By Beth Buczynski on March 25, 2010
Ever turned over a bottle of face wash or shaving cream and tried to read the ingredients on the back? You were probably greeted with monstrous words like: “Propylene Glycol,” “Quaternary Ammonium Compound,” and “Nonylphenols.” What the label didn’t tell you is that these are all known to be hazardous chemicals, in some cases causing bronchial asthma, gastritis, skin irritation and even death.
By Becky Striepe on February 23, 2010
The corn lobby would have us believe that high fructose corn syrup is a safe, natural food additive. In fact it’s highly processed, and a recent study discovered that it often contains mercury.
By Becky Striepe on February 15, 2010
Nearly one in three U.S. children are obese: that’s over three times the childhood obesity rate from thirty years ago! That means a rise in obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. A recent study estimated that this spike in illnesses translates into almost $150 billion in health care costs.
By Becky Striepe on January 25, 2010
We’re right in the thick of cold and flu season, and if you’re anything like me, this chilly weather is not doing your nose any favors. Rather than relying on paper from virgin forests to clear your sinuses, let’s talk about some better tissue options!