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Category: Health

May 1, 2018 5 Comments
Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad for your lips to reapply lip balm all day? “It’s true that some people get addicted to the slick feel of balm and crave it even if their lips aren’t chapped,” says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic. “It becomes compulsive, like hair twirling.” But you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health
April 12, 2018 12 Comments
How to Fight Allergies the Natural Way

Afflicted with Spring Fever In addition to a recurring case of Spring Fever that draws me outside to enjoy the beautiful April weather, I also suffer from seasonal allergies. And I am not alone. Just walk into any drugstore and you will see dozens of allergy medications promising relief. But if you are like me, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health
February 27, 2018 9 Comments
Is Your Cleaning Spray Making You Sick?

Study Shows Typical Cleaning Sprays Can Lead to Decreased Lung Function We had a sneaking suspicion. It turns out that cleaning—with chemicals that is—really may be bad for you! A recent study conducted by the University of Bergen in Norway and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Health
February 15, 2018 2 Comments
How to Make Your Indoor Air Healthier

3 Ways to Breathe Easier Do cold temperatures have you trapped inside? As winter weather continues to blanket most of the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to go over a few how-to’s for healthier indoor air. This Healthy Living Home Guide from EWG had lots of practical advice for keeping your home’s indoor […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
February 6, 2018 3 Comments
How to Improve the Health of Your Soil

Bring Life to Your Landscape with Compost! Did you know? Compost provides literally billions of benefits for your landscape! In a nutshell, compost is simply decomposed organic matter—and just one teaspoonful contains more living microbes than there are people on Earth! What’s So Great About Compost? Compost builds and enriches soil, delivers nutrients to plants, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Food, Health, Water
February 1, 2018 5 Comments
Fresh, Organic Produce Is on the Rise!

Taking Sustainable Farming to New Heights What if you could produce 500 metric tons (1.1 million pounds) of food every year without pesticides? And what if your growing process also reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 1000 metric tons—and saved 50 million liters of water—compared to traditional farming methods? And what if you could do all […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Health
January 16, 2018 7 Comments
5 Toxic Ingredients in Body Care Products

 Are You Treating Your Dry Skin with Toxins? Do you ever touch something silky this time of year, only to have it snag on your dry skin? In winter our hands, heels, elbows (not to mention lips!) can all chap and appear rough and flaky. Over-dry skin can even become cracked and irritated. Not a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Health, Water
January 9, 2018 6 Comments
What Can I Do to Help End Global Hunger?

Putting a Stop to Food Waste Most of us have probably never had to go hungry, so it might be hard to imagine wondering where your next meal would come from. But the fact is hunger is a huge problem all over the world. According to the World Food Programme on average one in every […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Food, Health, Kids
December 28, 2017 3 Comments
How One Teacher Is Changing the World

Instilling Passion, Optimism and a Vision for a Healthier Future In a part of New York City where it is “easier to buy liquor than lettuce,” Stephen Ritz is making a difference. This teacher, founder and CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) of The Green Bronx Machine, uses plants to help spark changes in a poor South […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food, Health
December 14, 2017 7 Comments
Growing the Good Life

Former Brat Becomes Founder and President What happens to a tenacious army brat who has an idea for a way to help veterans? Why, she becomes the founder and president of an organization that teaches veterans how to be farmers, of course! Meet Leora Barish. She grew up in a military family with a father […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Food, Health