Tag Archive: allergens

Combat Spring Time Allergies

6 Ways to Combat Spring Time Allergies

Even though some of us are still experiencing the last flakes of winter, calendar-wise, Spring is officially here. Blades of grass are starting to poke through the soil, willow trees are beginning to show their colors, and yes, allergies are coming into bloom as well. While spring is the time of reawakening and

Mood and Food

Enhance Your Mood With Food

When I was 3 months postpartum my first child, I thought: when I’m done nursing, I’m going vegetarian. I had the competing impulse to cleanse my diet and to postpone restricting my diet until after I was no longer the sole source of my daughter’s nutrition. I was compelled by the clear and urgent need to treat animals with compassion and respect, I felt sufficiently convinced that I could replicate and supplement (with a high degree of accuracy) the missing nutrients, and I believed that it represented a “cleaner” existence. Simultaneously, I was learning about fatty acids as they applied to mental health, neurology, and conception.

Fragrance

Fragrance: What You Need to Know

What's that smell? Unfortunately, there's no way to know. “Fragrance” is considered a trade secret by law, so companies are not required to disclose the chemical components that add scent to a wide range of personal care products. According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, an estimated 80% of products – everything from colognes and body sprays, to shampoos, deodorants, and even make-up – contain fragrance. Even "unscented" products may contain masking fragrances, which are chemicals used to cover up the odor of other chemicals.