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Healthy Holiday Eating

Even the healthiest eaters can run into temptations, abundance, and sugar overload during the holiday season. It’s almost unavoidable; there’s always that neighborhood party you have to attend, or that tray of goodies in the staff lounge, or the giant box of chocolates gifted to you by your mother-in-law. I’ve never been one to say, […]

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Stop the Spray! Spray sunscreens are awful for your health.

Crashing waves. Sand warming your toes. Bright rays of the joyful sun. Vibrant laughter floating on the seabreeze, as well as….PSHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsssssssssssssssst! Oxybenzone entering your lungs… Without fail, each summer, beaches up and down the coasts (and playgrounds, sporting events, picnic areas, and campsites across the country) are infiltrated with families who insist upon using spray […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Paleo Diet Is Pathetic

I can’t get away from it. The Paleo. It’s everywhere. My natural grocery store has a display devoted to Paleo cookbooks and reference texts. The blogosphere is all but saturated with titles like Paleo Hacks, Paleo on a Budget, Everyday Paleo, and The Paleo Plan. My damn Pinterest feed is littered with Paleo affirmations. Hell, […]

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From Bad Teeth to Good Teeth: Learn More About Natural Oral Health

Natural tooth care is an aspect of my health that I have only begun to explore. Years ago, we stopped using toothpaste with fluoride, after learning of the potential dangers. I can happily note that our instances of cavities has not increased. But beyond changing the type of products we buy (and, of course, maintaining […]

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Unacceptable Levels: Support an Incredible Film & Enter to Win $2800 in Non-Toxic Products

I first shared information about filmmaker Ed Brown’s project, Unacceptable Levels, in April, when Ed first started spreading the news about his film. I was so excited that this film can spread the truth about the unregulated chemicals being used in our daily lives. A few facts which Unacceptable Levels reveals: Before you walked out […]

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When a Bumbo Takes Precedence: Rethinking Childhood Hazards

Last week, my Facebook and Twitter feeds were full of admonishments about the Bumbo chair and its vicious, evil, and life-threatening properties. “Bumbos were recalled!” I was not the only parent/blogger who thought this reaction was a completely ridiculous worry, and I tweeted this in reply to the hub-bub: Bumbos: recalled after 2 dz skull […]

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Exciting, *FREE* Online Event: Real Food Summit

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am so pleased to pass along information on an exciting event occurring next week: the Real Food Summit brought to you by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.  Real Food Summit is a FREE online conference consisting of presentations from real food experts including farmers, doctors, researchers and authors. You won’t want to […]

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Toxic Baby: a TED Talk & Film You MUST See

I wanted to scream, “YES!…YES!” and dive into the middle of the street and set up a drive-in theater and force the public to view this TED Talk from Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and Tyrone Hayes when I first saw it. But that seemed, well, akin to a frenzied dictator. So, I share it with you, […]

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