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The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

March 24, 2014 0 Comments
The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

Are you still buying antibacterial soap and other cleansers? Why? Perhaps you think these products will keep you safe from germs and protect you from illness? The truth may surprise you. According to the Federal Drug Administration, there is no evidence that these over-the-counter products are more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain […]

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Change Your Soap, Stinky.

January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Change Your Soap, Stinky.

In the shower this morning, I got to thinking (not something I do very well first thing) about something. When taking a hot shower, our pores loosen up in order to clean out the clogged up dirt, oils, and sebum. But in that process, the pores also allow more stuff back into the body, absorbing […]

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Rethinking Flea and Tick Prevention, Part Two: Green & Healthy Alternatives

December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Rethinking Flea and Tick Prevention, Part Two: Green & Healthy Alternatives

In the first part of this series, I shared some unsettling truths about toxic chemicals found in many popular flea and tick prevention products. Though many vets stand by these prescription and over-the-counter products that are widely available to consumers, they contain toxins that pose serious health problems in both pets and their humans. In […]

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Rethinking flea and tick prevention, Part One: What you don’t know can hurt you

November 25, 2013 2 Comments
Rethinking flea and tick prevention, Part One: What you don’t know can hurt you

Many people think they are being responsible caretakers when applying popular flea and tick products to their dogs and cats. Sadly, these products, including collars, sprays, dusts, and more, could be doing more harm than good. Many vets stand by products containing a vast array of toxic ingredients that can cause severe health problems in […]

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Going Green. Period.

November 13, 2013 4 Comments
Going Green. Period.

Did you know that many feminine hygiene products contain hazardous chemicals? Tampons, pads, wipes, and other personal cleaning products may contain unregulated toxic chemicals that can result in serious health problems. The undisclosed chemicals commonly used in these products include carcinogens, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, and allergens. Some products made of cotton like tampons and […]

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Monsanto Claims Pesticide Safe Despite Huge Rise in Cancer and Birth Defects in Argentina

October 28, 2013 2 Comments
Monsanto Claims Pesticide Safe Despite Huge Rise in Cancer and Birth Defects in Argentina

Argentina’s reckless use of a pesticide is having a devastating impact on the health of its people, according to an Associated Press report released early this week. Though proper use of these agrochemicals has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the AP investigation in Argentina found farmers using the pesticides in illegal manners. […]

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