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5 Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics and Safer Products that Work

Due to the unregulated nature of the beauty industry, companies can—and do—use chemicals linked to cancer in makeup. The last several years however there has been a rise in companies creating “non-toxic” aka “safer, greener, and cleaner” cosmetics. So how do you understand which products are actually safer? And of those companies, which products actually work? […]

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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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10 Easy Ways to Detox Before Pregnancy

Are you thinking of getting pregnant in the near future? Within the next six months to year? You may already be googling terms like “what to do before you get pregnant” or “how to prepare for pregnancy”. Millions of articles will appear that tell you about the *best* form of folic acid and when to start your […]

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Non-Toxic Tampons: Just the Facts

It’s hard for me to think about a more intimate product than a tampon. I’ve been writing for years about toxic chemicals that have found their way into everyday consumer products, our makeup and our homes. And for some reason, I’ve only lightly touched the topic about harmful chemicals in feminine hygiene products. And then TIME magazine wrote about this […]

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8 Ways to Switch to Safer Products

The news publication Al Jazeera recently created this great video which highlights some of the common exposures to harmful (and in some cases toxic) chemicals in our homes. I have offered up concrete solutions for each of the problem chemicals highlighted in this segment. I encourage you to watch the video, explore my safer solutions below and share […]

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