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What Does Detoxification Really Mean?

What Does Detoxification Really Mean?

What does it actually mean when someone says they’re doing a detox? There are many different kinds of detoxification protocols, and many perspectives on how they're done. For instance, doing a detox to enhance your health and address a specific condition is very different than doing a dietary cleanse twice a year. The truth is that detoxing, while something that we all feel we should do, may in fact not be a good idea for everyone. Dr. Mary Shackelton explains...

Holiday Pet Proofing Tips

While some holiday treats (like chocolate) and decorations (like tinsel) are well known as toxic and/or dangerous to pets, others such as mistletoe are less obvious and often forgotten from one year to the next.  A friendly reminder of holiday pet hazards never hurts. So we at True Goods have compiled a list of holiday meal ingredients and decorations that are either worth eliminating, replacing with a safer alternative, or using with caution. 

Skip Sketchy Chemicals and Organically Pamper Your Kids

Bath and skin products are absorbed into the skin as well as inhaled. If you care about what’s going into your child’s belly, you’re bound to care what is going on their skin and into their lungs as well. When we’ve got such a wide selection of good-smelling, phthalate and paraben-free skin and bath products for our kiddos, the question we should be asking is ~ is a few extra bucks off conventional soap worth risking our kids’ long term health? Featuring Zoe Organics

Mother's Day Gift Guide

It’s easy to fall into a rut with gift giving by the time Mother’s Day rolls around. Seriously, how many lead-laden coffee mugs can one woman have? Answer ~ way too many! Luckily, I’ve done the legwork for you and prepared some fresh, body-friendly finds that the moms in your life will love to use and that you'll feel good about giving. After all, few things are as important as mom's happiness and health.

Venting Is Good + Other Tips to Detox Your Air

Home ventilation and indoor climate control are important, but removing the sources responsible for off-gassing is a more impactful first step. After all, prevention trumps remediation any day! Need some inspiration to tackle your own home detox? Here’s what I’m spritzing, scooping and savoring this spring cleaning season.

Winter Proof Your Skin

Everything’s a little drier here in Colorado (even after a massive 100-year flood!), especiallyour skin. Living 5,280 miles above sea level means less oxygen and less moisture. The low humidity, low air pressure, and higher altitudes causes moisture to evaporate at a much faster pace, leaving our skin extra depleted, itchy, and...

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Purely Playtime

If there's one thing we're all extremely careful about, it’s what reaches our children. We make sure to regulate ‘potty language,’ junk food, inappropriate behavior, bullying ~ the list goes on. But what about during playtime? Are you sure that your youngsters’ toys are safe? Follow these simple guidelines to make shopping for toys and kids’ items worry and toxin-free!

Spring Cleaning Without that Chemical Smell

HAVEN Organic Spring Cleaning Products

If spring is a time for freshness, then nothing could be more counterproductive than covering your bathroom in chlorine or blasting your kitchen with bleach. Obvious problems emerge when you spray your cleaner and feel sick to your stomach, or experience throat tightness. While there's a bevy of DIY cleaning recipes online, who's got the time? Instead, here's what I'm digging these days...

Survive the Spring Thaw with Plum Kernel Oil

Survive the Spring Thaw with Plum Kernel Oil | True Goods

Spring is springing, and the end of snowbound days are close enough to touch. Not only is it the time of year for daffodils and paper whites emerging from their underground beds, but it’s also the time of year for indecisive weather. And that, unfortunately, means cases of very confused skin. In times like these, moisturizers that are light, anti-inflammatory, and nourishing are a must. Enter your new favorite emollient ~ plum kernel oil.

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