Birds are chirping and the air is warming, time to get outside! Are you thinking of starting a garden this year but need a little nudge? #1 – You like food that tastes good Have you ever tasted a tomato plucked fresh from the garden still warm from the sun? There is nothing like it.Read More
The Health Benefits of Earthing: Are You Connected?
Have you ever noticed a subtle tingling or sensation of warmth rising up from your feet during a barefoot stroll on a sandy beach or grassy field glistening with the morning dew? Did you feel revitalized at the end of your walk? If you did, you experienced the earth energizing your body. The fact isRead More
Sunscreen Ingredients – Your Best (and Worst) Options
All sunscreen is not created equal, and in fact, many products (including natural ones) that successfully prevent burn and sun damage are doing lots of other damage of their own. In a previous article about sun exposure, I talk about the benefits of catching some rays, and how to do so safely. This article isRead More
Fluoride: Natural Cavity Prevention Or Hazardous Chemical Waste?
Fluoride has equaled healthy teeth in American minds since it became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951 as a large scale cavity prevention measure. Today about 60% of US population gets fluoridated water on tap. If you shop in health food stores, you may see some toothpastes and mouthwashes labeledRead More
Choosing Fish For Your Health And The Environment
Fish are great sources of high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. But unfortunately in our modern world, there are two downsides to consider when you’re choosing fish to serve your family: possible mercury and PCB contamination, and the environmental impact of consuming certain fish. Mercury contamination in fish Today almost all fish and shellfish availableRead More
Plastic Sucks And Here’s Why
Before my son was born, I swore my house was not going to ever look like a toy box threw up there. Toys would be functional and fun, yet appealing to both children and adults’ aesthetic. And NO plastic toys! Because even BPA-free plastic sucks. But now a mom to a 2 ½ year oldRead More
Six Tips For Ultimate Sun Safety
Dust off the BBQ, practice those cannon balls, and – whatever you do – don’t forget the sunscreen. *wink wink* As a sun-loving half-Filipino gal, I’m not convinced that solar rays are the primary cause of early wrinkles or skin cancer. But in the name of sun safety, most folks I know prefer to slather on protective creamsRead More
Treating Teenage Acne
Isn’t high school challenging enough without white heads, black heads, pustules, and scars? While teenage acne may seem to be a standard part of most adolescents’ lives, there are gentle and effective ways to reduce or resolve skin blemishes without resorting to potentially dangerous medications. Acne is the external manifestation of imbalances on the body’sRead More