To ensure a prosperous career in a climate of lightening innovation and constant evolution, gain a vital edge with smart forecasting and insider knowledge.

It’s hard to ignore the tide of technological advancement and its diverse applications in today’s world, and our dependance and integration of these breakthroughs is unlikely to fade in the future.

The zeitgeist of our time is driven by a movement towards intelligent technologies and so the wise who seek meaningful, expansive, and challenging roles in this future might well look at engineering as a smart career choice.

We asked leading career coach, Ray Pavri, to interpret the multi-dimensional value of engineering as a catalyst profession for conservation, science, medicine and more…

Engineers can transform the world into a better place and maintain the world to stay as a better place.

Both have relevance, but is engineering a smart career choice in 2018 and beyond?

Yes, but you must think beyond the stereotypical applications of engineering in traditional industries like mining, oil and gas, coal fired power generation and manufacturing. You’ve got to shift your attention to growing industries such as the environment including air, food & water quality and health. Engineering for an ageing population, urban infrastructure related engineering to cope with growing cities, engineering within defence within what is an ever-changing international climate and agriculture related technology innovation enforcing Australia as the food bowl of Asia. This is where the future will be, for a lot of young engineers.

Irrespective of whether it’s transforming or maintaining type of work as an engineer, if you embark on your engineering career with a genuine love of what you are doing alongside creativity, initiative, business acumen, communication skills and connectedness with others, you will do well.

A lot of engineers facing frustrations in the mid to late stages of their life have lost sight of what makes them happy, being chained to lifestyles rather than de-linking, re-calibrating and re-engaging in areas which they’d get joy out of. It is hard to make the world a better place and through that get true joy in being an engineer, if your own head space does not get better.

Take the example of Professor Ana Deletic, a one of Australia’s innovative engineers for 2017. She created a technology called “green-blue walls” for installation as small planter boxes on walls, taking up entire walls of multi-story buildings, with gravity and plant roots doing the job of percolating greywater and stormwater within urbanised areas. The phosphorus concentrations being extracted also reduce local temperatures, increase biodiversity and the amenity value of urban areas. There are many applications of this technology and it will transform the world into a better place.

Other Australian engineers who are enjoying what they are doing and excelling in their own sub-disciplines include:

Tony Lavorato (Complex Cantilevering Over Heritage Structures)
Wes Johnston (Mobile Swing-stage Gantry)
Gregory Kelly (Flooded Roads Smart Warning System)
Dr Madhu Bhaskaran (Stretchable Oxide Electronics)
Simon St Hill (Heat Recovery Power Generator)
Peter Atherton (New Clinical Waste Management)
Dr Richard Kelso (Low Drag Bicycle Helmets)
Professor Sandra Kentish (Storing CO2 in Microalgae)
Dan Copelin (Virtual Pipes)

See a full list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers @

So how can you set yourself apart in the world of engineering?

Seek inspiration and reach out to others. Connecting with others is a sure-fire way to improve your career success.

This need not start only when you are in the work force. It should start even while you are at Uni as a group of students at the University of NSW have done. A team of engineering students from the University of NSW, physicists, lawyers, communications specialists and musicians teamed up to design a DNA scaffold that could help find a cure for HIV. This innovation earned the UNSW students the Grand Prize at Harvard’s annual BIOMOD competition.
To connect though, you need a good range of soft skills.

Too often engineers are remaining in silos rather that reaching out to others – after all engineering has day-to-day applications and for that to happen you need to connect with the full fabric of society.

It is also important for engineers to understand market context, relating what they are doing to current and future market needs. There are several engineering related Phd’s who show untapped potential driving Ubers when they could be re-shaping the world – all because of the desire to create the perfect mouse trap which no one wants.

Another imperative to make it in engineering in the modern world is to keep up with societal challenges and that means keeping up with what is in the news both here and globally. It is about keeping an eye out for the “wouldn’t it be nice if” societal needs because inherent within these needs, lie creative engineered solutions which could turn the world on its head. Australian engineers are equally placed as engineers globally to change this world we live in.

The future of engineering as a smart career choice lies in its diverse applications – industrial batteries adjoining intermittent power generation like wind and solar. Or in smart devices proliferating society and work places within the internet of things revolution. Or in driverless cars, driverless trains at mining sites and now driverless cargo ships within the broader automation revolution taking shape.

When you start to think about the application of engineering to the world’s problems, the opportunities seem endless.

