Flame Retardants (in sleepwear and bedding) and their links with developmental disorders.

My kids don’t wear pajamas. My kids wear comfy clothing to bed, because children’s pajamas contain flame retardants. Likewise,  crib mattresses,mattresses and bedding all contains flame retardants too. Actually  toxic flame retardants have been found in about 80% of all children’s products. I get the point of it. If there were …

Triclosan made the news again. Why we don't use it.

Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical that is found in many household items, not just antibacterial soaps. Medical Daily just reported that a new study out of Norway linked triclosan with increased childhood allergies.  The Norwegian scientists also said triclosan can change the bacterial flora of the skin, mouth and gut. Given that allergies have to …

The Perfect Baby Shower Gifts

At Everything Birth, you can find the perfect baby shower gifts. In this economy and with evolving perceptions in baby care, the most coveted presents aren’t going to be the cutest outfits anymore.  Though, Everything Birth does offer some adorable organic outfits that would make wonderful baby shower presents, a …

The Perfect Pregnancy Tea for the Second and Third Trimesters

During a woman’s second and third trimesters of pregnancy, there are nutrients her body needs, specifically her uterine tissue. The herbs in WishGarden Herbs’ Pregnancy Tea are the perfect blend to prepare a woman’s uterus for the big job it has in store for it. WishGarden Herbs’ Pregnancy Tea is specifically formulated …

Lavender Oil for Fungal Infections

Pregnant women often have battles with fungal infections such as candida and dermatophytes (the fungi responsible for conditions like Athletes’ foot, ringworm, scalp and nail infections.) Just as we have seen with bacteria out-mutating antibiotics and vaccines, fungi seem to have built up resistance to popular antifungals. Compound that with how there …

"Think of the weaker children who can't get vaccinated."

School’s about to start and the pertussis scare is still on the rise. Children are getting vaccinated for pertussis all around the country.  For parents of older children, shame and societal pressure is often the only reason they get their child vaccinated and revaccinated for whooping cough. We are reminded of our responsibility to …

Another Reason for Me to Hate Sunscreen…

I’m very fair skinned, so I have a pretty deeply rooted connection with sunscreen.  During my youth and young adulthood, I would wear the 45+ level of sunscreen. But I’d always burn. I wouldn’t notice it until the next day when I woke up… blistered. Then, after several days the …