Reducing chemical and environmental exposures can only benefit our health and give our bodies the best chance at meeting challenges we face. See these simple ideas to get started.
Flame retardants are in everyday products even though they have been shown to cause cancer, birth defects and learning issues. Know what products contain fire retardants and how to minimize exposure, especially for children who are at greatest risk.
Chemical sunscreen can contain ingredients that can increase risk of skin cancer and cause other disorders. The best way to protect skin from sun damage is to avoid a few key ingredients and choose safe, healthy sunblock. Here is how.
It's important to know that UV-protective swimwear can contain harmful chemical additives. Learn how to avoid these chemicals that permanently bind to skin and find out which brands do not contain these additives.
Many mason jar canning lids contain BPA which acts like estrogen in the body, disrupting normal hormone regulation. BPA-free claims may not be enough. Find out how to find healthy canning jars.
To give tomato plants proper support, maximize sun exposure, reduce plant disease and keep fruit off the soil, a tomato trellis is a great option. You can make your own tomato trellis using supplies from a home improvement store. Here is a list of supplies and instructions for how to build your own...
Hiring a birth doula is an important step in ensuring a healthy childbirth. Whether planning a natural or medicated birth, find out how a doula can be valuable to you.
The cost of starting a raised-bed garden can be offset in one season with the food that's grown. Growing your own organic food can have a big impact on money savings.
Cord blood banking and stem cell research are both ever-changing issues. Discover the latest choices, warnings and resources to make an informed decision on banking newborn stem cells.
Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise; it's important to understand what these mean when deciding where to give birth.
A comprehensive resource for making homemade food dye from natural sources ~ food! Use natural dyes to add color to cakes, frosting or Easter eggs. Great recipes for birthdays and other celebrations.
We should be limiting our total exposure to fluoride from tea, based on the potential dangers associated with fluoride exposure and the high levels present in many types of tea. At the same time, incorporating benefits from different types of teas provides a wide variety of benefits.
Is fluoride added to your water? Is fluoride healthy? Should babies drink fluoridated water? What do the latest studies show about the side effects of fluoridated water?
There are a few simple steps everyone can take against GMOs in the food supply. Every consumer has the power to shift the market and have their voice heard in the GMO debate.
Understand what the scientific community is reporting about the side effects of eating genetically modified foods. Studies show links to obesity, diabetes, food allergies, cancer, and fertility problems.
Understand how to make healthier popcorn at home by avoiding genetically modified ingredients. Here are the facts on corn products.
A blunt force to the chest by a ball, helmet or elbow during a sporting event can cause sudden cardiac arrest and is fatal in most cases. Children are especially vulnerable. Check out the facts and what action to take to prevent and avoid.
The sustainability of tropical rainforests and peat swamp forests in Indonesia and Malaysia is being threatened by palm oil production. Clearing these valuable rainforests to build palm oil plantations has increased to meet the demand for palm oil in consumer products. You can help reduce that...
There are a few important things to consider in choosing your coffee. The best is a coffee free of toxins to maximize health benefits. Some coffee certifications matter more than others.
Much like our food system, vitamins and medicine in the United States are laced with poisonous substances known as artificial dyes. Here's a practical plan for identifying which products to avoid and stop allowing these toxins into our bodies!