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The Big Problem with Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts -- if you want to make the world a better place, start with your cookies. I understand why the Girl Scouts sell cookies. Everyone loves cookies. The Girl Scout cookie fundraiser is a sp…

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5 Detox Tips to Get Your Energy Back

Detox means to give new life, vitality or vigor to. All excellent words to describe a spring cleanse. Using ingredients to give your body a boost and get ready for spring or summer activity. Imagi…

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My Hunt for a Chemical-Free Couch

by†Lori Popkewitz Alper Thereís been a lot of buzz about a team of researchers from Duke University and UC Berkeley who found that†85% of couch cushions contain toxic or untested flame retardants. …

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Toxic Fire Retardants in Many Household Items

Harmful fire retardant chemicals are turning up in everything from furniture to dust in American homes, researchers report in two new studies being published today (Nov. 28), a finding that underscore…

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Using Affirmations to Detoxify

The first important step to detoxification is to form a clear and strong intention. If you are not convinced that your life will be better as a result of eliminating something toxic, you will not have…

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This Food Has 180 Times the Fluoride of Drinking Water

Photo Courtesy Of:† iStockphoto/Thinkstock Jeff Green has been an activist in the movement to eliminate toxic fluoride from your water supply for the past 15 years. With more than 60 percent of U.…

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Chlorella: Super Detox Supplement

Photo Courtesy Of:† iStockphoto/Thinkstock Have you noticed that practically every day a new story comes out in the media about the toxic side effects of living in the modern world? Chemical and h…

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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 itís a pesticide-free apple, not only is todayís apple not sufficient to keep the…

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10 Houseplants That Clean the Air

Indoor air quality has become a real problem. Indoor air often contains formaldehyde from carpets and adhesives, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paints, petrochemicals from fragrances, and a la…

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Can Poinsettias Kill Your Cat?

It's possible that poinsettias get the bummest rap in all of the plant world. They've got a bad-girl reputation as deadly beauties, but is the ubiquitous holiday plant actually toxic? About 70 percent…

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