Heal Your Mind and Body and Soul


Please note that these references are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical or scientific advice. Always consult with qualified experts or reputable sources for specific disinfection needs and guidelines. Additionally, make sure to verify the credibility and reliability of the sources before using them in your article.  It’s always best practice to use peer-reviewed and reputable sources.

Childhood Obesity

  1. World Health Organization. Childhood overweight and obesity. Available at: https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/childhood/en/. Accessed on 11 April 2023.
  2. Yan J, Liu L, Zhu Y, Huang G. The association between maternal body mass index and childhood obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2014;68(5):431-442.
  3. Patel AI, Shapiro DJ, Wang YC. Association between maternal perceptions of hunger and children’s dietary quality and weight status. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2017;21(5):1078-1085.
  4. Khandpur N, Blaine RE, Fisher JO, Davison KK. Fathers’ child feeding practices: A review of the evidence. Appetite. 2014;78:110-121.
  5. Gearhardt AN, Bragg MA. Childhood obesity in America: A social ecological perspective. Child Development Perspectives. 2019;13(1):12-16.

Free Sugar

  1. World Health Organization. (2015). Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241549028
  2. American Heart Association. (2018). Added sugars. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/added-sugars
  3. Johnson, R. K., Appel, L. J., Brands, M., Howard, B. V., Lefevre, M., Lustig, R. H., … & Wylie-Rosett, J. (2009). Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 120(11), 1011-1020. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192627
  4. World Health Organization. (2017). Sugar and dental caries. https://www.who.int/oral_health/publications/sugars-dental-caries-keyfacts/en/
  5. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2019). The sweet danger of sugar. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2019/06/17/sugar-danger-health-effects/

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

  1. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). (n.d.). Allergy facts. Retrieved from https://acaai.org/allergies/allergy-statistics/
  2. Mayo Clinic. (2020). Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hay-fever/in-depth/seasonal-allergies/art-20048343
  3. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). (n.d.). Natural remedies for allergy relief. Retrieved from https://www.aafa.org/natural-remedies-for-allergy-relief/
  4. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (2016). Butterbur. Retrieved from https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/butterbur
  5. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (2016). Quercetin. Retrieved from https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/quercetin
  6. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (2016). Vitamin C. Retrieved from https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/vitamin-c-antioxidant-for-the-immune-system-and-more
  7. NHS. (2019). Allergic rhinitis. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergic-rhinitis/
  8. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). (n.d.). Pollen allergy. Retrieved from https://www.aafa.org/pollen-allergy/

Oral Health and Overall Health

  1. American Heart Association. (2018). Gum Disease, Gingivitis & Periodontitis. Retrieved from https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/understand-your-risks-to-prevent-a-heart-attack/gum-disease-gingivitis-periodontitis
  2. National Cancer Institute. (2018). Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.gov/types/oral/hp/oral-prevention-pdq
  3. Harvard Health Publishing. (2018). Gum Disease and the Connection to Heart Disease. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/gum-disease-and-the-connection-to-heart-disease
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). Smoking and Tobacco Use. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm
  5. American Dental Association. (2022). Oral Health Topics: Oral Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/oral-cancer
  6. American Dental Association. (2022). Oral Health Topics: Diabetes. Retrieved from https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/diabetes
  7. American Dental Association. (2022). Oral Health Topics: Gum Disease. Retrieved from https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/gum-disease
  8. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. (2018). Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-10/hck1ocv.%40www.surgeon.fullrpt.pdf

Sunlight as Disinfectant

  1. “Effectiveness of sunlight for disinfection of surfaces and air in healthcare settings.” Healthcare Infection. 2018; 23(4):147-154. doi:10.1016/j.hcinf.2018.08.003
  2. “Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions: A Review.” Environmental Health Perspectives. 1999; 107(4):299-306. doi:10.1289/ehp.99107s4299
  3. “Solar disinfection of viruses in polyethylene terephthalate bottles.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2001; 67(1):232-236. doi:10.1128/AEM.67.1.232-236.2001
  4. “The disinfection effect of sunlight on waterborne protozoan parasites.” Water Research. 2002; 36(6):1503-1509. doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(01)00396-0
  5. “Sunlight inactivation of human viruses and bacteriophages in coastal waters containing natural photosensitizers.” Environmental Science & Technology. 2012; 46(13):7144-7153. doi:10.1021/es300365g
  6. “Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: Current Concepts and Uses for Disinfection of Air, Surface, and Water.” American Journal of Infection Control. 2013; 41(5 Suppl):S254-S258. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2012.11.014
  7. “Effectiveness of sunlight for disinfection of air streams containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2003; 69(1):6058-6067. doi:10.1128/AEM.69.10.6058-6067.2003

Water for Hydration

  1. Popkin BM, D’Anci KE, Rosenberg IH. Water, hydration, and health. Nutr Rev. 2010 Aug;68(8):439-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2010.00304.x. PMID: 20646222.
  2. Institute of Medicine (US) Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water. Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. National Academies Press (US); 2005. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK216755/
  3. Hew-Butler T, Rosner MH, Fowkes-Godek S, Dugas JP, Hoffman MD, Lewis DP, Maughan RJ, Miller KC, Montain SJ, Rehrer NJ, Roberts WO, Siegel AJ, Stuempfle KJ, Winger JM, Verbalis JG. Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, Carlsbad, California, 2015. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Jul;25(4):303