Fragrance hypersensitivity has become the most common allergy among adults. More than 2 millions Americans suffer from a condition called "multiple chemical sensitivity." This means they're either allergic to the fragrances that go into perfumes, colognes and other scented products, or to the additional 12 to 18 toxins typically added from a cauldron of 5,000 chemicals.Read More
A balanced pH level is essential for the optimal functioning of your body. Your pH level is considered balanced and healthy when it falls between 7.35 and 7.45 on the pH scale. When your pH falls below 7.35 it is considered acidic. It is within this acidic pH range that bacteria and viruses grow out of control, the immune system becomes weakened, and the body will begin to breakdown. The health supplement zeolite restores pH balance, so you can continue to live a healthy life.Read More
Historically, women have risked their health for beauty by using cosmetics laden with poisons… The researchers tested a total of 49 common products selected from the cosmetic bags of six average Canadian women. They found that every product contained at least one of seven heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, beryllium, thallium, and selenium. Lead, a known neurotoxin, showed up in 96% of the items.Read More
Research into how iron, copper, zinc and other metals work in the brain may help unlock some of the secrets of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Iron and copper appear to accumulate beyond normal levels in the brains of people with these diseases, and a new, Australian study published Sunday shows reducing excess iron in the brain can alleviate Alzheimer's-like symptoms—at least in mice.
A genetic mutation related to regulating iron is linked to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Zinc, on the other hand, appears to impair memory if its levels get too low or if it gets into a brain region where it doesn't belong, as it can with traumatic brain injury.
Research into the complicated, invisible roles these metals play in brain diseases has lagged behind study of the more-visible proteins that are damaged or clump together in the brains of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers. But better understanding metals' role in the brain could help shed light on a range of medical conditions and might offer a new route for developing treatments, scientists say.Read More
Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies...."Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered..."Read More