Hard work never killed anyone. Remember that adage?
That may be so.
But, if you're exposed to certain chemical compounds, found in common household products, you could be aggravating your joint pain... even causing permanent damage to your joints. The biggest culprit in household chemicals that’s destroying your joints
A recent study headed by a Yale researcher of 4,000 men and women be... ››› more
We live in a very toxic world. And while it's impossible to avoid toxic exposure, it's possible to reduce your toxic burden. But where to start? In your kitchen, of course!
In your kitchen are lots of hidden toxins that are interfering with your hormones and disrupting your fragile endocrine system!
And I'm not only talking about sugar, processed foods and cleaning chemicals - how you cook a... ››› more
You do everything right - you follow a clean diet rich in whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables, you drink plenty of clean, bottled water and you exercise as often as you can.
So why is it that you're still looking haggard, feeling fatigued and yielding such dismal results from your healthy lifestyle habits?
Before you take another sip of your fancy bottled water and tell me about h... ››› more
According to The Cancer Association of South Africa, men in South Africa have a one in eight risk of getting cancer in their lifetime. On top of the list of cancers that affect men is prostate cancer, which occurs when cancer begins to grow in a gland in the male reproductive system known as the prostate.
While doctors aren't completely sure what causes prostate cancer, medical experts and res... ››› more
Most of us know women who have fought breast cancer - mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, friends, neighbours... Perhaps you're even fighting the disease yourself.
It goes without saying that breast cancer is an epidemic. One in every eight woman will develop the disease, and close to 40,000 women die from it each year. According to science, common chemicals like Bisphenol-A, phth... ››› more
Most of us don't realise it, but our go-to skincare products can be significant contributors of harmful ingredients, chemicals and toxins. Dr Axe, nutrition specialist and natural medicine expert, calls this “the real price of beauty.”
The fact is that most commercially-produced, store-bought products are packed with artificial fragrances, colour, stabilisers and preservatives that your sk... ››› more
You've heard it all before: Apply sunscreen liberally every day before sun exposure and re-apply often.
This is a tried and true maneuver to minimize the risk of skin cancer, specifically the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. However, even applying all the sunscreen in the world to your skin won't 100% prevent you from getting melanoma.
You see, there are certain places on the body... ››› more
You probably don't need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and signs of premature ageing (think wrinkles).
But go ahead and Google “best sunscreens” or even “sunscreen,” and plenty of articles pop up suggesting that the ingredients in many of these products could be harmful or even toxic, leaving you to w... ››› more
I've read a few articles that suggest that nail salon workers are at high risk of serious health problems, which left me wondering… Are weekly customers in danger, too? I did some research and this is what I found out.
The health risks that salon workers face
More and more research, as well as anecdotal evidence, suggests that cosmetologists – salon workers ranging from manicurists to h... ››› more
Organic milk? Great. Organic produce? Awesome! Organic tampons? Wait, what?
Jessica Alba's The Honest Company recently launched a new line of organic female hygiene products, and they're now available for sale.
But are organic tampons, which are quite a lot more expensive, really better? Are normal tampons leaching chemicals into our bodies?
The answers to those two questions: No and no.... ››› more
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