EMF’s are the new smoking.

Most of us are too busy to notice. We have texting to do, and constant important information to exchange. But something invisible could be harming us. Electromagnetic fields (EMF's) are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the electric fields are created by differences in voltage and magnetic fields are created when the electric current flows. According to WHO, electromagnetic fields affect us because our human bodies have their … [Read more...]

Healthy Tips for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor America's fallen heroes with family and friends. Whether you're headed to a parade, a picnic, or a barbecue, it's important to keep your healthy habits on track. Remember, a healthy body is a happy body! Eat Well. It's a holiday weekend, which means you may overeat without realizing it. That's why you should make your food choices as healthy as possible and eat clean. By adding extra fruits and veggies to your plate, you can fill up on healthy foods. This way, … [Read more...]

Spring Allergy Season

Spring is in full swing here in Michigan! However, for some, this season means a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, sinus pressure, sleeplessness, and fatigue. These are all symptoms of spring allergies. Hay fever is among the most common allergy, affecting one in five Americans and lingering for months at a time while pollen circulates in the air. Since allergies are so common among Americans, it can be easy to buy in to marketing campaigns from the pharmaceutical companies. … [Read more...]

Roundup “Weed Killer” Contributed to CA Man’s Cancer.

A federal jury in San Francisco has found that Monsanto's weed-killer glyphosate was "a substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer, delivering a major new blow to the agrochemical giant now owned by Bayer who acquired it last year. This is the second such verdict against Monsanto-Bayer within the past five months, following the initial victory of Dwayne "Lee" Johnson - awarded 78.5 million last October. Neither verdict, including 1,600 other pending cases in the US District Court for the … [Read more...]

You Deserve to Know What’s on the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

The latest updates to the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list revealed new changes in the amount of pesticide residue on supermarket fruits and vegetables. The most surprising news from the USDA tests reveals that the popular health food kale is among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. More than 92 percent of kale samples had two or more pesticide residues detected, and a single sample could contain up to 18 different residues. The most frequently detected pesticide, found … [Read more...]

How to Successfully Start Seeds Indoors

Spring is here! Are you ready to grow some fresh, organic herbs, veggies, and flowers? Here are some tips for successful seed starting.   Materials for Starting Seeds: Containers - Either purchased pots or flats or containers you've saved, like egg cartons and yogurt cups. Used pots should be thoroughly cleaned using a scrubbing brush or pad. Potting Mix - Seeds do best in a soilless mix where there are fewer inherent problems than with garden soil Seeds - Your choice. … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning the Non-Toxic Way

Did you know that the typical American home contains about three to 10 gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning products? Indeed, the very things you use to clean your house are actually among the primary sources of toxins and indoor air pollution you expose yourself to on a regular basis. Even "green" alternatives can contain harmful ingredients. It's unfortunate, but the terms "green" and "natural" are really nothing more than marketing terms, and they … [Read more...]

Read this Before Purchasing Seeds for your Garden!

At first glance it may seem like all seed companies are alike. If that was the case, it would make sense then that you should just go for whatever is the cheapest, however, this is not the case. In recent years, the "Big 6" agrichemical/seed firms have combined into the "Big 4": Dow and DuPont merged in 2015 and then divided into three companies, including Corteva Chemchina acquired Syngenta Bayer acquired Monsanto Bayer's seed divisions were sold to BASF These four firms now … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Difference between Dark, Milk, and White Chocolate: Dark chocolate contains 50-90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar, whereas milk chocolate contains anywhere from 10-50% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, milk in some form, and sugar. Though dark chocolate should not contain milk, there may be traces of milk from cross-contamination during processing, as the same machinery is often used to produce milk and dark chocolate. Lower quality chocolates may also add butter fat, vegetable oils, … [Read more...]

What is “Real” Soap?

What kind of soap is in your bathroom? The big name soap brands that we all know from the store are almost always detergents. Detergents are made of synthetic cleaning agents, and tend to be a bit more harsh so they can hold up in hard water. They rarely contain natural oils or glycerin, or very little of it, and almost never use lye which is required for the chemical reaction. Detergents tend to strip away all traces of oil with synthetic lathering agents. It's not something you want to … [Read more...]