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Healthy Home and Garden
I cannot say this enough–so-called “air fresheners” are loaded with toxins that are associated with everything from asthma to endocrine disorders (infertility, thyroid, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT USE AIR FRESHENERS OR SCENTED CANDLES OR DRYER SHEETS. If you need to air out an odor–open a window. You may diffuse essential […]
Such a common complaint in the winter is dry skin! But those over-the-counter lotions (yes, including “natural” ones) can be laden with dangerous chemicals. I make a salve with beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and my favorite lavender essential oil. If I run out before I […]
I have posted on the dangers of triclosan before, but wanted to pass along some additional information–Not only is it in toothpaste, but also in soaps and cleaning products. I just heard, too, that it may be in grapefruit seed extract! Research continues to reveal adverse health effects of triclosan. […]
Here is an article that reveals some chemicals that have been known to increase the risk of breast cancer (and likely other cancers!). Please do all you can to reduce your exposure to solvents–gasoline, flame retardants, non-stick coatings, dry cleaning, etc.
Vermont has become the first state to require labeling of GMO foods. The law doesn’t go into effect for 2 years and the state is expecting opposition. Read more here.
Guess what–that so-called “safe” herbicide Round-up (by non-other than Monsanto) is now being found at elevated levels in breast milk. This flies in the face of Monsanto’s report that glycophosphates do not accumulate in the body and are therefore safe. It appears that these chemicals do indeed accumulate and therefore […]
This is an interesting pod-cast about how the lack of diet diversity is not only bad for our health, but bad for the planet, too. One way to achieve a more varied diet is to eat seasonally. An interesting perspective and experience of this is in Barbara Kingsolver’s book entitled […]
I have shared other reports about the dangers of BPA as well as a recent report about the dangers of plastics that are using alternatives to BPA. Guess what–none of them are good for us. PLEASE, avoid plastics as much as possible. Use glass as much as possible for your […]
Research is indicating a link between bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and an increased incidence of prostate cancer. Even low level exposures appear to increase the risk later in life. This is simply yet another reason to avoid BPA as much as possible: have your receipts emailed to you, avoid plastic […]