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Test Your Home for Radon

It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking, yet many people never test their homes for radon.  Mid-winter is an ideal time to test your home for the presence of this potentially dangerous gas.  It’s suggested that you test again over time, even if you’ve tested your home previously. There’s also some wisdom […]

Continue Reading By on January 19, 2015 in cancer, home, radon

Toxic Chemicals Spoil the Party in Popular Halloween Costumes & Accessories

Could toxic chemicals be playing a dirty trick on your family’s Halloween fun?  As a parent, you’re already protective about stranger danger, staying visible after dark, checking candy and more.  Have you heard about the elevated levels of toxic chemicals in some new Halloween gear? If you had no idea this was even an issue, […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2014 in cancer, conscious consumerism, holidays, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

EPA Defies Child Health Warnings, Approves Enlist Duo Herbicide for Midwest

A cutting edge, powerful combination of herbicides is coming soon to the Midwest and eventually to more areas throughout the United States despite grave warnings about health and environmental impacts.  One group has even tracked how closely the pesticide spray could come to hundreds of thousands of American schoolchildren.  This product would most likely be […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, food, health, Healthy Families

Favorite Quote on Cancer Prevention

Do you find it acceptable that one in two men and one in three women are estimated to develop cancer in their lifetime?  That we’re living longer is only part of the picture, especially when we’re also seeing more childhood cancers.  One of our favorite quotes from a Women’s Voices for the Earth chat with […]

Continue Reading By on June 19, 2014 in cancer, health

Chemical Industry Focused on Restoring Consumer Confidence, Not Chemical Safety

Chronic illnesses in this generation of children are at rates we’ve never seen before, science shows us now that perhaps 90% of cancers have some environmental/lifestyle link, the new normal is that early puberty, rescue inhalers and autism are to be expected in every small community.  We can also find long lists of toxic chemicals […]

Continue Reading By on May 2, 2014 in cancer, health, safer chemicals

BPA Study in Primates Reveals Danger to Unborn

BPA Study Reveals Danger to the Unborn Could a pregnant mother’s exposure to tiny amounts of hormone disrupting bisphenol A affect the future health of her unborn child?  A pioneer in BPA study says new research gets as close as ethically possible to testing the man-made substance on women, revealing danger to the unborn. Curators’ […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2014 in babies, cancer, education, endocrine disruptors, health, pregnancy, prevention

St. Jude’s Welcoming Family Setting

A statue of the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude Thaddeus, watches over the campus at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in downtown Memphis.  More than 50 years after founder Danny Thomas and a determined group of donors were inspired to open a center for research and treatment of catastrophic disease, children and families […]

Continue Reading By on March 27, 2014 in cancer, children

Top Chefs Serve Diverse Tastes at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Can you use bone broth to fortify foods for kids, even convince picky eaters to try some greens?  The chefs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital know how.  They start with the most wholesome, safe, fresh ingredients possible.  Director of Culinary Operations Miles McMath showed me on a behind-the-lines kitchen tour for Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, children, cooking, eating well, garden, nutrition