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Healing Our Planet Heals Our Bodies

Healing Our Planet Heals Our Bodies

Green Ooze On The Highway. When the story first broke, officials indicated the neon green sludge pouring out onto the freeway was nothing to be concerned about. Yeah, I didn’t believe them either. Come to find out the substance was actually hexavalent ...
Windows Of Susceptibility

Windows Of Susceptibility

Critical Times Of Development. Exposure to environmental chemicals, especially when the eggs and sperm are being formed, the fetus is developing in the womb, and during early childhood, contribute to the root cause of so many health conditions and ...
Knowledge And Action

Knowledge And Action

Or Unlearning. “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action,” author Jim Rohn writes. But sometimes we must first unlearn what we once believed to be true before we’re able to learn and take action. One of my ...
A Hole In The Water

A Hole In The Water

Testing, Testing. You’ve checked the Environmental Working Group’s Tap Water Database to analyze the pollutants in your city’s drinking water, but what if you have well water? How can you check the quality and safety of the water that you cook with, ...
Don’t Burn The Toast!

Don’t Burn The Toast!

Acrylamide And Other Chemicals. Toasting bread to a light brown color, rather than a dark brown color, lowers the amount of acrylamide. This chemical can be formed when potatoes or grains are fried, baked, or roasted. Think French fries and potato chips ...
Living With, Living Without

Living With, Living Without

Living Without Meat. In 2008, approximately 34 million pounds of hexane were released into the environment in the U.S.  Are you consuming this neurotoxic industrial chemical? You just may be if you are eating vegan meat alternatives made from soy such ...
Back To School Health Concerns

Back To School Health Concerns

Beginning With Lice. September is “Head Lice Prevention Month” because it’s back to school for kids. Because of the risky chemicals typically used in head lice treatment, Made Safe published a 9-page guide to help parents find safer solutions, such as ...
Vitamin And Herb Supplements

Vitamin And Herb Supplements

Safe Or Unsafe? Most of the time when people buy a health supplement they look at the nutrition label to make sure they are getting the amount of nutrients they wanted, for example 500 mg of calcium. What they don’t do is look further down the ...
Fresh, Seasonal, Locally Grown

Fresh, Seasonal, Locally Grown

Where Did All The Farmers Go? There were 7.6 million family farmworkers – nearly 64% of the labor force – in the mid 1800s, while today that number is a mere 1.9 million. Families living on farms tended to eat well because fruits, vegetables, milk,, ...
Mosquitos And Ticks – It’s Spring!

Mosquitos And Ticks – It’s Spring!

Climate Change Brings More Bugs. Brown marmorated stink bugs made their way to Michigan in 2017. Although they don’t bite, they are a huge nuisance both inside homes and in fruit orchards and gardens. They also stink. Unfortunately, climbing ...
Beauty And The Toxic Beast

Beauty And The Toxic Beast

Lead And Coal Tar On Your Head. There are hundreds of hair dye products that consumers can choose from, and in those hundreds of products are combinations of more than 5,000 different chemicals that are not always listed on the label. It’s important ...
Protecting Pets From Chemical Exposure

Protecting Pets From Chemical Exposure

Beginning With Flea And Tick Products. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, many of the chemicals allowed for use on our pets are linked to health concerns in human beings – things like respiratory problems, cancer, skin irritation, GI ...