About 30% of you have a fatty liver. Well known reasons for this health epidemic are alcoholism and obesity/metabolic syndrome. But there’s another, secret cause.

And it’s puzzling that the secret cause is a secret. Because researchers have known about it since at least 2010. They even gave it a name.

But do a Google, Bing or Yahoo search and you won’t find it mentioned. Until now.

Functions of Your Liver

Your liver serves many vital functions in your body. It produces blood proteins and metabolizes lipids and sugar. And it’s your body’s detox machine.

Your liver has the extremely important job of breaking…


Do you have questions about silicone cookware? It’s quickly becoming a popular alternative to nonstick metal cookware. But — Is silicone cookware safe? Or is it as toxic as Teflon and Teflon 2.0?

Silicone rubber is touted as a stable, inert material made from sand. That sounds pretty safe right? Yet thousands of you are asking Google every month if silicone cookware is safe?

Maybe it’s something about the way it feels and smells and how plastic-like it is that makes you wary of using it for cooking. …


13 Ways Less Toxic Living Will Benefit You

Less toxic living is about reducing your exposure to the toxic chemicals in the products you use. By switching to nontoxic and less toxic products, you’ll reap huge rewards with just a small amount of effort.

So if slowing down aging, preventing diabetes and staying healthy sound good to you, give less toxic living a try.

For inspiration, here are 13 ways less toxic living will benefit you. I could have listed more but as usual, this post is already too long.

1. Prevent Cancer

90–95% of cancer cases have their roots…


If your home smells like an apple cinnamon medley — well- you might as well smoke. Yeah, you read that right.

And no, I didn’t book a stay at the Crazy Town Hotel. I’m also not really suggesting that you take up smoking or spend time with smokers so you can suck up their secondhand smoke.

Because everybody, even smokers, know that smoking cigarettes and exposure to second-hand smoke is dangerous to your health. There are a huge amount of studies that support this.

But, except for scientists who study toxic chemicals, very few people realize there are a huge…


The Toxic Dangers of Gluten Free Diets

Gluten free diets are very popular. Although less than 1% of Americans have celiac disease, in 2015 an estimated 25% of American’s reported they avoid eating gluten, a 67% increase from 2013.

If you’re on a gluten free diet or thinking about it, you really need to read this article. Because, according to the US Agency for Toxic Substances, the top 3 most toxic elements on the planet are arsenic, lead and mercury. Two of these top 3 are found in higher levels in people that eat gluten free diets.

The Evidence — Free of Gluten But Not Toxins

For several years…


Are you confused about how safe the new types of non stick cookware are? The toxic dangers of the original Teflon cookware made with PFOA are well known.

Now, non stick cookware brands claim their products are PFOA or PTFE or chemical free. But do these new types make non toxic, non stick a reality?

The Original Teflon Cookware Dangers

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a plastic that does not burn, is a component in many non stick coatings. Teflon, in use since the 1960s, contains PTFE. What’s changed since 2015 is that PTFE is no longer made made using PFOA.

PFOA is a type of perfluorinated compound…


Nanoparticle Detective

You can’t see them but they’re everywhere. They’re in your food, clothing, cosmetics, and sunscreen. You ingest, inhale and absorb them into your body. And they may be threatening your health.

What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is the control of matter at the nanoscale, meaning anything that is between 1 and 100 nanometers. So nanoparticles are particles less than 100 nanometers (nm) in size. To put that into perspective, one hair on your head is 80,000nm thick.

When scientists first started making materials at the nanoscale they discovered that particles that small behaved differently than larger particles. …


Shedding Your Toxic Product Habits

Habits are behaviors that you do without thinking about it, like automatically reaching for a can of ant insecticide or heavily scented fabric softener. But with a little effort you can shed your toxic product habits to live a less toxic and healthier life.

Habits

According to Psychology Today, you form habits when new behaviors become automatic. On the surface that statement would indicate that it’s simple and easy to form new or break old habits. But, the process of making a behavior automatic is far from simple. …

Mary Caldarelli

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