• Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Indoor Air Quality

    There are lots of things to worry about over the holidays – don’t make your indoor air quality one of them. With more people and more seasonal decorations in our homes, there can be more chemicals in the air we breathe. Luckily, there are easy ways to keep your house fresh, naturally. Follow these simple tips so you and…


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  • Green at Home Gift Guide

    Green at Home 2018 Gift Guide

    I’m releasing this Gift Guide just ahead of Black Friday for a reason. If you go into Black Friday with a plan – with a list of things you actually want to give or need for yourself, it might just help you buy less crap you don’t need, to put it bluntly. Now that that’s out of the way……


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  • Glyphosate in food kid eating breakfast

    Glyphosate in Food: What You Should Know

    If you saw the recent EWG reports that the herbicide glyphosate causes cancer and is lurking in your Cheerios, granola bars, and oatmeal, you probably had one of the following reactions: “OMG, I’m being poisoned! This is terrible!” OR “Whatever, it’s just exaggerated, no way are my Cheerios giving me cancer.” OR  “What…


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  • Do cell phones cause cancer

    Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

    News of smartphones, wifi, and power lines causing cancer is easy to ignore. Afterall, you’re not about to ditch your phone any time soon, we’re literally surrounded by wifi in every building we enter or just walk by, and, well, you’re not about to move to an off-grid cabin in the woods. I’ve quite frankly ignored it for years too….


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  • Why I’m Testing my Home for Radon

    You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. But radon is found in homes around the world – including Canada and the US – and is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarettes. It is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can enter your home through basement floors and walls, building up indoors over time. If you’ve got a basement where you or…


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  • How to tell if that affordable non-toxic mattress is truly healthy

    When someone asks about affordable non-toxic mattress recommendations in my Green Product Forum Facebook Group, I’m always amazed at how quickly new brands seem to pop up! One of my most popular blog posts talks about why it’s important to pay attention to what you sleep on, along with some of my preferred brands. But the reality is,…


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  • Lysol as Birth Control and Other Marketing Ploys

    I was listening to Dr. Aviva Romm’s podcast the other day and in it she mentioned Lysol’s ad campaign, telling women to use it as a feminine hygiene product and even as birth control. Lysol. Putting it you-know-where. I had to rewind the episode and listen again to make sure I heard it right. Utterly shocked and confused, I went to Google and sure…


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  • Healthy Living Lessons from the Yukon

    If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen my post that I was taking a couple weeks away from social media. Well, I was actually doing much more than that. I just got back from a 2.5 week vacation, including a 13 day canoe trip in the Yukon. Me and my hubby are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary…


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  • How to Talk to your Skeptical Partner About Toxics in Your Home

    Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard my clients or members of my Facebook Group say to me: “I know this is important, but I’m having a hard time getting my husband on board.” So if you’ve been thinking the same thing, whether you’re getting resistance from your parents, partner, kids, best friend, roommate, or anyone else…


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  • Woman in flower field natural dryer sheet alternative

    5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

      One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more…


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