Drinking Pollution

Here’s an eye-opener about how widespread the problem is with regard to simply being able to drink healthy water. Millions only drink from bottled water – some of which is safer than others.  But how about millions who don’t have the money to buy healthy drinking water?

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How Polluted Is Your Drinking Water?

Kate Harloe

MOTHER JONES

July 26, 2017

Winfried Rothermel/ZUMA

 

More than 4 million Americans live in places where contaminants in drinking water exceed a legal limit—and poor, rural areas are often more affected than wealthy, urban and suburban ones.… Keep reading

Olive Oil & Alzheimer’s

Here’s some excellent new research findings that may help many of us protect against the onslaught of one of our worst aging diseases.

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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory,

protects brain against Alzheimer’s

 

June 21, 2017

Temple University Health System

 

Summary:

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain — classic markers of Alzheimer’s disease.Keep reading

Homes Without Water

While it’s difficult to imagine going to the faucet and have no water come out, while it’s happened in drought-stricken California, it’s now happening in Michigan. Without water, what’s life like?  And what’s your home worth?

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What Is It Like to Live

Without Running Water?

Detroit Families Know

 

A recent study predicts that in the next five

years, more than one-third of Americans

will not be able to afford their water.

Zenobia Jeffries

Apr 11, 2017

 

Each day, Catherine Caldwell hauls three gallons of bottled water to her bathroom and two to her kitchen.… Keep reading

Hearing Loss

As “Sustainable Living” includes quality-of-life experience, hearing loss becomes directly relevant. As my father began losing his hearing, his “world” closed in. Eventually, his desire to continue was gone, and he passed away … with no other physical ailments.  Here are some new treatments that may help us maintain a higher quality-of-life experience.

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Drug treatment could

combat hearing loss

 

Researchers discover a drug combination that

can regenerate hair cells in the inner ear.

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Pesticide ‘Myth’

It seems the belief that pesticides are essential to crop production has been in place forever. Here’s new research that shatters that belief and, in the process, will contribute to both our ability to feed the world and to the health of our planet.

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UN Experts Denounce ‘Myth’

Pesticides Are Necessary

to Feed the World

 

Damian Carrington

Guardian UK

07 March 17

 

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.… Keep reading