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 … Read more12 Ways to Detoxify and Speed Up Your Lymph System
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 … Read moreTake Off Your Shoes!
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 … Read moreGet Your House Green and Clean
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 … Read moreObesity + environmental estrogens + childhood stress = early puberty
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 … Read moreSugar Blocking Toothpaste. Plastic Beads in Toothpaste. Wow.
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 … Read moreThrow away your Teflon cookware!
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. … Read moreYour cotton T-shirt may be poisoning you
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 … Read moreGluten Intolerance…the Plot Thickens
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 … Read moreDo Plastics Cause Early Puberty?