Articles tagged with "Green Living"


  • How to Use Toxic Teabags Safely

    You may already know that teabags even from organic brands can be a significant source of toxins…even carcinogenic ones. This is especially true if you drink multiple cups of tea per day. Expensive “premium teas” can be the absolute worst as the three dimensional, mesh teabags that allow the tea to infuse into the water …
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  • My Experience with Prime Now Grocery Delivery

    My experience and review of Prime Now, Amazon’s Grocery service that delivers Whole Foods groceries from a nearby store to your door within a two-hour window. I prioritize spending the bulk of my food dollars at locally owned health food stores and markets. However, I do buy a few things at Whole Foods, which is …
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  • Why to Avoid Using the Instant Pot for Broth

    Reasons to avoid using a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot for making bone broths and stocks. Three safe, truly inert alternatives to consider instead. A common question for those who use an Instant Pot is whether it is safe for making bone broth or meat stock. In my view, it is best to avoid …
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  • Collagen and Glyphosate. What You Need to Know

    One big reason to avoid conventional processed foods goes far beyond the fact that they are empty calories loaded with free radicals from rancid, usually GMO oils like canola. Testing by independent bodies such as the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has uncovered shockingly high levels of glyphosate contamination in these foods as well. (1) Concerned …
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  • Why You Must Avoid Premium Teas

    Many people who enjoy tea opt for the convenience of tea bags. Just pop one in a mug, pour in some boiling water, and in a few minutes, your tea is ready. Most tea bags are made of paper. This makes for a flat shape that can sometimes make it tricky to get the tea …
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  • Chemical Sensitivity? 5 Places to Avoid Shopping

    Chemical sensitivities are massively on the rise today. According to a 2018 study published in the peer-reviewed Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Prevalence of diagnosed MCS [multiple chemical sensitivities] has increased over 300%, and self-reported chemical sensitivity over 200%, in the past decade. Reducing exposure to fragranced products could help reduce adverse health and societal …
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  • What “BPA Free” Really Means

    Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a toxic, petroleum-derived chemical used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastic. BPA is also used extensively in the food industry in the resinous lining of canned foods. Other commons sources of exposure are dental sealants, the lids of some types of mason jars, baby formula cans, bottles, …
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  • Using Nutritious Alfalfa for Food and Farm

    Can you name the 4th most widely grown crop in the United States? It isn’t cotton or wheat. Neither is it oats nor rice. Surprise! It is alfalfa.
    What is Alfalfa?
    Alfalfa is a semi-perennial plant in the legume family.
    It has many names, the two most common are lucerne (used in the UK,
    Read more…
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  • Where is the Best Place to Buy Organic Produce?

    My in-depth review of Earth Fare caused several people to email asking about organic produce.
    Why hadn’t I compared the quality and price of the produce? Which big box retailer do I like best to buy organic fruits and veggies for my family?

    Organic Produce and Mega-Retailers
    The hard truth is that big box retailers like Earth Fare,
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  • Does Borax Make the Cut for a Green Home?

    When I was a kid, I was always intrigued by the boxes and bottles under grandma’s kitchen sink. One of those boxes that was prominently emblazoned with a Mr. Yuck sticker was “20 Mule Team Borax.” What a strange name, I thought as a kid (and still kind of do as an adult).
    Just because Grandma used borax and she lived to be 95,
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