Wash your hands for 20 seconds while you’re singing Happy Birthday with anti-bacterial soap to make sure you kill cold and flu viruses… This is the age-old advice that many of us have heard over and over again since we were kids. But now there is a new turn of events. Seems that the anti-bacterial ingredient that many manufacturers have been adding to our soap, toothpaste and even our clothing and pots and pans is not all that good for us after all. What’s this dangerous ingredient and what does it do to our health? Triclosan, and quite a bit actually. What are some of the products containing triclosan? Keep reading to find out.
We’ve all heard the talk about how wonderful green tea is, but really, how many of us actually take the time to make and drink it or really know (or care) what the advantages of green tea are? In reality, that cup or two of green tea can really make a difference in your overall long-term health. So, what are the health benefits of green tea and how can we sneak it into our daily lives? Read on to find out…
Many of us don’t think too much about the soap that we use on our skin or for cleaning around the house. It gets us or our surfaces clean, and if it smells good that’s a bonus, right? But, when looking at things that we put on our skin or all around our home on a daily basis, it really is important to know what it is doing to our overall health as well. With that in mind, I discovered that castile soap is actually one of the best things you can use for a multitude of cleaning operations. Below are my top xx uses for castile soap.
I’ll be honest; I am not a fan of exercising. Yes, I know I feel great afterwards, but I just really don’t like it. I can always come up with a better plan of drinking a glass of wine on my couch while watching a girlie movie instead. I also don’t enjoy the whole aspect of changing into workout clothes and being generally uncomfortable for 30 minutes, especially after I’ve worked a full day. And, I am definitely not the one who is going to get up any earlier than I already do to exercise before I begin my day. That’s just not going to happen and I know it. I’ve tried, and my snooze button has always won out. All of that being said, I know that exercising is something that is part of being healthy and taking care of myself in general, especially as I get older. So, after a lot of trying to figure out how to actually get myself to exercise, I discovered that having portable exercise equipment around actually works out well for me. Here me out, it is not as crazy or ineffective as you might think.
In my effort to try to live a little cleaner, I do a lot of reading about all of the chemicals that manufacturers use. Not that I particularly enjoy reading about chemicals and where they lurk, but every now and then I think it is a good idea to take a closer look to really understand the affects that these ingredients can have. So, what are phthalates and what are some of the products containing phthalates?
Chemicals leaching into my food from plastic containers and messing with my hormones – um, yeah, no, I don’t want any part of that. I’m guessing you don’t either, so I wanted to dig a little deeper to find out the best ways to easily go BPA free (and now BPS free) as much as possible. Read on…
I logically know that it is downright impossible to avoid all of the harmful chemicals that are out there these days, but like most people, I am going to try to do my best to at least stay away from the major harmful players. One of those major players is Bisphenol A, or more commonly known as BPA. Over the last several years the news has gotten scary about the possible places that BPA is lurking and how this chemical is affecting our bodies.