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Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 6))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 6))

In the last two parts I revealed to you the many toxic aspects of fast foods. Children are exposed to myriads of synthetic chemicals, high amounts of simple sugars, salts, artificial sweeteners, and trans fat, which the fast food and beverage industries add to hamburgers, fries, frying oils, ice-creams, sodas, soft and energy drinks, snack bars, and others to enhance flavor, texture, consistency, color, and more.

High use of common drugs linked to dementia, Alzheimer's

High use of common drugs linked to dementia, Alzheimer

A new study has found a significant link between high use of anticholinergic drugs - including popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - and increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people.

Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory

Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory

Investing in good-quality sleep as a young or middle-aged adult may be key for a good memory later in life, according to a new study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'

Sleeping on stomach

People with epilepsy who sleep on their stomach may be at much higher risk of sudden unexpected death than those with the disorder who do not sleep in this position.

Four cups of coffee a day linked to 20% reduced melanoma risk

Four cups of coffee a day linked to 20% reduced melanoma risk

Many of us turn to coffee for a morning boost, and now, a new study offers another excuse to drink the stimulating beverage; it could reduce the risk of melanoma skin cancer by a fifth.

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 6))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 6))

Last week I stopped at the discussion about fast food. Since the subject of fast foods and their harmful effects does not seem to end, because their health-damaging side effects are surfacing lately more and more through recent research, I will take the liberty to expound on them.

Breaking free from binge eating

Breaking free from binge eating

Who has not at some time or other eaten too much? Yes, binge-eating is a problem which concerns many of us. The truth is: We feel bad and even guilty about this behavior and for that reason, we are often too ashamed to talk about it.

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 5))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 5))

Last week, I wrote about the adverse effects of energy drinks that contain high caffeine, hazardous chemicals (glucuronolactone), and sugar.

Study identifies potential for safer anti-inflammatory drugs

Study identifies potential for safer anti-inflammatory drugs

For people with chronic inflammatory diseases, treatment with glucocorticoids - a class of steroid hormones - is common. While this medication may be effective for reducing inflammation, it can cause severe side effects when used long term.

Essential oils for wellbeing: All you need to know

Essential oils for wellbeing: All you need to know

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular of all complementary therapies. It is moving in bold direction playing a greater role in the treatment of pain, as a mood enhancer or even in sleep therapy.