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8 Hidden Sources of Toxins in Your Home

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air we breathe inside our homes and offices can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. This is because contained areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces do.

But unlike secondhand smoke, radon gas and molds which are airborne toxins we cannot readily control, most indoor air pollution comes from products we willingly bring into our home.

Here are eight sources of indoor air pollution that might surprise you.

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10 Things You Should Not Put In Your Compost Pile

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Composting is one of the most powerful things you can do for a sustainable planet—even if you don’t have a garden. We simply cannot continue to take nutrients from the soil to grow food, year after year, and not put them back in equal or greater measure, and expect the soil to continue to provide for us.

There are at least 100 things in your home that you can compost, which will greatly reduce the amount of trash you put out every week to go to the landfill. But even though technically you can compost anything that was once living, some things are better left out of the compost pile for the sake of better compost and less hassle. Here are 10 of them…

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Uncommonly Good Coconut Chicken Curry from an Uncommonly Wonderful Cookbook

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When I arrived in Seoul, South Korea almost 18 years ago, on my very first trip abroad—a teaching and traveling tour—I was shocked to discover that food was growing everywhere.

Squashes in pots climbed the side of gas pumps, peppers and cabbages grew in the downtown public landscaping beds, bitter melons scrambled up trellises in front of stores, shiso and other herbs bloomed on rooftops—almost anywhere one could squeeze in a container of soil, you’d find food growing. It was a gardener’s paradise!

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Boost Your Immune System with Fire Cider

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Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy infused with powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory herbs and spices. Adding a tablespoon of this to your diet every day can help boost your immune system, stimulate digestion, and warm you up on cold days. How perfect to make for a mid-winter pick-me-up!

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10 Green New Years REVolutions

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It’s a new year, and the writing is on the wall: This tumbling rock we call Home is not happy with us.

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12 Eco Friendly Holiday Tips

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Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away a million extra tons of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging. All this waste is really unnecessary. Here are twelve eco friendly holiday tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. 

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The Wonderbag Saves Trees, Water and Lives

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Did you know that 3 billion families around the world cook their meals over open fires every day? Or that the smoke inhalation from these cooking fires is the leading cause of death globally? More than 50% of deaths in children under five are related to household air pollution like the smoke from cooking fires. The need for firewood is also a major cause of deforestation.

But there is an elegant solution—one that could make a big difference for families everywhere—even here in North America…

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24 Grain Free Holiday Cookie Recipes!

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Regardless of the holiday you celebrate in December, ’tis the season for… COOKIES! 

I just love a good cookie, don’t you? But if you or your loved ones are gluten-free, dairy-free, or both like we are, it can be challenging to find cookies to make (and give as gifts) that fit your dietary needs and still taste good. So here are 24 delicious, allergy-friendly cookie recipes that are so darned yummy, no one will know the difference!

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Breaking the Ice Without Scorching the Earth

Posted in Cleaning, Gardening, Non-Toxic Home | 16 comments

In many parts of the country this week, streets and walkways are covered in snow and ice, and everyone is using salt, sand and other chemical de-icers to make their streets safe for travel. But not all de-icers are alike, and some are downright harmful to your pets, your children and your local streams and rivers.  

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Black Friday Sale – Up to 80% Off Natural Living and Health E-Books

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Whether you are holiday shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, you don’t have to beat the crowds to get a good deal. I’ve teamed up with my friends and fellow health and natural living bloggers to bring you ridiculous discounts in the comfort of your home! 

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