Make Your Own Produce Wash Recipes

Whether you buy organic fruit and vegetables or not, it’s good practice to get in the habit of washing your produce.  Cleaning off residue, dirt, sand and other ickies can make your meals as healthy as possible.  The FDA recommends washing fruit and vegetables before eating them to reduce surface bacteria and prevent food borne illnesses.... Read More »

The New EWG Verified Seal of Approval

In case you haven’t heard, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has always been a source of product analysis and has an online rating system for skin care and body care products (EWG Skin Deep Database) which has been a valuable resource for us as consumers and as conscientious shoppers. I have not always agreed with... Read More »

The Concern with Triclosan in Toothpaste

Mark Burhenne DDS gives us the low-down on whether you should be concerned about Triclosan in your toothpaste. Colgate Total is a best-selling toothpaste with the active ingredient Triclosan, a pesticide that is added to reduce the risk of gingivitis and kill oral bacteria. While it’s been shown to reduce cavities, the problem with triclosan […]