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3 Ways To Make Your Dream Kitchen Nontoxic

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...

Breakfast Squash Pie Recipe

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...

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...

What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook With?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Updated February 27, 2019 Cooking your favorite foods can be a fun activity when using recommended non...

5 Ways to Remove Chlorine from Your Drinking Water

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...

Clean Your Oven Naturally

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,...

Nontoxic Ceramic Cookware: How to Choose and Use It Safely

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

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...

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...

One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent? We are. Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups...

3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs...

Health Risks from Cookware

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you make time to cook at home so that you and your family can eat a healthier diet? Are you also...

Tips for Nontoxic Kitchen Utensils

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Cooking utensils and disposable eating utensils are often made of plastic, and sometimes vinyl...

Nonstick Teflon Cookware: Health Risks?

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Convenience is more important than ever before as our lives have become more hectic than ever. As a...

How to Choose Nontoxic Lead-Free Mugs

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic mugs can be nontoxic as long as the mug doesn’t contain high levels of lead. Conventional mugs are...

4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

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...

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

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...

The Pros and Cons of Ceramic

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic is generally considered among the healthiest materials used throughout the home, from cozy warm mugs to...

Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food...

How to Choose a Nontoxic Cutting Board

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemicals found in standard cutting boards may off-gass volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air and leach...

Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Increasingly, people are learning that nonstick pots and pans are coated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which pose health risks. And they are a family of persistent...

Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people don't realize that their towels can be a source of toxic exposures. When selecting new towels, you...

What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still...

Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house? New...

Tips for a Nontoxic Dining Table and Chairs

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   We use our kitchen dining table daily to gather for a quick breakfast, family meals, and (let’s be honest) to...

Phased Out PFCs Stick Around

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...

Consider Phthalates in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know there are phthalates in furniture? “More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or...

Top Chemicals Found in the Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!   It’s true. They’re all...
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