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Why I Don’t Use Store-Bought Sunscreen & My Own Solution

We’re told that sunscreen not only helps prevent burns, it protects us from developing skin cancer.   But, does it really protect us from cancer?  Are the chemicals in sunscreen worse than the UV exposure?  In other words…  Should we use sunscreen?   Store-bought sunscreen may not be as beneficial as we have been led to believe.  The government allows…

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Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Have Arrived!

If you can’t afford to buy all of your fruits and vegetables as organic, you’re in luck!  There are lists that can help you avoid the most contaminated produce! The Environmental Working Group has released their annual report of the dirtiest and cleanest produce.  The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide…

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Sunscreen: A False Sense of Security?

It’s that time of the year again when we dig through our drawers to find the sunscreen and begin lathering it on our bodies.   And, it’s not just adults.  Almost every parent I know coats their kids with a layer of sunscreen whether they are at the pool, beach, ballgame, park, or playground.  And, why wouldn’t they?   We’re told that sunscreen not only…

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The Dirty Dozen Has Arrived!

The Environmental Working Group has released their annual report of the dirtiest and cleanest produce.   The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide residues.  The “Clean Fifteen” is a list of the 15 fruits and vegetables containing the least amount of pesticide residues.  Each year, the U.S. Department of…

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