Lori Popkewitz Alper

I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of Groovy Green Livin, a site dedicated to... read more

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

Did you know that seven out of ten people are allergic to poison ivy? We just returned from a family vacation with one child covered from head to toe with poison ivy. Poison ivy symptoms are pretty straight forward:...more
Washing immediately after exposure is best, of course. It's the oil from the plant that causes ...more

How to Beat Insomnia Naturally

After the birth of my third child, I suffered from insomnia that lasted well beyond the newborn phase. For those of you who haven’t experienced insomnia it’s pretty awful. During that year (yes, 12 months) of sleepless nights there were times when I was able to fall right asleep, but would then wake up and stare at the ceiling for hours unable to fall back asleep. ...more
I too used to suffer from insomnia, could not fall asleep to save my life! I was taking Tylenol ...more

Organic vs. Standard Strawberries

Does eating organic strawberries really matter?There is nothing like the summer months when supermarkets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Local farmers markets are just beginning to open up their tables, offering an abundance of fresh produce. When we shop for produce we have many choices -one of the most difficult being whether to invest our hard earned dollars on fruits and veggies that have been organically grown. While buying organic is always the better option, it is impossible and cost prohibitive to buy everything organic....more
Yes, they say it is within the legal amount, but do you even want that in your body? You want to ...more