Back in the Crazy Days of Yore, activated carbon was a major weapon in my survival kit as well as my anti-aging regimen. Its magical absorptive properties enable it to pull all kinds of toxins, poisons, free radicals etc from your body. Some say activated carbon can also absorb bacteria and fungi… If I’ve been exposed to too many cigarettes, truck fumes, sick children, pollution – I will make a little glass of black magic and feel much better about myself. How much you ask? I put 2 big spoonfuls in a glass of water and glug it back like a soldier. It’s not caviar but it’s not the worst drink I make. If you read my article on Himalayan mud and had the courage to try some you know my strength. Continue reading
I am the world’s biggest vitamin junkie – but also – increasingly – the laziest. Sometimes, I get obsessed by a particular vitamin and incorporate it into my daily dozen. But, there is a core group I take daily. Here are 5 of them: Continue reading
Should you drink tap or bottled water? No one REALLY knows and there are many wars on this front. Thousands of chemicals are invented yearly that are outside the archaic water protection acts passed in many countries. Those chemicals can leak into the groundwater from waste sites, agricultural fields, golf courses etc. Once it’s in the groundwater it can flow into the streams that lead into the reservoirs which lead directly to your faucets.
When I lived in NYC, a friend of mine told me that the NY state government was quietly trying to buy up business rights to lands bordering the streams leading into the city’s reservoirs in upstate NY. Why? In order to curtail the number of chemicals in toxins that are on the rise in NYC’s drinking water. I was so scared by this that I immediately put filters on all my taps – including my shower, bath and kitchen sinks. Continue reading