Studies assessing the hazards of synthetic hair dyes are limited and conflicting. Your safest bet is to use plant-based dyes. (Valua Vitaly/iStock/Thinkstock)

Hair Dye Dynamics: Beauty Versus Health

NEW YORK—Have you ever wondered if coloring your hair is safe for your health? With toxic chemicals like para-phenylenediamine (PPD) found in most hair dyes, you have a right to be concerned. PPD…

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Why Childhood Obesity Is Dangerous

Childhood obesity is a global epidemic, according to Kathleen K. Barnhouse, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Journal of Family Practice. In the United States, 19.8% of the…

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Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and about the burden that the impacted people carry. It is also a time to Stop Diabetes®! America Gets Cooking?…

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5 Natural Methods for a Strong Immune System

When it comes to battling pathogens—from Ebola to the common cold—the first line of defense is a strong immune system. Without an immune system the human body would quickly be ravaged by microbial…


How To Get a Booty Like Kim K…Organically

With that now famous photo of Kim Kardashian showing off what she has always been famous for on the cover of this month’s issue of PAPER magazine, everyone has been wondering: Is it real?…

The Dreaded Annual Flu Shot

Every year as fall rolls around, it brings with it changing colors, cooler weather, and of course, cold and flu season. It seems every where you go, there is someone coughing or sneezing…

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A Doughnut Will Cost You Two Miles

Unless you’re a dedicated dieter, you probably pay little mind to your calorie consumption. But what if instead of calories your favorite foods were labeled in terms of physical activity? Would this have…

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Give Thanks—It’s Good for You!

It’s officially November and that means in just a few short weeks we’ll be sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table with loved ones enjoying a delicious meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing….

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NYC Marathon Sustainability and Charity Efforts

This past Sunday, November 2, 2014, the 43rd TCS New York City Marathon took place. While the first New York City Marathon in 1970 was held entirely in Central Park with only 55…

In 2011, an FDA food advisory committee determined that there was no causal link between hyperactivity and food dye exposure based on available evidence. (Shutterstock)

Toxic Colors

Food is primarily about taste, but as the saying goes, “we eat first with the eyes.” No one knows this better than the food industry. Appealing to our visual appetite, U.S. food manufacturers…

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