Ray Pavri is Australia’s most respected career coach for degree-qualified engineers. A career professional with an MBA in Business, Ray has held senior roles with many large organisations in Australia. But his real passion is working with engineers and technical professionals at all levels of management who are stagnating in their careers.

For the past twenty years, Ray has helped over 4,000 technical professionals escape the work trap dilemma to discover more rewarding and meaningful careers. As founder of Watt Electrical News, a premier online resource within the global electrical community, and My Electrical Community, a peer-to-peer business and social network, Ray is devoted to improving the lives of technical professionals throughout Eastern Australia. Connect with the Career Coach @

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Lume Cube, creator of The World’s Most Versatile Light, brought some of the world’s greatest athletes to Interlaken, Switzerland to step out of their comfort zones and into the night. Watch Jamie O’Brien, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Austin Keen, Nick Jacobsen, Kalani Chapman, Kaikea Elias and more do some of the most insane adventure sports up in the Swiss Alps, all in the middle of the night with 250 LUME CUBES!

Create by Night @LumeCube,

Without question the most treasured possessions a photographer owns, are the images which reflect their journeys in art and exploration. Long hours in a hide, serendipitous moments, archives of time, fortuitous encounters, creative breakthroughs—photos bring stories to life and are the livelihood of artists and journalists. As such photographers take care to prioritise backups and protect their hard drives…unfortunately, sometimes this is not enough.

Drive Genius 5: A Photographers Secret Weapon

The most overlooked and common catastrophe a photographer encounters is an undetected failure to their backup drive—they were running a backup, or thought they were, but the backup drive failed months ago and they had no idea!

This is where Drive Genius by Prosoft comes in. With Drive Genius installed and Drive Pulse running in the background the software will check your drives whenever they are idle so you will be warned before ever suffering from a data loss. With cleanroom recovery prices a hard drive recovery can be anywhere from $500-$2500 depending on who you ask, and maintaining the health of your drives should prevent you from ever needing the service.

Drive Genius is built and designed to prevent a user from running into a data loss situation, and unfortunately photographers and musicians are some of Prosoft’s most popular clients.

Drive Pulse

The best part of having Drive Genius installed on your system is the built in Drive Pulse utility. Drive Pulse will scan your drives when your computer is in idle mode, this means that only when your computer is not processing information will these scans be run. You will never need to be concerned with the software slowing down any work your are doing on your system. The scans run by Drive Pulse are going to be all the tools included in the software Protect Section: Extended Physical Check, Consistency Check, Repair, Rebuild, Fix Permissions (not included in 10.10+ OS restriction) as well as checking for fragmentation status.

The scans run by Drive Pulse are the best indication to your hard drives health. The drive pulse icon which is visible in the menu bar on the top right hand corner of your screen will be black by default, but will change to yellow with a minor issue, and change to red when there is something that requires immediate attention.

The goal with Drive Pulse is that the user never needs to worry about taking care of there drives, let the software take care of them for you and just keep an eye open for any major issues.


When it comes to photographers there are hundreds to thousands of photos being uploaded, and edited on a daily basis. All this saving and moving of files on your system is going to lead to your drives becoming fragmented, which will cause your system to noticeably slow down. The Drive Genius defragment tool is easy to use and will get your drives back working at peak performance.


With up to thousands of photos being added on a daily basis it becomes hard to keep track of all your files, folders and projects. The new Repartition tool included in Drive Genius is the easiest to use repartition tool on the market allowing you to add, resize and move any of your partitions.

Partitioning your drive is essentially splitting the drive to be recognized as multiple drives, this helps with organization as well as helps isolate corruption to a single partition.


The Clone tool in Drive Genius will do a full system clone, including your Operating System. This makes it ideal when setting up a new computer that you want to be exactly like your old one, or when you need to swap out your internal hard drive for a newer or faster drive. Prosoft is mainly a data recovery company, so they like to put backup tools in as many of their software’s as possible and heavily stress that their customers run regular backups. Hard drives are designed to last about 3-5 years but most people, especially in businesses, will use the same hard drive for 10 years without every backing up or checking their drives.

A Suite of Security

The health of hard drive health is crucial if you are in the photography or video editing business. You can’t re-take every photo. Your data reliability needs to be 100% secure. Drive Genius automates your hard drive protection for you. The software automatically scans your hard drive for physical and logical errors, and repairs them when found. Photographers and video editors can rest assured that their hard drive is cared for when they purchase Drive Genius 5.

