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The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II
If you caught some of the recent studies on sodium—you may be left confused at whether you should increase or decrease your current sodium intake. We’re here to help clear this up a bit. Read More

On 6/29/2015

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I
Most people know that too much sodium is a bad thing, but the body needs a certain level to maintain proper function. So before you lock away your salt shaker, take a look at some of the basics about sodium and health and read Part II to learn whether the 2013 study on health problems caused by low sodium affects you. Read More

On 6/28/2015

Eight More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Eight More Reasons to Quit Smoking
Did you know if you smoke, you should quit? Of course you know that. This topic is not a new one—but there have been some recent developments you should know about if you smoke or love someone who smokes. Read More

On 2/18/2015

How to Start ‘Eating Clean’

How to Start Eating Clean
There’s been a lot of talk about ‘clean eating’ or ‘eating clean’—and hopefully this movement is here to stay.Talk about ‘clean’ foods began to crop up in the mid-1990’s; this was right when people began to question their food products, ingredients and sources, and health foods stores started popping up and gaining more customers. Now the term has become more commonplace—and rightfully so. While there aren’t hard and fast rules to follow, per se, there are some definite guidelines to know. Read More

On 2/04/2014

Ditch the Diet Soda

Ditch the Diet Soda
We’re sure you’ve heard the warning: Diet soda (or pop!) is not good for your health—but do you know why? Learn what’s really in your can of pop, some of the dangers associated with these ingredients and why you should avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Read More

On 1/27/2014

All About Cooking Oils

All about Cooking Oils
Which oil is your go-to when cooking? You may be surprised to learn some misconceptions about cooking with oil—especially when it comes to an oil’s smoke point. Read our rundown of the different oils and their smoke points, and then choose the best option for your next dish.  Read More

On 10/09/2013

Is Fluoride Dangerous?

Is Fluoride Dangerous?
Have you heard of or participated in the debate about fluoride? This is not a new conversation—in fact, it’s been hotly debated since the United States began adding it to the water supply in the 1940s. There’s been a lot of confusion and some contradictory information, which makes it difficult to make an informed decision. Review the information below and decide whether you should decrease or eliminate (if you can) fluoride from your life.  Read More

On 9/30/2013

Homemade Cleaning Supplies for Your Laundry Room

Reduce Back-to-School Stress Starting Now!
Making your own cleaning supplies is easier than you think—and a whole lot cheaper and safer for you and your family. Last week in Common Household Chemicals Exposed, we shared some not-so-clean chemicals likely lurking under your sink. It’s scary to think about what’s in the products we use on a daily basis in our homes and what possible adverse effects these nasty chemicals could have on our beloved families and pets. Read More

On 8/06/2013