It's hard to miss all the press that parabens and their potential links to health issues from increased breast cancer risk to allergies have received over the last several years. Known to disrupt hormone function in our bodies, parabens are synthetic compounds widely used as preservatives in health, beauty and personal care products. While many products only have trace amounts of the compound, using numerous products with small amounts can lead to too much. As reported in Scientific American, researchers have found that even people who make a point to steer clear of potentially harmful beauty products, still have ...Read more.
If you have kids, it's all about the floatie army! Which one's your favorite?? At the moment, we are obsessed with the giant unicorn (so magical!) and fruity pineapple (diggin' the tropical vibe!). And, how about the huge oyster shell or pretty peacock or colorful cactus?! We can't get enough. Plus, they make summer photos in the pool or at the lake so much more interesting and instagrammable! ...Read more.
Our girl just hit another childhood milestone. Braces. And, if you have a kid with braces, you know that finding healthy, non-sticky, non-sugary, overly processed snacks you can throw in their backpack is a challenge. Not to mention, most schools and camps are nut-free since nut allergies have become so commonplace in the last decade or so. Our own Deirdre Hahn's daughter has dealt with a severe nut allergy for most of her childhood. (Read more about her story and ideas for nut-free lunches.) In addition, many kids deal with GI or stomach issues (like my daughter) and benefit from following a whole food diet. Let's ...Read more.