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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!

Think Before You “Pink” ~ Pinkwashing

“Pinkwashing.” A term used to describe companies that position themselves as leaders in the fight against breast cancer while engaging in practices that may be contributing to rising rates of the disease. This October, I'm sick of finding pink ribbons “supporting breast cancer research” on products that actually contain chemicals linked to breast cancer! So how are you supposed to know which companies are pinkwashing and which ones are actually leaders in the fight against breast cancer? Here are a few tips to help you navigate the sea of pink ribbons and to avoid products that contain cancer-causing chemicals.

Purely Pampered Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I knew all about the benefits of massage for health, relaxation, mood, you name it. I figured that a more relaxed mom would lead to a lead to a less stressful in utero environment for my developing baby. What I didn’t know was that my go-to resources for pampering ~ massage, lotions, bath oils, candles, etc. ~ were directly impacting my health and that of my developing child.

Candle Conundrum ~ To Burn or Not to Burn?

The holiday season is a time of warmth, family, friends and love. Homes are beautifully decorated, from pumpkins and wreaths to stockings and trees. With so much effort put into crafting the perfect atmosphere for everyone to enjoy, it’s important to consider the quality of our cherished environments from every angle. The idea of holidays and toxins may not seem to go together, yet fragrances and candles traditionally used to set the scene are often some of the biggest chemical culprits! So when creating memories with loved ones this season, why not make sure they’re happy and healthy ones...

Breast Cancer Linked to Plastics

Many of us are aware that in the grand scheme of things plastics aren’t that great for the human body. There are many harmful chemicals associated with plastic, including BPA, a chemical “hardener” that is associated with endocrine disruption in the human body. The daily exposure and inhalation of toxins definitely adds up. Unfortunately, plastics are so ubiquitous that it’s unlikely their manufacture will cease anytime soon. It’s time that we measure success as a nation by improvements in human health, not just economic progress.

Top Tips to Detox Your Home

"Detox Your Home" by Liz Wasserman, True Goods Founder/CEO, is being featured in Green Child Magazine’s Winter 2014 Issue. To read the full article, click here. For a taste of what you’ll discover, here’s a quick and handy excerpt… “Shopping allows you to be an advocate. It’s the perfect vehicle for creating change, for doing good...

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