• 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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    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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  • 4 Reef Safe Natural Sunscreens to Try This Summer

    At the time of this post, Hawaii just passed a bill banning sunscreens with ingredients that are known to harm coral reefs. Effective January 1, 2021, sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate are prohibited from being sold without a prescription. Among the reasons stated in the bill, the chemicals have been shown to increase the chance of


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  • Is There Formaldehyde in Your Laundry Detergent?

    Thanks to clever marketing tactics designed to make us spend, spend, spend, we’ve been conditioned to think that a clean house and clean clothes and clean sheets have to smell clean. The problem is that the ingredients used to make these things have any smell at all – whether they’re synthetic or natural – can cause more problems than they solve….


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  • How to Reduce Stress, Naturally and Simply

    Humans have always been stressed. It isn’t a new problem. But over time, stress has changed and increased to dangerous levels. At one point in our history, stress was running away from lions while having to hunt and forage for our next meal. Once the thread was gone and food was acquired, our stress decreased. Nowadays, our stress is typically a lot less dangerous…


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    How to Find the Best Drinking Water and Shower Filter

    There are a few different reasons why you’d want to filter the water in your home. How you go about doing it can lead you on a trail of options that’s enough to leave you cross-eyed. I’d like to break down some of the big considerations to help you make an informed choice about your water filtration systems…


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