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I Had My Body Tested for Toxic Chemicals and This is What I Learned

I have to admit, this blog post is a little hard to write. I’ve been working on environmental health issues since 2006 and so as you might expect, I’ve been making good choices about which products I use, avoiding known toxic chemicals where possible. So when I signed up for Silent Spring Institute’s biomonitoring study, I […]

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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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