Archive for Category: "Green Your Kids"

Nasty end of Summer to Fall Allergies

Nasty end of Summer to Fall Allergies

All the little ones are on their way to school where they meet up with all sorts of allergins in and out of their school building.  There are some great natural remedies out there to help their body fight off all those nasty allergins.  One of my favorite homeopathic brands is Boiron.  If you are [&hellip

A-Choo, Sniffle, Sniffle

A-Choo, Sniffle, Sniffle

According to the NY Times, the prevalence of childhood asthma rose 100% between 1985 and 2001.  I am sure it is MUCH worse now!  It has become a major public health problem.  Asthma affects nearly one in every twelve school age kids, making it the most chronic childhood illness in the US. 

Contamination!

Contamination!

  If you are pregnant or have kids and see the after affects, the top products that contain the most impurities are

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

From the time your child is three years old you can pour half a cup of apple cider vinegar in their bath. This vinegar is extremely therapeutic- not only as a good cleanser and detoxifier but has many health benefits as well- like boosting children’s moods and helping them relax. Apple cider vinegar can make [&hellip

Teething Tools

As I type, I have a horrible toothache, so I thought that I might write something about teething. I feel for you babies! Teething can be painful for babies, but please resist the temptation to buy your child a plastic teething toy, no matter how colorful and cute. Plastics contain PVC’s, phthalates, and other toxins [&hellip

Greening Your Baby's Nursery

Here are some great ideas on greening your baby’s nursery. * Peeling or chipped paint or wallpaper can be dangerous. It can hold toxins and emit them into the air. Paint the baby’s room before he or she is born with no VOC or low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint. * Wall-to-wall carpeting is a [&hellip

In Utero

In Utero

A groundbreaking study in 2004 by the Environmental Working Group showed that the umbilical cord carries not only sustenance for your baby but also a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides.  Out of 413 pollutants tested, 287 were found in the umbilical cord by taking cord blood samples.   Some ways to avoid contaminating [&hellip

I WISH!

I WISH!

When my friend Miriam (who writes the “Yoga as Life” section for Yoga Bean Magazine) and I were little we used to play a game we made up called “I wish.” We didn’t realize that it would be such an important game to reflect back on when our lives get too materialistic, technical and idealistic. [&hellip