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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...
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) just released an interactive tool that is meant to increase awareness of the key sources of polyvinyl chloride...
As I scrambled last year to aggressively study the link between nutrition and disease (soon after my husband was admitted into the hospital), I never understood why I had...
    Per the Marine Stewardship Council's website, when it comes to seafood, the bright blue eco-label of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been an...
Updated: You may be interested to read Which air purifier I use for my family.   While researching tips for choosing a new water filter, I also started to gather...
One of my family's many joys of the summer and fall season is shopping at farmers' markets.  For us, going to the market is more than just stocking up on our favorite...
  Viewing the comprehensive and impressive milk ads helped me understand why I had grown up thinking that I should drink more milk, why the perception of milk was so...
Soon after my first daughter was born about 3 years ago, I spent a fair amount of money hiring an infant CPR expert to come to our home to train our nanny, my husband, and...
Lanolin: Used for ages, lanolin is the natural oil found on the wool of sheep (it is also known as wool fat or grease).  A natural emollient, it makes skin soft, and...
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