BEWARE OF INDOOR POLLUTION
Studies show inside air pollution may be up to 5 times more damaging than outdoor air pollution. Two of the most dangerous compounds found inside the home are toluene (found in fingernail polish, paints and rubber) and xylene (found in many air fresheners). Review content lists on your household products, and consider replacing dangerous chemicals with natural products to maximize health.
HEAVY METAL NOT GOOD…NOT MUSIC, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS
Environmental pollutants including heavy metals, pesticides/herbicides and man-made chemicals may alter or disrupt many enzymatic processes in the body resulting in malfunction. Even newborn infants now test positive for hundreds of diverse, man-made chemicals. Buy organic foods and natural products when possible, and support legislation to protect the environment to minimize exposure to pollutants.
VITAMINS & OMEGA-3s HELP SENIORS BRAINS
Seniors with the highest levels of Vitamin B, C, D, E and Omega-3 Fatty Acids have the biggest and most productive brains. Evaluate your vitamin intake through both food and supplements to ensure you are getting adequate levels of these vitamins and healthy fat to maintain your “big” brain as you age.
Fun Fact #87
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
FRUCTOSE AFTER WORKOUT MAY SABOTAGE RESULTS
Drinking fluids that contain fructose (energy drinks, fruit juice, soda) after a workout may sabotage weight loss, stop Human Growth Hormone production, and contribute to insulin resistance and obesity. Consider water or any other non-fructose drink for several hours after exercise to maximize health and wellness.
YOU’LL CRY OVER THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON BABY SHAMPOO
Johnson and Johnson recently received a serious scolding from the Chinese Government’s news agency for using the preservative quaternium-15 in their Baby Shampoo. It appears that quaternium-15 releases formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Johnson and Johnson is reformulating the Baby Shampoo, but the whole incident illustrates that dangerous chemicals are everywhere, even in trusted Baby Shampoo. Consider purchasing products with only natural ingredients, or make your own to minimize chemical exposure.
Health Tip #67
It’s estimated that a 1 mmHg rise in blood pressure above normal on average reduces life expectancy by one year.