• 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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  • 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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  • Why I Detox My Home

    Asthma and Cramps: Why I Choose to Detox My Home

    In my Facebook Group, I’ve been sharing some thoughts on the importance of really understanding your why for living a healthy and green lifestyle. Because everyone has different goals, limitations, and worldview, each family will make different decisions about what’s right for them in each moment. Relying on someone else’s why may help for the short-term, but without really…


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    Is Your Home Making You Tired?

    We’ve all been there. One more round of the snooze button. Bottomless coffee. And zoning out in front of Netflix when you can finally crash at the end of the day. Sometimes, being tired can be fixed with the obvious – more sleep. But what if that doesn’t work? If you’re suffering from more serious fatigue, your home might be partly to blame. The modern…


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    How to Add More Meatless Meals to Your Meal Plan

    One of the ways you can reduce your footprint and reduce your toxics exposure is by adding more meatless meals to your meal plan. It’s one of the strategies I talk about in the Kitchen Module of my online program, Your Healthy Home. But for some, this can seem too daunting – either because of the time to find new…


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