Loving ourselves is taking care of ourselves.

Have you heard the phrase self-care? It’s a word that is thrown around a lot. For most, it sounds like pie-in-the-sky health jargon. Well, I’d like to breathe new life into this overused word and show you why “self-care” is a practical approach to being more healthy. Self-care. What does it mean? Bear with me as I pull a quote …

What’s in your shampoo?

Ingredients Are Important. While researchers are still chasing down the effects of specific chemicals, there’s been enough information to make people pause and think twice before applying a product. An example that recently hit the news was the “baby-powder case.” Covering the story, Washington Post wrote the headline, “Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7 billion to women who say …

What’s in Your Food? Chemicals, Coloring, and Preservatives Oh, My! Part 2

What are endocrine disruptors? This is a large category of chemicals. One of the most commonly known today is bisphenol A (BPA). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences created a helpful introduction: “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A …