You ate WHAT?! How to handle household poisonings

I generally don’t put non-food substances in my mouth. But young kids exploring this new world might eat deodorant, nail polish remover, grandma’s pills, or hand sanitizer just in case they might be delicious. How worried should you be? Children are at higher risk for accidental poisoning than adults are....more

Oil Pulling for a Healthier Mouth

My morning routine (most mornings) consists of waking up at 6am, putting a couple teaspoons of oil in my mouth, and swishing it around for 15 minutes while I check my email.  Followed up with a salt water gargle and brushing my teeth with homemade tooth powder, and then drinking a litre of water (sometimes with sea salt and lemon added).  Yes I know, this sounds strange.  Why on earth would I swish oil in my...more

Laundry Detergents, Bleaches and Softeners - Most Are Toxic! What Grade Does Your Product Get?

Does the smell of bleach make you think that your clothes are “clean”? Do you like that flowery scent? I used to love that the warm, fluffy, soft feeling after the clothes were pulled out of the dryer. A while ago I read about bleach, detergents and fabric softeners – laundering my clothes became a totally new ball game! ...more