by Sophia Ruan Gushee
Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
Dr. Esther Sternberg served for 26 years in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program as Senior Scientist and Section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health.
She has too many other impressive accomplishments to list here. But, currently, she holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and is Research Director for the...
Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic?
Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.
In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...
Can negative energy get attached (or assigned) to objects, and therefore contribute to negative energy in your home?
There are different ways of considering this. A common way objects can create negative, toxic energy is simply by its association with a difficult experience, which results in those objects being triggers of a biochemical cascade of hormones that can contribute to stress and depression. When this is the situation and these objects are in your home, seeing...
How does the energy in your home make you feel?
Most of us overlook the energy of our home but many others have believed in its importance for centuries. For example, Feng shui, used for 3,500+ years, is a philosophy that aims to harmonize the energy of a place. It incorporates many considerations—like astronomy, where sunlight enters the room, and which materials can reflect or absorb this sunshine.
While I was skeptical of Feng shui for decades, I have noticed...
by the editorial team
Are you aware of the damaging effects talcum powder can have on your lungs, as well as your overall health?
Even though talcum powder is commonly used in everyday consumer products (such as baby powder), it poses health risks.
In this article, we will discuss the potential damaging effects of talcum powder, as well as 5 tips to reduce your exposure and protect your lungs from talcum powder.
Talcum powder is made from a mineral called talc,...
by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée
Are you looking for natural, nontoxic solutions to indoor air pollution concerns? You’ve come to the right place.
Indoor air pollution has been linked to various adverse health effects, such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
In this article, we will discuss the main causes of indoor air pollution, as well as suggest 11 solutions you can try to create a safe, nontoxic environment in your home.
In honor of lung cancer awareness, this month we are exploring simple ways to detox our indoor air quality to protect our respiratory health.
Most people don't know this, but more people are dying of lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. And while we often associate the disease with smoking, the truth is, many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer with zero history of smoking.
My friend Reina, for example, is a lung cancer thriver. Even though she had no...
Have you heard of the term fecundity?
Fecundity is the probability of bearing live children whereas fertility is the actual production of live offspring.
Trying to understand the distinction between the two introduces you to the complexity of fertility. For example, a man or woman could have some reproductive "abnormality" that decreases their fecundity (the ability to conceive and/or deliver a healthy child).
With more women delaying their start in trying to...
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If you want to detox toxins from the breast tissue and protect yourself against breast cancer, you’ve come to the right place. Below are simple tips for a basic approach.
According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. And while it may be scary to realize that "85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer," this also spotlights that...
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. In the US, it's the second most common cancer among women (after skin cancer)—affecting 1 in 8 women. While rare in men (1 in 1,000), breast cancer affects men directly too.
Studies have been examining whether endocrine disrupting chemicals found in household products can disrupt our reproductive health. The science indicates that, yes, common chemicals—like phthalates and BPA—can increase risks to various...