by Lily Kamp and by Sophia Ruan Gushée
The idea of detoxing the brain seems scary, but it does’t have to be. As you can probably guess, there is no one-step, cure-all brain detox to reduce the negative effects every day environmental factors have on us. But there are simple steps you can take right now, or over the course of the next few days.
The nine tips listed below can boost general brain health (especially cognitive function), reduce chronic stress, and protect...
by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée
More than 100 million people in 43 states in the U.S. had been drinking water polluted with chlorine byproducts, according to a 2011 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It’s likely these water supplies still have chlorine in them today.
Is your home one of them?
In order to keep public water systems free of bacteria and viruses, municipalities add chlorine to the water supply.
Unfortunately, this creates a...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
From afar, over many years, I have felt deep gratitude for Dr. David Carpenter’s career and portfolio of work.
Dr. Carpenter serves many roles for the benefit of public health. A short list from Dr. Carpenter’s dedicated career include:
Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in studying how early life chemical exposures—ones that we can also modify—may influence obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.
Dr. Braun has been identified by peers as one of the top 20 pioneers under 40 in...
I drink filtered tap water as often as I can. Drinking bottled water has seemed not worth the cost, high carbon footprint, and exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals from the plastic bottles—especially when studies have found that bottled water is often just filtered tap water.
However, as a part-time resident of Suffolk County, I frequently question the safety of our local water supply. Stories over the years fueled my concerns.
In the last few weeks, I have been invited by many radio shows to talk about water. Understandably, the Flint, MI water crisis has ignited a growing concern about contaminants in drinking water and in our environment.
Yesterday, I continued my dialogue with Matt Kaye of Better Waters on Blab for a more in-depth discussion on water filters. We both agreed that answering the question "should I filter my water?" is similar to asking if you should eat organic foods -...
Lead poisoning from the drinking water in Flint, Michigan has raised awareness to contaminants in drinking water nationwide. While governments strive to balance filtration within their limited resources, we should learn what is in our water, and how to reduce harmful contaminants.
On Thursday, February 25, 2015 at 11:30am EST, I spoke to Matt Kaye of Better Waters about drinking water quality and practical steps we can take to drink cleaner water.