Aging

Can you pollution-proof your skin?

We all know that pollution is bad for our health. The newspaper headlines are a constant reminder that there are toxins in our food and water supplies. Even the air that we breathe can be dangerous to our health. But did you know that pollution can age skin faster? It’s true! But knowledge of this

Air Filtration

Air Pollution – A Toxic Exposure That Can Lead to Ill Health

It comes as no surprise that air pollution is a source of toxic exposure that can lead to ill health. In fact, it’s estimated that 5.5 million people die of diseases attributed to breathing polluted air. I grew up in Los Angeles, California in the 50’s and 60’s when the quality of air in Southern

Autism

Could the drugs in our water cause autism?

There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that the estrogen content of a lake in the Upper Midwest

Chlorinated Water

Is Chlorinated Water Safe to Drink?

Most of our freshwater drinking sources contain pollutants and toxins There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that

Pollutants

Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

Is bottled water safe to drink? Recently, a good friend and fellow medical school classmate, Dr. Kaaren Douglas, M.D. (www.thefollowupdoctor.com) send me a link to a recent bottled water recall. We’re told that tap water isn’t safe, so drink bottled water. But recently, Niagara Bottling issued a voluntary recall of its bottled water products after

Pollutants

Is Bottled Water Good or Bad?

Bottled water is more expensive than tap water The amount of bottled water we buy every week in the U.S. alone could circle the globe five times! It is estimated that in the United States alone that we purchase somewhere between a half a million to a billion bottles of “bottled water” each week. Considering

Filtration

Don't Drink the Water – if it's Stored Warm

Plastic water bottles are frequently made from polyethylene terephthalate (PETE). When heated or stored in warm areas, the material releases the chemicals antimony and BPA. It’s that time of the year – Springtime turning into Summer. Spring sports are just starting. I remember when my children were younger, moms and dads would schedule which day

Aging

Age Accelerators

Aging is not just the way we look… Your skin is your largest organ in the body. We look at aging differently if we are consumers or physicians. If we get wrinkles, or aching joints or grey hair, it’s easy to think or feel that we are getting older. But your skin is just at

Antioxidants

Wine and Toxins – How Dangerous is it?

Drinking wine is one of mankind’s oldest pastimes. It’s even mentioned early in the Old Testament.  But what if it made you ill from toxic metals and pesticides? It might change your mind about having your daily glass of wine, in spite of the fact that wine contains special antioxidants called polyphenols. These polyphenols help

Pollutants

Is Our Water Safe to Drink?

Water Pollution – Is It Really as Bad as They Say? A number of years ago when I was in college in Los Angeles (I won’t tell you when but my kids will tell you I took notes on a stone tablet, not an I-Pad), there was a Harvard Professor named Tom Lehrer who wrote