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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I was talking to a woman in her 70’s and I couldn’t stop staring at her skin. It was firm, radiant, healthy, and glowing. I asked her what her secret was and she told me that she took daily collagen supplements. I wasn’t familiar with collagen at the time, but after a recommendation from a […]
Eating well (and responsibly) is complicated. We need to consider dozens of factors before picking up our fork: where does the food come from, how much water is required to grow certain crops, what pesticides are used, how are the farmers treated, which artificial ingredients are added, how are the animals treated, and how much energy was used? It’s safe […]
There has been a lot of momentum to remove harmful ingredients from everyday consumer products. And as a public health advocate, I don’t always take a moment to say “Hey – good job! We did this!” So that my friends is what this blog is all about. A small celebration, join me! Victory #1 – […]
I was sitting at the bar at the Tabard Inn, one of Washington D.C.’s finest establishments and a lively woman sitting next to me struck up a conversation. Her name is Fritzi Cohen and as it turns out, she is the matriarch of the Tabard Inn. She also happens to know a lot about pesticide […]
Toxic flea treatments are still allowed on U.S. market, despite evidence suggesting it harms the nervous system and is linked to cancer. Find out which products are safer and natural non-toxic flea remedies.
There are so many coffee certifications and labels it’s hard to know what to look for. If you care about supporting local farmers, decreased pesticide use and other human rights and environmental concerns around your coffee, check out this easy guide that breaks down what the coffee certifications actually mean.