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Plastic, BPA, and Pregnancy

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Plastic, BPA, and Pregnancy

It's hard to picture life without plastic – it's everywhere! However, did you know that fully synthetic plastic is a relatively new invention? The plastic we use today is a phenomenon of the 20th century. We are now discovering that the use of plastic (with focus on plastic water/juice/sports drink bottles, food storage containers, and baby items) and resultant chemical leaching can have far-reaching health consequences, and is of especially great concern with regard to pregnancy. Why Are We Using Plastics in the First Place? The first completely synthetic type of plastic (a polymer made of phenol and formaldehyde) was...

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Are You Sensitive to Sunscreen?

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Are You Sensitive to Sunscreen?

You don't need to be sun-phobic, but you do need protection from overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays because they can cause long-term damage to the skin, accelerate aging, and greatly increase your risk for development of skin cancer.1 However, many people are so sensitive to the effects of sunscreen chemicals that they're going without sunscreen (which I don't recommend). Remember, some sun is good for you. Sunlight on your skin is one of the few ways your body is able to make vitamin D. A loose, general rule is to get 10-20 minutes of sun (on your arms,...

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Should I Take Vitamin / Mineral Supplements? 7 Things to Consider

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Should I Take Vitamin / Mineral Supplements?  7 Things to Consider

Should you take vitamin / mineral supplements? Do we really need to supplement our diets? Can’t we get all our necessary nutrition from food? Is your head spinning with information about the pros and cons of taking vitamin / mineral supplements? If so, you are certainly not alone. We are inundated with information and junk science at every turn of the road these days about which vitamins to take, as well as what kind of vitamin supplements to take. All of this noisy, conflicting information is enough to drive one to junk food! Many people have started supplement regimens only...

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