Archives for June 2014

MG Fashion Swap on BiteSizeTV

Who’s the lucky ecoista? I got styled by super blogger Rachael Dickhute at my favorite fashion swap shop: Give + Take in Santa Monica, CA. Check out the video here. What do you think of my date night dress?

Eco Fashion Trend Alert: Upcycling

three eco fashion styles in a collage: one pink jumpsuit worn by a model, one white shirt and blue pants worn by a model, one clutch purse on a mannequin handNew collections from two Los Angeles designers prove that the hottest eco fashion trend this summer is upcycling. Unlike recycling, which turns a product into another product of equal value, or downcycling, in which the product degrades, upcycling takes something of lesser value and turns it into something that has a higher value. In this case, these designers are taking salvaged materials—waste from other manufacturers—and completely transforming them. Now through the end of the month, Mommy Greenest readers get up to 30% off on select summer styles! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: True Natural Self Tanner

natural self tanner against white backgroundYes, we know that tanning is bad for us. How could we not? The National Cancer Institute recently reported that in the past three decades, the rates of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—have tripled, and more than two million Americans develop skin cancer each year because of sun exposure. And tanning beds are even worse: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who use a tanning salon before age 35 increase their risk of melanoma by 75%. But I found a new, all-natural self tanning system that’s a safer way to get a sun-kissed glow. [Read more…]

How to Avoid Chemicals Linked to Autism

latino nurse giving african american girl an injectionIn case you haven’t noticed, there’s a serious debate going on among parents about whether or not vaccinations cause autism. And no wonder, as the numbers keep going up: New statistics from the CDC show that autism now affects a staggering one in 68 kids and jumped more than 400% in 20 years. Everyone wants to know why. And a recent study brings new evidence to support the theory that our environment—not our vaccines—is causing the autism spike. [Read more…]

Five Chemicals Linked to Male Infertility

brunette couple in bed he is sleeping she is looking at a pregnancy test and frowningMost of us spend so much time trying not to get pregnant that we expect it to happen immediately when we’re ready got start a family. But for about 12% of American women, pregnancy doesn’t happen so easily. And the infertility problem is on the rise: Nearly 40% more women report difficulty getting pregnant than 30 years ago. 

Why? No one really knows. In 2011, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, attributed many cases of infertility to disease, lifestyle and congenital factors, but could identify no specific cause for infertility in 20% of couples. In the past, I’ve written about studies showing links between female infertility and non-stick chemicals. But a new study is the first to link male infertility to low levels of chemicals commonly found in food, household and personal care products. [Read more…]