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    4 Best Natural Sunscreens for 2019

    If you’ve been delaying making the switch to natural sunscreens, this might help make it happen: The US FDA is now re-considering their opinion that sunscreen chemicals do not get absorbed at high enough concentrations to require safety testing. Crazy how something many of us apply almost every day throughout the summer hasn’t actually been tested for long-term safety. Concerns around sunscreen ingredients arose…


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  • Is Mold In Your Home Dangerous?

      Spring is here, and while there are so many great things that come with it, there are definitely some challenges. As the weather gets warmer, the air also holds more moisture. Which means our homes may become more susceptible to mold. But is mold dangerous if it’s in your home? And how do you know if you…


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  • 5 Ways to Overcome Fatigue

      We’re all tired. Aren’t we?  It certainly seems like most people I talk to tell me how tired they are – how they struggle to get through their day, how they barely have enough energy to work, let alone to parent, exercise, and socialize in the way that they want to. And if we’re all tired, then isn’t it normal? Because this…


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    Is Fluoride Safe?

    If you already know the answer you want to hear, you will have no difficulty finding enough articles, studies, and position papers to support it. For every “yes, fluoride is safe” there’s a “no, fluoride is toxic”, and everything in between. Each side has compelling rebuttals against the other, and they all have dozens of…


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    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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    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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