Prosoft’s award winning Data Rescue software is also relevant and topical for photographers. Digital photography companies come out with new personal file types often. If you are facing a data loss scenario while using a new file type, where other data recovery softwares can’t recognize the file, Data Rescue can recover your photos. Data Rescue has a feature called File IQ which can learn new file types. Show the software 5-10 examples of the new file type, and Data Rescue can search through your hard drive for the specific file type.

Software details and demo available from:

Justin Katz is a Professional landscape photographer, SEO expert, and co-founder of Travelstoked. SEO for Photographers is a course developed by Katz to help freelance photographers make money whilst doing what they love most…taking photos.

This course will teach you how to set up and optimize your website, capitalize on keywords that will bring you increased traffic and revenue (even while you sleep), and build links back to your site which sends signals to Google that you are LEGIT and open for business. If you are not savvy on SEO or digital marketing strategies, Katz ensures the course is designed to provide a step-by-step guide that anyone at any skill level can master. The all-encompassing course includes 51 video lessons broken up into 8 separate chapters, you can download the slides and learn entirely at your own pace, whenever you want. Also included are a number of resource guides, downloades, and quizzes to help you master the keys to SEO.

For full details on the course and chapter topics visit:

In the first instalment of this guest article by Ben Greenfield, we looked at ‘Different Ways to Detox’. Now let’s explore two pervasive toxins you rarely think about…

The First Toxin You Rarely Think About: EMF

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), also known as dirty electricity or electrical pollution, can cause symptoms of illness in infants, children and adults, including:

Neurological (fatigue, stress and sleep disturbances).

Skin (facial prickling, burning sensations and rashes).

Body (infertility, pains and aches in your muscles).

Eye (burning sensations).

Brain (foggy thinking and depression).

Leukemia in children, breast cancer or other cancer clusters.

And a variety of less common symptoms, like ear, nose, and throat symptoms and digestive disorders.

What exactly are EMF’s?

Electromagnetic fields are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the electric fields are created by differences in voltage and magnetic fields that are created when the electric current flows. According to WHO, electromagnetic fields affect us so drastically because our human bodies have their own built-in electric and biochemical responses (e.g., nervous system, digestion, brain function, heart function) and exposure to EMFs can interact with your own built-in “electronics” in a variety of ways.

These EMFs come from electricity…

In your home: DECT cordless phones, hairdryers, vacuums, refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons, televisions, lighting circuits, dimmer switches, electric blankets, electric razors, electric toothbrushes, WiFi, etc.

In your office: computers, fluorescent or halogen lighting, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, cell phones and WiFi.

Outside: power lines, transformers, electrical substations, cell phone towers, cities that provide citywide wireless Internet (WiFi) and electromagnetic radiation from near neighbors’ electronic equipment.

Airports/Airplanes: communication antennas, electronic equipment, radar, wifi, wireless devices, jet engines.  

You can learn more at The Environmental Health Trust website and the website but as you can see, most of our modern-day conveniences emit EMFs, some stronger than others. So does this mean you have to go off the grid to “detox” from electrical pollution? Not necessary. For example, I personally use everything you’re going to read about, and I’ve chosen the items below because they’re either inexpensive, easy-to-implement, or both.

1. Electrical Outlet Timer

Here’s why I like this option: an electrical outlet timer allows you to set a specific time for something you have plugged into an outlet to turn on or off. So let’s say, for example, that you’ve committed to turning your WiFi router (one of the most concentrated sources of EMF in your home or office) off at night, but you keep forgetting to do it. You simply plug an electrical outlet timer into the wall, you set it to go off at 10pm then back on at 6am, and you’ve suddenly automated the entire process. Total investment: $10-20.

2. Shielded Ethernet Cables

An Ethernet cable is the cable that links your modem/router to your computer and provides you with a hardwired internet connection. In my home, I’ve actually run metal shielded Cat 6 Ethernet cables throughout the wall construction of every room. This means there is zero need for any wireless signals sent out by a WiFi router, since I just plug my laptop or computer into the wall outlet when I need to connect to the internet. Slightly inconvenient? Yes. A huge reduction in signals bouncing around my home? Also, yes. Even if you can’t rip open the walls of your house and install cables, you can at least purchase shielded Ethernet cables (up to 50 ft long) that you can run from your WiFi router to your computer, then turn the radio signal on your WiFi router off (typically done by logging into your WiFi router admin panel, a process for which instructions are often written on the back of your router). Even an Ethernet cable can be a source of electrical radiation, I recommend buying at least Cat 6a SSTP (screened shielded twisted pair) Ethernet cable. Total investment: $15-30.

