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The Possible Price of Beauty

By on August 12th, 2011 Tags: , ,

The chemicals in makeup, lotions, nail polish, shampoos, and other personal care products make many of us feel better, sleeker, and more confident. With a little help from this and that, together with a good hair day (I have strong-willed curly hair), I can get the charge I need to overcome procrastination and rise up to a new challenge.

Studies show that the average woman …

How Green Is Your Garden?

By on May 21st, 2011 Tags: ,

Because neither of my thumbs is green, my husband does almost all the gardening and lawn care at our house. Since my diagnosis, we’ve been talking about how to make our green space truly green – a healthy yard and garden with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

I always thought that using a chemical spray was the easy way to kill weeds and insect pests …

If You Can’t Buy All Organic, What Are the Best Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic?

By on February 4th, 2011 Tags: , ,

Everyone agrees: eating fruits and vegetables is much better than not eating fruits and vegetables because you can’t buy organic. Still, organic produce is usually more expensive. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t have the luxury of buying all organic, how do you get the biggest organic bang for your buck?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental health advocacy organization based …

Organic Fruits and Vegetables: What, Why, and How?

By on November 18th, 2010 Tags: , ,

Before I get into the organic discussion, I want to do some cheerleading for fruits and vegetables. Cancer experts and registered dietitians recommend eating five or more servings of a variety of veggies and fruits each day. Mixing up your choices is important because different fruits and vegetables have different nutrients.

So now, as you’re munching on some carrots or blueberries, let’s talk organic.

What

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