Here you’ll find articles related to environmental health and non-toxic living. Several different factors play a large role in determining our health and well-being. There are certain factors we can control completely — like our diet, exercise habits, sleep, and stress levels — but protecting your health from toxins in your environment can be more complicated.

Because of the nature of the industrialized world in which we live, toxins are everywhere. The air we breathe and water we drink is often polluted, and chemicals make their way into every type of consumer goods, from packaged foods to personal care products to baby toys. At WellBe, we talk a lot about your “toxic load,” or the idea that what matters most is the overall accumulation of toxins you encounter over your life. We can’t avoid toxins completely, but we can make choices that minimize our contact with harmful substances and help keep our toxic load low.

Read these articles to learn more about how the environment impacts your health, and equip yourself with knowledge and strategies to live a non-toxic life.

Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition
Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a board-certified chiropractic internist — but that title doesn’t exactly capture the topic to which he’s devoted his life and career: epigenetics. Through his own personal health journey and his subsequent education, he became one of the foremost experts on epigenetics, founding The Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to hear his insights on this fascinating area of study, including what epigenetic factors impact your health, how lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition, what you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more. 
How Cortisol Affects Belly Fat + Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalance
How Cortisol Affects Belly Fat + Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalance
When people talk about hormones, it’s normally related to a specific kind of experience, like menopause, pregnancy, or a monthly menstrual cycle. Hormones play a big role in all of these, of course, but what people don’t talk about (and many don’t know) is the fact that hormones play a huge role in every aspect of our body’s functioning every single day. That means that if your hormones are out of whack, there are consequences, including some particularly pesky ones like weight gain and belly fat. Read on to learn more about female imbalance and the link between cortisol and belly fat, as well as natural remedies for hormonal imbalance.
Myths, Lies, and Truth About Medical Error with Dr. Bobby Price
Myths, Lies, and Truth About Medical Error with Dr. Bobby Price
When Dr. Bobby Price graduated from pharmacy school, he was beyond excited about the career ahead of him. He would be on the forefront of developing new medications, learning about the chemistry and biology of treating disease. He was the National President of the Student Pharmaceutical Association, and worked as a pharmacist at a hospital, a Walmart, and even the U.S. Department of Defense. But then, everything changed. He came face to face with uncomfortable truths about the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and knew he needed to drastically shift course — so he became a certified plant-based nutritionist, herbalist, exercise physiologist, and author. Read on to learn Dr. Bobby Price’s inspiring journey, the truth about medical error and medical error deaths in the United States, and more.