I love shopping on ThriveMarket.com and use it regularly. I understand how hard it is to get healthy food locally. I have to drive an hour from my home to get organic and non-gmo products. Hence, I only get to go grocery shopping once a month. It isn’t too bad over the summer because I join a local CSA and get organic produce. The winters are pretty rough though because the roads can be unpredictable. I pack my boy’s lunches for school during the week so having easy and healthy food on hand is a must. I’m thankful I have online options like Thrive. Unfortunately, many can’t use online shopping because you can’t use SNAP benefits online. Thrive has started a petition for this cause. Sign the petition today!
In America, 46.5 million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as the food stamp program—to help them afford groceries.
Right now I’m sitting down at the computer drinking hot Dandy Blend out of my stainless steel mug. It’s about 10 degrees outside. The taste is quite satisfying and you would never guess it’s made from dandelion and chicory root. It seems that I wont be tempted to drink coffee ever again. I was never a huge fan of coffee because the caffeine makes me feel sick and jittery, but I did enjoy specialty drinks like iced or frappe decaffeinated coffees from coffee shops. Now I can make my own at home with ingredients that are much healthier. Dandy Blend is full of minerals and antioxidants. This stuff is even safe during pregnancy and is gluten-free.
Even though using organic baby products or even organic products for the whole family can be more expensive, your children and family are worth every penny. It will protect the ones you love from unexpected illness or skin irritations.
Having been in medical research, I know first hand the effects of chemicals, toxins and other products that we use on a daily basis, to our skin and bodies. We don’t realize that the skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin absorbs substances like a big sponge. The adorable clothing out there that we purchase for ourselves and our children have all these beautiful colors, however, we don’t stop to think what these are made from. Unfortunately the scary thing is that all these dyes have very bad chemicals in them, dioxin, formaldehyde, azo dyes and heavy metals such as alum, chromium, copper, iron, and tin. Continue reading
I’m constantly worried about our increase in population. It really is the root to most of the world problems today. I really like this company because they aren’t afraid to talk about sex. It’s an important subject that can sometimes be missed because we just don’t know where to start.
“I suspect that many scientists do not want to “intrude” into decisions regarding how many children women should have. Most scientists – simply put – do not want to trample on reproductive rights.” – Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute
Sustain offers condoms that are safe for us and safe for the environment. Check out this awesome infographic.
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Happy Earth Day! I just got an email with this in depth digital magazine from Organic Valley. I am really impressed by it and just wanted to share! Check it out HERE.
My you be green and happy!
I love this infographic of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen. Keep in mind though that it doesn’t factor in common GM crops in the clean 15 (just the pesticide residue). You’re going to want to get corn, papayas and sweet potatoes organic to avoid GMO’s.
You get up in the morning and start your daily routine. Maybe shower, shave and for many women apply make-up. When you’re almost done you apply the finishing touch before you walk out the door…perfume. You say to yourself “Now I smell like a fresh day and every man and woman will be happy with my scent”. Yes, I used to think like that. But within 30 minutes I would feel sick to my stomach and have a headache. I would need to change or take off the layers that had the perfume or body spray on it to find relief. Now I know better than to torture myself like that…
Most perfume and body sprays are made in a lab. They are full of toxic ingredients derived from petroleum. The smell of flowers or fresh rain is artificial. But that isn’t the worst part. Perfume companies not only want you to smell good. They want you to smell good ALL DAY. So, they add phthalates to the 1,000+ list of ingredients. Phthalates ensure the smell lasts a long time but at a price. A price these companies are willing to pay. Phthalates will mess with your hormones and every woman who has been pregnant (or man who stood by a pregnant woman) knows a change in hormones is not fun or easy. But these hormone changes are not natural as in pregnancy. They can wreak havoc on your body in unsuspecting ways. Continue reading
I recently wrote a short post about the book I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up! This was before I had a chance to read the book. I liked the idea of the book but I am even more pleased now that I’ve had a chance to actually read it. Many people are leaving reviews based on the title but you really can’t read a book by its cover. The book isn’t meant to be that serious, it’s for kids! My boys (3 and 6) really enjoyed it.
I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up! is about a pig named Melvin who has dreams of making the world a better place by feeding people healthy delicious food. It’s actually quite a selfless act. Now, some may argue that bacon isn’t healthy but saturated fat is very healthy and crucial to brain development (as long as it comes from a healthy animal). Melvin goes on to explain that everything just tastes better with bacon and food should taste good. It is emphasized that the pigs on the farm eat healthy and so should you. The pictures are fun and colorful. The back of the book has a few games and silly bacon facts.
Overall I would recommend the book to any bacon lover. My 6 year old said “I want to read it again”. This book isn’t meant to change the world’s views and doesn’t go into huge detail about how animals are treated on a farm but it does present the pigs as happy and well fed, as they should be! I hope you do your research and remain conscience of where you source your pork. Be healthy and enjoy your bacon!
I got a kick out of watching this video of the author and illustrator talking about their book. Check it out!
Have you read I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up!? I would love to hear what you think. Leave a comment below or shoot me an email. If you haven’t read the book, then you should! Get it on Amazon.
Disclosure: I received this book for free in return for my review. I write this post with my honest opinions about the book and have not received any other compensation.