Ditch those plastic straws, they are terrible for the environment. A comparison of glass straws and metal straws as two alternative options.

Which Is Better: Glass Straws or Metal Straws

Ditch Plastic Straws for Glass or Metal Straws Did you know In the United States, we use 500 million straws a day!  That is enough straw waste to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5 times or to fill the Yankee Stadium over 9 times in a year.  I decided plastic straws were no longer […] Read more…

Satisfy Your Cravings With Organic Chocolate

Chocolate I love chocolate, but something I never gave much thought to is what goes into an ordinary chocolate bar.  Little did I realize that chocolate can have pesticide residue just like apples or other produce.  Now I think twice about eating chocolate; unless of course it’s organic chocolate. Buying organic chocolate is not just […] Read more…

Nasty Trans Fats Are Lurking in Your Food

  Donuts at the Office Someone brought in donuts at the office.  I looked at the label stating “0 GRAMS TRANS FAT” and I wondered…  How many people actually think that these doughnuts are “healthier” because they aren’t clogging their arteries with trans fats.  Of course I know better, so I’m going to share a […] Read more…

Wool Dryer Balls

Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets for Wool Dryer Balls

  Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets for Wool Dryer Balls Wool dryer balls are a great alternative to the traditional dryer sheets that most people use.  We haven’t used dyer sheets in our house for years due to allergies and eczema.  I once bought some spiky plastic dyer balls, and I’ve never noticed enough difference to […] Read more…

Does Your Store Bought Bread Pass the Squish Test?

Bread Ingredients Store bought bread is highly processed. Go take a look at the ingredient list on the bread in your pantry.  How many ingredients does it have?  The reason for the long list is because bread needs to have a long shelf life.  Think about the olden days when there was a bakery on […] Read more…

The Best Milk Comes in Glass Bottles

Best Tasting Milk The best milk is fresh creamy and comes in glass bottles. There is quite a difference between conventional milk and high quality local milk.  Our family prefers the taste and nutrition of local milk in glass jars from Homestead Creamery in Virginia.  In addition to being local, it comes from cows who […] Read more…

Are Artificial Colors Affecting Your Kids Behavior?

Artificial Colors Artificial colors are used in processed foods to make them look more appealing.  The problem is that they are created in a lab and they have numerous health concerns.  Studies show that artificial food colors can cause hyperactivity and ADHD.  Artificial food colors are banned in Europe, yet the FDA continues to allow […] Read more…

Dangers Lurking in the Cereal Aisle

Whats in Your Cereal? Cereal is highly processed.  Meaning you will get lots of synthetic ingredients and very little nutrition.  You may be unaware that you are consuming toxins with every bite.  I used to be oblivious to the ingredients in cereal.  My kids love cereal, but we have finally after lots of hard work […] Read more…

Silicone Container

Silicone Container – an Alternative to Plastic

What is Silicone Silicone is a hybrid between glass and plastic.  It has the flexibility of plastic, but like glass doesn’t react with most materials.  Silicone is definitely a safer alternative to plastic storage containers, but I still feel that glass is the safest option. Why Avoid Plastic for Food Storage? Plastic food storage containers […] Read more…

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