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Stay Away from Parabens – Annie’s Advice
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 16:11 | No Comment
Stay Away from Parabens – Annie’s Advice

What: Stay away from parabens, used as preservatives in bath, body, and skin care products. They are especially common in shampoo.
Why: Parabens are considered endocrine/hormone disrupters, which means the body thinks they are …

The Coolest (Purple) Beans Ever
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 10:39 | No Comment
The Coolest (Purple) Beans Ever

Our (Annie’s and Lily’s) friend Amy Goldman, heirloom gardener extraordinaire and author of The Heirloom Tomato and other wonderful books on heirlooms, sent us a basket of these incredible beans yesterday. Purple beans! Purple beans …

Mass Hysteria? – Eco-Fail
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 5:53 | No Comment
Mass Hysteria? – Eco-Fail

I just read in the New York Times that Tian Lihua began her morning shift when she felt nausea, then numbness, then unconsciousness. More than 1,200 employees at the textile mill where she works exhibited …

The Plants You Need Come to You
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 7:38 | No Comment
The Plants You Need Come to You

There is an old herbalist addage that states that the plants you need come to you. When my former husband lived here the burdock made its presence known so strongly that it pushed up through …

Baking Soda — Eco-Win
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 19:10 | No Comment
Baking Soda — Eco-Win

I am quite proud to say we have been cleaning our rugs with baking soda. It seems to be quite remarkable at taking out the odor and still being relatively easy to clean with and …

BPA-Free Dental Bonding – Eco-Win?
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 16:10 | One Comment
BPA-Free Dental Bonding – Eco-Win?

I wrote a post a few days back about my big eco-fail, getting a mouth full of endocrine disrupting (and most likely breast cancer causing) bisphenol A (BPA) in some dental bonding work done. Eureka! …

Green Chi Baby Oil
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 15:59 | No Comment
Green Chi Baby Oil

This is a baby oil with a big green chi difference: it contains no petroleum mineral oil! Make and use with confidence that you are providing the purest possible skin oil. Use it to …

Summer Green Chi Smoothie
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 15:38 | No Comment
Summer Green Chi Smoothie

Low on the glycemic index and a low-acidic-highly-alkaline wonder, this smoothie comes from brilliant Dr. Frank Lipman in his book Spent. This smoothie will become a family favorite.
1 cup almond milk (buy unsweetened; alkaline)
1 capful …

Wedding Entrance Dance – Video
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 11:13 | One Comment
Wedding Entrance Dance – Video

This YouTube video is bound to put a smile on your face. What a wonderfully celebratory way to start a marriage.
— Anonymous

Star of David During Eclipse
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 – 7:24 | No Comment
Star of David During Eclipse

Wowza. No words are needed. This photo came to me via the email circles. Thanks to whoever took it.
— Anonymous