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The Pervasiveness of Toxic Petrochemicals in Household Products and How to Avoid Them

By Anna Hunt It may come as a surprise that your fragrant body wash, baby’s diapers, or lovely scented candles are actually filled with toxic petrochemicals. These include benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and countless others. Many are potentially carcinogenic, some disrupt hormone production, and some haven’t been tested to ascertain their safety. The Environmental Protection…

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Environmental Group Finds 267 Toxins in Tap Water Across the U.S.

By Anna Hunt Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hundreds of contaminants are present in U.S. tap water. To be exact, EWG revealed that 267 out of 500 contaminants were detected during tests conducted by more than 48,000 utilities companies across 50 states. This shows that no matter where you live…

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Neuroscience Shows How Gut Bacteria Impact Emotions

By Anna Hunt It is becoming widely known that gut bacteria influence much more than our digestive process. The bacteria living in the digestive system impact our general health. Furthermore, scientists are now discovering that this influence goes beyond physical health. A study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) discovered evidence that…

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15 Diverse Superfoods that Fight Inflammation

By Anna Hunt One of the simplest ways to prevent, and even reduce, chronic inflammation in the body is with your diet. By eating high-quality superfoods, including herbs, spices, vegetables and seeds, you can pack your meals with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Scientists have discovered that chronic inflammation is the source of many illnesses, including cancer, obesity…

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5 Foods with the Same Beneficial Cannabinoids as Found in Cannabis

By Anna Hunt You can still benefit from the same cannabinoids that give the cannabis plant its medicinal properties, without consuming cannabis. There are several foods rich in cannabinoids that benefit the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for helping the body maintain internal balance, also called homeostasis. Foods that support the function of…

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Two New Scientific Reasons Why Cacao is the Ideal Brain Food

By Anna Hunt Great news to all chocolate lovers! Italian scientists confirm that cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is an ideal food for the brain. Thanks to flavonols, a substance found in the cacao plant, consuming dark chocolate can enhance your cognitive abilities. This could mean improved memory and attention span. Scientists out of…

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Meditation and Yoga Change Your DNA to Reverse Effects of Stress, Study Shows

By Anna Hunt Many people participate in practices such as meditation and yoga because they help us relax. At least those are the immediate effects we feel. But much more is happening on a molecular level, reveal researchers out of Coventry University in England. Published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, this new research examined 18…

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38 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Uninhabited Island in the South Pacific

By Anna Hunt One would expect very little plastic, if any, on an uninhabited island. In reality, the opposite is true at Henderson Island in the South Pacific ocean. Marine scientists have discovered that this uninhabited coral atoll is one of the most polluted, and 99.8 percent of the debris is plastic. Tons of Plastic Found…

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France To Effectively Decriminalize Cannabis By Ending Prison Terms

By Anna Hunt The French government is about to make some drastic changes to the enforcement of cannabis use laws. A government spokesperson revealed that by the end of 2017, France will end all prison terms for cannabis users. Existing Policy Current French law states that cannabis use is a criminal offense. It is punishable by…

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Ecuador Holds World Reforestation Record for Planting 647,250 Trees in a Single Day

By Anna Hunt A record set by the people of Ecuador is one of the most impressive in the Guinness Book of World Records still stands. In just one day in 2015, thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250 trees in over 150 locations. Deforestation Ecuador is one of the countries that’s been…

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