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Organic Challenge Wrap Up
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Organic Challenge Week 3: Cleaning Supplies
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Are You Up To Our Organic Challenge?
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Earth-Friendly Gifts for Dad
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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

Organic Challenge Wrap Up

Your daily routine probably looks a little like this: you rush to get ready for work, you run a few errands after the workday ends, you grab a quick bite to eat or cook something easy. Even if your routine feels fruitful, leading a productive—but busy–life can take a toll. In the midst of taking care of your day-to-day responsibilities, you may neglect the one thing that matters most: your health. That’s why we challenged our readers to embrace our Organic Challenge throughout the month of May and reevaluate what it means to truly lead a healthy, organic lifestyle. Each week, we focused on a different area of daily life that’s affected by potentially dangerous chemicals. With over 80,000 chemicals produced in the United States, it’s nearly impossible to know whether the items you’re putting into and onto your body are safe—or toxic. At Naturepedic, we know how difficult it is to study each and every chemical that may be[…]

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Organic Challenge Week 3: Cleaning Supplies

Welcome to week three of our organic challenge! In the ever changing world of what we should eat or not eat, what we should put on our skin or not put on our skin, and what we should sleep on, there are a few areas in the home which we overlook: cleaning and yard products. We are here to help guide you to make better buying decisions for a happier and healthier life! The first thing to remember is to read labels. At Naturepedic, we are always concerned about companies that use “greenwashing” as a marketing tactic to sell you products. Greenwashing is when companies make unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims about their products being natural, green, eco-friendly, or organic. It’s always important to be leery of companies using these descriptors on their products, and to check for government regulated certifications. If you have questions about what is actually in a product, head over to Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Guide to[…]

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Are You Up To Our Organic Challenge?

Have you been thinking about switching to a more organic and sustainable lifestyle, but are not sure where to start? Chemicals have made their way into our lives through the food we eat and the products that we use at alarming rates. There are more than 80,000 chemicals produced and used in the United States. Of those 80,000 chemicals, only 200 have been tested (which is less than 1%), and only five have been regulated to any standard. We understand the transition to a healthier lifestyle can be extremely overwhelming. Over the next four weeks, we are going to help guide you in making those healthy decisions that matter the most. We’re challenging you to transition four areas of your day to day life that are affected by chemicals, and give you our non-negotiable organic choices! Are you up to our organic challenge? Week 1: Organic Food May 6 – May 10 Week 2: Organic Beauty May 13 – May[…]

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Earth-Friendly Gifts for Dad

Trying to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day? Have you ever considered Earth-friendly gifts for Dad? Every year, we all seem to ask ourselves the same questions while shopping. How many ties does he actually need? Would it be weird if I got him another “World’s Best Dad” mug? What size t-shirt does he wear again? Is a gift card really too impersonal? No more ties. He has enough mugs. Stop with the shirts. And yes, you can do better than a gift card. It’s 2018, and we’re all trying to live a healthier, happier life—including dads. So why not treat him to something different this Father’s Day? We’re giving you some Earth-friendly gift ideas. Gift Bags, Galore. Cooler Bags, Gift Baskets, Customized Tote Bags, and more! Once you pick the perfect bag or basket for dad, fill it with his favorite healthy (or organic) goodies. Start filling his basket at Its Only Natural Gifts. All-Natural Grooming Essentials. Beard[…]

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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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