No Sports Drinks for Children and Adolescents

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pediatricians have come out against children and adolescents using sports drinks and energy drinks as a form of rehydration after exercise. A new report published in the journal of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), states that these drinks,... Read More

USDA Changes Icon Pyramid

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is changing its face of nutrition. The iconic pyramid, which showed which food had the hierarchy status of “nutritious”, is being replaced by an easier to understand plate icon. The USDA believed that the pyramid... Read More

BMI Not as Accurate as Waist Size in Predicting Heart Disease

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, has become a number that most are obsessed with, and watch closely to determine their risk of diseases; however, a new study has shown that a high BMI is indicative of a low risk of heart disease. Those who scoff at... Read More

What are Phthalates and Where Are They Found?

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Phthalates (AKA phthalate esters, bisphenol A or BPA and phthalates) are added to plastics to increase their flexibility. When plastic becomes brittle, it means that phthalates are no longer effectively bonding to the plastic. Used in hospital equipment, adhesives, ice trays, plastic wrap, flooring, plastic containers, furniture, wallpaper, shower curtains, and many other things made of vinyl or PVC, phthalates are everywhere.

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Sensitive to the World’s Gadgets

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Are you experiencing headaches, nausea, a rash, fatigue, or fainting spells? If so you may be experiencing what some are calling “electrosensitivity syndrome” from being too close to electromagnetic radiation. While this isn’t a medically... Read More

Organic Food Ruse

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Protestors are complaining against the sale of genetically modified foods and their target is none other than the most unlikely target, Whole Foods Market. This may seem like an odd place for them to be protesting genetically altered food, but... Read More

Sunscreen Results are out

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just in time for summer Consumer Reports, a nonprofit consumer organization, has come out with their list of top sunscreens to protect you and your loved ones from harmful summer rays. The top of the “best buys” list was Target's Up & Up's Sport... Read More

Keep the Taste without the Salt

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Food makers are facing a conundrum, how to keep the flavor in food, while lowering the sodium. Salt has been a leader in health scares over the past decade, and food companies like Wal-Mart and VIP's like Michelle Obama are asking companies to... Read More

SmartShawl to Protect Unborn Babies

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the world we live in being inundated by technology, our kitchens regularly having microwaves in use and electromagnetic fields all around us, what is there to protect the unborn children from possible harmful effects? With horror stories that... Read More

Medication Meltdown

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A $5 Billion dollar settlement, one of the largest in US history, has been paid out by pharmaceutical companies for marketing anti-psychotic drugs, in cases when they were not proven safe or effective. In some instances these drugs have caused... Read More

Obesity Caused by Work

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The obesity epidemic that plagues two-thirds of American’s can no longer be blamed solely on the leisure activities and eating habits of the overweight. It may be your job that is causing the weight to pack on. American’s are performing more... Read More

Dove in Hot Water

May 27, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Copyranter, a site devoted to analyzing media and marketing, is taking a harsh stand against Dove’s VisibleCare Body wash, stating that the ad is racist. The ad, which depicts 3 women-one black, one latina, and one white-standing left to right... Read More

Food Allergies Can Be Very Harmful

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This year food allergy awareness week was acknowledged from May 8th-14th. Food Allergies are becoming more of a health problem for people more than any other time in the past.... Read More

Oatmeal Makes A Rebound

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

What is an old time gooey food that has become a hot, new craze in the culinary world? The answer is simple it’s oatmeal; everyone has eaten some form of this hot breakfast cereal at one point or another.... Read More

Relieve Pain with Certain Foods

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There are a numerous number of people who suffer from many kinds of aches and pains on a daily basis such as: headaches, back pains, muscle pains, and sore throats.... Read More

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