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March Forth for Safer Products with Beautycounter!

Shop my online Beautycounter store here. 1938 was an important time in US history as the United States was climbing out of the Great Depression.  It’s a nostalgic time for my family to look back upon because my grandparents were then raising their young children.  Can you believe 1938 was also the last time the […]

Continue Reading By on March 3, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, safer chemicals, safety, women

Why this Earth Mama Chose Beautycounter for Safety

In an effort to keep this blog and my independent journalism efforts sustainable, I’ve recently become an independent Beautycounter consultant.  You have the opportunity to show your support by shopping with me here. I grew up digging in the dirt on the family farm, making mud pies and still cleaning up for Sunday School every […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, health, Healthy Families, women

A Scientist Grandmother’s Legacy for Our Grandchildren

She’s the most influential woman you may never have heard of.  She raised four children, became a grandmother and earned her doctorate in zoology around the time some people might think of retiring. Nearly to the day of her passing this mid-December at 87 years old, Dr. Theodora Emily Decker Colborn  was working on solutions […]

Continue Reading By on December 24, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, environmental health, fracking, grandma, science, toxic

Peer Reviewed Article Alerts to Health Hazards in Air Near Fracking Sites

Picture a time capsule — not dark and unearthed from the ground — but transparent, with clues only detectable in a laboratory.  That may be what ordinary Americans have been creating with their air quality sampling around oil and gas extraction sites throughout the United States. This time capsule holds clues to a future, years […]

Continue Reading By on November 3, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, fracking, health

Favorite Quote on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

If you’re a new or expectant parent trying to educate yourself, chances are you’ve been reading a bit about endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Here’s our favorite quote about why we should be paying more attention to EDCs, from a leading scientist on the issue. Here’s the complete article about research being done on EDCs found near […]

Continue Reading By on June 17, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, environmental, fracking, safer chemicals
Researcher Frederick vom Saal at University of Missouri

Top Researcher Shares Tips for Parents on Avoiding Hormone Disrupting BPA

By now you’ve likely heard the health concerns about man-made chemical bisphenol A that is a major part of US commerce and what goes into your shopping cart.  While the the hormone disruptor is still legally allowed anywhere except baby bottles and sippy cups, you can take steps to reduce your exposure.  Of special concern […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, health, Healthy Families, pregnancy, science

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

Nationwide Interest Grows in Mizzou Fracking Research

*The following post is brought to you by Toxic Baby. People from as far and wide as New York to Texas and from Oregon to Tennessee gathered to discuss the health implications of #MizzouFrackingResearch on endocrine disrupting chemicals found in water near hydraulic fracturing sites.  Hosted by @FlourSackMama, we were joined by scientists Susan Nagel, […]

Continue Reading By on April 11, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Live Chat Tonight with #MizzouFrackingResearch Scientist

*Event sponsored by Toxic Baby Have you been hearing the term “endocrine disruption” more often these days and wondered what it really means?  Did you know this term for the way chemicals can interfere with our body’s normal hormone functions is being associated with chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (super-modern drilling) for natural gas? Join […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking