Archive July, 2012

Soy vs Paraffin Candles

A soak in a steamy tub, surrounded by candles sure seems like a great way to unwind. But new research suggests that burning certain kinds of candles may generate indoor air pollutants. Researchers at South Carolina State University studied petroleum-based and vegetable-source candles to determine their emissions. They let candles from different manufacturers burn for […]

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Organic Wool and What You Can Do

Just like organic cotton, organic wool must be raised chemical-free, including the food the animals eat and where they graze. And since lightweight wool fabrics like merino wool are naturally moisture-wicking, odor-resistant, and breathable, they make a great choice over synthetic fabrics for fitness clothes. Eco-Enemy? Organic wool is expensive and not widely available, so […]

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Organic vs Non-Organic Fabrics: What You Can Do

Continuing the discussion on bamboo fabric: What You Can Do. Make sure you know where the brand sources its fabric and if the manufacturer uses chemical processing to make the fabric (REI, for example, makes sure to not label chemically processed bamboo products as eco-friendly). Keep in mind that the more earth-friendly mechanical processing (extracting […]

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Non-Organic vs Organic Fabric: Eco-Friendly or Eco-Enemy

When you shop consciously, it’s about more than just reading a label. Knowing how your fitness wear is made and where it comes from can be just as important as sourcing your meal at a restaurant. The good news is that finding an eco-friendly fabric can also enhance your workout; it will be irritant-free, naturally […]

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Non-Organic Fabric vs Organic Fabric – Organic Feels Good

It’s Fashionable:  Organic clothing is one way that manufacturers meet the growing interest in “eco-fashion,” notes Luz Claudio, in the journal “Environmental Health Perspectives.” Environmentally friendly clothing is now available in haute couture, as well as T-shirts, and an easy way to identify it in the absence of other standards is to choose clothes made […]

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Organic Fabrics vs Non-Organic Fabrics

Choosing organic clothing feels right, not just for your skin, but also for your conscience. Many conclude that the advantages of organically grown textile crops, which make use of sustainable practices, reach far beyond your closet  You might not mind suffering for fashion once in awhile, but there’s no reason the entire planet should. Consumer […]

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Naturally Nourishing Announces the Body Ecology 101 2-Day Workshop

The Body Ecology Diet has proven results of healing and restoration. Start with our 101 workshop and follow up with our Intermediate and Advanced Trainings focusing on B.E.D. cooking. Workshop 101 Offers: The Body Ecology Diet and its 7 Principles Why these combine principles lead to healing and prevention. How to apply B.E.D. to your […]

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Using Vinegar As A Rinse Aid in Your Dishwasher

Finding homemade cleaning options is both frugal and healthy! We tend to have hard water in our home and in turn we have to use a rinse agent in the dishwasher. But, then again, who doesn’t really? Otherwise you risk the possibility of getting goopey oatmeal stuck to everything in there. Personally, I always bought […]

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Using Rinse Aids in the Dishwasher (continued)

Rinse-aid–the ingredients of which are usually ethanol, citric acid, sodium, dyes and acrylic acid polymers–breaks down the salts in hard water, thereby preventing the adhesion of soap clumps during the rinse cycle, leaving cleaner-looking results (although consuming food and drinks from streaked or spotted dishes and glassware is not a health hazard in its own […]

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Rinse Aids for Your Dishwasher – Good or Bad?

Eating or drinking from streaky dishes and glasses isn’t a health hazard, but most of us prefer our tableware clean and sparkling. So we use rinse aid to prevent things like spotting on glasses. (This is caused by droplets of water drying and leaving behind dissolved limescale minerals.) Here’s a dirty secret about cleaning products: […]

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