Organic Food

“Organic” means something slightly different for each food group. (We cover the specific definition for each food on the individual food group pages.) However, one part of the definition is the same for all food groups and all products. Any food item labeled organic is produced without the use of certain pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically […]

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Produce

Finally – produce is a lot less complicated than animal products. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief together. 🙂 PRODUCE SHOPPING Organic The organic label on produce means it is free of certain pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We learned the plethora of reasons to avoid these on our organic food page. […]

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Milk and Dairy Products

Oh boy – this one is a doozy!!! We already discussed the health of animals on our meat and eggs page. But with milk and dairy, there are a few other factors to consider. They deal with how the milk was processed. Since these factors are not as black-and-white as those affecting the health of […]

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Meat and Eggs

When we watched Food, Inc., we were shocked to learn how factory farmers are raising and treating animals. The reality is animals are unhealthy and in turn, the animal products we are eating are unhealthy. In order to find healthier animal products, we learned a few things about how animals should be raised, why, and […]

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Quality Whole Food

What is quality whole food? Is organic the best? Is it worth the extra money? To answer these questions we needed to understand how food is currently being produced and how it should be produced. In a nutshell, we learned that most food in the grocery store is not being made naturally (the way nature […]

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Safer Cosmetics

Hopefully you’ve gotten a chance to read our Cosmetics: Get Informed page. Now that we know why we need to be aware of what’s in our cosmetics and personal care products, we can start making better choices when it comes to purchasing them. But without a governing body when it comes to cosmetics safety, we […]

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Cosmetics: Get Informed

Okay, by now you are probably aware there are toxins in our cosmetics and personal care items, and you’re ready to start detoxifying. It should be easy, right? Just look for the words ‘natural,’ ‘naturally-derived,’ ‘herbal,’ ‘pure’ or something else that sounds good, correct? Sadly, this is not always true. As unbelievable as it sounds, […]

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Healthier Packaged Foods

Reading labels is tough. The easiest way to avoid potentially harmful ingredients in packaged food is to stick with items that have identifiable, real food as ingredients. But that’s not always possible so we did a little research and learned a few of the worst offenders. We do our best to avoid these when we […]

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