September 2018

How To Improve Air Quality for Health

This year’s fire season has brought devastation and even death throughout the region. Even those not affected by the flames have seen and felt the impact of smoke, ash and air borne pollution.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental threat to health. According to the WHO, lowering air pollution corresponds to lowered risks for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as cancer and other diseases.

Ironically, often the air quality inside our homes is worse than the air outside. Sources of pollution can be carried in on our shoes, or through the doors and windows, but also arrive from dust mites, pet dander, formaldehyde, mold, and chemicals from a vast array of household products.

Here are some tips on how to improve the air quality in your home:

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Feedback on "Count Carbs!"

I love feedback! Here’s a comment on “Don’t Count Calories, Count Carbs” from Doug Norris:

“I appreciated your article on counting carbs. In 2003 we went on the Atkins Diet which begins with 60 carbs a day. I lost 25 pounds and by watching carbs and sugar I have not gained any of it back; in fact, I have lost an additional ten pounds and am ten pounds under what my doctor recommends.”

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"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life." Job 33:4


Elizabeth Lint

Rev. Richard Plain

Source:  Kite in sky photo by Aaron Burden via Unsplash.

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