes
We all love our cozy cotton T-shirts, shirts, pants, underwear, towels and sheets. They feel comfy and safe.
The cotton industry fosters that illusion with its “fabric of our lives” campaign, pushing the notion that this “natural “ fiber is healthy and creates happiness.
Nothing could be […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Healthy Lifestyle, Toxic World|4 Comments

Gluten Intolerance…the Plot Thickens

You probably know someone who has recently adopted a gluten-free diet. Maybe you even thought it was the trendy thing to do.

Well, it is trendy, it may be a fad or there might just be some solid science behind the increasing prevalence of gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance and even celiac disease.

Let me detail a personal […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Toxic World|0 Comments

Do Plastics Cause Early Puberty?

From Kathleen: Here is more info on toxins and strategies like you’ll find in my newest book, Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide
I know our world is moving faster than most of us like, and now it’s time to be concerned about the way our children are growing up too quickly in the physical sense.
The […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Toxic World|1 Comment