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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

That hand sanitizer you’ve stocked up may do more harm than good

By now, we’ve all heard stories of bottles of hand sanitizer flying off store shelves as worries about Coronavirus escalate in the U.S. While hand sanitizer is a great solution for keeping your hands (hopefully) germ-free on the go, don’t make these mistakes that could cause more harm than good…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

These microscopic particles at work or your home office change your genes

Being exposed to printer toner can change your genes themselves, alter your protein production, and lead to real and lasting health problems. Don’t believe me? Read what the researchers saw it do in the lungs of mice. It was worrisome enough that they immediately went to a printing company to check out their lungs…

Joyce Hollman

Can we avoid the cancer-causing forever chemicals in our water?

Once you’re exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAs, they end up in your bloodstream forever. In fact, PFAs can be seen in the bloodwork of 99 percent of Americans. PFAs are carcinogenic. They’re linked to thyroid, liver and kidney disease. Here’s how to cut down on exposure and detox what’s there already…

Jenny Smiechowski

The 3 most dangerous daily sources of aluminum and the damage it does

Besides breast cancer, aluminum exposure can cause neurotoxicity — a form of damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system. It’s even linked to Alzheimer’s. So, you want to stay on top of your aluminum exposure, especially since research shows we’re regularly exposed to far too much…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Is this drug-resistant bacteria lurking in your laundry room?

While most people probably wouldn’t think doing the laundry could put them on the path to wellness — or sickness, for that matter — new research is showing just how important it is to put the heat on germs when you’re doing the wash… Especially the multidrug-resistant kind living in your washer…

Jenny Smiechowski

The best pet for balanced blood sugar

I love animals — dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, and even reptiles. (I wouldn’t want to cuddle with a snake, but I think they’re fun to watch from a safe distance.) If you’re an animal lover like me, I’m guessing you have a few furry, feathered or scaled family members in your household. And if you do, I have good news…


Joyce Hollman

3 personal care products you’d be better off making yourself

Would you knowingly wash your hair with a chemical that could give you osteoporosis? Would you get in the shower every morning and lather up with something that would irreparably damage your kidneys or lungs? Or that could cause cancer? I thought not.

Jenny Smiechowski

4 reasons to wash your new clothes before you wear them

Nothing feels better than stepping out in a brand new outfit. But as great as it feels to rip off the tags and head out the door, there’s one question that’s always plagued me… do I need to wash new clothes before I wear them?

Joyce Hollman

Why you need to get rid of your kitchen sponge… TODAY!

The most microbe-ridden thing in your kitchen is the one thing that’s supposed to be making things cleaner and more sanitary. It’s a hidden world of 5.5 trillion microbes that can make you sick. Fortunately, there are “workarounds” that can purge this repository of germs, if you change your habits just a bit…

Jenny Smiechowski

What do antifreeze, dog food, ice cream and your cosmetics have in common?

Let’s say you’re at the grocery store, and you have a sudden, overwhelming craving for a big scoop of rocky road in a waffle cone. You pick up the first carton of rocky road you see and take a look at the label. It contains all sorts of stuff, but you won’t find all of it listed for good reason…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why your husband’s beard is dirtier than your dog

Beards are big right now. No wonder: there are a lot of benefits to having a beard… not shaving every day, avoiding sun damage and many women find them attractive. But despite all the beard benefits, there’s a big beard pitfall. It’s something bearded men and their partners should be aware of…

Joyce Hollman

Is messing with your body chemistry worth it for sweet-smelling armpits?

Have you ever thought about what’s in your deodorant that’s keeping you dry and sweet-smelling all day? Sure, you’re not eating any of the unpronounceable chemicals in there… but your skin may as well be. And research says that makes cancer a threat to you…