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BPA-Free Plastic Is Toxic, Too. Here are Some Good Alternatives

I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since I first learned about the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A) a few years back. So when I saw this eye-opening Mother Jones article, The Scary New Evid…

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3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Tea

Tea is a miraculous thing. Bursting with antioxidants and health benefits galore, civilizations have been imbibing it for centuries. Drink it iced in the throes of summer or steaming hot to stave off …

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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

Can't smell the forest for the tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror? That's the concern of more and more people who report headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the "a…

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my “EXPOSED” blog series you’re familiar with phthalates found in so-called “air-fresheners.” You know then that these toxic ingredients are linked with abnormally-developed…

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Exposed: Is Your Child’s Classroom Toxic?

When you consider that children spend almost as much time at school as they do at home, it’s imperative that the environment be a healthy one—or at least, a non-toxic one.  This is particularly true w…

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Exposed: The Shocking Truth About Air Fresheners

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.  You’ll be shocked …

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Are Pesticides Making You Sick and Fat?

An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and preparation.  Unless it’s a pesticide-free apple, not only is today’s apple not sufficient to keep the…

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ED is an Effect of ED

That’s a direct quote from one of my all-time heroines, Dr. Theo Colborn, author of Our Stolen Future and one of the scientists who coined the term “endocrine disruption” 20 years ago. She and her fel…

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What Do Gay Frogs Tell Us About Our Water…and Ourselves?

The documentary film March of the Penguins, when released a few years back, was met, almost universally, with acclaim and collective praise. The film, which went on to make oodles of cash, documented …

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Dangerous Food: Is Anything Safe?

I write a lot about intuitive eating and the psychology of food choices and habits. Lots of people in the intuitive eating world focus almost exclusively on why you eat, exploring the reasons behi…

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