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    Change the World, a Little Step at a Time – Part Two

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    Here is part two of my multi-part series on changing the world by lowering your environmental footprint. Tip #6 – Don’t shave on weekends. Doesn’t seem like much but if you think about it, all we need to do are a number of small things to make a big difference. Tip #7 – Recycle newspaper. […]

    Change the World, a Little Step at a Time

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

    Now with the release of my book “Achieving Victory Over a Toxic World”, I thought it’s time to start giving my readers tips on how you can make a difference when it comes to our environment. We tend to think that our footprint compared to big companies and governments are so small that any change […]

    Cholesterol Lowering Drugs are Worthless in Most Cases – Part Two

    Monday, February 18th, 2008

    In one of my blogs last week, I talked about the issues with Lipitor® and the lack of the association between high cholesterol and coronary heart disease. Now let’s talk about real problems that come up by taking this drug. Say the side-effect rate is 3-5% (which is the pharmaceutical industry line) which means that given […]

    Mercury and CFLs – What is the Truth About This Issue?

    Friday, February 15th, 2008

    I have seen arguements on both sides of the issue when it comes to mercury and compact fluorescent light bulbs. CFLs contain about 5 milligrams of mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal whereas a incandescent bulb contains none. If you look at it that way, on face value, there is no way you should use a CFL. […]

    Cholesterol Lowering Drugs are Worthless in Most Cases – Part One

    Friday, February 15th, 2008

    While walking through the SeaTac Airport a few weeks ago, I saw an article in Business Week magazine that made me smile as it was saying what I have been saying for years, which is, statin drugs really don’t prevent heart disease. Aside from the Vytorin®/Zetia® debacle, the whole idea of lowering cholesterol (LDL especially) […]

    The Deceit Just Keeps Getting Deeper

    Friday, February 15th, 2008

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any lower, it does. A report published on the Nature magazine website claims that Dr. Steven M. Haffner of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, forwarded a report to drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline warning them about a paper that was about to be published by […]

    Another Source of Lead – Lipstick

    Thursday, February 14th, 2008

    Just when you thought the lead news couldn’t get any worse, it does. Women need to be aware that their lipstick may contain unacceptable levels of the neurotoxin, lead. In a report from The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, over 61% of all the lipstick brands out there contained lead. The industry and their spokespeople use […]

    Perchlorates and Iodine – Another Reason to Ban this Substance

    Thursday, February 14th, 2008

    Turns out that the molecular pump that drives iodine also does the same to the toxic chemical perchlorate. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, led by Dr. Nancy Carrasco, found that perchlorate does double damage to lactating mothers and their babies because the chemical depletes the child of much needed iodine. This finding […]

    A Win For The Good Guys – Phthalates Being Banned in California

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a ban on the use of the common toxin and plasticizer phthalates from being used in any product that would come in contact with children under the age of 3. This hormone disruptor is showing up in urine samples of way too many people and has already been shown […]

    Toxic Toys – Find Out Which Are Safe, Which Are Not

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

    Toxic toys have been in the news and most parents are rightfully paranoid about the safety of their child’s play things. The non-profit Ecology Center launched a website called the Consumer Action Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys. You can nominate toys for testing as well. Currently, each toy gets an overall rating as well […]

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