Plants Purify Indoor Air

Indoor air quality is a major cause of illness for Americans. Tightly sealed buildings conserve energy but concentrate contaminants from paint, carpets, and other building materials, causing a new malady known as sick building syndrome.  Lets look at carpeting. Carpeting contains dyes, stain-guard, moth-proofing, dust mites, heavy metals, pesticides, molds, toxic chemicals and volatile organic…

Pediatric Prescriptions: Children Addicted to Legal Drugs

Pediatric Prescriptions rates are skyrocketing and medical doctors increasingly turn to an ever-expanding medicine chest to treat childhood conditions-many of which have little data to support prescription use in the pediatric population and/or have been treated effectively without drugs for years. In the December 2010, The Wall Street Journal, reported the latest findings by Medco…

Metabolic Syndrome/Obesity In Children and Adults

Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X, or MetSyn), with its four hallmark symptoms of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia, is an increasing health risk for the U.S. population. In March, 2005, the national Institutes of Health and the New England Journal of Medicine published a paper stating that because of this epidemic, the current generation is…

The Potential Consequences of Weight Loss?

Health problems associated with obesity are the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., second only to health problems associated with smoking, these statistics do not bode well for many Americans. Every year more and more people are being labeled overweight or obese. Nevertheless, Americans are nothing if not industrious, and millions of overweight individuals…