3. Negative Ion Generator

Before you learn about why you’d want to use something like a negative ion generator, it’s important to understand what an ion is. Ions are atoms or molecules in which the number of electrons is different than the number of protons. In other words, an ion can be negatively (more electrons than protons) or positively (more protons than electrons) charged. Negative ions appear in natural settings in greater numbers than positive ions. For example, negative ions are generated by moving water such as rivers, waterfalls, crashing waves, and even showers and fountains. Plants also produce negative ions, especially when exposed to intense light during photosynthesis. But for ultimate convenience in your home or office, I highly recommend a negative ion generator. Simply plug it into the wall and it will enrich with negative ions your stale office or home that is most likely supercharged with positive ions from computers, WiFi signals, cell phone signals, etc. Especially if you’re stuck inside all day, a negative ion generator is worthy of serious consideration. Total investment: $20-30 (unless you decide to invest in the ultimate home or office purification unit—a HEPA air filter with a built-in negative ion generator, which is closer to $150-300).

Editor’s Note: If you are a frequent flyer we suggest the AirTamer A310 by Headwaters Inc. This portable air purifier is perfect for confined cabins on long flights, and is a convenient option for small offices or city-central hotel rooms and other environments subject to poor air quality. The rechargeable device is light and compact (smaller than most MP3 players), and can be worn comfortably around your neck (the conductive adjustable lanyard dramatically improves performance and increases run time) or positioned nearby to create a 3 foot sphere of cleaner healthier air. AirTamer’s Advanced Ionic Technology emits a constant stream of healthy negative ions that force airborne pollutants away from your personal space. Using electrostatic purification to repel atomic sized pollutants (e.g. viruses, pollen, smoke, molds and dust mites) that traditional air purifiers (e.g. HEPA) leave behind (providing 9 times more cleaning power than the competition). It is silent in operation and it’s extremely energy efficient technology provides 150+ hours of run time on one charge. Easily charged by included USB cable. Total Investment: $150

4. Anti-Radiation Laptop Pad

If there’s one thing that makes me cringe, it’s seeing a man or woman sitting with a laptop on their crotch, literally heating and radiating what are in my opinion relatively important organs. This can be easily remedied with some type of laptop pad that blocks radiation and heat. Simply place one of these under your laptop to shield your skin and organs. Total investment: $40-100.

5. Dirty Electricity Filters

Each room of my house is equipped with a Greenwave dirty electricity filter, and here’s why: any two houses in the same neighborhood can have the same 110-230 volts running through their internal wiring system, but the quality of electricity can vary by multiples of 10 or even 100, and these variations exist because of brief irregular changes in the voltage, which are known as transients.  Transients can be caused by external sources such as cellphone towers, or by internal sources, such as your own household appliances. An electrical filtering system is a means of transforming dirty electricity back into power by filtering out electromagnetic pollution in your power supply that is in the range of 4 to 150 Khz (these are some of the more dangerous ranges) If you live in an urban area, you have a lots of electrical appliances in your home (refrigerators, washer, dryer, oven, etc.) or you live in proximity to a cell phone tower, a pack of dirty electricity filters are a good idea, and they simply plug into each outlet in your home. Total investment: $50-150.

6. Laptop Grounding Cable

If your laptop only has two pins on the charging cable it is not grounded when you are using it, and this means that when it is plugged in, it can increase your body voltage when you are touching any part of the compute (body voltage is voltage measured between your body and the ground. Some laptops, such as MacBooks, do use 3-pin plugs, but not all. If you have a laptop with a 2-pin electrical plug, then you can use a grounding cable. This plugs into the USB port of your computer and then, via a 3-pin connection, the electrical outlet. Total investment: $8-20.

7. Earthing Footwear

After I’ve been sitting on an airplane all day traveling, or if I’m headed out for a trail run and I want to experience a surge of negative ions, or if I’m going somewhere where being barefoot could be considered gross or unfashionable, I use Earthing footwear. These are special sandals or shoes that are built with copper inserts and conductive laces which ground you electrically by allowing electron transfer from the planet Earth directly to your body, allowing you to combat the effects of positive ion exposure, radiation, and electrical pollution. I personally use a brand called Earth Runners for Tarahumara style minimalist running sandals, and another good company for Earthing footwear, including shoes, is “Pluggz”.

