Eating Healthy On The Run, Or Just On A Busy Schedule

I travel a lot, sometimes more than I would like. I travel both by plane and car, and to areas where grocery stores are nowhere to be found. Which means I often can't find my personal choices of organic foods, and I refuse to compromise on my health. Continue reading

Environmental Working Group (EWG) Validates Our Shield Sunscreen As A Leader in Safety & Efficacy

We have long supported the mission of the EWG to educate the public about the health hazards of many personal care product ingredients, and how to choose products that contain only safe ingredients. So we are happy to report (though not surprised) that Continue reading

10 Toxic Household Items You Should Throw Away Now

Concerns about toxic ingredients are not limited to personal care or body care type products. Toxicity problems can involve a wide variety of products that people use on a regular basis. The following article from the by Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, provides a good reminder about some of the things that you should try to avoid. Continue reading

Slow Death by Rubber Duck By Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie

Book Review: Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie This book needs to be read by anyone who cares about themselves, their family, their friends, and/or the planet. When you go to read this book, you need to have an open mind. An open mind to different definitions than what you are accustomed to. An open mind to look at words such as "pollution" from a completely different perspective. I did not start out with an open mind, Continue reading

Hawaiian Government To Ban Certain Sunscreen Chemicals – What You Should Know

The Hawaiian state government recently passed a bill that would ban two sunscreen chemicals, specifically oxybenzone and octinoxate. These two organic chemicals are very commonly used in sunscreen products. The reason for the ban is explained well by Continue reading

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Book Review Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption What an amazing book! First, I have NOT seen the movie; I don't know if I want to. Second, the book was very well written. We actually listened to it via audiobook on a long drive and we became so engrossed in it that we almost got ourselves lost on the road! Yeah, it was that good. If we were reading this book (rather than listening), we would not have been able to put it down. Continue reading