Environmental Health

By Karolyn A. Gazella

In the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal I wrote a paper on how climate change and global warming are negatively impacting food quality.1 I provided several examples showing that global warming is causing declines in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, and some B vitamins in our food supply. Preliminary research also shows that global warming reduces plant carotenoid concentrations.

New research is adding still another valuable nutrient to that...

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Night Sky Milky Way
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Last Sunday, the New York Times published an opinion piece by the astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the college originally conceived by Thomas Jefferson.

In the Times article, Dr. Johnson points out that "…. the global amount of artificial light at night has been growing by at least 2 percent per year. ... In the United States, east of the Mississippi there remain only...

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Air Pollution
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

As knowledge and awareness of the health risks posed by fine particulate air pollution continues to grow so does the problem. Pollution from power plant smoke, dust and other kinds of fine particles is now recognized as a leading contributor to deaths worldwide. The journal Science reports in the April 27, 2018 issue that 95% of the world’s population now live in areas where airborne particulates exceed levels recommended by the World Health Organization. Between 2010 and 2016 average concentrations of fine particulate grew globally by an estimated 18%. Fine particulate air...

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Environmental Health Symposium
By Anne Marie Fine, NMD

Learn more at the Environmental Health Symposium

April 6-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ


Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant, primarily metabolized by glucuronidation that is associated with various human diseases. It is a high throughput chemical-over 6 billion pounds are produced globally each year. While there is a huge market and multiple industrial uses for this compound, its deleterious effect on human health continues to be revealed...

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