Grocery shopping has become a mind-game.
Label reading is confusing and most of us just don’t spend the time to really understand what is actually in our food.
It takes a little time, patience, and practice to become an expert!
I highly recommend you investing time in reading every label on each product you buy.
Understanding exactly what you are ingesting and putting into your precious body is SO important!!!!
As you will see, it can be extremely difficult to know what food is simply by the ingredient list.
This is why it is paramount to discriminate what goes into your cart because those are exactly the foods that go into your body!
For example, you can buy peanut butter with tons of preservatives, additives and brain-starving processed oils or you can buy a jar with just peanuts and sea salt.
The choice is entirely up to you.
Being empowered and confident with label reading is one of the first steps in...
Have you ever heard of the term obesogens?
[LISTEN TO MY PODCAST: How to Avoid the Chemicals that make us Fat]
It's a relatively new term that describes chemicals that influence and promote obesity in humans or animals.
They can be pharmaceutical and/or industrial compounds, like herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals used in beauty and household products that literally alter metabolic processes and predispose people to gain weight!
If you haven't noticed, obesity is on the rise.
Almost 50% of all adult Americans are obese and almost 20% of children ages 2-19 are considered obese.
This is just insanity!
Many people think that food and inactivity are the only culprits that contribute to obesity, but toxins in our food, air, and homes can significantly alter how the body gains and holds onto fat.
A biology professor at the University of California coined the term "obesogen" in 2006 when he discovered that...
It's almost officially summertime as I write this...
LISTEN TO MY SHORT PODCAST ON SAFE SUNSCREENS
My eldest came home last week after a day of play in the sun.
He was out in the sun for almost 3 hours. He forgot his swim shirt at home and applied sunscreen to all major areas, except his shoulders and upper back.
The tops of his shoulders were burnt to a crisp and he is still suffering.
As summer approaches non-toxic sunscreen is always a hot topic in the Hippie Moms Facebook community.
I mean, when we were little my parents would rub us down with whatever white goop they had to keep us from burning in the sun.
Back then, no one had a clue what chemicals we were wiping on our bodies.
When I was a teenager, I would lay in the sun for hours lathering my skin with the Banana Boat tanning oil spray with a meek SPF of 4.
I have the freckles and age spots to prove it.
Now that we are wising up, more...
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