The revelation that VW, the carmaker, has been cheating environmental standards is slowly working its way through official circles, clean air campaigning groups and the public. Labelled #Dieselgate by the media it promises to have enormous consequences for VW and for diesel cars generally. The deception was found and published by West Virginia University although it seems that authorities on both sides of the Atlantic were aware of the problem and had been for several months. The Problem In ASee More… Diesel Deception – Is Dieselgate The Door To a Cleaner Future?
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 fewSee More… Air Pollution and Our Health – What Can We Do?
Listening to “Gardener’s World” on Radio 4 right now and they advise using plants to suck in Toxic gases in our homes and dump them into the soil in which the plant is sitting. Other plants work too! So it makes sense to have household plants in your home or your place of work if allowed that can reduce the toxic gases we are exposed to. This has got to be the easiest way to detox ever! This is notSee More… Detox Your Home With Mother In Law’s Tongue
Research just published shows a clear connection between mothers experiencing air pollution and babies being born below a normal birth weight. A Low birth weight is regarded as 2.5 kg or 5.5 Ibs and 7.6% of US babies and 6% UK babies are recorded as being in this category. Some of these babies are born prematurely – before 37 weeks and they may go on to be completely normal children and adults. Some of them are affected by high bloodSee More… Air Pollution and its Toxic Effects on Mothers and Babies
The Newspaper headline was clear – “Facts don’t support Detox diets”! Apparently the thousands of people reading Natural Detox Blog are wrong and the people buying my wonderful Detox Books on Kindle – they are wrong too! Yes it’s the usual story. A slow news day prompts a journalist to publish something that really belongs in the waste paper basket….. The opening sentence is a sweetie, “The desire to rid the body of fat and suspected toxin so often endsSee More… Detox Myths and Facts
Detoxing is a natural and normal activity of the liver and of other organs and systems in the body. This means that when we wish to detoxify our body we need to take a look at how the body detoxes naturally and then do what we can to assist that process. Some people think because we detox naturally we don’t need to do any detoxing ourselves. This is like saying that because we eat naturally that we don’t need toSee More… Detoxing Your Body
Concern about toxins in the environment is not a modern phenomenon. Ever since industrialisation factories have been producing waste and pollution along with their products. When industrial pollution was obvious as in smoke stacks or foaming or discoloured rivers that provided an obvious signal that unacceptable shortcuts were being taken. Modern industries often look a lot cleaner with fewer chimneys and less polluted rivers but often the pollutants are not visible so they do not call attention to themselves. InSee More… How to Make Holistic Detox a Part of Your Life