Skincare: A's to your Q's + My Favorite Sunscreens + Certifications to Know...

After last week's kick-off to Skincare Month I got so many great questions emailed in about safer products, ingredients and brands. I LOVE seeing this level of curiosity and desire to find be informed, empowered, and eager to buy safer, healthier products. In this email I'm going to answer some of those questions, share some of my favorite sunscreens (easily the top question I was asked!), and talk about some stuff that's important to know when we're shopping for products. Let's get to it... First, let's go over some shocking (and frustrating) facts about personal care products: Did you knowREAD MORE

Skincare: Biggest Myth & Top Ingredients To Lookout For...

I'm excited to dig in to the skincare conversation with you for the next few weeks! I've deemed May "skincare month" around here, and I'll be talking all month long about some of the key issues we need to be aware of, dispelling some myths, and sharing some of my favorite products (and people!) I'll also be fielding questions that have come in... if you have a skincare related question, ping me an email and I'll see if I can answer it in subsequent posts. Why skincare? Because our skin is our largest organ, and is also one of ourREAD MORE

*Client Feature* What it looks like when a Health Coach is fluent in toxins...

Most of my audience are health practitioners like health coaches, nutritionists, chiropractors, acupuncturists or women's health experts... they're all super nerds like me! One thing that all we all have in common - the practitioners, and non-practitioners alike - is that we're hungry for information. We have a voracious appetite for learning, whether it's for our own personal interest, or to better support our families, friends, community or clients. I've always stood firm in the belief that information is only as powerful as our ability to use it. Not in a "here's a random fact!" kind of way, but inREAD MORE

Now More Than Ever...

You're reading this because your health is important to you. You're reading this because you recognize that health is more than just a good diet and exercise. You're reading this because you know that addressing the toxins in our lives is a non-negotiable. But now more than ever, we need to be proactive about addressing the chemical toxins in our lives, and I want to share with you just a few reasons why I believe this in my bones: (this is a lengthy, but juicy post, so hunker down! Note, I also get a little ranty!)   1. FERTILITY: Both maleREAD MORE

Are you using toxic cleaners in your home [Resource Inside]

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware of the growing popularity of essential oils. While they're not cure-all's, there's a tremendous body of research showing that many of the compounds found in essential oils have very powerful therapeutic effects; everything from antibacterial properties, to anxiety reduction to calming the central nervous system. In fact, I use oils in my DIY household cleaners because of their powerful antibacterial properties... I know I'm getting a clean kitchen without the harsh chemicals found in most products. Most conventional household cleaners are made with chemicals linked to endocrine disruption, metabolic disease,READ MORE

How not to sound like a crazy person when you're talking about toxins...

Before you started learning about harmful chemicals found in everyday products, did you used to think people who did talk about it were crazy? Like tinfoil hat crazy? Like shape-shifting lizard people are taking over the planet and controling our media and banking kind of crazy? (there are a LOT of people who legitimately belive this is real, btw.) The main reason that people associate topics like dangerous, unregulated chemicals in consumer products and how they can "kill us" with pure hype and sensationalism, is that there are people out there who approach this topic in just that way: -READ MORE

Weight gain, hair loss… brain fog… (What’s REALLY behind it?)

Could you be suffering from a serious medical condition and not know it at all? While this sounds a little absurd, it's actually not only possible, it's common. An estimated 20 million people are walking around with a thyroid condition that’s affecting their life… and they have NO idea. Thyroid disease can wreck your health and take over your entire world, and if you don’t know what’s causing it, you may never get any relief. I talk a lot about the chemicals in our environment that can harm us, and one of the big ways they do is by messingREAD MORE

Podcast Roundup

Does talking it out help? Specifically, when you're navigating a new topic, learning something complicated, or trying to figure out your next action step... does talking it out help? I've found that it defintiely does for me! That's why I loooooooove talking to people about environmental health issues, because it's in the "talking it out" space that the information really clicks! I was recently featured on two podcasts where I and the hosts got to do just that: talk about the complex issues regarding toxins, in a fun, easy conversational way. I'd love for you to check these out! Here'sREAD MORE

Epigenetics: the silver lining around the black cloud of toxins...

Often times the more we dig into the subject of environmental health, the more upsetting, and frankly, depressing it can seem. The challenge can even feel insurmountable... Cancers, heart disease, diabetes, infertility, thyroid disorders, autism, allergies, and on and on. (Cue me humming the Winnie the Pooh song "I'm just a little black rain cloud... hovering under the honey tree....) People with family history of breast cancer or obesity often feel like their fate is sealed, and that all this healthy living stuff won't help them.Not only is this a defeatist approach to life, it also totally ignores the powerfulREAD MORE

End of Year Thoughts

Happy (almost) New Year! As we roll into 2017, I thought I'd share with you my biggest wish... My biggest wish is for people around the world to become conscious... to become fully aware of the impact their choices have on the earth as a whole, and themselves as individuals. Because these things are not separate. When we trash the environment, we are trashing our health. When we pollute the water, even in abstract ways like dumping plastics in our oceans, we pollute our bodies. When we dismiss the role of things like chemicals, plastics, air pollution, light pollution, etc.,READ MORE