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Finding a Link Between Happiness and Health

wellness Mar 21, 2017

Like so many of us social media users, I am addicted to Pinterest.  I’m addicted for many different reasons, but lately, I’ve been spending my time browsing inspirational quotes, and repinning my favorites so I can revisit them when I need a motivational pick-me-up.  Recently I came across a pin that I found particularly striking:

“I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health.”

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I liked this quote (loosely translated from Voltaire)...

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Faux Gras: A Delicious Vegan Foie Gras

diet Mar 21, 2017

 

by guest writer

 

A few weeks ago, I attended a fascinating event on sustainable food systems and urban agriculture. After the two-hour seminar on the current state of our food system and its future, there was a lovely reception with local food and wine vendors. The food was delicious! My absolute favorite dish that night was called "Faux Gras" made by The Regal Vegan.

 

Faux Gras by The Regal Vegan; Toasted Walnut Lentil Pate

 

The Faux Gras is a gluten-free, all...

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Coconut Water: Nature's Best Sport Drink

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

 

by guest writer

 

Whenever my body is feeling run down, whether I'm fighting a cold or feeling dehydrated, I have discovered coconut water cures my pain. About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced coconut water to me when I was complaining of bad stomach pains. Prone to stomach issues, I thought I had figured out all the tricks to soothe an upset stomach (hot water with lemon and mint is a favorite). Yet, when the pain persisted I took my friend's advice and tried some coconut...

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Cell Phone Risks: Texting Is Healthier!

cancer children emf Mar 21, 2017

I just finished reviewing the 2008 - 2009 Annual Report to the U.S. President titled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now (the "Report"), created by the President's Cancer Panel. It was eye-opening and I'll be writing about a number of lessons learned in future posts. This post, however, is about the unknown risks from wireless devices.

We Do Not Have Enough Data To Fully Understand The Safety / Hazards of Radiation From Wireless Devices

"Sharp controversy exists in the...

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Beware of Microwave Popcorn

diet Mar 21, 2017

Throughout all the books and online articles that I had reviewed about health and non-toxic products, I had never read anything about the hazards in microwave popcorn. Recently, however, I was reading an article in The New York Times Magazine and the author casually mentioned that she and her family avoid microwave popcorn because of the lining.  So I immediately went online to research this and wish I knew more about this earlier, especially when I was pregnant.  Oh well, better...

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Autism: A Quality Discussion

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

I was thrilled to discover that Dr. Oz had led a discussion on autism -- its possible causes and solutions. Several physicians on the show agreed that the quality of food that we feed our children (and ourselves!) is influential in many cases. Other topics covered are the role of vaccines, environment, and mother's age.

One in every 110 children born in the US will be diagnosed with autism. Please click on the image below to view the discussion among Dr. Oz, a panel of experts and...

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As Mom and Wife, Why I've been Exploring A Holistic Approach to Health...

diet Mar 21, 2017

MY REMINDER OF THE FRAGILITY OF HEALTH AND LIFE...

In early March 2009, a "spontaneous" carotid artery dissection occurred in my forty-year old husband.  The interior lining of one of his carotid arteries, which is a major vessel that supplies blood to the brain, tore.  Three pseudo-aneurysms developed and he was in the hospital for about a week, as doctors proactively prevented a stroke.  Needless to say, this was pretty traumatic.

From meeting my husband, you would think...

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Sophia's Motivation for Creating A to Z of D-Toxing

overview Mar 21, 2017

Health-conscious mother of three, Sophia Ruan Gushée thought she knew how to be healthy. Only after she became a mother did she become aware of an overlooked influence on health: toxic exposures. These pervade not just our outdoor environments but also our homes, bodies, and diet. Their impact on health can be most influential during periods of rapid biological development, which makes protecting children a top priority. Inspired to become a truly conscious parent and to provide her...

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4 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Organic Woman

Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and for those who celebrate by buying gifts for the one we love, the options can sometimes seem...uninspired. While it's easy to pop into a drugstore featuring an aisle of chocolate in heart-shaped boxes and colorful perfumes and lotions, so many of these items don't give our bodies any love. In fact, conventional chocolates are so processed and made with sweet and fattening fillers, that most of chocolate's purported health benefits are lost. And the...

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Detox Your Home of a New Type of Pollution: EMFs

emf indoor air Jan 31, 2017

 

Recently, I was a guest on Leslie Reichert's podcast series Clean Green Talk. We talked about a less well-known pollution in our homes: electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs are generated from our appliances, wifi devices, and more.

In this episode, key topics discuss are below.

  • Why are EMFs considered a type of air pollution, and how can they affect our health?
  • How are we exposed to EMFs in the home?
  • What inspired me to learn about EMF pollution in the home
  • Health benefits I...
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