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About blair

Writer, educator, speaker, karateka, and proud single parent. Actively wondering every day.

Lead, Crime, and Kids

Another set of articles linking lead exposure to societal violence are making the rounds—it’s odd how they tend to go in cycles—and the comments of online discussions are, predictably, peppered with refusal to consider the connection. To sum up the … Continue reading

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Choose Well Now Available!

Exclusively through Amazon.com, Choose Well is now available for purchase!  If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow it for FREE until November 27, 2013. Seven out of ten supplement manufacturers violate FDA regulations. Are their products in your … Continue reading

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Pesticides In Your Supplements — Perfectly Legal

Pesticides and herbicides are some of the last things you’d expect to be in a “natural” capsule or tablet intended to support good health and healing. But that’s what can be found in many supplements. And it’s perfectly legal. In … Continue reading

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Choose Well – In Production!

The final editing and fact-checking process for Choose Well: Your Guide To Finding Quality Supplements has begun!  I am so excited to be one step closer to placing this guide in your hands. Becoming your own “Quality Assurance Department” is necessary … Continue reading

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The Power of Artificial Sweeteners

For decades, health professionals have debated whether the possible side effects of artificial sweeteners are worth the intended benefit of reducing obesity.*  Supporters of the sweetener Splenda–a compound comprised of sugar bound with molecules of chlorine–have stated their product does … Continue reading

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The Gatorade Game: What’s the BVO Deal?

So you’ve heard about brominated vegetable oil (BVO) being pulled from Gatorade, right? If you want to know what’s behind the headlines, take a look at this Scientific American article from 2011.  There you’ll find the names of other popular … Continue reading

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More Doctors Diagnosing ADHD

From NPR comes yet another update on the ADHD diagnosis debate.  Note that there is a single reference to the impact of environmental toxins (pesticides, lead, etc.) and not a single reference to nutrient intake.  After all, neither of those … Continue reading

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The Importance of Health Advocates

I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again: The time to designate your personal Health Advocate is while you are healthy. If you wait until you are hospitalized, in pain, and under the influence of narcotics, you … Continue reading

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How “Press Release Reporting” Skews Information

So here’s the deal: researchers in Germany asked nearly 25,000 people to regularly fill out a form on how frequently they had consumed 148 different foods over the previous twleve months. Then they were asked if they had taken supplements … Continue reading

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