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Posted: January 18, 2017 ...by
Today I woke  up and all the headlines in my health science bubble were about how suddenty, again, soy is the new health food. Funny, just last month it was the demon responsible for low sperm count and premature puberty in children. What gives: is soy healthy or not? The health effects of soy are...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 28, 2016 ...by
Skincare Toxins to Know & Avoid We are swimming in chemicals, many that are known to negatively effect our bodies. So much so that now a newborn baby born in North America has over 100 known or suspected toxins already in his body at birth. Many of these chemicals can cause profound and lasting effect...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 21, 2016 ...by
How to protect yourself and your family from toxins in beauty care products It was a gift. The perfect little blue and white bottle of “Gentle! For Bebe!” baby shampoo in its foam pump bottle. I used it on my baby for two years before I thought to check if it was safe. It was...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 18, 2016 ...by
You can’t always get a babysitter and hit the town with your beloved. Sometimes you need to reconnect and it’s Tuesday.. read on for our favourite simple and sweet date night in ideas.   My partner and I are both work-at-home/ stay-at-home parents to our toddler. Everyday is basically a date night in for us!...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 5, 2016 ...by
How to help your family ease through seasonal time change with natural sleep remedies   I hate the time change, especially in the spring where it feels like that “lost” hour is never retrieved. For years, I spent the spring in Guatemala where the time does not change and it was much easier to just...Read More »Read More
Posted: October 21, 2016 ...by
My youngest son used to adore lobster. Frequently, we would travel to the “real lobster place”, (thusly named, as the seafood shop had a lobster aquarium), where my sons would choose their live Nephropidae with some consideration. (No. I didn’t bring them home live. The lovely fishmonger did the “honors”, before giving them to me....Read More »Read More
Posted: October 11, 2016 ...by
I didn’t visit my family in Miami this summer. I blamed work. I blamed the children’s camp schedules. I blamed my boyfriends filming schedule. I blamed everything but The Truth: I’m a coward. I’m afraid that Miami has the Zica virus. But, I am terrified that Miami is being sprayed with Naled.   Unless you...Read More »Read More
Posted: September 26, 2016 ...by
Fight off illness the easy, natural way I’ve had great success in fighting of illness and just “feeling” better through oxygenating my body naturally. That’s because oxygen is a healer. It’s a primary source of energy and helps fuel the entire metabolism process and helps with detoxification (from the ordinary toxins that just result in...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 25, 2016 ...by
Sometimes, I feel so very proud of myself for making better nutritional decisions for my children.  As we picnic in the park, watching others washing down GMO’s, refined sugar and assorted chemicals and pesticides, with more of the same, I gaze at the organic blueberry stained smiles of my children and sigh. Here, I delicately...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 23, 2016 ...by
Increasingly, parents are waking up to the realization that there is no safe plastic. “BPA-free” and even “plant-based plastics” can still release toxins that mimic hormones in the body. The safest bet for your child is the same thing now that it is always been: truly stable products such as glass, stainless steel, cotton, and...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 22, 2016 ...by
It’s been a long day. Work, mama-ing, and what ever unscheduled fire you had to put out, didn’t leave time for a shop. But dinner must be made. Read on for some last-minute, super-easy dinner inspo. Forgetful Salad “Place whatever bread (or potatoes) that you have, in a bowl. Celery? Excellent. Chop that too. You...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 8, 2016 ...by
Homeopathic Remedies Camilia and pulsatilla are two homeopathic remedies recommended for teething tots. I love the ease of the Boiron Camilia unit dose squeeze pouches. Its more natural and faster to administer than infant tylenol or advil and I have had great success with its effectiveness. You can also cold brew some soothing chamomile tea to...Read More »Read More
Posted: June 4, 2016 ...by
With summer almost here we have rounded up our 3 favourite tips for staying healthy and smart in the sun during this warmer season. It can be confusing to figure out the truths about sun exposure and how to keep your kids natural and green in the heat. How much sun is too much? What about...Read More »Read More
Posted: June 3, 2016 ...by
What your mama should have told you about the dangers of sunscreen It’s that time of year again when the sun begins to shine and parents reach for the sunscreen. We are told that sunscreen will protect us from sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Yet, research now suggests that sunscreen might not do any of these things very well: instead, many of the most popular sunscreen brands might actually increase our children’s chances of getting some cancers. »Read More
Posted: June 3, 2016 ...by
I’d been pouring over labels for years and considered myself a savvy shopper, but the skincare aisle almost had me duped.  I’m one of those people: the kind that stands in the Whole Foods aisle obsessively scanning every label.   I am not appeased by claims of Natural! Kid Safe! or Hypoallergenic. What I’m looking for are the ingredients. The rest, as far as I am concerned, is just fancy PR. I want to know what I’m putting in and on my body. »Read More
Posted: May 21, 2016 ...by
There isn’t a hispanic cupboard in the world that doesn’t contain Sazon. Not one. My mother cooked with it. As did hers. As ubiquitous as salt, Sazon is the Spanish version of…well, salt. I never read its ingredients, as I would always mindlessly toss a box of Sazon in my grocery trolley as one might...Read More »Read More