December 2008

We’ve all heard of the effects of air pollution and water and land pollution. If you live near an airport or have teenagers, you’ve likely experienced the effects of noise pollution. But few of us have heard of light pollution. A few days ago, I...

BPA, also known as bisphenol A, is a widely used chemical found in certain plastics and epoxy resins with which most of us come in contact on a daily basis. Recent research has shed light on concerns regarding the safety of BPA. A study funded by...

Most people think breathing is involuntary; something which is beyond control. But, we can control is how we breathe and this has a tremendous impact on health....

In last month’s newsletter, we learned about the centrality of good hydration to optimal health. Water is the ultimate beverage. The water business is a multimillion dollar industry. There are people who make a living as professional “water tasters”. There’s even a connoisseur’s guide to...

Water is an essential nutrient required for life. Humans can go without food for weeks but, without water, dehydration ends life within just a few days. About one third of our body’s weight is made up of water. Every system in the human body depends...

Its official: Americans love sugar! The average American consumes roughly half a pound of sugar a day! One 12oz can of coke contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar in it! Most of the carbohydrates consumed by people in the United States are in the form...

I am currently on maternity leave- I gave birth to my second beautiful daughter just three weeks ago. In honor of her birth, I wanted to post a newsletter that is somewhat unconventional. The message it holds is just as important, if not more so,...