Health

Health related posts. Sustainable living of course includes our environment, but just as important is eating and keeping healthy. For many reasons, our modern way of life has made us unhealthy.

What is the single best thing we can do for our health? (Video)

What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Well, the answer really is very (very) simple and easy to do. A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor […]

Our Modern Food (Health) Crisis – Jamie Oliver TED (Video)

Even milk can't escape sugar infusion.

An very inspiring (TED-Talks award winning) speech on the state of our health with relation to how and what we eat. Jamie Oliver wants people to educate kids about what they eat, and give them the knowledge of what exactly they are eating and what is in their school lunches. As he says so brilliantly […]

Exposed: What’s Lurking in Febreze?

Dangers of air fresheners

I have written about the hidden dangers of air ‘fresheners’ before; and basically they are loaded with chemical hormone disruptor’s that are terrible for you and your family. Febreze is no different, although they try to market themselves that way. Original article can be found at care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook. Forget what the TV commercials tell […]

Are You Multitasking or Are You Suffering from Digital Device Distraction Syndrome?

We may slowly lose the ability to be fully present in a moment or situation. --- MIMI HADDON / GETTY IMAGES

Hmm. This is a very interesting question and the article on Time.com brings up some very valid points. Even their post on Twitter had me thinking … TIME.com ‏@TIME Bet you can’t get through this article on digital distraction without looking at something else … can I make it through this article without looking at […]

What’s On My Food? – Pesticides, pesticides and well, more pesticides

Pesticides are poisoning us all

What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable. How does this tool work? We link pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable for the first time. Use the tool, share it with others: we […]

The Problem with Anti-Bacterial Soaps

Resistent bacteria is evolving

Read full article here: WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP? on Ecosalon … America has declared war, and it’s not against high-waisted jeans. (Though on that subject, consider me General Patton.) Germs are the new enemy and we’re engaged in hand-to-hand combat with them. Recall the sight of Britney Spears traipsing across gas station bathrooms barefoot, which horrified people […]

New York bans super-sized, sugary drinks – a step in the right direction!

Super Sized

Hooray! Seriously. This is a BIG step in the right direction. So they banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16oz, this includes pop, iced-tea and other calorie packed beverages. I mean lets be honest, 16oz is already a big enough drink. Now it has gotten right out of hand in the past few decades in […]

Toxic flame retardants: In our homes, our dust, our lives

Toxic flame retardants are found in many household products including items found in your child's nursery

Here are some excerpts from an article on SaferStates.com on this issue: Toxic flame retardants are one of the most common sources of toxicity in our homes and our lives. They are used on everything from computer casings, to furniture, to carpeting, to children’s products. “The problem is, they don’t stay put,” says Rebecca Williams, a […]