Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? DIY Deodorant Recipes to Try

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer For many of us, an integral part of our morning routine involves rubbing a semi-solid stick into our underarms. Yes, I’m talking about deodorant. Or “pit juice,” as my mother calls it. (Find out why underarms sometimes smell in the first place.) In recent years, the safety of conventional deodorants […]

No Flu Shot For Me! Fighting the Flu With Essential Oils {Antiviral Spray Recipe}

by Virginia George, Contributing Writer Each fall we begin hearing predictions of the coming flu season. Experts speculate whether it’ll be a “bad” season, or just a mild one, and pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies start pushing the flu shot. Last year Walgreen’s came out with the “Arm yourself for the ones you love” campaign, making those of […]

“Fat” is Not a Four Letter Word: Plant Fats

For years we’ve been bombarded with messages that fat is bad. We invented margarine (which is pretty disgusting if you read the history), built ourselves a food pyramid, and spent millions of dollars on huge campaigns to promote “low fat” and ” fat free” foods. Research is beginning to surface that questions whether the “low fat” and “heart […]

The Dangers of Sports Drinks {Plus What to Drink Instead}

Photo Credit: michelle.schrank It’s a hot summer day. Your little man just got done with his tee-ball game and what does the mom who brought snacks hand out? A sports drink! Those boys have been playing hard, so of course they need a little pick-me-up. Inwardly, I cringe whenever I see someone, especially a child, guzzle […]