• Food,  Health

    Updated 2017 – Get the EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

    Strawberries remain at the top of the 2017 Dirty Dozen™ list of EWG’s 2017 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, with spinach jumping to second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues. Download the EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (see link below). https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/  

  • Health

    Why you need to care about GMOs…

    While biochemists, scientists and researchers should continue to develop ways of curing third-world country disease and malnutrition through efforts such as genetically modifying foods, consumers in the United States need to think about whether these foods are necessary and should be imposed on them. In the mid-90’s, GM foods were introduced into the United States. GM foods are foods with DNA that have been changed by introducing another gene from another organism (World, 2016). Roughly 95% of soybeans and 75% of corn in the United States are genetically modified (Monsanto, 2016). Specifically, one of the most controversial modifications are the crop seeds that have been genetically engineered to tolerate a…

  • Health

    Reducing harmful environmental impacts on growing children.

    With so many lists of things not to eat or do while pregnant, it can be quite stressful and confusing. Every day we surround ourselves with multitudes of environmental toxins and cancer-causing factors that could hinder the health of our growing child without knowing it. For this article, we’ll look at three of the known environmental impacts on the womb and growing children; Endocrine Disruptors, Plastics and Pesticides. Endocrine Disruptors Chemicals (EDCs): TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.) is an organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function. They noted that EDCs can…

  • Blog,  Health

    Are your Sprouts getting enough Sun?

    70% of American children are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to allergies, asthma, and major bone disorders. Are you getting enough? The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is 400iu for babies up to a year old and 600iu for children and adults. When it comes to Vitamin D, the color of your skin does matter. Those with darker pigments (such as myself and my youngest son) need even more Vitamin D, as dark skin acts as a natural sunscreen. A good formula to figure out how much sun you need is by taking 20% of the time it takes for you to turn pink in the…