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Apr 1 2014
Spring is here (at least, according to the calendar) and many pet lovers welcome the time they spend tending their garden. But your yard can cultivate a whole host of potential pet poisons and dangers, from the pesticides and tools you use to the plants you grow. "Having a non-toxic lawn is crucial for dogs in particular," says Carl Grimm, natural gardening and toxics reduction planner for Metro...
Apr 1 2014
Written by Elise Museles, Kale & Chocolate Do you look in the mirror and give yourself a compliment?  Or do you zoom in on what you perceive as your not-so-perfect appearance?  Or when it’s time to shop for a bathing suit (with those awful lights), do you think, “I love my body just as it is?” Or do you use magazine cover models as a standard for comparison? Let’s be honest: there...
Mar 28 2014
The owners of the first apartment that I rented when I moved from the UK (via Tokyo) to the West Coast insisted that I use a vinegar and water solution for cleaning the hardwood floors. I have been a convert ever since, creating homemade concoctions and gradually expanding their uses over the years. What’s so great about vinegar? It contains acetic acid and is typically made from grapes,...
Mar 28 2014
Written by Dr. Nalini Chilkov Colon cancer (cancer of the large intestine) is one of the most common and most preventable cancers.  Because the lower part of the intestines, the colon and the rectum are the waste disposal depot, the lining of the large intestine is exposed to many potential cancer causing chemicals every day. Did you know that when food is passing through your digestive...
Mar 28 2014
Someone once said, “Housework won’t kill you, but why take the risk?”  In today’s world,  the use of household cleaning agents is a big risk. These chemicals are the number one source of toxins in the home. They are are absorbed through the skin, inhaled into the lungs, and ingested as chemical residues that remain after dishes and other household items have been washed. For thousands...

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