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Lemon: the all-purpose cleaner

August 12, 2012

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Lemons are used in a wide variety of food and drink, but we often forget about the cleaning power of this fruit. The low pH makes it antibacterial. The juice consists of about 5 percent acid, which also makes it useful for a variety of household purposes. Lemons and lemon juice are popular additions to […]

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Nine hidden toxins lurking in your food

February 28, 2012

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If you are not armed with some basic knowledge and awareness, deceptively packaged and presented food in your grocery store can be as dangerous as the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of hidden toxins that masquerade as safe products. 1. Stay away from processed meats like […]

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How to start a clean eating diet

February 25, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Clean eating is nothing new. For many decades, our forefathers ate unprocessed foods that centered around seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. But in a world governed by junk food ads, convenient vending machines and time-saving frozen dinners, we are far from true clean eating. Clean eating may […]

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Are cell phones hazardous to your health?

February 23, 2012

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by Ann Louise Gittleman —  The debate over cell phone use has taken a dramatic turn, especially in light of studies showing the increase in specific kinds of rare tumors. In late May 2011, the World Health Organization listed mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. In […]

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