Back to School Series: Fight the Lice

school kidsAm I the only one who starts scratching their head as soon as they hear the word lice? It may be one of the most dreaded words a parent can hear once school has started. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for children 3 to 11 years of age, an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States. Fortunately, in most cases, lice can be treated easily and although annoying, they are harmless. In fact the The American Academy of Pediatrics does not endorse “no-nit” policies that exclude children from school because nits are present. And if you think it could never happen to your kid, think again… lice are equal opportunity pests! Anyone can find themselves in the situation of needing to fight the lice. Continue reading “Back to School Series: Fight the Lice”

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A Healthier Home – Inside and Out

cleaning-products2Being kind to the environment involves not only what we use outdoors in our gardens and landscape, but also what we are using indoors in our living spaces. Indoor products such as cleaning agents, detergents and personal care items contain chemicals that can contaminate our homes, contribute to health complaints, and end up in our environment, affecting plants, animals and our ecosystem. These products that we use daily may contain formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene, as well as many other chemicals. It is important to educate ourselves about the products we use and understand how they can affect us. By switching to natural home cleaning and personal care products, you can reduce possible harmful exposure, while promoting a healthier home and planet. Continue reading “A Healthier Home – Inside and Out”

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A Healthy Home – Some Steps to Take

cleaning-productsThe decision to start creating a healthy home is not always an easy one. Many people feel overwhelmed and confused by the process. I often hear questions like: What is a healthy home? Where do I begin? What might be toxic for me and my family? Remember, changing to a healthier way of life is a learning process. It does not happen overnight. Each move is a stepping stone toward the goal of healthier living. Be patient. This should be an exciting and positive experience. Here is some information to help you on your journey.

Most detergents, commercial cleaning agents and personal hygiene products populating grocery shelves contain chemicals that can contaminate our homes, contribute to health complaints, and end up in our environment, affecting plants, animals and our ecosystem. These daily-used products may contain formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene, as well as many other chemicals. It is important to educate ourselves about the products we use and understand how they can affect us. By switching to natural home cleaning and personal care products, you can reduce possible harmful exposure, while promoting a healthier home and planet. Continue reading “A Healthy Home – Some Steps to Take”

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Robyn O’Brien: What’s Really in Our Food

This video clip of Robyn O’Brien speaking about our food, and what began to happen to it particularly in the 1990’s, is powerful, educational, inspiring, and so much more. PLEASE watch it. Worth every second.

The inspiring Robyn O’Brien will be a guest on our radio show August 21st.  Mark your calenders – it will be worth the listen!

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Harmful Chemicals in Shampoo

Eco-coaching clients often ask me about personal care products, wanting to know which ones I buy for my family. Shampoos, conditioners, and cleansers are awash in synthetic and chemical ingredients. Yet most Americans continue to use them, buying these products in their local drug store. Do yourself a favor—break this habit. Continue reading “Harmful Chemicals in Shampoo”

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