Toxicity

Health Effects of Pee in the Pool (It’s More than Just Gross)

Have you ever thought about the health effects of pee in the pool? Let’s back up a second. Have you ever peed in a pool? Though you might not raise your hand, chances are that have you before ­— and all of the urine can be pretty darn harmful. Researchers at Canada’s University of Alberta developed a sneaky test to determine … Read More

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Eating fast food - Dr. Axe

Eating Fast Food: 9 Serious (and Unexpected) Side Effects

If you’re someone who loves eating fast food, you probably only think about how the food tastes. But what if I told you that you should also be thinking about the short and long term effects of your next burger and fries combo? Fast food may be quick, easy and cheap, but unfortunately, eating fast food today comes with a lot … Read More

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Radon Symptoms: Is This Deadly Gas Lurking in Your Home?

Did you know that breathing radon for prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to you and your family? According to the Surgeon General’s National Health Advisory, millions of homes have an elevated radon level and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. (1) And what’s really scary is that there are no obvious radon symptoms. … Read More

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2017 Dirty Dozen List: Are You Eating the Most Pesticide-Laden Produce?

Environmental Working Group released it’s 2017 Dirty Dozen list and it serves as a solid reminder that we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to cleaning up the food system. This year, the annual report found that almost 70 percent of 48 non-organic samples tested positive for at least one pesticide. (In many cases, the … Read More

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Beta-Carotene - Dr. Axe

Beta-Carotene: Beneficial or Dangerous for Your Health?

There’s a growing body of literature that indicates the beneficial effects of beta-carotene and other carotenoids on chronic diseases in humans. Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that’s found in plants. It’s known as a pro vitamin A carotenoid because it needs to be converted to active vitamin A by the body. Researchers agree that beta-carotene found in fruits and vegetables … Read More

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How to Get Rid of Rats Naturally

Rats are some of the smartest animals on the planet, but they are also one of the biggest disease-spreading pests around. That’s why so many people wonder how to get rid of rats in a natural, safe way, and that curiosity has spiked recently. It turns out, rats don’t just carry filth and annoying disease — they can be lethal. In … Read More

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Oat Flour: The Gluten-Free Flour that Promotes a Healthy Heart

If you’ve been looking for a gluten-free flour to use in your recipes, I want to let you know that oat flour is one of the best gluten-free flours. But wait, is oat flour gluten-free? According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, yes — oats are technically gluten-free since they aren’t a type of wheat, barley or rye grain, which are the … Read More

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Are Bath Bombs Safe? The Ingredients Are Terrifying

There’s no denying a bath fizzy can take your relaxation to a whole new level, but are bath bombs safe? These “bombs” contain complex colorings and fragrances that fizz and dissolve to create (an often glittery) psychedelic-like rainbow in your bathwater. Many bath bombs even contain nourishing natural oils to moisturize your skin. But while bath time has the ability to serve as an … Read More

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Is Sushi Healthy? 6 Reasons Why It’s Not (Plus Better Options)

Once considered a “fancy” food available to only a certain demographic, sushi today is ubiquitous in America — from high-end restaurants to stands at the local mall, you can find sushi everywhere. Most people also consider it a health food: you’ll often see people choosing sushi when they want a “lighter” meal, a healthy work lunch or are watching their … Read More

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