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Christopher Kassotis, PhD

Science Points to More Than Food Making Us Fat

You eat smartly, you exercise, you ask advice from your doctor.  Yet, you still seem to be fighting the battle of the bulge.  Sound familiar?  I don’t use the f word lightly; but I included it in the title of this post because apparently our battle against fat may be about more than simply calories […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2017 in health, Healthy Families, home, household, safe chemicals, safer chemicals, science 0

Moving Up to a Big Girl Bed for Safe, Healthy Sleep

*ad) Scroll down for entry form for Naturepedic giveaway below! “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  My kids used to love reciting that rhyme over and over. They still love being silly and jumping on the bed.  I had to laugh when I came to the line in the 20-year limited warranty for Naturepedic […]

Continue Reading By on May 12, 2015 in babies, children, health, Healthy Families, home, organic, parenting, pesticides, safer chemicals, safety

Women’s Voices for the Earth Reports Cleaning Products Industry Still Failing Consumers

You know it makes your living room smell like a flower garden or turns your kids’ bathroom into something bearable — but do you really know what’s inside that bottle or whether it’s safe for your family?  Advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth is reporting there’s still a gap between what you need to know […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2015 in cleaning, conscious consumerism, home, safer chemicals, toxic

The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living

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

No More Dim Bulbs: ENERGY STAR & Zombies

Post done in cooperation with ENERGY STAR. Have you tried LED bulbs only to be disappointed in the dim or strangely tinted light they created? Apparently the latest greenwashing coming to a retailer near you is a cheap knockoff of an LED lightbulb that doesn’t meet ENERGY STAR standards. We know LEDS save energy and […]

Continue Reading By on September 23, 2014 in energy, frugal, home