Size Does Matter – Buy Big, Save Big!

Saving money is seriously one of my absolute favorite topics to write about. You know why? Everyone agrees! Find me one person who doesn’t love saving money, I dare ya. Wanting better, healthier choices when it comes to food and personal care/beauty products is one thing, but buying them is another matter. Cost can certainly be a factor, especially if you’re not taking full advantage … Continue reading Size Does Matter – Buy Big, Save Big!

What Can You Do About Chromium-6?

The Environmental Working Group released an explosive report on Tuesday that conveys a shocking truth for over 200 million Americans. The carcinogenic chemical chromium-6 (also referred to as hexavalent chromium), which was made infamous during the 1990’s due to Erin Brockovich and the lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric, is present in water quality samples across the nation. Their article is very well-written, so I’m … Continue reading What Can You Do About Chromium-6?

8 More “Food” Items to Replace With Better Choices

Where does the time go?! I can’t believe it’s already been seven months since I posted 12 Everyday “Food” Items to Trash & Replace – holy moly, it’s gonna be the holidays before we know it. Did I say that out loud? Um…I meant, uh…summer! Swimming! School’s out! Speaking of summer, I hope the first month of it has treated everyone very well so far, full of … Continue reading 8 More “Food” Items to Replace With Better Choices

It’s Summer! Choosing Safer Sunscreen for You & Your Family

Oh, it’s that magical time of year we so dearly love! S-U-M-M-E-R! It means hot days, no school, staying up late, and endless fun! Unfortunately, it also means much higher risk of sunburn, and greater exposure to the chemicals in everyday sunscreens. I know, I know, I can practically hear some of you groaning, not wanting to hear how another thing is “out to get” … Continue reading It’s Summer! Choosing Safer Sunscreen for You & Your Family

Healthy Body, Healthy Bank Account: Eating Well Without Spending a Fortune

If you’ve read any of my prior posts (or know me personally) you know that I’m pretty darn passionate about eating and living healthy. No surprise, I love discussing it with any willing participants, online or otherwise – friends, family, fellow shoppers at the grocery store, whatever! Time and time again, though, one concern repeatedly comes up as a limiting factor for eating healthy (especially if … Continue reading Healthy Body, Healthy Bank Account: Eating Well Without Spending a Fortune

Semantics of Eating Healthy: Basic Terminology 101

Well, well, well, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I have to apologize for my mini hiatus lately. I’ve had some eye-related shenanigans going on, so I unfortunately have had very limited ability to be in front of bright things. And boy, when you’re in that dilemma, you really realize how time much we as a society spend in front of glowing screens! Anyways, I’m … Continue reading Semantics of Eating Healthy: Basic Terminology 101

Ditching Dairy: Going Nuts Instead!

You know, it seems these days that almost nothing escapes being a hot-button issue. Especially in Health & Wellness Land. No matter what you do, someone out there has got a loud opinion about it. So here’s the scoop: we’ve stopped buying cows’ milk. Cue the dramatic music. No, we’re not going vegan. Not that there’s anything wrong with going vegan, of course, but that’s … Continue reading Ditching Dairy: Going Nuts Instead!

Cosmetic Catastrophe: Detoxing Your Makeup Bag

How Did We Get Here? Ladies, they’ve been after us for over 100 years, with a product for every need (real or imaginary). Women throughout history have been bombarded by ad after ad from this company or that company, each time promising us that their “newer” and “better” products will leave us feeling more beautiful than before. All of us are guilty of buying into … Continue reading Cosmetic Catastrophe: Detoxing Your Makeup Bag

Smartphone Apps for Healthier Product Choices

Post updated June 2016  So, my dear readers, if you’ve read my previous blogs, especially my recent one regarding healthier shampoo, you know that I’ve become quite the Label Reader Extraordinaire. It’s a little bit of a geeky talent, but I actually take a strange pride in being able to look at a product label and point out the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. … Continue reading Smartphone Apps for Healthier Product Choices

What’s in YOUR Shampoo? How to Pick Healthier Products & Go Sulfate-Free

My path to healthier living started as a teeny tiny little idea to put better things in our bodies. This quickly evolved into us taking precaution that the things that go on our bodies (which, in turn, also equals in our bodies) are safe, quality products as well. I’ve been hitting it hard, looking for safer options to replace dangerous everyday beauty products that I’m … Continue reading What’s in YOUR Shampoo? How to Pick Healthier Products & Go Sulfate-Free

You vs. Chlorine: Easy Ways to Reduce Exposure

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait for the day that we own a home and can install a whole house water filtration system, so that I don’t have to even think about what the heck is in our city tap water. If you’re like us, you love your Brita (or other brand) water filter pitcher. You wouldn’t dream of drinking your … Continue reading You vs. Chlorine: Easy Ways to Reduce Exposure

12 Everyday “Food” Items to Trash & Replace

*Friendly reminder to trash the contents only, not the containers! Recycle those little buggers appropriately, everyone!* It’s pretty amazing that what started out as just making smoothies for breakfast has morphed into where we stand today, but it goes to show that one good decision leads into many others! Little by little, as I started learning more and more about the reasons why most processed … Continue reading 12 Everyday “Food” Items to Trash & Replace

Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide

I’m happy to say that I’ve received quite a bit of questions lately on the topic of making the switch to aluminum-free deodorant products (and I’m sure there are plenty more of you out there with some shy curiosity), so to anyone considering making The Big Switch, this one’s specially for you! Continue reading Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide

Chemical Cocktail: What’s Hiding in YOUR Cleaning Products?

Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve become passionate within the last couple years (the last 10-ish months especially) about clean(er) eating, which has meant many changes in what we buy (or will never buy again, for that matter.) It’s all about holding a higher standard of what you’re willing to put in your body. That being said, I also starting thinking about what goes on our … Continue reading Chemical Cocktail: What’s Hiding in YOUR Cleaning Products?