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Groceries During Quarantine

Groceries During Quarantine

Did you know March is the designated "Nutrition Month" by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? This is a bit timely considering many of us are getting used to the new norm with COVID-19 and are cooking at home more vs. eating out. Right now this means we need to rethink our grocery lists and budgets to account for more mouths to feed at home. So, how do you keep everyone happy and healthy while minimizing time spent at the grocery store? 

First and foremost, give yourself a break, you don't need to become a 5-star chef overnight. You just...


All That Shimmers - The Truth About Mica

All That Shimmers - The Truth About Mica

Do you know what makes beauty products shimmer? It’s mica. Mica is a clean, safe ingredient. However, there is shadiness within its supply chains

What It Means to Live Naturally

What It Means to Live Naturally

I've been asked this question a few times before and think it's time I break this down since there is so much out there on living a natural lifestyle.

So what does it really mean to live naturally? You may be familiar with the term holistic or naturopathic medicine which can be considered similar to when a person chooses to live naturally. Holistic/Naturopathic medicine is a treatment methodology that treats both the mind and body. There is also a focus on using natural remedies to align and heal the body so that it can work optimally and continue existing in a disease-free state. The common...


Fashion & Climate Change - The New Age of Circular Fashion

Fashion & Climate Change - The New Age of Circular Fashion

Is it possible to buy fashion without compromising the environment? To answer this, it's important to understand what sustainable fashion truly means.

comprehensive study on the environmental impact of apparel and footwear industries, demonstrated that over 8 percent of greenhouse gases can be attributed to the fashion industry and if things don't change, by 2050 this will rise to 25 percent of the entire global carbon budget!

So, HOW does fashion impact climate change? The magnitude of carbon emissions take place at the mills where the fibers are spun into yarn and weaved...


First Major Legislation the House Will Take Up in 2020

First Major Legislation the House Will Take Up in 2020

Government is always slow to roll however, the EPA knows PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) can increase toxic body burden and cause adverse health effects, including developmental harm to fetuses, testicular and kidney cancers, liver tissue damage, immune system or thyroid effects, and changes in cholesterol.

The new year brings continued momentum to protect people and the environment from PFAS. The first major legislation the House will take up in 2020 is a bill that would require the EPA to regulate PFAS, which are toxic chemicals contaminating U.S. municipal and private water supplies.

The House will consider a bill on Jan. 9 (H.R.535) that...