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Clean Up Indoor Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution – whether indoors or out – harms children’s cognitive development. Specifically, it reduces intelligence.” – Sandra Steingraber, biologist, author, advocate We’ve found that toxic chemicals are ending up in our homes and work environments. Since we spend most of our time indoors, it’s important to take a few simple steps to […]

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Food companies cave on questionable ingredients

Speaking up, signing petitions and taking action works. All you have to do is look to recent examples where food companies caved to public pressure about their use of questionable ingredients. As the public starts to learn about the variety of chemicals used in our food, consumer products and environment, we’re also becoming increasingly savvy […]

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Taking a Bath is An Act of Kindness

Taking a hot bath, soaking your limbs, is an act of kindness. You’re taking a moment to thank and honor your muscles and ligaments, mind, and spirit. The ability to take a hot bath after a long day is a privilege. It’s a privilege to have the time to take a bath. To enjoy clean, safe water suitable for […]

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How to Find REAL Sea Salt

Guest post By Lauren Brinkac, Founder of DC Healthy Bites Is your salt stark white with a uniformed shape? If so, you may be consuming highly refined salt that has been chemically treated, bleached, or high temperature dried, and stripped of its’ natural trace minerals. Additionally, have you ever looked at your salt’s ingredient label? You […]

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The Psychology of Habits: How to Break Free From the Bad and Cultivate the Good

Over eating, checking our cell phones, chewing one’s finger nails—all bad habits. But what happens when we understand the nature of a habit and use it to transform ourselves, relationships, public health and communities in which we live? As we entered into a New Year, I have been reading a lot of articles on resolutions, […]

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