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Sleeping Dangers to Your Lungs

By Kim Robson: One of the most important aspects to maintaining good health is to get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sleep deprivation not only inhibits productivity and the ability to remember and store information, but …

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Toxic Chemicals in Fabric Softener

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those people who never uses fabric softener, either in liquid or dryer sheet form. I grew up in a house equipped with a water softening system, and I guess we just never needed it. When I struck out on my own, it just never …

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What You Need to Know About Perfluoroalkyls

By Kim Robson: Is the EPA hiding reports on a class of chemicals known as perfluoroalkyls? They’re called PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl substances, and the two most worrisome of this group are perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). EPA emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act suggest that …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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How to Avoid Hormone-Harming Endocrine Disruptors

By Fredrica Syren: As a woman with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, I’m always concerned with hormones or anything else that disrupts my hormone system. So, I immersed myself in learning more about what disrupts hormones and how I can reduce exposure to those things. Well, the more I learned, …

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Bokashi Composting—From Scraps to Fertilizer

By Fredrica Syren: Composting is a great way to reduce your waste load and at the same time create something earth craves…pure nutrients.  On our homestead we have four ways we compost: a worm compost, a garden compost, chickens and bokashi compost. Last week I hosted a composting for beginners class …

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Let Bee’s Wrap Be(e) the Alternative to Plastic

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green Mom: As my family continues our journey toward a plastic-free life (or, as we like to call it, a “plastic diet”), we have replaced almost all plastics in the kitchen. Food storage had been one area I struggled with at the beginning — only because …

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Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils

By Fredrica Syren: A year ago, I was introduced to the wonderful (and nice smelling) world of essential oils when a friend gave me some oils to help with my boys’ persistent cough. I was amazed at how well it worked, so I took a class in making household cleaners …

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Chemical Free Beauty– Say Hello to Natural Perfumes

By Kim Robson: Recently, a friend gave me a delightful and unexpected gift: a bottle of aromatherapy body spray  called “Hippie Bitch”from herbalist Raven Bella Zingaro.I love the refreshing scent comprised of lavender, lemongrass, geranium, sandalwood and a touch of patchouli. It lasts for only a short while before dispersing, …

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