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Greening Your Life, Vol. 6 / No. 3, September 2011

September 2011 Vol. 7 , No. 3
deirdre_imus_sm_rana_faureA dear friend of our Center, and bestselling author, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, passed away in July after a 20-year battle with cancer.  Thousands all over the world knew him for his revolutionary book, AntiCancer , a New Way of Life . Few have done as much as David to publicize the roles of nutritional and emotional healing in keeping cancer at bay. Read more
rosenAutism:  Environment Matters
For winemakers, it is widely accepted that it’s the “terroir” – literally, the ground but more figuratively, the overall environment - that matters.  In medicine, even Louis Pasteur supposedly admitted on his deathbed (in French of course), “Bernard was right; the Terrain is everything, the Germ is nothing.” (Source) The reference?  Claude Bernard, a 19th century French physiologist, believed that the host’s environment was just as important to the development of disease as the invading germs. (Source)  These debates about the cause of illness still rage today.  Most notably, the causes of autism remain as hotly contested as they are poorly understood. Read more
maureenmcdonnell_croppedWhy Do 32 Million U.S Children Have Some Form of Chronic Illness?
“Was this always the case?” you might ask.  The answer is an emphatic no!   Better diagnosis can certainly account for some of the increase, and we know genetics plays a role.  However, as a 34 year veteran of the nursing profession,  I believe a good deal of blame should be placed on the increase in the production and use of chemicals (87, 000 in our air, water and food) , poor nutrition (Americans spend 90% of their food budget on processed foods) and an outlandish number of vaccines  (36-45 now given before the age of  five). Read more
images_usda_revisedWhat's in a Label?
Some nationally recognized organic food companies that have built their reputation in the organic industry are now selling new lines of natural (not organic) products, misleading consumers about healthy food choices.   Read more
don_oFracking and Public Health
In recent years, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking has come under public debate as one of the most pressing public health issues.  The area impacted covers approximately 48,000 square miles in a geological formation called Marcellus Shale, located beneath the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Read more
legislationEnvironmental Health Legislation
Legislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide.  Below is a list of important legislation and bills that we are tracking as well as links to some model legislation. Read more
beetsHealthy Recipe:  Beets with Balsamic Vinegar
In this dazzling salad, the sweetness of fresh-cooked beets balances perfectly with the tartness of vinegar and lime. Read more
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