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Planet Fashion: Dangerous Synthetics to Eco Fashion

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At one time, clothes were manufactured with more natural fibers, but due to the Great Depression and the limited supply of cloth, more affordable synthetic fabrics were created. Since then, the demand for synthetic fabrics grew, especially polyester, and advanced along with the current fast-paced lifestyle we all live. Wrinkle-free items and stain resistant fabric saves times on ironing and helps us avoid cleaning up those accidental spills. However, what most may not know is those convenient outfits may be getting you sick, are increasing the toxic load on the planet, and poisoning our waters, which moves right up the food chain from the harsh chemicals to create and treat them. As the world becomes more health and environmental conscious, the fashion industry is fighting back with a new creation of clothing in collaboration with mother nature called eco fashion. TOP SYNTHETIC FABRICS TO AVOID POLYESTER Polyester is the most...
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Mercury Poisoning: Are You Exposed?

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As time and technology evolve so does knowledge and information regarding our health. We can decipher what is best for us and what is harmful. More and more studies are finding that our air, water, food and anything we put in or on our body has real effects on our overall health. Once we discover a new harmful source, oftentimes, we can identify it as the root of something that historically was unexplainable. The new harmful substance or practice becomes an official diagnosis. What is the latest harmful discovery knocking at our door? Mercury. No, I’m not talking about the smallest planet in the solar system, but an extremely toxic, heavy metal element found in the earth’s crust. It can also be found in the air, water and soil. Mercury can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption. It occurs naturally in the environment in many different forms...
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Need for Sleep

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As lives are becoming more demanding and the perpetual light from our never-sleeping cities, fulfilling a need for sleep is getting more and more difficult. According to the documentary, Sleepless in America by National Geographic , 40% of Americans are sleep deprived and getting less than five hours of sleep per night compared to 8 hours in the 1950s. The Need for Sleep Over two thousand years ago, a prominent researcher named Galan had a theory of why we needed sleep. While we were awake, the brain pushed a type of liquid fuel to all the parts of the body to give us life, leaving the brain depleted. Then while we slept, the energizing fuel would return the brain to enliven and refresh the mind. Today that theory has been debunked, but in retrospect, we have all experienced the sense of renewal and refreshment after a deep sleep or the...
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Millennial Mindset: The Worried Well

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Adult millennials, the coveted 18- to 32-year-old demographic, highly value happiness. However, according to a new US survey by Allidura Consumer and GSW, both part of inVentiv Health, and Harris Poll there appears to be big tension between the aspirations for happiness (97% say it's important) and the well-documented way millennials are currently living: more stressed, anxious, and depressed than any other living generation. The online survey of 3,530 teens and adults, including 2,015 adult millennials, uncovered behaviors and attitudes about health that are unique or consistent across generations. The goal was to better understand today's health consumers in order to inform and facilitate better interactions with brands. "As society shifts its focus from relying on HCPs to treat disease to taking individual responsibility for prevention and wellness, we wanted to understand how attuned millennials are to their health now, and how it factors into their everyday decision making," said...
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