Health, Taken Seriously

Health, Taken Seriously

My first organic purchase was in 2000. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I were shopping at a Whole Foods in Southern California. After hearing about how conventional chickens were treated, we became committed to buying organic eggs and chicken. Soon after that, organic dairy and soymilk followed. But it […]

Two years ago, I read an issue of Mothering magazine that talked about a personal care products database online. I could go look up the personal care products I used to check their safety. Products are scored on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being the safest and 10 being the most hazardous. […]

Filed under: Chemicals, Personal Care Products on September 21st, 2007 1 Comment »

It didn’t take long for me to decide that I seriously disliked modern children’s toys. They were all made with cheap plastic, most were battery operated, they were loud and obnoxious and seemed to leave little to the imagination, and they broke easily. What happened to good old toys that were simple and […]

Filed under: Children on September 18th, 2007 No Comments »

How do you go about choosing which cleaning products to buy? Do you pick what your mother used when you were growing up? Do you reach for whatever is on sale? Do you choose your laundry detergent because you like the scent? Have you ever turned over the bottle of a cleaning product and looked […]

Filed under: Environment, Chemicals, Cleaning on September 12th, 2007 4 Comments »

My background is in exercise. I have a B.S. in Sports Medicine, taught Tae Bo in college, and used to be a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA). It probably goes without saying that I do in fact enjoy exercise since I spent so much of my life studying its benefits and practicing […]

Filed under: Exercise on September 10th, 2007 No Comments »

My first experience with the power of nutrition was in high school. I had developed a horrible case of bronchitis. After months of seeing conventional doctors and being put on three increasingly more potent doses of antibiotics, I was only getting worse. Finally, my mother took me to see a nutritionist. […]

Filed under: Food and Nutrition on September 3rd, 2007 3 Comments »