The dangers of lead

Lead is a potent neurotoxin with no known safe exposure level; there is no way to soften the harsh reality of that. Exposure to even very small amounts in utero and in childhood can cause brain damage in children, leading to loss of function, decreased IQ scores and behavioural problems including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Children are at greater risk of lead toxicity than adults as they are more likely […]

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Periods are not toxic

A couple of bloggers are touting that your period is your body expelling toxins.  Um, nope. Their answer is to eat a raw vegan diet to make your periods disappear. Um, nope again. This is so incredibly ill-informed and irresponsible. One even goes so far as saying “…the industry has done a great job of brainwashing too many women into thinking that if they do not get their periods on […]

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What to eat for breakfast

A nutritious breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day and supports good health because it: helps us to maintain a healthy weight by kick-staring our metabolism and getting your body to burn more energy provides the fuel for energy – giving you strength and endurance helps concentration and improves problem-solving ability helps you get all the nutrients you needs over a day fills you up with nutritious […]

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I need your help!

I’m all ears and want to know what you think.   I am conducting a brief survey about the information and support people need as they are thinking about starting a family. If this is you, please take a couple of minutes and complete the short 10-question survey. If you have already had your family it would be great if you answered the survey as well, answering the questions with […]

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