Poison Under Your Sink: Natural Alternatives to Chemical Cleaners

June 29th, 2016
The Environmental Working Group’s analysis of household cleaning products found they are full of dangerous chemicals linked to serious health issues.

No one wants to live near a toxic waste dump. But if you’re like most people, that’s essentially what you have underneath your kitchen sink.

Commercial cleaning products are full of chemicals that can cause serious health problems. They include laundry detergents, bathroom cleaners, dishwashing soaps, and floor cleaners.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a consumer organization, analyzed thousands of cleaning products. It found many of them are linked to:

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Johns Hopkins Study: 4 Lifestyle Fixes for Breast Cancer Genes

A new Johns Hopkins study shows that women with common gene variants linked to breast cancer can cut their risk by following a healthy lifestyle.

When it comes to breast cancer, the curse of nature can be overcome by clean living.

That’s the upshot of a new study that provides hope to women who have a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. It shows that if breast cancer runs in your family, you can beat your heightened risk by making simple lifestyle changes.1

Johns Hopkins researchers looked at women with one or more gene variants that put them at greater risk for breast cancer. The study found four factors lowered their chances for the disease:

This One Piece of Gym Equipment Is Germier Than a Toilet Seat

Equipment in the gym

Your fitness club is supposed to be a health haven. But a new study shows that it’s teeming with germs.

“Every time you pick up a weight or grab an exercise bike handle, you could be putting yourself at risk for an illness or infection,” warns the report.

The environmental testing lab EmLab P&K took bacterial samples from exercise equipment at three large fitness chains. Free weights were found to be the most germ-laden surface.1 The numbers were disturbing:

Stay Away from the PSA Test

A new Harvard study claims the PSA test predicts which men will get a deadly form of prostate cancer. Don’t fall for it. There’s a better screening on the market.

A new prostate cancer study is being touted as evidence that men should get the PSA test.1

But don’t be bamboozled by the headlines. This is a bad test.

That’s because PSA screening often starts a medical chain of events that needlessly leaves men impotent and/or incontinent. Sometimes they even die.2 The new study does nothing to change that.

Researchers May Have Found the Real Cause of Migraines (And a Simple Fix)

Migraine headache patients are often deficient in vitamins D, B2, folate, and CoQ10.

Exciting new research may have unlocked a major cause of migraines. And the end to these excruciating headaches could be as simple as taking the proper vitamins.

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that a high percentage of migraine sufferers are deficient in four nutrients. They are vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin), folate, and coenzyme Q10.1

Scientists measured blood levels of the vitamins in over 4,500 young migraine sufferers.2 They found that deficiencies of all four nutrients were common:

9 Mosquito-Repelling Plants that Protect You from Zika

Stay safe from Zika. Here are nine easy-to-grow, mosquito-repelling plants.

With Zika fears growing every day, mosquitoes have become public enemy number one. But fighting them off does not require dousing yourself with harmful chemicals or locking yourself indoors.

Several types of flowers, herbs, and grasses keep mosquitoes away.1 The essential oils in these plants are natural repellants. The oils are released into the air, particularly when a plant is cut or “bruised.” Higher temperatures also cause more of the oils to be released.

Here are nine plants that ward off mosquitoes:

Chemical Dangers in Your Swimming Pool

Swimming pools contain hazardous compounds that form when chlorine mixes with urine, sweat, and sunscreens. These byproducts can lead to cancer and asthma.

Would you rub chemicals all over your body that can cause genetic damage to your cells that can lead to cancer? Of course not.

But a disturbing new study says that when you swim in a pool, you’re essentially immersing yourself in carcinogens.1

Many people think it’s the chlorine in pools that is dangerous. That’s not exactly true.

Cambridge Study Reveals Simple Trick to Control Drinking

A University of Cambridge study shows that you drink less if you use a smaller glass.

A new University of Cambridge study has revealed a fascinating method to control how much alcohol you drink—without you even noticing.

Research shows that drinking wine—particularly red wine—is healthy in moderation. It is linked to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia.1,2

“Moderation” is usually defined as one 5-ounce glass of wine a day for women and two for men. The problem is, there is a fine line between moderate and excessive drinking. It is very easy to slip from “just enough” to “too much.”

Dr. Eliaz’s 5 Best Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

Not getting the restful sleep you need? Dr. Isaac Eliaz reveals five of the easiest and most effective natural solutions for a better night’s sleep.

Dear Reader,

In today’s issue of Health Watch, Dr. Isaac Eliaz is reveals the five BEST natural remedies for better sleep. You’ll also discover how what you do right before bed can transform your sleep from restless to restorative… And the easiest thing you can do to restore your circadian rhythm.

7 Best (and 4 Worst) Sunscreens

Woman applying sunblock protection on shoulders

Look at just about any health publication this time of year and you’ll see a permutation of this headline: “How to Protect Yourself from the Sun.”

They go on to tell you how you should wear a hat, long sleeves, and stay out of sun during the middle of the day. And above all, they urge you to use sunscreen every day.

There’s two simple truths these articles don’t tell you.

Simple Trick Helps Women Quit Smoking

A new University of Pennsylvania study has found a way for women to increase their chances of quitting smoking.

A new study has uncovered a secret to help women quit smoking.

About 15% of American women smoke.1 Multiple studies have found it is more difficult for them to quit than it is for men.2

No one knows exactly why this is true. But some researchers have theorized that female hormones make women vulnerable to depression when they try to quit nicotine.3