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3 Ways To Make Your Dream Kitchen Nontoxic

kitchen Mar 19, 2019

by guest blogger Karolina Gore

 

Home is an important place to detox. The kitchen is an excellent area to focus on, since most of us spend a lot of our time at home in the kitchen. It is also where we prepare and serve food.

So when you are building your dream kitchen, what should you consider?

Guest blogger, Karolina Gore, was excited to share the three tips below. From her perspective, they are three areas to consider to protect the health of those in your home and of the...

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Breakfast Squash Pie Recipe

kitchen recipes Mar 08, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Making breakfast for my children is feeling harder each week. We're all sick of having the same thing. And trying to make it a healthy breakfast is even harder!

One simple recipe that helps is a homemade pie that's so healthy that I serve for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. Made mostly of squash, it's relatively healthy and gives me a break from our routine.

According to the School of Public Health at Harvard, winter squashes are rich in the following...

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Homemade lemonade is a healthy family- and after-school activity

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

My 9-year-old loves making lemonade. There have been several occasions during which I have watched her work really hard to squeeze a dozen lemons manually for her small glass of lemonade. Impressed and touched by her determination and work ethic, I decided to blow her mind (and give her hands and fingers a break) with a Breville citrus juicer. It has brought many benefits into our family.

 
 
 
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What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook With?

diet kitchen Feb 15, 2019

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Updated February 27, 2019

Cooking your favorite foods can be a fun activity when using recommended non toxic non stick pans whether you are by yourself or with loved ones. Having safe pots and pans in the kitchen is a benefit to your entire family. 

When cooking, have you wondered what the safest cooking pans and pots are? Few people have. But we do! It is important to use top rated non toxic pans in order to...

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5 Ways to Remove Chlorine from Your Drinking Water

diet kitchen water Dec 22, 2018

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

More than 100 million people in 43 states in the U.S. had been drinking water polluted with chlorine byproducts, according to a 2011 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It’s likely these water supplies still have chlorine in them today.

Is your home one of them?

In order to keep public water systems free of bacteria and viruses, municipalities add chlorine to the water supply.

Unfortunately, this creates a...

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Clean Your Oven Naturally

cleaning kitchen Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

Are you looking for a natural way to clean the caked on food and grease from your oven?

You’re not alone! Especially during baking season, when there is frequent oven use.

This article covers the frequency to clean your oven, materials, and ingredients to use, and steps to follow.

 

Why Is a Clean Oven Important? How Often Should I Clean It?

Caked on crusted food that drops to the bottom of stoves can burn and start to smoke or smolder.

Grease and grime on...

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Nontoxic Ceramic Cookware: How to Choose and Use It Safely

diet kitchen Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

There’s a lot of confusion about nontoxic ceramic cookware. It’s common to wonder, “is all ceramic cookware nontoxic?

 

What Is Ceramic Cookware?

Ceramic cookware is traditionally made of clay that is fired (in a kiln) and glazed. Ceramic is one of the most widely accepted nontoxic materials and considered among the healthiest.

However, not all cookware that is advertised as ceramic is nontoxic. Here’s where it can be confusing.

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Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

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 effects from BPA exposures. Then, BPA-free products quickly became popular.

While the health effects of BPA remain a focus of study, BPA substitutes are also not known. And some BPA substitutes are suspected to be just as risky as BPA.

In the meantime,...

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4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because what's on our hands can make their way into our children's bodies. Babies will chew on our fingers, and our hands touch many things that go straight into our children's mouths, like teething rings.

Therefore, it may be worthwhile to reconsider the type of handsoap you’re using.

In this article, we’ll look at...

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One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

cleaning kitchen Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse agent, which also can contain harmful chemicals, may add to the toxic film left on dishes.

What are these chemicals and how can we choose nontoxic dishwasher detergent in order to create a nontoxic home?

 

What are the toxic chemicals in...

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