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sludge-polluted water

One of the nine dimensions that affects our overall health and well being, the environmental dimension, is what we will focus our attention on today.

According to a 2010 University of Wisconsin “World’s Rivers In Crisis State” study, for the two worldwide pollution concerns affecting our environment, one being water pollution, and the other being air pollution, water pollution is reaching crisis proportions affecting the health of the population over the whole planet, requiring serious consideration be given to the subject of Solutions In Water Pollution and should be implemented immediately.

It appears few people realize it, or, are willing to do anything about it but water and soil pollution are responsible for 40 percent of deaths worldwide  from environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in world population, are major causes behind the rapid increase in human diseases worldwide, according to a 2007 Cornell University study.

Environmental health is what we should all strive for, but, individually, how seriously do we actually take it?  According to the World Health Association (WHO) “Water, Health, and Ecosystems” study, about one-third of the world’s population lives in countries with moderate to high water stress, and problems of water scarcity are increasing, partly due to ecosystem depletion and contamination.  The WHO has forecasted that 2/3 of the world population may be living in water-stressed conditions by the year 2025, if present global consumption patterns and contamination continue.

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water,

British poet W. H. Auden once said.

Wikipedia defines water pollution like this,

is the contamination of water bodies.  For example, releasing inadequately treated water into natural water bodies,can lead to degradation of aquatic ecosystems.  In turn, this can lead to public health problems for people down stream.  They may use the same polluted river water for drinking, bathing, or irrigation.  Water pollution is the leading worldwide cause od death and illness due to water-borne diseases.

For more information from Wikipedia on water pollution, read here.

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Unhealthy Oil Slick Pollution On Water

State Of Water Pollution

While we all know water is crucial to life, we all trash it anyway.  According to the 2007 United Nations World Water Development Report, some 80 percent of the world’s waste water is dumped, largely untreated, back into our environment, polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans and destroying our amazing planet.

This widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health and well being.

Unsafe water kills more people each year, than war and all other forms of violence combined.  Meanwhile, our drinkable water resources are finite. Less than one percent of the earth’s fresh water is accessible to us, per a 2010 Live Science “How Much Water Is On Earth” study.

We want to stress again, without action, the challenge will only increase by 2025, when global demand for fresh water is expected to be one-third greater than it is today.  Take a drink of cool, clear water, as you read this, and you’ll probably think water pollution is a problem somewhere else, not here!  But, while most Americans have access to safe drinking water, potentially harmful contaminants, from arsenic to copper to lead, have been traced in our tap water of every single state in our nation, according to a 2017 NRCD “Threats on Tap: Widespread Violations Highlight Need for Investment in Water Infrastructure and Protections” study.

Still, we’re not hopeless against the threat of clear water according to a 2018 University of California Berkley studies which found that The 1972 Clean Water Act dramatically cut pollution in US waterways, but it’s important to understand the on-going problem and what we can each do on a personal level about it.

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ocean red tide pollution

The Berkeley research was the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades where the team analyzed data from 50 million water quality measurements collected at 240,000 monitoring sites throughout the US between 1962 and 2001. Most of 25 water pollution measures showed improvement.

A recent 2019 Cardiff University “Improvements In Water Quality Could Reduce Ecological Impact of Climate Change On Rivers” study found improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers.

Efforts to improve water quality, such as improved wastewater treatment and tighter regulation, could potentially counteract some of the effects of climate warming.

The team looked at how invertebrate communities had changed at 3000 locations across England and Wales, over a 20 year span starting in 1991. During this period, average water temperatures increased by 0.6°C, but the biological effects of warming appear to have been offset by simultaneous improvements in water quality that were equivalent to more than 0.8°C of cooling which is very encouraging news. Here’s an overview of what water pollution is, and what causes it, and how we can all protect ourselves.

Water pollution occurs when harmful substances, often chemicals and microorganisms, contaminate all of our bodies of water, degrading water quality and rendering it toxic to humans or the environment.   Water is uniquely vulnerable to pollution. Known as a “universal solvent for life” water is able to dissolve more substances than any other liquid on earth, according to a 2012 ResearchGate study published in “Origins In Life” study.

