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Breastfeeding: Good for Baby—and for Mom’s Birth Control

Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company… sometimes our own bodies take care of it for us. Breastfeeding, if done right, can be one of those times. In the first …

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

Probably not so great even if you're not pregnant... Mercury in the upper layers of the ocean has more than tripled since industrial revolution, mostly thanks to the burning of fossil fuels like co…

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Birth Control When You’re Living With HIV/AIDS

If you are one of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV or AIDS, you might have heard that your choices of birth control are limited. The good news is that many methods—including some of …

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Davis and UC Los Angeles published findings that further strengthen the link between pesticide exposure and autism.  According to the researchers, this…

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Good News: Infertility is Going Down Among U.S. Women

The National Survey on Family Growth (NSFG) collects all kinds of information on U.S. women, including what kind of birth control they use. It also asks women and men about their experiences with infe…

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Fertility Awareness: The Lesser-Known Birth Control

Understanding your body's natural cycles can be useful for getting pregnant--and for avoiding pregnancy. Contrary to popular myth, pregnancy is not possible every time a woman has sex. With a littl…

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Are Food Dyes Damaging Your Child’s Health?

I love the look of fresh food almost as much as the taste. Some people say you eat with your eyes, and I understand this concept. Bright berries, multi-colored tomatoes and corn, and brilliant pumpkin…

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Pregnant? Avoid These Toxic Products

Congrats on your pregnancy! Some time in these 40 weeks (give or take) you may find yourself in dire need of pampering. We get it. But do a little research before you fix your hair or even book a mass…

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How Seafood Can Impact Brain Development

In my video Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage, I discussed evidence suggesting that mercury exposure through fish intake during pregnancy may decrease the size of the newborn’s brain. Howeve…

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Scared again

Give up bacon? Not on your life or mine. Moderation is the key and as the author stated, those who …

Time for a change of one's habit

btw "Making" your cat do anything never works. LET her make up to him