Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Could Vitamin C Protect Us from Glyphosate's Toxic Effects?

Most of us have know that Vitamin C is good for us- but what exactly can it help us with?  
- Vitamin C helps with the development and repair of our body's tissue
- Vitamin C also is a great antioxidant
- People with high concentrations of Vitamin C in their blood have been shown to have a 42% lower risk of stroke. 
- new studies are now also finding it might help protect us from glyphosate- one of the most common pesticides (found in Monsanto's RoundUp and in a huge amount of foods we consume including, a recent study found, many breakfast basics)

First of all, you might be asking yourself- do I have to worry about glyphosate?  

Am I exposed to glyphosate?  

Yes. Yes we all are.

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp,  is widely used on food crops, as well as on residential lawns, gardens, schools and public parks.

Even if you eat certified organic food, glyphosate can cross contaminate organic crops and make its way into your food and (unfiltered) water.

Why is Glyphosate bad?
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen.”
  • It has been also linked to:   endocrine disruption, damage DNA and adversely affect fetal development.
  • newer research has shown it can affect your beneficial gut bacteria possibly leading to: diabetes, obesity, food allergies, autoimmune disease, autism, heart disease, cancer, asthma, irritable bowel disease, Celiac disease  
Is there anything I can do to protect myself from glyphosate?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fragrance and Antimicrobial Chemicals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Lead to Earlier Puberty

Could some chemicals in the beauty and personal care products you used while pregnant trigger early puberty in your daughter? 

A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, says yes.  The study followed over 300 children from before birth to adolescence and  found that the girls who's mothers had  higher levels of diethyl phthalate and triclosan in their bodies during pregnancy were more likely to  experienced puberty at younger age.
Why is earlier puberty not ideal?

Monday, December 3, 2018

2018/2019 Non-Toxic Car Seat Buying Guide : The Good, The Bad and the (Really) Ugly

photo redit:  ClekUSA

* PLease note:  There is an Updated post dated 12/13/2019

A new study by the Ecology Center was released today about the state of flame retardants in our children’s car seats. The Ecology Center has been the main independent source of chemical testing in car seats for the past 10 years. This year, they collaborated with researchers from Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame to incorporate detailed analytical results which were also published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 

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