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massive fish kill on beach

It’s the reason we have Kool-Aid and brilliant blue waterfalls.  It’s also why water is so easily polluted.  Toxic substances from farms, towns, factories, readily dissolve into and mix with water causing the pollution.  National Geographic has a really great “Water Pollution Is A Rising Global Crisis” overview explaining the basics of water pollution.

Types Of Water Pollution

Ground Water.  When rain falls and seeps into the earth, filling the cracks, crevices, and spaces, it becomes ground water.  One of the least visible, but, is our most important natural resources.

Nearly a 1/3, that’s 43 million people, of Americans rely on ground water, pumped to the surface, for drinking water, found a U.S. Department of Interior “Contamination In U.S. Private Wells” study.  Ground water gets polluted with pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, leached from landfills and septic systems, which is called “Nonpoint Source” contamination, making their way to the ground aquifers, making it unsafe for human consumption, per the EPA “Basic Information about Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution” study.

Nonpoint Source pollution is the leading cause of water pollution in U.S. waters, but it’s difficult to regulate, since there’s no single, identifiable culprit.  One pollutant in particular researchers are starting to focus on is dioxane, a potential carcinogen is showing in tap water tests.  The EPA, in a 2017 “Technical Fact Sheet – 1,4-Dioxane” report, has classified dioxane as a “likely a carcinogen” to humans.  A nonpartisan advocacy group, Environmental Working Group (EWG), ran a 2017 “Hidden Carcinogen Taints Tap Water” study and dioxane was found in tap water samples that affect 90 million Americans in 45 states.

According to a 2016 WHO “Dioxins and Their Effects On Human Health” study, dioxanes are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.  There is currently no federal standards for dioxane in water, although a handful of states have implemented a law requiring all water sources be tested for dioxane, per a 2013 Boston University School of Public Health study.

Dioxane is just one of many contaminants that the EPA has been monitoring since the mid-1990s.  But the agency has yet to regulate it. Dioxane has previously been detected in high concentrations in at least 31 of the 1,689 hazardous waste sites that have been proposed for inclusion on the EPA National Priorities List in and around landfills according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) “Toxic Profiles” study.

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Unhealthy Industrial Chemicals Emptied In Ocean Water

That’s because it’s common in so many different products that it tends to accumulate in areas filled with garbage and debris.  Dioxane is very water-soluble and can travel rapidly through ground soils to permeate groundwater supplies and aquifers, found a CDC CLU-IN “1, 4,-Dioxane” overview.

Once polluted with a substance like dioxane, or any of a whole suite of other harmful manufacturing chemicals that are being found in water supplies all over the planet,  it’s obvious that numerous polluted aquifer may be unusable for decades, or even thousands of years.

The 1994 CDC National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health “Dioxane” study, previously established dangerous toxicity levels for dioxane, due to its effect on the liver and kidneys, but those were based on inhalation and not consumption like in drinking water.  According to a 2013 Boston University of Public Health “1, 4, Dioxane” study, dioxane exposure has also been associated with less serious health effects that include eye, nose, and throat irritation, as well as cracked, dry skin and eczema.  We hope that got your attention!

Surface Water.  Surface water covers about 70 percent of the earth’s surface, but only 2.5 percent is fresh water, according to a National Geographic “”Freshwater Crisis” study.   Surface water is what fills our oceans, lakes, and rivers.  Surface water from fresh water sources account for more than 60 percent of the water delivered to American homes. But a significant part of that water is in peril according to recent surveys on national water quality from the EPA like “The National Rivers and Streams Assessment 2008/2009” survey.

Nearly half of our rivers and streams are polluted; and more than one-third of our lakes are polluted, and unfit for even swimming, and fishing, found a “The National Lakes Assessment (NLA) 2012” survey. Nitrates and phosphates is the leading types of contamination in these fresh water sources, according to the 2008 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency “Nutrients: Phosphorus, Nitrogen Sources, Impact on Water Quality” research.  These nutrient sources (foods) for animals have become a major pollutant, due to waste and fertilizer runoff.

