Check the safety of personal care product ingredients for dangerous chemicals. The Environmental Working Group maintains a searchable database, called Skin Deep, to help guide you in your quest for personal care products that don’t pose a health risk. Originally published as "What's Your Make-up Made Of" August/September 2008 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Did you know that ginseng is just one of a class of herbal remedies called adaptogens? Here’s an introduction to adaptogens, with more information about the specific effects and uses of each.
A recent study on the impact of food additives on children found that preservatives in food may be one of the causes of hyperactivity in children.
Experts suspect that low levels of vitamin D raise your risk of getting osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. Find out how to get enough of this important vitamin.
Many experts agree that the health benefits of garlic are numerous. Garlic can combat infection, help lower blood pressure and keep arteries in good condition. Plus, it tastes great too.
The H5N1 flu strain arising out of Asia has killed about 200 people. The last time a bird flu virus adapted to humans, it triggered the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people around the globe. Experts believe that as long as poultry is being raised in stressful, filthy, overcrowded conditions, virulent strains of this virus will continue to arise.
These natural, effective remedies for colds and flus will help you stay healthy. Put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds and flu by employing a variety of natural methods for hastening recovery and easing symptoms, such as herbal remedies, water therapy and dietary supplements.
A study shows organic food is healthier to eat. We know that organic produce has less pesticide residue than nonorganic crops, but do they actually have more nutrients? A new study shows organics have a nutritional edge over their nonorganic competition. Originally published as "Is Organic Food Really Better for You?" December 2007/January 2008 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.