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Tests Find Widespread Exposure to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in Cheese

Being a Minnesotan, cheese is my favorite food group…yes, it’s a food group. And it’s the fat in cheese that makes it so damn good (any humbolt fog fans out there?). But the fat in cheese doesn’t just give this food its creamy texture, flavor, and consistency. Fat easily stores contaminants, specifically plasticizer chemicals, called phthalates (THAL-ates) which […]

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Why I Practice Hot Yoga

Yoga studios across the country have added heat to vinyasa flow, hatha, ashtanga and kundalini yoga classes…hot yoga is officially a thing. The temperature, humidity and styles of yoga will change, but it is the sweat that unites us. So what’s behind this trend and what are the benefits of hot yoga class over your conventional room-temp practice? […]

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4 Ways to Spot Greenwashing

Finding the truth behind labels on your favorite household cleaner, beauty product or health food isn’t always easy. Now that the consumer marketplace sees the trend towards more natural, safer and non-toxic products, companies are using just about every label possible to entice consumers to buy their products. Buyer beware. “Greenwashing” is a term that’s […]

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Buy These 14 Fruits & Vegetables Organic

Years ago the Environmental Working Group (EWG) came out with the clever “Dirty Dozen“—a list of the top twelve fruits and vegetables that had the largest pesticide residue. Since the original list was published, EWG has added a few additional submissions, leaving 14 priority produce for buying organic. Avoiding pesticides is not only good for your […]

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Best Date Spots in Santa Monica & Venice

Eating my way around Los Angeles has been one of my favorite parts of falling in love with this city. Here are some of my favorite date night spots for those venturing around Venice and Santa Monica. All of these places are slightly upscale and a little on the pricey side, but that’s usually exactly what you want […]

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