Most tap water is a source of many chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride. According to one of the articles, “In 1991, the EPA concluded that the average person can absorb more contaminants from bathing and showering than from drinking polluted water. Children are most at risk. Children’s bath times may range from 45 minutes to two hours. As the EPA acknowledged in a June 30, 1998 report, “Children have a greater surface-area-to-body-weight ratio than adults, which may lead to increased dermal absorption.”
Essential nutrients are substances that the body cannot make in adequate amounts, or cannot make at all. Given the unfortunate state of American diet, it is more than likely that many of our chronic diseases are the result of nutrient deficiencies. Nutrient deficiencies lead to many health problems. According to statistics, nine out of ten Americans are deficient in 11 key nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
Did you know that the Japanese have the longest life expectancy in the world? In fact, Japanese women hold the world record for living the longest, 86.4 years and Japanese men have the longest life expectancy among 192 nations. Did you know that more than 30% of Americans are struggling with obesity compared to only 3% of Japanese? Why are Japanese 10 times less overweight than Americans?
Different types of body odor come from the inside, why not battle them there instead of external masking? Commercial fragrances are endocrine-disruptors and the beauty industry uses our insecurity to reinforce the idea that we stink!
What goes in must go out – if toxic food and environmental ingredients can’t be assimilated and eliminated, where do they go? Eventually pushed through the skin in a variety of unpleasant ways, if our other systems are congested. People are starting to realize, too, that B.O. and halitosis arise from bowel health. Even Jesus said (spiritually speaking), “…cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Try incorporating these low-cost ways to not worry about body odor anymore.
I love farmers’ markets. I try to make them a part of my week. Fortunately, farmers’ markets are enjoying a new popularity as people look for fresh, healthy foods. However, many people do not understand that “local” does not always mean that food is organic or even safe. So should you avoid Farmers Markets?
Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.
One of the most unused methods of boosting our metabolism is through antioxidant rich teas. In fact, some teas are more than 90% more effective at helping the body burn fat than coffee. While green tea has made most of the headlines in this regard, there is a plethora of teas which are even more effective and go way beyond weight loss with the ability to detox, help tooth decay and even prevent cancer
By Dr. Mercola
Olive oil, a dietary staple in Mediterranean regions, is now a healthy favorite oil in the US, valued not only for its flavor but also its health benefits.
Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil may help lower your risk of heart disease and may even benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, helping to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
As with most foods, however, not all olive oil is created equal. There’s a wide variation between high-quality and low-quality oils, and even among the best varieties, rancidity is a major problem.
It’s 2014 now, and more people are becoming aware of the fact that our body actually produces compounds called endocannabinoids, and they play an important role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabis activates the cannabinoid receptors in the body. It’s important to note that the best method of ingestion is not through smoke, because this changes the chemical structure of the plant. Cannabis is a powerful key to good health when we eat it vs. smoking it.
According to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), bacteria and other germs are “a necessary part of a healthy immune system” and exposure to germs in childhood will help build immunity to different microbes in adulthood. According to statistics, children who grow up on farms and are exposed to bugs, worms and dirt have exhibited less allergies and auto-immune problems.