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Safe Healthy Sleep Resolutions
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Avoiding GMOs – What Are Your Current Options?
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Making Better Decisions: Eileen Fisher’s Eco-Friendly Clothing
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Healthy Stuff Database Makes it Easier To Live Toxic Free

Safe Healthy Sleep Resolutions

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution yet? How about a resolution for better sleep? Healthy sleep promotes better health, productivity at work, and an improved attitude. Which of our Safe Healthy Sleep resolutions will help you meet your goals? Commit to a Schedule: Sticking to a regular bedtime and waking time each day helps regulate your body’s natural rhythm. This means weekends too! Cut Screen Time: Shut off electronics and screens for at least an hour before bed. The screens’ light interferes with melatonin production in the body, resulting in less restful sleep. Read more here. Establish a Phone-Free Zone: Electronics can cause interrupted sleep. Unless your child is away overnight or you anticipate an important phone call, the majority of texts, calls, and emails can wait until morning. Create a Ritual: Bedtime rituals don’t just help children, they are good for us too! In the hour or two before bed, create a habit to follow each day. This[…]

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Avoiding GMOs – What Are Your Current Options?

We believe consumers should have a right to know what they are eating and drinking (AND sleeping on!) In a previous post we mentioned our partnership with Just Label It, an organization advocating labeling of foods using Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). At this time, however, companies are not required to disclose GMOs. Nonetheless, consumers that wish to avoid GMOs do have a few tools available. Buyers can look for: The USDA Organic label. USDA certified organic food currently can not contain GMOs. While this logo can also apply to non-edible raw natural fibers and materials such as cotton, this label is not designed for finished textile products. Non-GMO Project Verified label. While this voluntary certification guarantees food does not contain GMOs, it does not mean food is organic, so food with this label can still be grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Also, because this verification is voluntary, the absence of the label does not mean an item necessarily contains GMOs. Smaller organic food[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Eileen Fisher’s Eco-Friendly Clothing

I have to admit I’m not much of a fashionista. I don’t quite follow the industry, which is not to say I don’t respect it or admire it. I just don’t necessarily prioritize my time or my budget as much as my friends do. When I do buy new things, I like classics and basics. And for convenience sake, I like washables. I just don’t have the time or patience for dry clean only. Aside from the time and cost to take my “special” clothing to some other building and drop it off and pick it up, dry cleaning isn’t something that’s great for the environment. Why? Chemicals. Are they really necessary? I have countless items of clothes that suggest dry cleaning that went on the delicate cycle and once hung turned out fine. (Instinct and experience with a variety of laundered items prevails, please don’t send me your clothing bills if you test and ruin an item!) So what[…]

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Healthy Stuff Database Makes it Easier To Live Toxic Free

I want to introduce you to a great site – an indispensable resource for parents who want their kids to grow up toxic-free, or for anyone who’s interested in creating an environment free of dangerous toxic chemicals. The site is Healthy Stuff, and the features of their searchable database are what make this site so special. When you arrive on the homepage you will see several categories of stuff: toys, children’s products, pets, cars, apparel and accessories, and home improvement. Just click any of the categories, let’s take Toys as an example, and you will find a summary of why we need healthy toys, results of tests screening toys for toxic metals, chemicals, and PVC, and links to the following: – Products with No Detected Chemicals of Concern – Products with Low Concern Levels – Products with Medium Concern Levels – Products with High Concern Levels The lists are alphabetical, so it’s pretty easy to find what you’re looking for.[…]

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