10 Hidden Sources of Endocrine Disruptors – And How to Avoid Them

One sobering fact of modern life: endocrine disrupters are everywhere. Occasional contact wouldn’t be a major concern but the trouble is, most of us come into contact with them multiple times in a day. Many of these toxins either block or promote estrogen and other hormones, so either way, they throw off your hormonal balance. They can affect the way these hormones function in your body, causing numerous problems that many people mistakenly attribute to stress, aging or just normal aches and pains.

10 Tips To Spring Clean Your Cosmetics Cabinet

With the spring season typically comes the urge to get rid of the clutter and scour away the dirt. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Cleaning Institute, nearly three-quarters of Americans engage in spring cleaning every year, paying particular attention to windows, closets and drawers, floors, and curtains.

You’re probably already planning your cleaning efforts in the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, but what about your cosmetic drawer or cabinet? When was the last time you sorted through that?

The Most Toxic Cosmetic? Traditional Lip Glosses, Finds Study

You won’t see heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury listed on your beauty product labels. But that doesn’t mean your skin care and makeup is free of them. In fact, your best-selling Sephora lip gloss looks to be loaded with arsenic and other known toxins. A Canadian environmental group recently had 49 popular beauty… Read more »

Vaccines – It’s Not Just Autism

About 8 years ago, the concern that “Mercury Causes Autism” was front page news. Everyone was talking about it, writing about it, defending it, refuting it. There were meetings with state legislators to change laws about mercury in vaccines. I was one of the lone voices standing against the avalanche shouting, “It’s …not… just… the….. Read more »

Grass-Fed Fish?

The Romans conquered the Andalusia region of southern Spain two centuries before the birth of Christ. They thrived on its fertile lands, rivers and valleys. At its peak, Rome had 20,000 citizens, while at its peak, the city of Cordova in Andalusia, had over 500,000 citizens and was the largest city in Europe flourishing from… Read more »

15 Healthy Shopping Tips

1. Try doing some of your shopping at local farmers markets if possible. Here is a great link to find one near you.

2. Never go shopping when you are feeling hungry. This will help prevent impulse buying – usually something junky – to satisfy your hunger.