Toy Wall-e surrounded by fish shaped cheddar crackers
    November 28, 2014
    Sneaky Toxin #5: Organic Baby & Kid Snacks

      When I was growing up, a “snack”—according to my mother the holistic health coach—could very well have been a slab of baked squash. My own children aren’t so lucky when it comes to sn…

    Pur kitchen sink water filter
    November 27, 2014
    Sneaky Toxin #4: The Filtered Water in Your Refrigerator

      If the water coming out of your faucet tastes vaguely like a swimming pool, then a pitcher filter, such as Brita or Pur, will likely eliminate the smell and taste of chlorine. Unfortunately, th…

    Four plastic clothes pins on an outdoor clothes line
    November 26, 2014
    Sneaky Toxin #3: “Gentle,” “Natural,” and “Free & Clear” Baby Products

      I am always fascinated by how many of my clients—even the ones eating organic food, ditching plastic, and switching to natural skincare products—use Dreft to wash baby clothes. The reason i…

    Cow being milked with a milking machine
    November 25, 2014
    Sneaky Toxin #2: Organic & Grass-Fed Dairy

      This series of blog posts is all about hidden and surprising sources of toxins, and this one REALLY surprised me when I learned about it a few years ago. It also scared me: as a quasi-vegetaria…

    Red sippy cup sitting alone in a park
    November 24, 2014
    Sneaky Toxin #1: BPA-Free Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups

      Have you ever ordered a “healthy” item from a fast-food menu? A salad at these places might consist of a pile of anemic iceberg lettuce topped with chicken fingers and drowning in ranch dre…