Archive for the tag 'asthma'

The Importance of Enzymes

What are they? Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts to enable or activate every kind of metabolic process in the body; they are the sparks that start the essential chemical reactions our bodies need to live. Why are they important? Enzymes are necessary for digesting food, for stimulating the brain, for providing cellular energy, […]

What you can do about toxic fragrances

Toxic Fragrances versus Organics and Aromatherapy While some devotees of cologne and perfume like their fragrances long-lasting, they may be unaware that it is phthalates – causing the disagreeable odor at the nail shop – that act as a perfume fixative, retaining the smell for 24 hours and sometimes much longer, even after clothing has […]

Signs of Progress in Limiting Environmental Contamination, Part 3

Air “Fresheners” Last month Jane Kay reported on a coalition of environmental groups petitioning the federal government to “crack down on air fresheners, products that scientific studies show can aggravate asthma and pose other health risks” (SFChron, 9/20/07). The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Alliance for Healthy Homes, and the National Center for Healthy […]


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