Cooling Foods Beat the Heat: Watermelon Lime Cooler

Watermelon Lime Coolers

Are you eating the best cooling foods to beat the summer heat? I’ve always been a sun-worshipper, a lover of Summer, a tropical traveler. But now that we are living in Mexico where the thermometer the humidity regularly hit the high 90’s°. Ugh, it’s with much dismay that I’ve realized my body may not dig…

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Go Gray for Your Health

author with gray hair, go gray for your health

A few years ago, I saw an article about an ingredient in brown hair dyes being linked to lymphoma. It’s called Para-phenylenediamine, or PPD. The article caught my attention, because a girlfriend who was also a holistic health coach, had recently gone through treatment for lymphoma. We wondered if her cancer could have been attributed…

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Are Your Scented Household Products Toxic?

Scented Household Products

I’ve written about this before, in my post Are Your Cleaning Products Toxic?. However, my experience this past week inspired me to write about it again. So many household and cleaning products seem to be scented these days. You can’t go to the store to buy something as basic as garbage bags without them being…

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Are Your Cosmetics Killing You?

are your cosmetics killing you? image of cosmetics

Many years ago I learned about EWG’s Skindeep website, the cosmetic database listing health and beauty products along with their ingredient safety ratings and health information. I checked it out, and looked up my shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and sunscreen. And I was shocked! EWG had rated most of these as “high-hazard” in terms of the…

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5 Health Benefits of Garlic

5 Health Benefits of Garlic, Nick Fewings, Unsplash

Updated June 2019 Do you LOVE garlic? Or not so much? I’m a huge garlic-lover. And luckily for me, my husband Kirk loves garlic too! So we eat garlic almost daily, in our salad dressing, stir fries, and other cooked dishes. As it turns out, the health benefits of garlic have been known for thousands…

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Are Your Cleaning Products Toxic?

toxic cleaning products

When we were kids, one of our friend’s moms was a fastidious housekeeper. She was always cleaning and polishing everything in sight. Their house was always sparkling clean. But it also smelled of lemon pledge, bleach, Windex, and 409, among other noxious fumes. I remember the smell of 409 gave me a terrible headache. I…

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