Pesticide Residues

Here’s some information you can apply immediately – that costs nothing and may improve your long-term health. I was a bit surprised when I saw the extent of this problem.  But rather than looking to lay blame on someone, the healthier response is for us to simply “clean up our act.”

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Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing

 

Strawberries, spinach and kale among most pesticide-heavy;

Conventionally farmed kale could contain up to 18 pesticides.Keep reading

Drinking Water Contamination

Well, “Sustainable Living” does need to include healthful living, as living with illness – especially serious illnesses – impairs our quality-of-life experience. Here’s a report about a widespread problem with the water we drink – along with a recommendation for solving that problem.

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Virtually All Major US Drinking Water Sources Likely Contaminated With PFAS

 

Harmful “forever chemicals” linked to cancer, liver dysfunction, fetal damage and other health problems have contaminated far more drinking water sources than previously known.Keep reading

A Huge Weight Bias

I’ve seen repeated articles about how high obesity has become, as a percent of our total population. That makes more people prone to high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as diabetes and joint issues;  the added weight puts stress on joints, which weakens them.  Here’s a research report … then some suggestions of what you can do to address the problem.

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Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s

 

A study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter.

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Hearing & Brain Health

Here’s some news I found surprising. Hearing loss somehow leads to all sorts of health and quality-of-life problems, including dementia.  And, for some good news: it’s something we can readily address.

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For Better Brain Health,

Preserve Your Hearing

 

Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.

 

 

Jane E. Brody

NY Times

Dec. 30, 2019

 

Every now and then I write a column as much to push myself to act as to inform and motivate my readers.… Keep reading

Unsafe Bread Additives

In some regards, I get tired of discoveries that more and more of the food we eat is not good for our health. On the other hand, to ignore scientifically-based data isn’t wise, either.  One of the most common foods we eat is bread.  And as the gluten-intolerance problem has become increasingly widespread, affecting multitudes of people eating a huge variety of foods, this information may also be directly useful to most of us.

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Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?

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