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Jenny Smiechowski

5 ways to prepare your home and family for coronavirus

Preparation isn’t paranoia. It’s being smart, especially since It’s becoming undeniable that we all need to prepare ourselves for coronavirus becoming a bigger problem in our own communities. Here are some tips that will have you ready if and when coronavirus strikes closer to home…

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…

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…