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Say It Ain't So! 8 Healthy Foods…That Aren't

They may be lean and green, but they pack quite a salty punch. When you think of high sodium foods, what do you see? I envision salt bombs like the Big Mac (1040 mg per serving) and Campbell’s Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (890 mg per serving). But the shocking fact […]

Rethinking Fish Oil: 4 Facts About Your Favorite Supplement

Is fish oil really beneficial, safe and environmentally friendly? Depending upon whom you ask, fish oil is both wonder supplement and health menace. It protects against heart disease, but it can contain mercury. It’s linked to lower risk of breast cancer and diabetes, but it can be contaminated with PCBs. […]

10 Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But just because leaves are largely fallen and pumpkins are patching up doesn’t mean that breast cancer awareness should wait another year. The Center for Disease Control shares that breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in all women and the […]

A Woman’s Right to Refuse Hormones

Recently, I discovered “the Aniston syndrome.” And I’m not talking a mid-90s hair flip or Angelina Jolie’s extremely-played-out-imaginary nemesis. It seems a certain smug-section of bloggers have coined “the Aniston syndrome” to refer to careless old women who have dared to put their careers first, only to be suffering barren […]

Studies Show Cell Phone Use in Pregnancy Negatively Affects Child

Here’s a topic I didn’t even want to write about, it’s so potentially disturbing. A study done in Denmark, in conjunction with UCLA, has shown that pregnant women who use cell phones only 2 or 3 times a day have a much higher risk of having children with behavioral difficulties. […]

Stocking Feet Keep the Green House Neat

"Take off your shoes!" commands my friend Jodi from Long Island whenever I arrive at the doorway of her pretty, Mediterranean home. But I’m attached to my ruby slippers or Betty Mullers or whatever shoes I wore over. I don’t want to comply. On the foyer rug, I can see […]

Moody? PMSing? Just Plain Annoyed? 5 Ways to Kick It

For some of us, a bad mood crawls up your spine unnoticed until you’re glaring at your significant other for a reason you can’t remember. Was it eating the last of the bread? Never mind that this was your week to skip eating bread – you were going to have […]

Is Obesity Contagious?

Keeping up with the Joneses may entail more than you think. As our neighbors get a little fatter, we allow ourselves to get a little fatter, too. At least, that’s what the latest research shows. After studying obesity data from the last 6 decades, two British economic experts concluded that […]

Eco Links to Green Your Weekend #5

It’s Friday: let’s get linky. Skinny-skinny’s marvellous book of soap (seen here at Oh Joy!) is for the bathroom, not the library. Artist Mihail Alaksandrov pulls no punches in his depiction of food waste for Instituto Akatu‘s awareness campaign. (Yuck.) We spotted this over at Divine Caroline. Keep a healthy […]

11 Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients To Avoid

The greener we become, the more we have to scrutinize. I for one have cleaned up my home, my diet, my cleaning products and – of utmost importance – the products I put on my skin. I’m an avid ingredient reader and do the research – after all, my skin […]

Stretch Marks? How to Treat Them Naturally

Stretch marks. Friend and new mom Erin Fox speaks of them in hushed, angry tones, calling them, “Something so evil they must be destroyed. Evilly.” Yes, Erin, stretch marks are bad. What’s more, they are complicated. No, I’m not talking complicated like understanding the appeal of putting crazy people on […]

Walking Meditation

Meditation is an important way to slow down and focus the mind through stillness and awareness, but honestly, it’s not easy to find the time.Walking meditation is a way to practice mindfulness and awareness while on the go. If you take walks as part of your exercise program, you can […]

Ecosalon Recipes: DIY Kombucha from a Seasoned Expert

A few of you DIYer’s out there have been clamoring for a kombucha recipe, but I’m merely a connoisseur and haven’t been making this living tea myself. As it happens, I live in an eclectic little community, and wouldn’t you know my neighbor Dillon has been making the stuff for […]

A Nutrition Guide for the Pregnant Vegetarian

I have a vegetarian friend who just found out she’s pregnant. She immediately looked at me and asked “Does this mean I’ll have to start eating meat?” Her worried family had sternly advised her take up an omnivorous diet again, but I assured her I’d heard plenty of stories about […]

Adrift Upon a Lonely Planet

When I go hiking, I often wish that I had a greater connection to the land. If only I had been told some kind of story about the mountain before me, or knew that my great-grandparents had also lived here, working the same soil that I walk on. I’m sure […]

10 Ways Yoga Can Spice Up Your Sex Life

Lessons in being limber.  We all know yoga can spice up our sex lives right? But did you ever think of exactly how? 1. You will look hot in yoga pants, and your boyfriend will like that. If you look hot, you feel sexier, and then it is just easier to […]

Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime

Junk food has always gotten a bad rap as one of the core culprits of America’s obesity epidemic – and rightly so. Chef Jamie Oliver recently shined a spotlight on the issue of fattening and unhealthy foods being served in school lunches with his show, Food Revolution. And now, a […]

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4 Smart Textiles Revolutionizing the Future of Fabric

With the invention of technology-laden fabrics, otherwise known as smart textiles, we are able to benefit from multifunctional materials.   Smart textiles, also known as E-textiles, smart garments, tech fabrics, and smart fabrics, are materials based on technology that integrate advanced features beneficial to the wearer. In an interview with […]

4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

4 Totally Doable DIY Aromatherapy Projects Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy, sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, is beneficial in so many ways. Not only can it make you feel better, but your house will smell wonderful too, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY aromatherapy projects using the revitalizing tinctures. The National Association for […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

4 Smart Textiles Revolutionizing the Future of Fabric

With the invention of technology-laden fabrics, otherwise known as smart textiles, we are able to benefit from multifunctional materials.   Smart textiles, also known as E-textiles, smart garments, tech fabrics, and smart fabrics, are materials based on technology that integrate advanced features beneficial to the wearer. In an interview with […]