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The Secret to Bill Clinton's Weight Loss

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

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 not heard about many of the scientific findings discussed by The China Study. The answer (mainly a plant-based diet) still remains mysterious. However, I was relieved to learn that former President Bill Clinton has relied on the guidance of the team of doctors -- including the authors of The China Study -- that I identified...

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Tip on Buying Safe Seafood

diet Mar 21, 2017

 

 

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 important part of European seafood shoppers' experience for years - and it's growing in recognition here in the United States. Consumers like you can feel confident that this label is the most credible sustainable seafood eco-label in the marketplace today.

From its website:

Vision

Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming...

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Tips for Buying an Air Purifier

indoor air lungs Mar 21, 2017

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 information on selecting the best air purifiers. Just like water filters, I found this subject to be complicated and time consuming!  With so many options on the market for consumers, it can be difficult to choose the best fit.  For those searching for an air purifier to use in their home, below are a few...

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Why Do Wolfgang Puck, Michael Pollan and Alice Waters Recommend Buying Local Produce? Because of the Taste!

diet Mar 21, 2017

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 fruits and veggies, but is a pleasant outing where we feel more connected to nature and the community.  I always felt like there was something special about the produce sold at the farmers' market, which is why I was so excited when I saw the documentary Food Fight (available now on Netflix,) which tells...

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Dairy -- Why The HUGE Misunderstanding? Milk Ads

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

 

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 disconnected from the scientific studies that I've been reading about lately. See below...

"The dairy industry...is particularly powerful in this country. Founded in 1915, the well-organized, well-funded National Dairy Council has been promoting milk for almost a hundred years. In 1995, two major milk industry groups put a...

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A Parenting Must-Have: Infant CPR Video

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

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 myself. Learning the CPR skills during this session, after a long day at work, was challenging (my brain and body were exhausted), especially as we approached the end of the two hour session! I had the best intentions to practice afterwards, but I never did. (I was lucky that I never had to test my CPR skills!)

A few months...

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Organic Baby Creams: Our Experience

baby children Mar 21, 2017

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 is also acquired without having to kill an animal.  On the downside, lanolin can be contaminated if the sheep has been exposed to chemicals.  Therefore, be careful to look for the pure (ultrapure) variety.

Zinc oxide: It provides a protective barrier on baby's bottom and is safe to use.

Calendula: An excellent...

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Baby Shampoo

shampoo Mar 21, 2017

 

Update March 2013: Since I wrote this post in February 2009, I've had two more children. The longer that I've been a mom, the more pure I've become in what I use for my children and for myself when pregnant or nursing. Today, I use Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild liquid soap (the bar soap too) as a body wash and shampoo. I prefer the simple ingredient list. If I didn't have Dr. Bronner's, then I'd still feel comfortable using the California Baby options below. Remember to choose fragrance...

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Baby Toothbrush: Getting Baby to Brush Just Got Easier

baby Mar 21, 2017

Before getting this toothbrush, my daughter had a couple traditional (non-electronic) children's toothbrushes.  This electronic toothbrush has made it much easier for me to get my daughter to brush her teeth!  I can't get her to stop brushing her teeth with this brush!  My only complaint is that after having it just maybe 1-2 months, the brush looks like it needs replacing, maybe because my daughter is biting on the brush head, maybe because of another reason.  After...

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Baby Toothpaste

baby Mar 21, 2017

From BabyCenter.com:

When does my child need fluoride and how can I tell if he's getting the right amount?

Developing teeth can certainly benefit from a little fluoride.  This mineral prevents tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and making it more resistant to acids and harmful bacteria. Most municipal water supplies are fortified with fluoride. (Call your local water authority or ask your dentist about yours.)  If it isn't, or if you get your water from a well, consider...

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