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Beauty & Personal Care

Should You Switch to Organic Tampons & Pads?

There is no shortage of blog posts out there with terrifying headlines about how toxic pads and tampons are. But what’s the actual risk and should you be switching to organic tampons and pads, or other menstrual products entirely? I’m digging into the issue here so you can feel confident about the choices you make

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Babies & Children

How to Treat Eczema Naturally

One of the most common requests I see from parents is how to treat eczema naturally. I wanted to give you the expert guidance on this topic, so I invited Dr. Alexis Reid to write this week’s blog post. Dr. Alexis is a naturopathic doctor, toxicologist, and chemical engineer. Oh, and she also has her

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Beauty & Personal Care

4 Best Natural Sunscreens for 2019

If you’ve been delaying making the switch to natural sunscreens, this might help make it happen: The US FDA is now re-considering their opinion that sunscreen chemicals do not get absorbed at high enough concentrations to require safety testing. Crazy how something many of us apply almost every day throughout the summer hasn’t actually been

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Indoor Air Quality

Is Mold In Your Home Dangerous?

Spring is here, and while there are so many great things that come with it, there are definitely some challenges. As the weather gets warmer, the air also holds more moisture. Which means our homes may become more susceptible to mold. But is mold dangerous if it’s in your home? And how do you know

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Women's Health

5 Ways to Overcome Fatigue

We’re all tired. Aren’t we?  It certainly seems like most people I talk to tell me how tired they are – how they struggle to get through their day, how they barely have enough energy to work, let alone to parent, exercise, and socialize in the way that they want to. And if we’re all

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Ingredient Safety

Is Fluoride Safe?

If you already know the answer you want to hear, you will have no difficulty finding enough articles, studies, and position papers to support it. For every “yes, fluoride is safe” there’s a “no, fluoride is toxic”, and everything in between. Each side has compelling rebuttals against the other, and they all have dozens of

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Babies & Children

How to Healthproof Your Home for Your Baby

When you have a new baby on the way, you probably have babyproofing on the mind. But while basic modifications are important to make sure they don’t fall down the stairs and to protect them from sharp corners, there’s something else you might be forgetting: chronic disease prevention. Yes, you should be healthproofing your home

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Indoor Air Quality

Can Plants Actually Purify the Air in Your Home?

One question that comes up again and again in my community is how to improve indoor air quality. And one answer is repeated often: just use plants. Sounds good, right? Plants are cost-effective, pretty, and all-natural. What’s not to love?! Well, if you’re actually wanting to remove toxins from your home, running out and buying

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Indoor Air Quality

6 Ways to Get Rid of that Toxic New Home Smell

Congratulations! You’re about to (or maybe already have) moved into a brand new or newly renovated home. Surviving a construction project is no small feat and now you’re ready to make your new space your own. But there’s one thing you need to think about before you get too comfortable, and it has to do

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