Healthy Home and Garden

Healthy Home and Garden

Early birds may be healthier.

Research is showing that the old adage of “Early to bed, Early to rise” may indeed make one healthy (they made no comment about “wealthy and wise”  🙂 ).  There is also a relationship between poor dietary habits and staying up late.  Click here for article.

Healthy Home and Garden, Nutrition and Diet

Drug residues in meats may pose health risks.

Millions of pounds of drugs are used in raising livestock–officials are using more sensitive methods of determining drug residues which may be harmful to consumers.  Read more here.  Healthiest recommendation is to limit meat consumption to organic hormone-free, antibiotic-free, naturally fed, free-range sources.  The following is a list of some […]

Healthy Home and Garden

Dangerous residue remains in clothing after dry-cleaning.

Recent research has shown that residues of a dangerous dry-cleaning chemical remain in the fabric and actually accumulate with repeated dry-cleanings.  This chemical, perchloroethylene (PCE or perc, for short), has been associated with cancer and neurological disorders.  Click here to read the article–note that the article itself has additional links […]

Healthy Home and Garden, Nutrition and Diet

Evidence on germ-killing ability of coriander.

This article summarizes new research on the anti-microbial action of coriander.  Many of our seasonings (especially fresh) have anti-microbial action.  Include seasonings such as thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, and coriander in your cooking, especially during cold and flu season!  Sage is especially helpful with runny noses, sinus congestion, or wet […]