Per a 2018 EPA “What Are the Trends In Wastes and Their Effects On Human Health and the Environment?” study on wastes, municipal and industrial waste discharges like dioxane, contribute their fair share of toxins and wastes, as well. Reforestation of lands, according new research released in the last week of this year (2020) from University of Cambridge “Local Water Availability Is Permanently Reduced After Planting Forests” study, has had an environmental effect on nearby rivers and it’s tributaries as well finding river flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time.

Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans.

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ocean red tide pollution

Ocean Water.  80 percent of ocean pollution originates on land, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “What Is the Biggest Source of Pollution In the Ocean?” study. Contaminates such as chemicals, nutrients, and heavy metals, are carried from farms, factories, and cities, by streams and rivers into bays and estuaries, traveling then into the oceans.

Solid garbage also makes its way to the ocean.  Plastic bags, balloons, glass bottles, shoes, packaging material, if not disposed of correctly, almost everything we throw away can reach the sea.

Plastic material, which decomposes very slowly, particularly plastic bags and plastic six-pack rings, have been found blocking the breathing passages and stomachs of many marine species, including whales, dolphins, seals, puffins, and turtles.  Marine debris, especially plastic, is responsible for killing over a million of seabirds and over 100,000 mammals and sea turtles every year, according to the Longwood University “Liter and Debris In Our Waterways” study.

In many parts of the world, raw sewage flows untreated, or under-treated, into the ocean.  For example, 80 percent of urban sewage discharged into the Mediterranean Sea is untreated, per the 2017 University of Virginia “A Perspective On Coastal Marine Pollution” study.  According to a U.S. Research Council (Panda) study, 36 percent comes from down drains and rivers as waste and runoff from cities and industry.  The Scripps Institute of Oceanography 2013 “How Much CO2 Can The Oceans Take Up?” study found that oceans also absorb as much as 25 percent of man-made carbon emissions and air pollution.

Types Of Water Contamination

Agricultural.  Not only is the agricultural sector the biggest consumer of global freshwater resources, with farming and livestock production using about 70 percent of the earth’s surface water supply, it is also a serious water polluter, discharging agrochemicals, organic matter, drug residues, sediments and saline drainage into water bodies, per the 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “Water Pollution From Agriculture: A Global Review” study.

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Unhealthy Garbage and Dead Fish Polluting Shoreline

In the US, agricultural Nonpoint Source pollution is the top source of contamination in rivers and streams, and the second biggest source in wetlands, and the third in most lakes, per the 2017 EPA “Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution” research.

And, as we already stated earlier, contaminants are a major contributor in estuaries and ground water, from nutrients and animal waste, containing bacteria and viruses, as they wash into our waterways, and is the number one threat to water quality worldwide.  This contamination can cause algae bloom, a toxic soup of blue-green algae that can be harmful to people and wildlife, found a 2019 EPA “Harmful Algal Blooms” study.

Sewage and Wastewater.  Used water is waste water, from our sinks, showers, and toilets, and from commercial, industrial, and agricultural activities, as metals, solvents, and toxic sludge.  According to a 2003 EPA “Protecting Water Quality From Urban Runoff” study, it also includes storm water runoff, which occurs when rainwater carries road salts, oil, grease, chemicals, and debris from road surfaces into our waterways.  The EPA posed a question in their study on urban runoff:

Did you know that because of impervious surfaces like pavement
and rooftops, a typical city block generates more than 5 times more runoff than a woodland area of the same size?

More than 80 percent of the world’s waste water flows back into the environment without being treated or reused, according to the United Nations “Water Quality and Wastewater” research.  In some least developed countries, the figure tops 95 percent.  In the US, wastewater treatment facilities process about thirty-four billion gallons of wastewater per day by removing pollutants such as pathogens, phosphorus, and nitrogen in sewage, as well as heavy metals and toxic chemicals in industrial waste, before discharging the treated waters back into the waterways, found a 2019 EPA “Nutrients Pollution” study.

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pollution algae bloom

That being said, if it all goes well.  But, according to a 2005 EPA Environmental Health Perspective and the NIH estimates, our nation’s and easily overwhelmed sewage treatment systems, also release more than 850 billion gallons of untreated wastewater each year.

