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I'm sharing this letter I sent to Mrs. Obama asking her to stand up against drinking water fluoridation. I hope this inspires others to start writing their own letters to officials that can make a difference.
If you're looking for a great summer zucchini or courgette recipe, here is an easy recipe for zucchini and tomato soup with broken spaghetti. It's a great way to use up your excess zucchini and is a wonderfully light, fresh summer soup. It's so delicious no one will believe that it is so quick and easy to make.
Reducing chemical and environmental exposures can only benefit our health and give our bodies the best chance at meeting challenges we face. See these simple ideas to get started.
Italian Fried Zucchini is a great use for the big zucchini or courgette you pick from the garden. No need to remove the seeds. Just slice, dip and fry. Served with some tomato sauce on the side or as a side dish to pasta, it is delicious and nutritious!
Flame retardants are in everyday products even though they have been shown to cause cancer, birth defects and learning issues. Know what products contain fire retardants and how to minimize exposure, especially for children who are at greatest risk.
Foods can be helpful or harmful when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun. Certain foods can give skin a natural sunscreen effect whereas others can make the skin more prone to sun damage and skin cancer.
Chemical sunscreen can contain ingredients that can increase risk of skin cancer and cause other disorders. The best way to protect skin from sun damage is to avoid a few key ingredients and choose safe, healthy sunblock. Here is how.
I've tried a few strategies in my first four months. At first it seemed overwhelming, but I've settled into a strategy that works for now. 19 hubs, 10,000 views and my progress report that I hope helps new hubbers.
It's important to know that UV protective swimwear can contain harmful chemical additives. Learn how to avoid these chemicals that permanently bind to skin and which brands do not contain the additives.
Many mason jar canning lids contain BPA which acts like estrogen in the body, disrupting normal hormone regulation. BPA-free claims may not be enough. Find out how to find healthy canning jars.
To give tomato plants proper support, maximize sun exposure, reduce plant disease and keep fruit off the soil, a tomato trellis is a great option. You can make your own tomato trellis using supplies from a home improvement store. Here is a list of supplies and instructions for how to build your own trellis for $20 or less.
Before baby's due date there are a few critical decisions to make that can have an effect on the success of your delivery and the health of your baby. Here are the resources to understand the top three most important issues.
Hiring a birth doula is an important step in ensuring a healthy childbirth. Whether planning a natural or medicated birth, find out how a doula can be valuable to you.
Starting an organic, raised bed garden can pay for all your supplies and expenses in one season with the food that's grown. With quality food expensive to purchase, growing your own can have a big impact on money savings.
Cord blood banking and stem cell research are both ever-changing issues. Discover the latest choices, warnings and resources to make an informed decision on banking newborn stem cells.
The most important decision to make while pregnant is where you will give birth. Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise that you need to understand before making that decision.
How To Make Homemade Natural Food Coloring ~ Recipes to Dye Buttercream Frosting, Cake, and Easter Eggs
A comprehensive resource for making homemade food dye from natural sources ~ food! Use natural dyes to add color to cakes, frosting or Easter eggs. Great recipes for birthdays and other celebrations.
Fluoride Content in Black, White, Green, and Oolong Teas ~ Loose Leaf Tea Health Benefits and Tea Dangers
We should be limiting our total exposure to fluoride from tea, based on the potential dangers associated with fluoride exposure and the high levels present in many types of tea. At the same time, incorporating benefits from different types of teas provides a wide variety of benefits.
Drinking Water Fluoridation and Dental Fluorosis ~ About Fluoride, Health Hazards, Side Effects and Sources of Fluoride
Is fluoride added to your water? Is fluoride healthy? Should babies drink fluoridated water? What do the latest studies show about the side effects of fluoridated water?
There are a few simple steps everyone can take against GMOs in the food supply. Every consumer has the power to shift the market and have their voice heard in the GMO debate.
Helpful hints and resources to use when shopping for foods that are free from genetically modified ingredients. Following these tips will help you avoid products tainted with GMOs.
Understand what the scientific community is reporting about the side effects of eating genetically modified foods. Studies show links to obesity, diabetes, food allergies, cancer and fertility problems.
Understand how to make healthier popcorn at home by avoiding genetically modified ingredients. Here are the facts on corn products.
Protecting Children Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Sports: Cause of Blunt Force Impact and Commotio Cordis
A blunt force to the chest by a ball, helmet or elbow during a sporting event can cause sudden cardiac arrest and is fatal in most cases. Children are especially vulnerable. Check out the facts and what action to take to prevent and avoid.
The sustainability of tropical rainforests and peat swamp forests in Indonesia and Malaysia is being threatened by palm oil production. Clearing these valuable rainforests to build palm oil plantations has increased to meet the demand for palm oil in consumer products. You can help reduce that demand.
Coffee: Best Kind To Drink To Maximize Health Benefits & Reduce Toxins, Why More Than Organic Matters
There are a few important things to consider in choosing your coffee. The best is a coffee free of toxins to maximize health benefits. Some coffee certifications matter more than others.
Much like our food system, vitamins and medicine in the United States are laced with poisonous substances known as artificial dyes. Here's a practical plan for identifying which products to avoid and stop allowing these toxins into our bodies!
Consumers beware of what artificial food coloring is, where it comes from and why we shouldn't eat it. There are easy ways to avoid poisoning our bodies, especially our children. We shouldn't wait for the government to ban these substances, we have to make the change ourselves.