April 20th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
The more technology advances, the more time we spend gazing 20 inches or so from a computer screen. But we were not made to live a sedentary life, even less so, to limit our eye-sight to objects in close distance for indefinitely long periods of time. On average, we spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen which can lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Here are symptoms to look for and information for lessening the effects of
April 13th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Much information is being shared about carcinogens in everyday items such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride. Instead of feeling shocked and perplexed by the toxicity you are involuntary living in, you can take a few simple actions to rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family
March 29th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
For us, the family command center was a book of all the things we may need, from addresses to home inventory lists. Through the years I also used it to hold all the magazine clippings and pictures I'd snap of things I wanted. The book quickly exploded beyond the three-ring binder especially after adding recipes. But once Evernote entered my world, organization and family commanding became so much more fun and eco-friendly. Here's a look at how Evernote can become your family's new family command center
March 27th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used for over 40 years for the production of food grade containers including baby [&hellip
March 23rd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
On Thursday, Judge Theodore H. Katz of New York's Southern District ruled that the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) would finally end 35-year of turning a blind eye regarding the efficacy and safety of antibiotic use in livestock. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulted from growing concerns regarding the long term health affects following exposure to these antibiotics through consumption of livestock, namely the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterias known as superbugs.
December 19th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Christmas is just 5 days away and I guess most of you are very excited already. But did you know that December and January are the months posing the highest risk for heart disease, and many of the delights of the season are in fact great dangers for people with coronary artery disease (CAD).
You may think that this information does not concern you, but think again if you are over 45 years, have sugar diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have had heart attacks in the family. Many people with coronary artery disease are not aware of their condition. It is important to know that heart attack strikes even without previous symptoms
November 7th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
All the latest research is showing that eating food high in antioxidants is good for your body and brain. Fruits and vegetables are the most reliable source of antioxidants in nature and are especially important at this transitional time of the year, when our bodies are preparing for the long and cold winter months
October 19th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang
Earlier this month, Pinellas County in Florida banned fluoride in their water supply. What's the deal with fluoride? Is it good or bad
September 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Research is showing synthetic dyes leach toxins into our bodies so, wouldn't healthy dyes offer up healing or at least do no harm? Here are four natural dyes to try during your next dye project
August 5th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
I know we don't pay too much attention to doormats. We leave it outside the door and forget about it. But it gets a beating through all kinds of inclement weather and helps us not to track in dirt and chemicals in the house, keeping us healthy indoors. Read this review and a giveaway.