Oil Pollution.  This might come as a surprise to you, consumers account for the vast majority of oil pollution in our waters, including oil and gasoline that drops from millions of cars and trucks each day that are not properly serviced replacing leaky seals and gaskets.

Moreover, according to Water Encyclopedia “Oil Spills: Impact On the Ocean” research, nearly half of the estimated one million tons of oil that makes its way into the marine environment each year, comes not from oil tanker spills, but from land-base sources such as factories, farms, and cities.

Our oceans are also spoiled by oil spills and leaks, but only account for 12 percent of oil entering the oceans and seas each year, while legal and illegal operations in the shipping industries, contribute about one-third, found a Nap “Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects” study.  Oil is also naturally released from under the ocean floor through fractures known as seeps, according to a 2019 NOAA “What Are Natural Oil Seeps?” study.

Radioactive Substances.  Radioactive waste is any pollutants that emit radiation beyond what is naturally released by the environment.  The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2019 “Backgrounder On Radioactive Waste” study, radioactive waste is generated by uranium mining, nuclear power plants, and the production and testing of military weapons, as well, as universities and hospitals, that use radioactive materials for research and medicine.  Radioactive waste can persist in the environment for thousands of years, making disposal a major challenge.

Effects Of Water Pollution On Human Health

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Unhealthy Microorganisms Causing Disease

Water pollution Kills and that’s why we all have to have a viable Solutions In Water Pollution strategy in our homes!  In fact, water contamination caused 1.8 million deaths in 2015, according to a 2017 pollution and health study published in a Lancet.  Contaminated water can also make you seriously ill.

Every year, according to the WHO “Water For Health-Taking Charge” research, over a billion people draw their water from unsafe sources, leading to diarrhoeal diseases, a leading cause of illness and death in the developing world.  Low-income communities are much more at risk because they live the closest to the most polluting industrial plants which are scattered throughout poverty-stricken areas of the world.

A 2014 Springer AMB Express study reviewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed that water-bound pathogens in the form of disease-causing bacteria and viruses from human and animal waste, are a major cause of illness from contaminated drinking water and said:

Worldwide prevalence of pathogen contamination is a serious concern, and enhancing the understanding of major pathogen sources and their significant impacts on water resources is crucial.

In 2004 the NIH weighed in on another water-borne diseases study caused by contaminated water, offering that understanding the ecology and evolution of pathogens will provide insights into their pathways of transmission, modes of distribution, potential to reemerge in the future, or emergence in other environments, along with the NIH “Ecology and Evolution of Waterborne Pathogens and Indicator Organisms” recommendations.  Disease spread by unsafe water, includes Cholera, Giardia, and Typhoid.

Each year in the U.S., according to 2017 EPA “Understanding the Significance and Potential Growth of Pathogens In Piped Water Systems” study, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection resulting from exposure to contaminated water aerosols from engineered water systems like cooling towers and piped water, with cases occurring from California’s Disneyland to Manhattan’s upper east side.

Meanwhile, the plight of residents in Flint, Michigan, where cost-cutting measures and aging water infrastructures, created the recent lead contamination crisis, offers a stark reality as how dangerous chemicals and other industrial pollutants in our water can be.

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Unhealthy Contaminated Sludge In Water

According to the 2017 American Chemical Society “Closer Look At What Caused the Flint Water Crisis” study, reviewed by Science Direct, scientists confirmed that the dangerous and caustic lead that had accumulated on the interior surface of the pipes over the years, was the most likely source of the lead contamination.  The water crisis in Flint Michigan reveals government’s failure to protect the public health of their citizens.

The problem goes far beyond Flint and involves much more than lead, as a wide-range of chemical pollutants, from heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury, to pesticides and nitrate fertilizers, are getting in our water supplies.  According to the NIH reviewed 2015 Carcinogenesis study, once they’re ingested, these toxins can cause a host of health issues, from cancer to hormone disruption, to altered brain function.  Children and pregnant women are particularly at risk.

Even swimming can pose a risk.  Every year, 3.5 million Americans contract health-related issues such as skin rashes, pinkeye, respiratory infections, and Hepatitis, from sewage-laden coastal waters and pathogenic human viruses, according to a NIH reviewed 2003 Clinical Microbiology Reviews study  In order to thrive, healthy ecosystems rely on a complex web of animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi, all of which interact, directly or indirectly, with each other.

