When you see beautiful, colorfully decorated cakes and cookies, it’s hard to believe that it may be one of the worst things that you could eat, causing severe health problems. It’s just too pretty to be harmful! But artificial food colorings top the charts for one of the most harmful … Continue Reading
What you choose to wash your clothes in can have a huge effect on your health and how you feel each day. Detergents leave behind a residue on your laundry that stays with you day and night, on your clothes, towels and sheets. Choosing a natural detergent is more important … Continue Reading
If you’re buying fish solely based on the cheaper price, you’re likely unknowingly purchasing farm-raised fish. While it may be cheaper in some cases, it carries major health risks compared to purchasing wild-caught fish.
Why? Farm raised fish are fish raised in an enclosed space such as a tank or … Continue Reading
Masked by their pleasant aroma, candles, air fresheners, plug-ins and potpourri type products are one of the worst offenders when it comes to dangerous chemicals and your health. The alternative does not need to be a scent-free home. There are plenty of healthy options that will make your home … Continue Reading
Like many of the other swaps, vanilla is an easy swap as you don’t have to change the way you bake or cook, the product you’re used to just needs some tweaking.
Why? Most “vanillas” on the market today don’t even contain any real vanilla. They are made out of … Continue Reading
There’s a lot of confusing information out there about cooking oil. Understanding the process in which these oils are made can help clear up the confusion.
Why? While the source of the oil is important, what’s most important is how the oil is made. Oils like extra virgin olive oil … Continue Reading
It’s that time again to begin shopping for sunscreen and enjoying time outside. With so many options, it can be overwhelming. Choosing a sunscreen is an important health decision and it should be bought with care.
Why? The goal with sunscreen is to prevent skin cancer, however, most sunscreens contain … Continue Reading
Before Silas was born, I was set on using cloth diapers. My husband wasn’t convinced, but he was supportive. As it got closer to my due date, I started getting cold feet and decided to opt out and use chlorine-free diapers instead. I was afraid it would be too much … Continue Reading
When I began label reading, there were certain staple items I bought that I didn’t even think to read the labels on. One of these was cooking spray. I didn’t think there would need to be anything in there other than oil. I was buying the olive oil spray, so … Continue Reading
I used to think that if I switched to whole wheat flour, I’d still have to use white flour in addition to the whole wheat. I recently discovered White Whole Wheat Flour (unbleached) and Bob’s Red Mill Organic Pastry Flour Whole Wheat, 5-Pound (Pack of 4). I use these … Continue Reading