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Meditation for Health
http://meditationforhealth.com

Toxins Rob More Than a Decade of Life from Millions

November 2011
Yet another reason to consider detox…
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105833

Reduce your exposure to pesticides with the Environmental Working Group’s latest food guide

June, 2011
Consumers who choose five servings of fruits and vegetables a day from the Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 list, rather than from the Dirty Dozen list can lower the volume of pesticides they consume by 92%, according to the EWG’s calculations. By doing so, you will not only reduce the quantity of pesticides consumed but also the number of different types of toxins. Picking five servings of fruits and vegetables of the 12 most contaminated products could result in the ingestion of an average of 14 different pesticides each day. Choosing to eat five servings of the least contaminated fruits and vegetables would result in consuming fewer than two pesticide types per day.

The Environmental Working Group’s Shoppers Guide is available as a free PDF download at http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/

Lack of Sleep Reduces Testosterone Levels

June 3, 2011
A recent study has found that men who sleep less than five hours a night have significantly lower levels of testosterone than when they have a full night’s sleep. After as little as one week of reduced sleep changed in testosterone levels were apparent. Men who got 5 hours sleep saw their testosterone levels decrease by 10-15%, compared to the 1-2% yearly decline associated with ageing. In fact, this study found that skipping sleep reduces a young man’s testosterone levels by the same amount as aging 10 to 15 years. Men in the study reported a decline in their sense of well-being, mood, and vigour as their blood testosterone levels declined. As research progresses, lack of sleep and poor sleep quality are increasingly recognized as endocrine disruptors, meaning that they disrupt hormone production.
Sarah Vadeboncoeur ND

Paraphrased from Science Daily
www.sciencedaily.com

Vitamin C Cancer Therapy
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health

Infrared Sauna

Sweating it out in the infrared sauna.
www.nationalpost.com

Bisphenol A

BPA, what is it, where is it and what is the risk?
Bisphenol A handout