Harm or destruction of any these organisms can create a negative chain reaction, causing an imbalance in the natural ecosystem, imperiling entire aquatic environments, as this peer-reviewed 2017 Intech Open “Water Pollution: Effects, Prevention, and Climatic Impact” research confirmed.  When water pollutants cause an algae bloom in a lake or marine environment, the proliferation of newly introduced nutrients stimulates plant and algae growth, which intern reduces oxygen levels in the water.

This dearth of oxygen, known as eutrophication, suffocates plants and animals, and create a “dead zones”, where waters are essentially devoid of life.  According to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary and a 2014 Live Science article “Dead Zones: Devil In the Deep Blur Sea”, there are at least 200 reports of dead zones in U.S. coastal waters, and over 400 worldwide.  In certain cases, as per a NIH reviewed 2015 Journal of Marine Biology Association study, these harmful algae blooms can also produce neurotoxins that affect humans, wildlife, from whales to sea turtles.

Chemicals and heavy metals from industrial and municipal wastewater contaminate waterways as well.  These contaminates to aquatic life, most often reducing an organism’s life span and the ability to reproduce, and make their way up the food chain, as predator eats prey.  That’s how tuna and other big fish, accumulate high levels of toxins like mercury, per a 2019 American Chemical Society “Identifying Factors That Influence Mercury Levels In Tuna” study.

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trash on the beach

Marine ecosystems are also threatened by marine debris, which can strangle, suffocate, and starve animals and fish.  Much of the solid debris, such as plastic bags and sodacans, gets swept into the sewage and storm drains and eventually our to our oceans, turning them into trash soup.

Sometimes, consolidating to form floating garbage dumps, like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, according to National Geographic.  Scientists have collected up to 750,000 bits of micro-plastic in a single square kilometer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is about 1.9 million bits per square mile, found a National Geographic encyclopedic entry.

Most of this debris comes from plastic bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles, and styrofoam cups.  Discarded fishing gear such as hooks and lures, and other types of debris, are responsible for harming more than two hundred different species of marine life.  According to a 2019 University of Victoria “Humans Unknowingly Consume A Lot of Microplastics” study, on the British Columbia coast thousands of tiny invisible plastic particles per cubic meter of seawater are being found.  Quoting the study:

It is also estimated that if trends continue, that in 2050 the world’s oceans could contain more plastic than fish.

Beginning in April 2019 scientists at the University of Birmingham in their study “Tracking the Sources of Plastic Pollution In World’s Oceans”, have been tracking the sources of plastic pollution in world’s oceans at the mouths of rivers but we still know very little about how these plastics are actually reaching the sea.

The new Birmingham-based global initiative called the “100 Plastic River Project” shows how focusing on rivers and river mouths can yield vital clues about how we might manage this plastic crisis. The 100 Plastic Rivers program analyses both primary microplastics, such as micro-beads used in cosmetics, and secondary microplastics from larger plastic items that have broken down in the environment or fibers from clothing.

Meanwhile, ocean acidification is making it tougher for shellfish and coral to survive per the 2018 Smithsonian Institute research “Ocean Acidification”.  Though the ocean and ocean life absorb about 25 percent of the carbon pollution (CO2 created each year, by burning fossil fuels, oceans are becoming more acidic, estimated actually to be at least 30 percent more acidic.  This process makes it harder for shellfish to build their shells, and may impact the brain and nervous system of sharks, clown fish, and other marine life, per this 2012 Scientific America “Ocean Acidification Can Mess with a Fish’s Mind” study.

