Thursday, April 28, 2011
It's that time of year again. Spring is here and an onslaught of pollen is just around the corner. Find out how to fight allergies without heavy medicines.
It doesn't happen to everyone, but enough people suffer from seasonal allergies this time of year that people start stocking up on medications. But for some, those medicines cause adverse side effects like drowsiness. What are some natural ways to beat seasonal allergies? Sure, you might have to turn to medicine this allergy season, but adding these tips to you regimine might be the solution to a stuffy nose, scratchy throat and watery eyes. Happy spring!
Monday, January 31, 2011
The soaps and shampoos that you use every day to clean yourself and your kids could actually be leaving behind dangerous chemicals on your skin. Learn how to clean up bath time with these easy tips.
Most people expect a bath or shower to leave them clean and refreshed. And while that may be true in some cases, for the most part, many of the products we use every day in the bathroom leave behind nasty chemicals that are easily absorbed through our skin. The recent book No More Dirty Looks details the most common chemicals found in personal care products and the effects they can have on our bodies. In many cases, common chemicals such as parabens and phthalates disrupt hormones and can cause a host of problems, depending on individual reactions. Most products include fragrance, a broad term for a number of chemicals that in some cases cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in many people. If you think your products are safe, take a…
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Keeping your family healthy takes more than eating right and exercising. Try these homemade cleaning solutions to rid your house of harmful chemicals.
We're all looking for ways to keep our families healthy, but when we're wiping down counters and scrubbing bathtubs with store bought cleaning products, we may actually be causing more harm than good. With the push towards greener living happening in Rhode Island and all over the country right now, it's no surprise people are starting to question the safety of chemicals in everything from glass cleaners to laundry detergent, and even products like shampoo and soap. There certainly are chemicals in most of the cleaning products we use on a regular basis and they can cause problems from allergies, breathing problems, and for all we know, they can even get into our bodies through inhalation and through our skin. This week we'll take a look at…