Archives for August 2015

Fast Fashion Polluter Banned in EU

Are your clothes dirty? That’s a questions I asked myself when I learned about the EU’s new ban on imports of clothes and textiles that contain nonylphenol ethoxylates, also known as NPEs. I’ve written quite a bit about fast fashion–as well as the push for supply chain transparency through #FashionRevolution, and supporting fashion recycling through the #ShopDropChallenge. But I never really knew much about the connection between fast fashion, NPEs and the environment. Until now. [Read more…]

Can Pets Prevent Allergies?

pets to prevent allergiesDo you have pets? I recently discovered this little factoid: Kids who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies in adulthood. These findings echo the official position of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology that “early exposure to animals (cats and dogs in particular) may actually protect children from developing [asthma and allergies].” So add one more thing to the many gifts that our dogs have given us: Three allergy-free kids. [Read more…]

Eco Fashion Solution: Shop Drop Challenge 2016

Two women laughing about eco fashion shoppingCan you give up clothes shopping for 30 days? I did. What if I told you that taking a month-long shopping pause could help save $10 billion and a billion pounds of textile waste? That’s why! We’re gearing up for the annual Shop Drop Challenge, which takes place each January to raise awareness about the fashion’s environmental problems and an easy eco fashion solution. Sign up for this year’s Shop Drop Challenge, and you could win a $250 shopping spree from! [Read more…]

Environmental Factors in Early Alzheimer’s

Why are so many young people getting Alzheimer’s? A new study of patients in 21 countries from 1989 to 2010 points to high levels of neurologically toxic chemicals in the environment. And it’s terrifying. [Read more…]

Ask #GOP 2 Talk Climate Change

There is so much crazy going on with this upcoming election, I don’t know where to start. But one place might be with climate change, the giant elephant in the GOP room. [Read more…]

Beat Sugar Addiction with Herbs

cinnamon sticks to help beat sugar addictionSugar is the devil. But how can you cut the cravings? I got help from Jacob Teitelbaum, a doctor and the author of The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction. Similarly to the eight foods I wrote about last year that fight anxiety and depression, “There are a number of tried and true herbs and supplements that can keep your sweet tooth under control by supporting adrenal function and decreasing low blood sugar, two of the chief health concerns common to sugar addicts,” Dr. Teitelbaum shared. Remember: This addiction extends to high fructose corn syrup, too. Want to know more about these sugar-busting herbs? I’ve got the scoop! [Read more…]

Back 2 School? Don’t Send Toxic Chemicals 2 Class

Are your kids back to school? Mine are. (Finally!) And bringing home school supply requests from teachers that include some pretty toxic chemicals. Here are two that are easily avoided. [Read more…]

Celebs Push for GMO Labeling (Video)

The drumbeat on GMO labeling just keeps getting louder. Recently, the Environmental Media Association debuted this #ConcealOrReveal PSA on the “Today Show,” featuring Constance Zimmer, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, Sara Gilbert and Sarah Michelle Gellar all urging brands to support GMO labeling. Unfortunately, the video misses a most important takeaway: Click here to add your name to a petition supporting mandatory GMO labeling laws. [Read more…]