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Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

Nov 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

BPA (Bisphenol-A) caught the attention of media and parents circa 2007. Gradually, more of the public and even major retailers became concerned about the potential health...

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4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

Aug 27, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Dinner plates are often made of glass or ceramic. For children, however, these materials can be dangerous: One swipe of the arm, and their plate is on the floor, accompanied by a heap of...

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Ceramic-Coated versus Teflon Cookware: Which one is healthier?

Aug 24, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Ceramic-coated versus Teflon cookware: Which one is healthier? Below are key pros and cons of ceramic-coated cookware versus Teflon-coated cookware.

Ceramic versus Teflon cookware

Teflon

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Phased Out PFCs Stick Around

Mar 12, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

With chemicals that are banned or phased out, you expect them not to be a concern anymore, right?

The reality is: Chemicals, like PFCs, stick around for years, even...

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Laptop Radiation: 12 Advanced Tips to Protect Yourself Further

Jul 19, 2017
 

 

If you have read the article "Use Your Laptop Safely: 6 Tips to Get Started" and are looking for additional tips to protect yourself from computer / laptop radiation, then this article offers 12 tips to consider.

12 Tips to Protect...

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9 Tips to Protect From Electromagnetic Radiation

Jul 04, 2017
 

I have been encountering the topic of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) much more frequently. At first, I started learning about how our consumer products (including appliances and cell phones) can contribute to our surrounding EMFs. As I...

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Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe & Directions (Vegan)

Jun 06, 2017

Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe (Vegan)

Guess which ingredients make this delicious vegan treat rich in calcium and iron?

Black sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium and iron. Raw, local, organic honey and coconut palm sugar are some of...

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The Raw Diet

Mar 21, 2017

Update as of 2017 June 28:

Years after writing the blog post below, I do not eat a raw diet most of the time. However, experimenting with it was very helpful. It's sharpened my perspective on food, led me to get to know my body better, and I still...

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Juicing

Mar 21, 2017

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 morning and another one in the evening. When I crave it, or if it's simply...

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Finding The Healthiest Brands Of Greek Yogurt

Mar 21, 2017

cup of yogurtHigh 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 supply, along with many companies' reputation of filling their products with...

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