Bisphenol A often called BPA is a widely discussed chemical that has been causing concern and even alarm since the 1990s. The worries focus on the ability of the BPA molecule to trigger hormone pathways in the body. So the popular press has used the word, “gender bender” to describe some of the effects of BPA and the scientific press describes it as an “Endocrine disruptor” and of materials with BPA having “EA” – that is of having “Endocrine activity”.Continue reading… Bisphenol A and How You Can Limit Its Health Risks
Recycling textiles sounds quaint, unlike recycling electronics which sounds obvious – all those precious metals that can be used again and many toxic substances which we don't want in landfill where they can pollute the water table and outgas greenhouse gases. Turns out that the same considerations come up for textiles too. After all textiles will generally decompose and the bacteria that find their way into the material may well generate Methane which is a very potent greenhouse gas. SoContinue reading… Get Happy With Recycling Textiles
Fear is the usual response to a diagnosis of Cancer. Even though other diseases may actually be a bigger threat and Cancer has such a grip on our imagination. The Cancer establishment offers and mandates only 3 ways to respond to Cancer and they are Surgery, Treatment with Cancer causing chemicals and treatment with Cancer causing radiation. It takes a an independent thinker with some courage to withstand the assault by the establishment – they will do their best orContinue reading… After a Diagnosis of Cancer…
I have been breathing polluted air and reading about air pollution all my life. And of course old news is no news at all. This post is not so much about the facts of air pollution or its causes but about what we can do about it. Setting the scene – I want you to imagine being in London in the 1950s. The smogs that cloaked the city were so thick that we could not see more than a fewContinue reading… Air Pollution and Our Health – What Can We Do?
Pollution is not just ugly and smelly; It is a serious health issue too. And it is not just about causing and exacerbating lung disease and sinus problems, but much more seriously there is now evidence that air pollution is a powerful factor in the causation of ADHD, autism and infertility. We got to see just how serious air pollution could be back in the 1950s in smoggy old London. The smog was caused by the smoke from sulphur richContinue reading… Air Pollution and Disease: Can Air Filters Help?
One of the biggest breakthroughs ever made in nutritional research occurred in 1923 when vitamin F was discovered. Studies of groups of animals fed on experimental diets were going on and it was soon found that lacking this essential vitamin lead the poor animals used in these early experiments to quickly develop skin sores and lesions which were quite different from those caused by other vitamin deficiencies. In fact the diet had vitamins A, B and D added to makeContinue reading… How Vitamin F Cured Scaly Skin and a Lot More | ABCs of Vitamins
Although discovered in 1929 it was not until 1943 that a Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of vitamin K. The K in Vitamin K stands for “coagulation” or “Koagulation” as spelled in the Danish and German speaking areas in which the research was done and published. And it refers to the ability of the blood to clot as part of the healing process that happens naturally when you cut yourself. But the way in which vitamin K worksContinue reading… Vitamin K, Strong Bones and Healthy Ageing
Vitamins protect – that's their whole function. They protect us from various diseases – so vitamin C protects us from weak bones and skin by helping the body make stronger collagen and vitamin E protects us from so many health issues that we're going to take this article to go through a few of them. First of all we have to know what we are talking about – what is vitamin E? Just like vitamin B is really not oneContinue reading… Fertility, Cholesterol and My Vitamin E Rant