A study published in Frontiers in Chemistry shared the unsettling news that bottled water is contaminated with high levels of microplastics. The study analyzed samples taken from 259 bottled waters sold in several countries and found that 93% of them contained “microplastic” particles. Microplastics are synthetic polymer particles that are found in many items used by people,… Continue reading Microplastics Are Contaminating Bottled Water
You may be seeing the signs on hospital doors and doctors offices- "Stay home if you've been exposed to measles and call your provider for guidance. "That's because the U.S. is currently grappling with the worst measles outbreak of the century with no end in sight. Measles cases in the United States have now exceeded… Continue reading Measles Are Making A Comeback And That Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly
As discussed in last week's post, obesity has a far wider impact than the health of one individual. The U.S. Surgeon General declared obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States: • 35 percent of women and 31 percent of men are considered seriously overweight • 15 percent of children between the ages of… Continue reading The Financial Impact of Obesity And How It Affects The Work Place
It's official! Getting a hug really can keep the doctor away. In this high-tech world where we communicate more through emails, texts, Tweets, and Facebook, than we do in person, human contact gets lost. This often leaves us feeling lonely and isolated. We need four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs for maintenance, and… Continue reading The Must-Have Supplement For Your Health: Hugs!
Are weight issues due to a slow metabolism? It's true that metabolism is linked to weight. But medical problems that slow metabolism, such as Cushing's Syndrome or having an under active thyroid gland -hypothyroidism- are rarely the cause. Although your metabolism influences your body's basic energy needs, diet and your level of physical activity ultimately determine… Continue reading Metabolism and Weight