8. Cellphone Shield

It’s very difficult to block EMF from your cellphone, because for your cellpone to work, it must radiate, and the microwave radiation emitted by the phone must reach a cell tower, while the emissions from the cell tower must reach the phone. So when it comes to shielding your cellphone, the trick is to allow this communication to take place, but to minimize the amount of radiation that is “wasted” by being absorbed by the your body. One way to accomplish this is via the use of an airtube headset, which allows sound to travel in hollow tubes and allows you to keep the cell phone away from your head. But another method is to place a shield between the phone and your body. There are several styles of cellphone shields which block the emitted radiation on one side of the phone, and you should have that shield on the side of the phone between the phone and your body when using the phone or when the phone is in your pocket or purse. The shield should be at least as big as the phone, since the entire phone radiates, and not just the antenna. Brands will vary based on the model and size of your phone. Total investment: $20-50.

9. An EMF Meter

If you’re going through all this trouble, it makes sense to actually measure the effectiveness of your EMF blocking efforts. I have a podcast called ‘How To Hunt Down And Destroy Hidden Health Hazards In Your Environment’, and it’s an interview with the creator of the MyLapka, a small device that can measure nitrates in food, microwave radiation and electrical signals in a room, nuclear radiation, humidity, temperature, etc. While the MyLapka is a handy piece of technology to play with, you can also go for the gold standard in accuracy and get a Tri-Field EMF Meter or Guass Meter that allows you to measure the amount of electrical pollution in any room or near any outlet, and that can also be modified to measure your body voltage when you’re standing on or near electrical appliances, or you’re measuring whether something is actually affecting your body’s electrical rhythms.

10. EMF Blocking Underwear

The fact is, most of the electrical pollution shielding aprons, pants, shirts, etc. out there are unfashionable and downright ugly. And while the boxers and briefs that are lined with radiation shielding fabrics are also nothing to brag about in the fashion department, they are at least mostly hidden, most of the time. So when your cell phone is in your pocket or your laptop is in your lap, you’re at least getting a little bit of extra protection. Brands and styles vary, but especially for you guys out there, this may be about the most you ever spend on a pair of boxers. Total investment: $50-100.

Although you may get funny looks from your friends who visit you and see a giant Ethernet cable coming out of your router, you can at least rest confidently that you’re not constantly swimming in electrical pollution, and you can be completely comfortable with using yourself as an N=1 to see how much these hacks affect the way you feel, the way you think and the way you sleep.

The Second Toxin You Rarely Think About: Air Pollution

And then there’s air pollution. Last year, The American Lung Association reported the results of their measurement of levels of ozone and soot particles in the air in almost 1,000 U.S. cities and counties.

No surprises here, but Los Angeles is near the top of the most-polluted list, and not too far behind are the cities of Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Cincinnati, New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.

The cleanest cities (which actually did not have a single day of unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution) were Bismarck, North Dakota; Rapid City, South Dakota; and the Fort Myers and Palm Beach areas of Florida.

Whether your city is clean or dirty, you’ve no doubt at some point in your life been walked or run by the side of the road and experienced an intoxicating inhale of truck or car exhaust. And if you’re a recreational runner, cyclist, walker, or do any other mode of exercise in a polluted area or near a busy road, you should know whether that polluted air may be causing some damage to your body.

What happens to your body when you exercise in a polluted environment.

A 2004 review of pollution studies worldwide conducted in Australia found that during exercise, even low concentrations of airborne pollutants caused lung damage similar to the damage caused by high concentrations of airborne pollutants in people not working out. The researchers concluded that people who exercise outdoors, especially in polluted areas, should probably be more worried than they actually are.

How does this happen?

The polluted particles in the air can sail past your nasal hairs (the body’s first line of defense) and settle deep in your lungs. Some particles remain there, causing irritation and inflammation, and others migrate into your bloodstream, which can increase your risk of a heart attack and stroke. Because exercise means deeper breathing, more of these particles bypass your nasal filtering.

Another study that appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine found that women who lived in communities with relatively high levels of air pollution (in the form of tiny particles known as soot) were more likely to die from heart attacks compared to women who lived in cleaner air. Researchers concluded that fine soot particulates are definitely something to worry about, especially for athletes, who can take in elevated doses during exercise.

