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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...

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

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.

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.

Men's Personal Care Matters

 

The average American man uses six personal care products a day containing more than 80 unique chemicals. Many of these chemicals are absorbed into the skin, inhaled or ingested, and the vast majority of cosmetic chemicals have not been assessed for safety. Some of the chemicals used in men's body-care products ~ from aftershaves and shaving creams to deodorants and shampoos ~ are linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other chronic health problems.

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.

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