Articles Tagged “Non Toxic Living”

Buying Organic

Is it hard to eat all organic food?

Is it really that hard to eat all organic food?

Healthy Children

A Wake-Up Story

Time to Wake Up!

Diabetes Testing

What is the true cause of so much diabetes nowadays?

Diabetes mellitus is usually referred to as Diabetes or DM.

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What Everyone Should Know about Detoxing

Detoxification – what is it, and why do people pursue it? Although we see new ads for detox diets every day, it’s hard to grapple with the cost of what it hopes to accomplish: a cleansing of the body. Simply put, where do healthy lifestyle choices clash with trendy, in vogue advertisements? At its core, detoxification speaks to the process of purifying/cleansing the body of a drug, alcohol, or other toxins or poisons. As argued by many in the world of health-minded infomercials, our bodies are constantly filled with these toxins through poor choice of diet, exposure to bad environments, and other poor lifestyle choices. Through the detoxification process, however, […]

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Spring into Action! Making a Spring Season To-Do List

With spring all but upon us, now’s the time to make your to-do list. A well-thought out list will help guide you through the season, it will clearly outline the most important projects, and it will save time down the road. From indoors to outdoors, and from sustainability to frugality, this to-do list will help you in more ways than one. Outdoors #1: Spring Cleaning for the Yard One of the first things good to get out of the way is spring cleaning for the yard. Remove all the weeds that have begun to invade your yard, fix your broken fences or mailbox, trim those now overbearing branches from shrubs […]

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5 ‘Musts’ for the Green, Healthy Home

There are many things we can do in life to help protect our health and homes. From focus on air and water quality to commitments to the reduction of energy use, we can all help ensure the longevity of our bodies and our planet. Here are the top four ‘must haves’ for every home looking for an eco-safe and healthy environment. 1. Be Your Own Farmer Worried about GMOs, pesticides, waxes, preservatives, or cross contamination? The sure-fire way around these health risks is a simple one: be your own farmer. Don’t worry, this isn’t as hard as it sounds. First, take a small plot of your land and turn it […]

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Natural Vending Machines: Why You Should Consider Planting a Fruit Tree

Vending machines – who needs ‘em? For millennia, nature has provided us with delectable, nutritious, and convenient treats, so it always behooves me as to why we spending hundreds on metal boxes that usually only contain unhealthy foods. Not convinced? Here’s a list of why you should plant a fruit tree, nature’s favorite vending machine. For anyone who’s unfamiliar with fruit trees, there is a large variety to choose from, and it really depends on preference. That’s not to say you can choose whatever you’d like, though; remember, always be mindful of your climate! Some fruits, like apples, grow in every state, but this isn’t characteristic of every fruit. 1. […]

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Natures Garden Therapies – Handmade products from Mother Earth

It is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” and Candace Hall’s journey is a perfect example of that.  Despite her best efforts, Candace‘s baby broke out with rashes whenever a baby product was applied. Faced with her child’s continued discomfort, Candace became resourceful. Through a creative effort, she remedied the problem by creating her own line of natural bath and beauty products called, Natures Garden Therapies. The skin is the largest organ of the body and for many of us we are not fully aware that what we put on our skin enters our body.  Candace’s rule of thumb is, “You never want to put anything on your body […]

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7 Reasons You Should Start Composting

Composting offers a number of benefits – some of them economical, some of them environmental – but above all, it offers an easy way to turn that tiny vegetable garden into a cornucopia of delicious and healthy food. There are a number of ways to start composting, as well as a few things you’ll want to avoid. Just remember: the sooner you start, the sooner you can put that compost to work! So, why compost? Number 1. Composting Enriches the Soil When you toss your food waste into a pile, add some worms, and allow those flies to get at it, you’re essentially creating dirt. This isn’t any normal dirt, […]

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The Line Up: Plastic, Aluminum, Glass – Which is the best choice?

As the population of the world grows, the output of trash steadily increases. The oceans are already polluted with dense fields of waste, most of it being non-biodegradable plastics. The first step to combating this epidemic is changing our behavior, specifically our purchasing power. Next time you reach for a drink, what will you choose: plastic, aluminum, or glass? It’s important to realize there is no one perfect solution; every option comes with its own set of pros and cons. That said, let’s see how our options stack up. Perhaps we can come up with some kind of conclusion! Plastic Plastic is an unbelievably useful material in the world today. […]