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Genetically modified foods are all around us. There's an increases awareness about how to choose GMO-free produce these days, thanks to several scientific reports that brought to light the health risks of GM foods. While buying organic produce, choose foods that are labeled with "certified organic" or have the PLU number starting with 9. As much as possible buy from local farmers and consumer more seasonal produce.
Eating is a full-time activity for all of us, especially with us eating at least thrice a day throughout our lives. We don’t pay much attention to what we eat or how we eat and do it involuntarily, which results in many digestive problems including bloating. It is important to eat the right food the right way for a healthy digestive system and prevent stomach bloating.
When turmeric was initially discovered, it was used to prepare dyes and just as a coloring agent. Later, when its medicinal properties were proved,...
You're likely to feel under the weather so use these self-care tips to give your body the TLC it needs. Relax and drink herbal teas to ease cramping. Try to eat healthy, light food. Women who exercise seem to experience less pain, so give that a try. Draw a warm bath with Epsom salts to relax your muscles. Make sure to get enough rest during this time as well.
We have come to believe that cotton is the best and most skin-friendly fabric available in the market today. This is the reason most...
It’s impossible to avoid toxins, but certain habits can limit your exposure. Avoid using anti-bacterial soap, which has hormone-disrupting triclosan. Use castile soap instead. It’s simple, natural, and can be used as hand soap, body wash, and dish soap. The aluminum salts in antiperspirant deodorants aren't healthy as well. Use homemade versions instead! Buy organic food to avoid GMOs and pesticides. At home, use BPA-free products and filter drinking water.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition that is characterized by problems due to both clotting and bleeding. The fundamental physiological problem in DIC...
The Environmental Working Group shared 12 fruits and veggies that are most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues. Strawberries took the first place, so whatever you do, always buy organic strawberries. Next up was spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, and pears, in that order. Over the last few years, the pesticides on these foods have significantly increased. To be safe, go organic even when buying canned or packaged versions of all these foods.
When Joseph Lister popularized the use of antiseptic in hospitals in the late 18th century, he drastically brought down the mortality rate of patients...
The deodorants that we use on a daily basis contain toxic chemicals. The toxins could cause skin irritation and imbalance the pH levels. Instead, opt for natural alternatives, such as baking soda, lemon juice, and coconut oil. They are organic, safe, inexpensive, and efficiently fight body odor!
Bread is a fast-digesting food that could make you feel hungry, even if your body does not require more food. However, by following these tips and tricks, you can eat bread in a healthier way, without worrying about gaining weight. Whole grain bread, fermented bread, and organic bread are some of the breads that will not add up extra pounds.
Deciding to give your dog homemade food is a big step in reducing your carbon foot-print and going green. Here’s a quick read-through to...
Your pads and tampons may not be as safe as you think. Feminine hygiene products are loaded with harmful chemicals like dioxins, glyphosate, rayon, mercury, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Exposure to these chemicals over long durations will drastically affect your health in the long run. Try safer alternatives like organic, disposable pads and tampons, reusable pads, menstrual cups, and period panties.
Damage to hair caused by coloring is inevitable, but you can control the degree of damage that occurs. Avoid brushing your hair when wet, pat it dry instead of blow drying, and avoid flat irons and curling rods. Also, reduce the number of times you wash your hair in a week, and start a conditioning ritual with organic coconut oil before and after washes.
If you drink tea, choose wisely. Cheaper teas have higher levels of fluoride. This mineral isn’t dangerous, but in high amounts, it can be harmful. Symptoms of acute toxicity include nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. Instead, buy high-quality loose tea. Bagged teas are made with older leaves, so it’s best to go with fresh loose ones. White tea has less fluoride than green, black, or oolong. Before buying tea, always check the expiration day. When possible, buy local and organic.