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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Where to Begin?

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I can’t tell you how many times my readers tell me that they really want to live a more “non-toxic” lifestyle but they don’t know where to begin. They also express concerns about doing this in an affordable way. Believe me, I know. I started this journey 15 years ago. I admit it can be overwhelming, but I do have a few suggestions for making the transition easier!

I’d like to add that it’s important to give yourself a high five ...

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Prevention, Healing and Tips!

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As we all know, this is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There is a ton of information out there and we are being brought to further awareness each and every day, especially this month. The onslaught of information to help and comfort, while well intentioned, can also bring feelings of fear, helplessness, memories of lost loved ones, and other emotions. I know – I’ve been there.

This month I would like to limit my part in the “information overload.” I am only ...

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Top 15 Healthy Grilling Tips!

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Many of us will be enjoying our grills this summer season, whether your food of choice be meat or veggies. No one wants salmonella from uncooked meat, poultry, or seafood, but let’s also make sure we aren’t ingesting toxins from overcooked, burnt food or inhaling carcinogenic smoke either.

 

 

The American Cancer Society notes that cooking meat at high temperatures can create chemicals that may increase your cancer risk. In fact, one study linked regular consumption of charred, well-done meat with a ...

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Let’s Talk – BBC and KISS!

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Nope, not referring to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Try this one on – “Before Breast Cancer!” Let’s get serious about PREVENTION!

Okay, we’re all seeing it –“Breast Cancer Awareness” month. Awareness is a good thing, but as a breast cancer survivor it bothers me that PREVENTION isn’t at the top of the list. Research and shopping to support research for a cure is a noble idea but how can we personally empower ourselves to minimize getting a breast cancer diagnosis to ...

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My Updated Research is in on Non-Toxic Yoga Mats!

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Okay yoga friends, I continue to get questions on which yoga mats are the least toxic and healthiest to use. I’ve had some great comments from many of you and I have done more research. I’m happy to report that my latest research shows that a couple of the mats I recommended in my first post are still on the list! I’ve also learned of some others definitely worth checking out. Criteria were based on possible harmful chemicals used, environmental ...

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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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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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Thank you, Martin Ginsburg!

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In the spirit of authenticity and honesty, it’s time to fess up. I have a major obsession… Cookbooks! I LOVE to cook and I LOVE good, healthy food that I can share with family and friends. It’s October, and everywhere I go, every magazine and cookbook is front and center presenting a new temptation.

It’s REALLY hard for me to NOT buy a cookbook (whether new or used), especially when these titles and book covers are staring me in the face:

  • “Small ...
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The Perfect Storm Theory of Breast Cancer and Iodine Deficiency

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Okay, so how many conversations do you hear about this topic? Believe me when I say it’s important!  In Lynne Farrow’s book The Iodine Crisis I recently read that thyroid and breast disease “skyrocketed between 1970 and 2000.” Why would that be, I thought? I continued reading. Apparently iodine was looked at as a “universal medicine” going back thousands of years, and used primarily in it’s earlier form as seaweed.

So where did iodine go and why are we ...

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