• Baby with block

    How to Healthproof Your Home for Your Baby

    When you have a new baby on the way, you probably have babyproofing on the mind. But while basic modifications are important to make sure they don’t fall down the stairs and to protect them from sharp corners, there’s something else you might be forgetting: chronic disease prevention. Yes, you should be healthproofing your home for baby…

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  • Can Plants Actually Purify the Air in Your Home?

    One question that comes up again and again in my community is how to improve indoor air quality. And one answer is repeated often: just use plants. Sounds good, right? Plants are cost-effective, pretty, and all-natural. What’s not to love?! Well, if you’re actually wanting to remove toxins from your home, running out and buying plants shouldn’t be your…

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  • 6 Ways to Get Rid of that Toxic New Home Smell

    Congratulations! You’re about to (or maybe already have) moved into a brand new or newly renovated home. Surviving a construction project is no small feat and now you’re ready to make your new space your own. But there’s one thing you need to think about before you get too comfortable, and it has to do with that new home…

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  • A Mother’s Invisible Burden of Disease Prevention

    Back in the early days of humanity, roles and responsibilities of men and women were well-defined. They varied by cultures, but hunting, gathering, building shelter, and eventually cooking and keeping house weren’t a point of contention or conversation. Thank goodness things have changed because I would make a terrible 1950s housewife. But we’ve entered a new phase of murky…

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    When Your Thyroid Needs More than a Detox

    This is a special guest blog by Dr. Hillary Webster, ND. Dr. Hillary is a naturopathic doctor who practices in Toronto with a focus on Women’s Hormonal Health. She helps burned-out and exhausted women uncover and repair their hormone and nutrient imbalances to get their world-conquering energy back. In this article, Dr. Hillary is going to explain some…

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  • children's cereal additives

    Hidden Toxins You Won’t Find on Nutrition Labels

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is raising the alarm about toxins in the food we’re serving our kids. And it’s not just about the ingredients in the food – they are equally as concerned about chemicals used in food packaging that you won’t find on the label. Yup, a mainstream medical organization is talking about toxins and regulations….

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  • 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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