In addition, a 2005 study at the University of Edinburgh had healthy volunteers ride exercise bikes inside a laboratory for 30 minutes, while at the same time breathing piped-in diesel exhaust fumes at levels approximately similar to those you’d find beside a city highway at rush hour. Afterward, the researchers found that the blood vessels of the subjects were abnormally affected, specifically in a way that didn’t allow blood and oxygen to flow easily to the muscles. At the same time, levels of something called “tissue plasminogen activator,” a naturally-occurring protein that dissolves blood clots, significantly fell. Researchers concluded that exercising by a polluted road created ideal conditions for a heart attack, which can start when arteries constrict and a clot forms. Without sufficient levels of that tissue activator, the clot is not dissolved, the artery is blocked and the heart is damaged.

But it’s not all bad news.

In a recent study published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, entitled ‘Anti-inflammatory effects of aerobic exercise in mice exposed to air pollution,’ a longer timeline was used to study exercise in polluted environments. In previous studies, effects of polluted air were studied immediately after exercise, but not for an extended period of time. But in this study, a 5-week timeline was used. It turns out that mice exposed to diesel exhaust fumes (those poor mice!), in the absence of an exercise program, saw a dramatic spike in lung inflammation and free radical damage to their cells. But a group of mice that exercised while being exposed to the same level of pollution seemed to undergo changes over the 5 weeks that almost completely protected them from the pollution! Researchers concluded that long-term aerobic exercise presents protective effects, possibly by the body creating natural antioxidants that fight against the damage caused by pollution.

What about the effects of exercise and pollution in humans, and not in mice?

In humans, studies have found that daily hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular problems correlate with air-quality readings, as you might expect. But upon closer inspection, the health benefits of exercise seem to outweigh the risk of pollution. For example, in 2010, researchers in the Netherlands used epidemiological data to estimate that the effects of switching from a car to a bike for short daily trips in polluted cities would subtract between 0.8 and 40 days from the average life span – but the additional exercise would extend average life span by 3 to 14 months. So ultimately it turns out that when presented with the decision to exercise or not exercise in a polluted environment, it’s better for your overall lifespan to exercise!

Another study at the University of British Columbia’s Environmental Physiology Lab investigated subjects for 7 weeks. While cycling at a variety of intensities, one group was exposed to air with exhaust from a diesel engine, while another group breathed clean, filtered air. Researchers found that exercise could literally overpower the effect of the pollution in a similar manner that was noted previously in the mice!

Ultimately, the more research that is done on exercise and pollution, the more it’s appearing that the potent anti-inflammatory effects of exercise can counteract the damage from air pollution—and if you have to make a choice between not exercising or exercising in polluted air, it’s actually better to go out and exercise.

How can you minimise the damage from air pollution?

Even if you are going to make the decision to trust your body’s built-in protective abilities and exercise in polluted air, you should still take steps to minimize the damage.

My top five tips to keep you even safer from pollution while exercising…

Tip #1: Time Your Workouts And Time Outdoors
Due to heat from the sun and ozone-affecting pollution, air quality is lowest when the temperature is highest, so plan your outdoor exercise in the morning or evening times. 

Tip #2: Steer Clear of Roads
Avoid walking or biking along busy streets, where levels of pollutants tend to be significantly higher. By moving just a few feet away from the road, or preferably avoiding busy roads altogether, you can significantly lower airborne particle inhalation.

Tip #3: Do Your Research
At, you can check the EPA’s daily air quality forecast for most major cities, and then you can decide which day might be best for your outdoor run or bike ride.

Tip #4: Wear A Mask
I’ve personally resorted to wearing a filtration mask when I’m exercising in busy, polluted cities such as Bangkok and Hong Kong. Although I don’t get any fashion points, I have found that my “pollution nausea” tends to be significantly lower after a run in which I’ve worn a filtration mask.

Tip #5: Use Antioxidants
Sure, your body produces it’s own antioxidants, but it’s smart to give your body some help with food or supplements too. Look for foods high in antioxidants, such as pomegranates, blueberries, cherries, kale, and tomatoes (smoothies are a great way to get these in)– all of which can help you fight those free radicals even better!

That’s it! From food toxins, to biological toxins, to air pollution to EMF and beyond, you’re now equipped with everything you need to know to help make your body and help make this world a less polluted place. Thanks for reading, and feel free to visit my website for even more information, along with free podcasts and articles, on how you can do the most to detox yourself and your environment.