We Need Your Help!

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Readers, I need your help!

A few years ago, I posted a very informational piece on the off-gassing present in one’s car, particularly during the summer when the sun and accompanying heat can cause indoor plastic components to off-gas, many of which contain a toxin we all know as formaldehyde. As part of my research, I included a study from 2012 on the least-toxic cars on the market.

The good news is that many manufacturers had noted they were phasing out some ...

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Foods for Lung Health

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Last September, Portland, Oregon, registered the poorest air quality in the world due to the raging fires in their state. Read that again… In. The. World. Anyone who spent that particular day outside in Portland had inhaled the equivalent of 15 cigarettes according to an Oregon news source. And that smoke has made its way across the country to Maine due to the jet streams. Add to that, COVID 19 which attacks the respiratory system. Add to that, seasonal allergies. ...

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Is Your Car Making You Sick?

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I recently learned that the temperature inside a car on a hot July day can be 40 degrees hotter than the temperature outside. So, if it’s 90 degrees outside when I jump in the car, inside it’s a raging 130 degrees! Of course it’s hot and most everyone’s first move is to turn on the A/C to cool down. Not so fast, everyone! We’ve all heard how it’s not healthy to leave a water bottle out in the sun. The ...

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How Healthy Is Your Self-Cleaning Oven?

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Okay, so as the days turn darker earlier and we get ready to hunker in for the holidays and winter to come, I don’t know about you but I’m getting in baking mode. Let the baking begin! My friend Karen’s pumpkin bread is first on the list! However, as I open my oven after many months of non-use, I am reminded that it’s time for a good cleaning. Many of us have self-cleaning ovens, but wait, what’s that nasty smell ...

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Spring Allergy and Asthma Relief!

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Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses… It’s springtime, and the allergies are in full swing. According to Dr. Mercola (mercola.com), “airborne pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Add to that you may be an asthma sufferer whose symptoms are even worse during allergy season, even life threatening.”

Dr. Mercola also reports that allergy-driven asthma affects 10 million Americans, rates that have doubled since 1980.

Climate changes are being linked to longer and ...

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November’s Short Takes!

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Everyday I’m reading and learning about new ways, products and recipes to stay healthy using non-toxic and non-chemical practices! In addition there are many I’m utilizing each day and always want to share. There are so many that I’ve decided to create a monthly “Short Takes” post where I can share a collection of cool tips in all areas of our lives. You, my readers are smart people so sometimes I don’t need to write 500 words to get my ...

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Why are Autoimmune Disorders Rising for Women?

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Did you know that 80% of people with autoimmune disorders are female? Did you know that digestive issues, headaches, low energy and even eczema can be early signs of an autoimmune disorder? What’s that, you say?

According to Dr. Robin Berzin, an autoimmune disease is “when the immune system, which is supposed to attack outside invaders, starts attacking the cells in your body.” She also notes that autoimmune disorders are on the rise at an “alarming rate.”

Some of these disorders you ...

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What’s Robbing YOUR Immune System?

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Is it possible that we can be exercising, taking supplements, eating pretty healthy, constantly washing our hands and STILL getting sick? All around me people are sick. I hear people asking “How is it that I’m doing all the right things and I’m still getting sick?” What’s up with that?

We depend on our immune systems to keep us healthy. But then, maybe we’re doing (or not doing) things that make our immune systems struggle to keep us healthy.  Our choices ...

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Healthy Organic Wine Choices for the Holidays!

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U.S. sales of certified organic wine and those made with organic grapes hit $80 million last year, rising 28 percent since 2004, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Today, wine enthusiasts buy nearly twice as much organic wine as they did in 2003. The association says it expects organic wine sales to continue to grow.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, how about trying an organic wine in lieu of a non-organic one this year? “Why?” you may ask. Here’s ...

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Non Toxic Insect Repellents to the Rescue!

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Caroline, this one’s for you! Summertime and the living is easy, except when the flies, gnats and mosquitoes join the party. I can’t tell you how many toxic sprays and creams I covered myself with many years ago without knowing the chemical dangers. The most well-known chemical in insect repellents is DEET. Did you know that it melts plastic and fishing line? Of course it’s effective and insects are smart enough to stay away, but do we want to be ...

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