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What every shopper should know about reading ingredients?

Reading Ingredients

It is very important to understand how to read ingredient labels, because it is the best way to know exactly what you are putting in your body. My rule of thumb is,  “If a product has ingredients that you can’t pronounce don’t buy it!” It is important to choose products that contain whole foods and not processed foods. The number of ingredients is also very important, because the more ingredients listed means the more it has been highly processed. Try to look for products with 5 or less ingredients. The first...

DIY Laundry Detergent

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  Did you know that many laundry detergents can contain harmful chemicals?  These chemicals can cause skin irritation, cancer, respiratory, developmental and reproductive problems. Understanding  how to read ingredients in products that are used daily is an important lesson to learn. The motto we use in my household is, “If you read an ingredient and don’t know how to pronounce it or don’t know what it is, don’t buy it.”  When using  household products, it is important to consider that...

February: Heart Health Month

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Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the United States?  Cardiovascular diseases include heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Coronary heart disease is commonly called heart disease. This condition can cause a blockage in a blood vessel in the heart, which can lead to a heart attack or sudden death. Good news? Heart disease can be prevented through a healthier diet and managing current health conditions.   We started...

Lemon Hand Soap

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    Ingredients ¼ cup of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Pure Castile soap Water 1 Tbsp. of olive oil 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil   Instructions: Add Dr. Bronner’s hand soap to the bottom of hand soap bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Add in olive oil and lemon essential oil. Shake all ingredients together and enjoy....

Why I became a vegetarian??

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Two years ago, if someone told me I would become a vegetarian, I wouldn’t have believed it. I loved meat my entire life and hot wings were my favorite.  I use to think, “what do vegetarian eat anyway” and “why would anyone ever want to become one”? Then, I became one of them. So what caused this drastic change in my life you might ask?  Well one of my favorite saying is “ Knowledge brings change.”  New knowledge is what...