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    Avoiding the Toxic Soup of Swimming Pools

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

    You still have some time to enjoy the warm weather before the coolness of autumn sets in. If one of your ways to cool off is taking a dip in a conventional swimming pool, have you thought about what all those harsh pool chemicals can do to your body? There is an alternative that is better for you and the environment.

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    Topics: water quality, healthy home

    Make Your Own Non-Toxic Insect Repellent

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

    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.

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    Topics: environmentally friendly, healthy home

    Can the New Age Non-Stick Make You Sick?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

    If you’re a health conscious cook, baker or just a foodie you’ve probably heard the warnings about non-stick cookware and the potential health risks they’ve been linked to.

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    Topics: toxins, health concerns, healthy home

    Yes, You Can!

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

    If the state of the economy over the past few years has affected your wallet – and let’s face it, that applies to a many of us – you’ve probably had to re-think how you’re spending your hard-earned dollars. You know that you still need to provide food for you and your family, and perhaps you’ve thought of ways to stretch your food dollars. Whether you’re clipping coupons or growing food in your own garden, you can take your money-saving efforts a step further by extending the shelf life of some perishable foods. Canning and preserving can save your bounty of produce from spoiling before you have time to eat it all.

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    Topics: healthy home

    Looking for Safer Pest Control Alternatives?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

    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.

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    Topics: environmentally friendly, healthy home

    Clean Goes Green

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

    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.

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    Topics: environmentally friendly, healthy home

    First Aid the Natural Way

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

    Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand is one of those grown-up things we know we should do, but often put off. Instead of buying a pre-assembled kit from a store, why not build your own first-aid kit with natural remedies? Your kit should include cotton balls, cotton swabs, Band-Aids, tweezers, and a small spritz bottle of rubbing alcohol. But what green items could your kit have?

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    Topics: alternative healthcare, healthy home, healthy habits

    Should We Be Anti Antibacterials?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 07:43 AM

    There’s no question that the advent of antibiotics has saved countless lives. They were discovered in 1943 when American microbiologist Selman A. Waksman (1888–1973) found that a particular fungus produced a powerful antibiotic effect. This original antibiotic, streptomycin, helped treat deadly diseases such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, bubonic plague, and bacterial meningitis. Today we have newer, safer antibiotics like the widely-used sulfa drugs.

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    Topics: toxins, microorganisms, healthy home

    Eating Locally - Community Gardens and Edible Lawns

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

    Can growing your own food help change the world? In a word, yes. With the large-scale industrialization of food, we have allowed one of our most fundamental needs to be controlled by huge, faceless corporations. Re-localizing our food supply means taking control back where it belongs.

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    Topics: healthy home

    Dawn of the Super Bug: The Problem with Antibacterial Soaps

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 07:29 AM

    Washing your hands is one of the best ways to fight germs. But do you really need an antibacterial soap to do the job? Some researchers say no, and they caution that antibacterial products may do more harm than good.

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    Topics: toxins, microorganisms, healthy home

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