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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

Green Goes Mainstream: Growing Demand for Organics

Have you picked an organic food option for you or your family at least once in a while?  Chances are, you have. You’re part of the growing consumer demand for organics, as a wellness-focused lifestyle you may or may not consider “green” is going more mainstream.  Leaders in the organic movement have been discussing this […]

Continue Reading By on July 22, 2014 in agriculture, food, food labeling, non-GMO, organic, pesticides, safe chemicals

Love What’s Inside #Clean Couponing Twitter Party Next Thursday!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, maybe that special someone in your life will be buying you products to make you feel extra pretty! Maybe you’ll be buying something for yourself.  But have you tried reading the labels?  Can you pronounce all the words?  Me, either. Have you ever wondered how young is too young to […]

Continue Reading By on February 6, 2014 in children, parenting, safe chemicals, safer chemicals

Hidden Hazards in Your Backyard BBQ

How do you picture the perfect backyard summer barbecue?  Are the kids splashing and playing outdoors, maybe drinking from the water hose?  I envy the moms who know how to effortlessly coordinated the picnic table with the bright, trendy tablecloth and other decor!  Those retro commercials from Target with the picture-perfect family have inspired me […]

Continue Reading By on August 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, home, parenting, safe chemicals, science

Bucket Brigade Helps Arkansas Residents Test Air Near Fracking Sites

Local Air Bucket Brigade Organizer Arkansas Mother April Lane The strange, not-quite-sweet smell was in the air as my guides took me on a tour of public roads winding  through rural Arkansas.  At every stop, every time I stepped out of the car along the right-of-way, there it was.  With roads marked with signs like […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2013 in agriculture, Arkansas, clean air, clean water, energy, environment, family, farming, health, homes, outdoors, parenting, safe chemicals, safety

Arkansas Community Watchdogs Concerned After Massive Oil Spill

Conservative estimates show around 5,000 barrels of crude oil spilled March 29 from Exxon’s ruptured pipeline running through the small town of Mayflower, Arkansas.  That’s about three barrels of oil for every person who lives in Faulkner County, just north of Little Rock.  Independent estimates are double that amount.  Residents spent a recent town hall […]

Continue Reading By on May 6, 2013 in Arkansas, energy, environment, family, health, parenting, pollution, rural, safe chemicals

Exploring Cool Facts and Fuzzy Science

I could hardly tear my oldest daughter away from the solar system exhibit when we last visited a popular science center.  Not only were the planets perfectly suspended and illuminated to awe visitors, but the interactive touch screens drew kids in to learn fun facts and cool concepts.   The shiny metal scale challenged our […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, environment, family, parenting, safe chemicals, science, wellness