How viruses — like the flu — can damage your vocal cords

Winter is always a difficult season, with upper respiratory infections such as the common cold, cough and worst of all, the flu. It is quite common to experience laryngitis during an upper respiratory infection or other virus. Laryngitis results when the voice box — or larynx — becomes inflamed, causing you to experience difficulty making … Continue reading How viruses — like the flu — can damage your vocal cords

Are essential oils dangerous?

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with uses ranging from aromatherapy to cleaning products. But a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that compounds in essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree oil, may contain hormone-disrupting properties for young boys. According to the study, conducted by … Continue reading Are essential oils dangerous?

4 simple ways to reduce your exposure to common household toxins

The conversation surrounding toxins is rather “en vogue” right now, which can unfortunately cause some people to dismiss important information as simply part of the chatter. Although toxins are a hot topic, reducing your exposure to toxins should not be taken lightly. Everyday toxins may sound like small potatoes, but exposure to such chemicals — … Continue reading 4 simple ways to reduce your exposure to common household toxins