Environmental and Nutritional Tips to Improve Your Family’s Health
This feature highlights reports, studies, and feedback from families on efforts that can make a positive impact in our quest for health. We invite you to share material with us that you think would be of interest to our readers.
Topics featured in this article:
- Only one in five doctors tells pregnant women this critical information
- Are your child’s poor grades due to not studying or to arsenic in your water?
- The sugar lobby: “Added sugar, subtracted science”
- A mystery from Australia: If you get sick from eating these chickens and you could be in big trouble
- Could this help others with persistent eye-blinking?
- Are wood heaters the new asbestos?
- Thanks to the internet, these scientists can’t be silenced about the dangers of pesticide-treated GMO corn
1) Only one in five doctors tells pregnant women this critical information
Smoking, drinking alcohol, too much weight gain, and diet or nutrition are common topics with obstetricians. Why don’t they warn pregnant mothers about the dangers of toxic exposures, particularly from plastics? Researchers suggest it is because they don’t know much about environmental issues beyond lead and mercury. Among other sources, dangerous phthalates “are found in air fresheners and dish soap, and have been linked to obesity and miscarriages.” Check it out here.