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Planet Fashion: Dangerous Synthetics to Eco Fashion

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At one time, clothes were manufactured with more natural fibers, but due to the Great Depression and the limited supply of cloth, more affordable synthetic fabrics were created. Since then, the demand for synthetic fabrics grew, especially polyester, and advanced along with the current fast-paced lifestyle we all live. Wrinkle-free items and stain resistant fabric saves times on ironing and helps us avoid cleaning up those accidental spills. However, what most may not know is those convenient outfits may be getting you sick, are increasing the toxic load on the planet, and poisoning our waters, which moves right up the food chain from the harsh chemicals to create and treat them. As the world becomes more health and environmental conscious, the fashion industry is fighting back with a new creation of clothing in collaboration with mother nature called eco fashion. TOP SYNTHETIC FABRICS TO AVOID POLYESTER Polyester is the most...
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Nervous Breakdown

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At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on the idea that by adjusting the spine where nerve interference is found they can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment, he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. He found nearly 100% correlation. The nerves connecting your internal organs to your spine must remain free of interference. When tension builds up in a region of the spine due to physical, chemical, or emotional stress, it can cause the spine to shift out of alignment. The puts undue stress and tension on the nervous system, which can interfere with the communication between the brain and the body — called a subluxation. Subluxation can act like a blown fuse...
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Mercury Rising

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As time and technology evolve so does knowledge and information regarding our health. We can decipher what is best for us and what is harmful. More and more studies are finding that our air, water, food and anything we put in or on our body has real effects on our overall health. Once we discover a new harmful source, oftentimes, we can identify it as the root of something that historically was unexplainable. The new harmful substance or practice becomes an official diagnosis. What is the latest harmful discovery knocking at our door? Mercury. No, I’m not talking about the smallest planet in the solar system, but an extremely toxic, heavy metal element found in the earth’s crust. It can also be found in the air, water and soil. Mercury can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption. It occurs naturally in the environment in many different forms...
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The Need for ZZZ's

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With our lives becoming more demanding and the perpetual light from our never-sleeping cities, getting a good night sleep is getting more and more difficult. According to the documentary, Sleepless in America by National Geographic, 40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived and getting less than five hours of sleep per night compared to 8 hours in the 1950s. Over two thousand years ago, a prominent researcher named Galan had a theory of why we needed sleep. While we were awake, the brain pushed a type of liquid fuel to all the parts of the body to give us life, leaving the brain depleted. Then while we slept, the energizing fuel would return the brain to enliven and refresh the mind. Today that theory has been debunked, but in retrospect, we have all experienced the sense of renewal and refreshment after a deep sleep or the sluggish feeling when we...
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Truth Behind Sugar

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The holidays are upon us and our sugar intake is sure to skyrocket. However, you may rethink that after learning the truth behind sugar. The History The origination of sugar is believed to be 5,000 years ago, yet first recorded in 1099. Western Europeans dubbed it as “new spice,” speaking of how pleasant it was. Only royalty and the wealthy could afford it and considered it “white gold.” In 1619, sugarcane arrived in the United States. As sugar production increased so did the need for labor. Working in sugarcane fields was dangerous and hard, so the British West Indies imported over four million slaves from Africa. Once slavery ended in the United States, slave refugees from Haiti migrated, and sugar plantations began in Louisiana all the way to Hawaii. Through the 1800s, canning, ice cream, and candy greatly increased the demand. The consumption of sugar for the average American went...
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Prescription for Addiction

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Heroin was once thought of as an inner city problem, not something you would hear about in small towns throughout America--a drug used by the lower income class. Today the landscape has dramatically changed and it has become a nationwide epidemic hitting rural areas, suburbs, and small cities including Seattle. The rise in heroin addiction has resulted from over prescribed opioid painkillers such as OxyContin. As restrictions have tightened on prescribing these painkillers, addicts have turned to the streets and discovered heroin to be a cheaper and stronger way to get high. An OxyContin pill can cost around $80 on the street, while a hit of heroin is $10-$20. Over half of heroin addicts reportedly started abusing prescription painkillers before they ever used heroin. OxyContin was created by the Sacklers family under their company, Purdue Pharma, which they purchased in 1952. In the 70’s they developed a controlled drug release...
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