• Life

    How Drinking Pure Water Can Improve Your Health

    Since most of us are no longer tuned in to your bodies the way our ancestors were hundreds of years ago, we may be overlooking our body’s needs for water. The major symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry skin, dark colored urine and fatigue but there are some commonly overlooked symptoms of chronic dehydration: Digestive problems such as constipation Urinary tract infections Chronic fatigue syndrome Premature aging High cholesterol Weight gain   So, How Much Water Should We Drink? Well, the “enough” amount of water should be able to turn your urine a light-colored yellow. If you are outside on a hot day or doing an energy consuming activity, it…

  • Life

    The Most Dangerous Types of Water You Can Drink

    With all the different types of water out there, it can be very easy to get confused about which water is really best for your health. Most of us live in urban areas and need to rely on commercial water distribution systems that are often loaded with chlorine, disinfection by-products, fluoride, and many other toxins. To make things worse, every year, a greater number of contaminants are uncovered in public and private water supplies. And with each passing day, we learn more about how these substances have the potential to harm our health. What’s inside your glass of water? If you’re like most people, you probably take your drinking water…

  • Human interrelationship

    Clean Air Raises Kids With Stronger Lungs

    A two-decade study that looked at 2,000 kids in 5 cities in Southern California was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Its results remind us once again of the importance of clean air. After all, air is now the world’s biggest environmental health risk with 7 million deaths per year. The researchers found the relationship between the decline of air pollution in the region since the early 1990s and the “statistically and clinically significant improvements” in children’s lung function and growth. In fact, the number of school-age kids with “abnormally low lung faction” dropped by more than half between the 1994-1998 group (7.9% with abnormally low lung function) and the most recent…

  • Matter and energy

    Make Your Cleaning Routine Green

    Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, furniture, clothes, floors, windows, and floating through the air. This may sound bizarre, but in our war on dirt and germs we may often actually be making things worse. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental implications. Instead of opting for cleaning products that annihilate everything in their path, there are plenty of natural products and methods that keep a house clean and fresh without the toxic side effects. Employ green cleaning products As conventional cleaning products have become more thoroughly investigated, more and more brands of…

  • Ecosystems

    Urban air is getting so dirty: 7 out of 8 people fail to breathe standard air

    Are you one of those urban dwellers? Air quality has been improving over time in many cities. For example, Japan is almost synonymous with clean air. But unfortunately, while some places are getting better, more others are getting worse, especially as a larger percentage of humanity is moving to urban areas every year. Let’s just see the fact: air pollution now kills more people every year than malaria and AIDS combined and that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution now the world’s biggest environmental health risk with 7 million deaths per year. The WHO has created database that contains results of ambient (outdoor) air pollution monitoring from…