Women's cosmetics alter puberty & more (Roundup)
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
Today's top story is research from UC Berkeley showing that women's personal care products are speeding up puberty in young girls and generally wreaking havoc. In many cases, women using these products while pregnant can actually transfer the unwanted effects to their children.
The two specific chemicals mentioned are "diethyl phthalate and triclosan," which show up in fragrances and cosmetics.
Learn what to watch out for in the full story right here.
And in even more alarming news, a deadly amoeba has appeared in neti pot tap water. People use neti pots to rinse their nasal passages, but this can introduce harmful agents to the body. These amoebas are fortunately rare, but in the few instances where they do show up, the consequences can be deadly.
Therefore, it's incredibly important to only use sterile sources like distilled water or saline with neti pots and NOT regular tap water. That full story is here.
In more uplifting news, researchers have identified a protein called Royalactin that promotes stem cell growth and "could propel a cure for Alzheimer's." The unlikely source for this miracle protein? The royal jelly of honeybees.
And finally if you're looking to nature for health solutions, you're going to want to SERIOUSLY consider Moringa, the amazing Himalayan plant with 100x the antioxidants found in green tea. Rather than popping a pill, you can use Moringa to absorb essential nutrients the way our ancestors did: from the seeds and leaves of vibrant greenery. Learn more about what Moringa can do right here.
To your health,
President, Longevity Insider HQ