Before I moved to the mountains, I used to get my acrylic nails refreshed every three weeks. I loved the camaraderie with my long-time manicurist and regular customers, and I loved trying out different colors and sometimes indulging in some nail art.Read More
Dr. Clark Store's Blog
It’s that time of year when the bugs are out, making outdoor summertime activities miserable at best and impossible at worst. None of us wants to use chemical bug sprays, especially ones that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), which is absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin, and can contribute to neurological and other health problems.Read More
Did you get inspired this Earth Day to do something impactful for the environment? If you’re still looking for your 2015 Earth Day resolution, consider these two words – bottled water. How do you weigh the pros and cons of environmental impact and your health? Something to ponder. . .
It used to be that every time I visited my mom’s house, she’d have a couple of cases of bottled water waiting in her trunk for me to transport inside. For a long time, I didn’t say anything other than “Where do you want them?” We don’t want to criticize our mothers, after all. But I know she cares about her health and the environment, so one day I finally said something. She was actually relieved I’d brought it up, because she’d been feeling terrible about all that waste. But she hated the taste of tap water, so she researched various home water filters, and settled on Aquasana brand. She’s very happy with it. She got a few stainless steel bottles for carrying around. I’m so proud of her!Read More
Controlling pests without the use of dangerous chemical pesticides can be a challenge. Those who are chemically sensitive, immune compromised, have asthma, or are just concerned about the use of chemicals around their children and pets owe it to themselves to research alternatives. There are many safe and effective methods for controlling a variety of pests.Read More
Do your household cleaners require you to open windows and wear gloves to avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals? If so, common sense should tell you that’s not good for anyone in your home. These toxins have an even greater effect on our children and pets. As you know, babies and children touch and put everything in their mouths.Read More
When you hear the term “heirloom,” and it’s not about Aunt Eunice’s sideboard, we’re referring to fruit and vegetable varieties that are more than 50 years old. These would be the same vegetables our grandmothers grew. These plants were around long before the huge agribusinesses that create most of the so-called “food” in stores today. Heirlooms taste fantastic! I particularly love heirloom tomatoes. They are so delicious, it’s hard not to eat them right out of hand. No wonder kids don't like vegetables. All they’ve ever tasted is artificially ripened, tasteless, rubbery, grocery store vegetables that have already travelled half the world.Read More