Keep chemicals in the lab, not in your body

I received a tip recently that to eat healthier, you should only shop on the outside perimeter of the grocery store — avoid the aisles, which often contain foods processed with chemicals and preservatives. While difficult, this can be a good strategy, especially for those who pay attention to the ingredients in their food. With a rising awareness of the…

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Infertility: Not Always About the Woman

For couples struggling to conceive, the focus in treatment often lies with the woman. But if you live in an area with a strong agricultural presence, take note: agricultural chemicals affect sperm count and motility. In 2002, Shanna Swan, a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri, announced findings suggesting that…

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