What You Can Do On A Personal Level

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crystal clear filtered water
      • To be blunt and honest, don’t pollute!  Dispose of your trash and garbage in the proper way.  Avoid pouring any food or substances down your sinks, showers, and toilets, by disposing of them safely.
      • Retrieve your pet waste from your yard or sidewalks and dispose of it properly.  Avoid washing your car or working on your car at home, there are commercial places you can have that done, because they can dispose of soaps, oils and grease properly.
      • Recycle harsh materials like paint and batteries, and recycle plastics and paper, and metals.
      • Have low-volume flush toilets installed to conserve water.
      • Don’t use garbage disposals, bag your waste to be picked up by sanitation.
      • Run your dish washer and washing machine when you have full loads to conserve water.
      • Use hot water only when you have to, because hot water has more traces of lead in it.
      • Use natural, organic, and biodegradable fertilizers and pesticides around home, and in your pool water treatment.
      • Use a quality water filter or purifier for drinking and cooking (1)
      • Test your tap water frequently.(2)
      • Volunteer and assist in environmental cleanup in your community.

    ScienceDirect in their 2018 article “Pollution Control”, has an accumulation of various articles on contaminants, hazardous wastes, and water pollution that is worth your time reading.  This Iowa Public Television Video on water pollution (3) challenges you to make a difference through the choices you make.

Eat A Well-Balanced Nutrient-Rich Diet

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Healthy Nutrient-Dense Mediterranean Diet Ingredients

Instrumental in fighting water pollution as part of your Solutions In Water Pollution plan, is maintaining a healthy nutrient-dense diet.  According to the U.S. News and World Report, for the third consecutive year, the Mediterranean diet remains the No. 1 Best Diet Overall.

The popular and easy to follow Mediterranean diet focuses on eating less red meat, sugar and saturated fat while incorporating more produce, nuts and whole grains into your daily regimen living a more relaxed lifestyle, as outlined below:

  • Fresh Lean organic Red Meats and Poultry, Eggs, and Dairy Red meats such as beef, bison should be grass-fed finished and poultry such as chicken, duck, and turkey, lamb, and pork, should free-range finished.  Eggs and dairy should be grass-fed finished (A).  Use Sparingly.
  • Fish and SeafoodFish should be cold-water or wild-caught fish such as trout, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel and others, shellfish should be shrimp, oysters, lobster, and others.  Use one time a day (A). AVOID “Farm-Raised Fish” because of PCB’s and other contaminants.
  • Fresh Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Raw Nuts and Edible Flower Seeds.  Use all non-GMO (non-genetically modified) types and varieties especially dark green leafy veggies, bright-colored fruits and veggies, berries, and citrus fruits.  Use one to three times a day or as much as you can eat.  Use nuts, seeds, fruits and veggies for snacking (A).
  • Whole Grains, High Fiber, and Complex Carbohydrates. Should be certified organic and GMO-free, and gluten-free. Use a wide variety and at all meals (A).
  • Organic Monounsaturated Plant oils. Use low-fat oils such as extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Use liberally in all cooking (A).
  • Natural Organic Fermented Foods. Cultured foods such as natural yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, and miso. Use at every meal or for snacks (A).
  • Fresh Natural Organic Herbs and Spices. Use non-GMO herbs and spices such as cilantro, chives, oregano, basil, turmeric, cayenne, rosemary, and many others. Use sea salt sparingly (A).
  • Antioxidant Drinks or Filtered Water. Fruit infused water, espresso, green tea, and fruit or veggie smoothies, (A).

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    Incredible Healthy Nutrient-Dense Variety Of Food
  • Alcohol. Beer and fermented red wine is better for you, but any type is OK as long as it is used in moderation.
  • Supplement With Natural Nutritious Whole-Food Peruvian Maca. Should be certified organic Peruvian Maca. Use once or twice a day and also use it in prepared foods and drinks such as uncooked cakes, cookies, granola bars, and smoothies, (A).

If you have read any of my previous reviews on Peruvian Maca, you will already be aware of the incredible, wide-ranging healthy benefits Maca offers.  If you haven’t previously read my reviews, take the opportunity now to read these two articles: and maca-powder-health-benefits, and What Is In Maca Root?

Here is one quick NIH reviewed 2008 Menopause study on P Maca showing it reduced psychological symptoms in women, including anxiety and depression, and lowered measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women independent of estrogenic and androgenic activity.

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Now that you are aware of the Solutions In Water Pollution and you have choices in protecting you and your family’s personal clean-water requirements, are you going to take it seriously, and what are you going to do about it?

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Healthy Antioxidant-Rich Nutrient-Dense Peruvian Maca

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