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Furniture for Kids that are conscious of both the planet and our homes

Below is a list from of cute, low-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and design elements for the children's rooms!  Below are a few more eco-chic products. ...
After recently reading in Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter that she tries to feed her children a tablespoon of lemon flavored flaxseed oil every morning, I thought, "lemon...
Sometimes becoming an expert leads to a more narrow perspective I come from a family of doctors so I have the deepest respect for them. I understand the intelligence,...
Stainless Steel Lunchbots Set of 4 A few people have been asking which food containers we use since many people are not aware of alternatives to plastic food...
Energy Optimization Session in Noho, NYC October 26, 2010 We had a lovely turnout at last night's session on Energy Optimization! We were able to offer free samples of...

Banana Peels for Your Skin?

A Banana Plant My mother recently called, excited to share a new discovery: banana peels as skin care. She's had patches of itchy, rough patches of skin on her...
  Some of you may have heard of the book, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey; or, perhaps you have seen the author, Dr. Jill Taylor, on The...
"I studied the Kung San tribe of South Africa and discovered that their babies very rarely cry. Mothers soothe and calm their babies very quickly.  They carry...

Juicing

I've been juicing for about one month now and this new routine has changed my life! "Juicing" for me entails a homemade green / vegetable / fruit juice first thing in the...
Celery Root Soup by Tal Ronnen Sometime last year, I was watching a chef on Oprah make a gourmet, dairy-free soup: Celery Root Soup with Granny Apples.  It looked...
Tavern on the Green in Central Park, NYC Last year, I was introduced to the concept of detoxing one's body for pregnancy through monthly meetings at Tavern on the Green in...
  The Alma Papa Crib comes with a low toxic Coco-mat mattress. Please note that this article was originally written in 2012. Already an owner of two cribs for my two...
My three-year-old daughter loves packing.  She packs for hours. Since I've recently been discovering some great low-toxic lunchboxes (we just received our PlanetBox...
RMS Beauty products were used on Giselle in this photoshoot for H&M. Spring is around the corner!  With warmer weather and more sunshine, I'm excited to start...

Our New, Double Stroller: UppaBaby Vista 2010

Over Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I were admiring the new UppaBaby Vista 2010 stroller that friends of ours just purchased for their newborn.  In many ways, it...

3 Mistakes We Make When Spring Cleaning

When cleaning our homes, few people realize how our cleaning approach affects indoor air quality and human health. Often, important considerations...
Keywords: beauty supplements, dietary supplements, green tea extract, mushroom extract, collagen supplments By Nutritional Supplements, also called dietary supplements, I'm...
BPA, commonly found in plastics, is a potent hormone disruptor that is increasingly linked to health effects like brain and behavior changes, cancer, and reproductive...

Finding The Healthiest Brands Of Greek Yogurt

High in protein, and low in sugar and carbs, Greek yogurt has quickly become one of America's favorite health foods. But with antibiotics and GMOs so common in our milk...

Find Out Why Digital Screens May Be Giving You A Terrible Sleep!

by Ashley Cooke   Similar to the lives of so many others, my life is filled with screens. I begin, continue, and end my day by checking my phone for emails, doing...
In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby...

Top Toys That Empower Children, Especially Girls

In a world that is increasingly driven by technology, skills in the STEM fields (that's science, technology, engineering and math,) are more relevant than ever in our...

"The Creativity Crisis"

Fall is here and so is the back-to-school season! I've been looking forward to the routines and structure, investigating which activities to enroll my three-year-old. At...
Sleep deprived by my 4 week old- and 2.5 year old- daughters, I do often times try to race through the present by focusing on the future, like when we can all go out to a...

Sanskrit Chanting -- For Kids Too?

A few years ago, I completed a yoga teacher training program. I had been interested enough in yoga that I wanted to pursue this program as an introductory overview of...
This week has been a very emotional week for my three-year-old and I. She's been communicating a series of alarming messages; including the claim that her nanny hits her...
From one of my mommy email groups: Real Mothers don't eat quiche; They don't have time to make it. Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils Are probably in the...
Last Saturday I had a tough night. The trouble started when I couldn't sleep, and no matter what I did to doze off, I stayed wide awake into the early...
Hi everyone!  I'm excited to start blogging again.  During my online silence, I've been hard at work offline on my first book, which is about environmental health...
After reading The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell, I became panicked about my family diet as it convinced me that consuming animal protein -- including dairy -- is not...

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