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  • 5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer

    by Paula Gallagher | June 25, 2019

    Summer is officially here! School is out and the 4th of July marks the kick-off to travel and spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether it is camping, sightseeing, or hanging by the beach, being prepared for whatever inconveniences may arise will ensure that you and your loved ones have the best summer. Here are 5 blogs that will help you get ready for summer and fully enjoy the hot months!

    Natural Bug Protection for the Summer: Mosquitoes, black flies and ticks are just a few of nature's creatures that can be a nuisance to many people who love the outdoors. Sometimes, though, they can be more than nuisance. West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease are just a few of the diseases that can be spread by their bites. But don’t hide indoors or douse yourself with commercial insect repellents. Try natural bug protection to outsmart these pests or take the sting out of getting bitten.

    First Aid Kit for Travelling: This blog provides a list of items that I believe every parent/caretaker should have on-hand for those moments when a local health food store/pharmacy isn’t available.

    4 Natural Remedies for Summer Travels: Many of us are planning trips, and whether it be a staycation or traveling abroad, here are a few natural remedies for summer travel to help your vacation go smoothly.

    Travel Essentials This Summer: Traveling should be relaxing and enjoyable. Unfortunately, it can also be hard on your body. Recycled air on flights exposes you to cold and flu germs and jet lag can make you lose valuable days of vacation time. And, eating foods that you are not used to can also cause digestive distress. Being prepared before you travel can make the difference between a miserable trip and a memorable one.

    Protect Your Skin: Your skin is your largest organ and should be protected. Get tips on how to protect your skin from cancer.

    Photo from here, with thanks.
  • EWG Releases 2019 Guide to Sunscreens

    by Paula Gallagher | May 28, 2019

    The Environmental Working Group has rounded up their 2019 Guide to Sunscreens. This list provides the best choices for safe and effective sunscreens. EWG rates thousands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health.

    This guide comes at around the same time that a study published in JAMA found that certain chemicals in most sunscreen products pose cancer risks. The study took blood test samples from participants after using sunscreens for 4 days. Read more

  • 10 Ways to Make Your Life and Home Less Toxic

    by Paula Gallagher | May 22, 2019

    A while back we posted this blog about things you didn't need in your home. One of the reasons was because certain items were damaging to the environment, but another reason is that they can be damaging to you. Many of the items below contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses. And I know it may be difficult to change all of these items right away, but perhaps changing one thing at a time is a tangible goal and could help make your life and home less toxic.

    I definitely am not one to judge. Although we have been making a conscious effort to choose less toxic items for our bodies and our home, sometimes convenience wins. The items listed below are things that I have personally looked into Read more

  • 9 Ways to Support Earth Day Every Day

    by Paula Gallagher | April 22, 2019

    Today is Earth Day. It is a day recognized worldwide to bring awareness and support for protection of the environment. Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that need to be addressed, such as pollution of the ocean, debris left over on land, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, overpopulation, nuclear issues, the depletion of the ozone layer, the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the introduction of wastes and toxicants into the wilderness and the seas, nanotechnology, deforestation of rain forests, and the endangerment of many species. Read more

  • Benefits of Gardening to Relieve Stress

    by Paula Gallagher | April 10, 2019

    We finally had warmish, sunshiney weather over the weekend and all I wanted to do was be outside cleaning up the garden and yard. And although I have to hold off on planting outside as we are still getting below freezing temperatures at night, it felt great to get my hands dirty.

    Gardening can be incredibly rewarding, and one of the benefits of gardening is that it's an excellent way to relieve stress. Physically digging, raking, and pruning are great for releasing tension. Not to mention, great exercise for your body, too. In addition, sunshine provides vitamin D, a very important vitamin involved in immunity and promoting a positive mood. Read more

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