Author: andreaw

As a Master Formulator, I have created products for physicians, celebrity dog trainers, and health enthusiasts around the world. When I moved to Texas I met my toughest challenge; formulating products that could combat the year-long allergy season in Central Texas.  If you thought a year-long season was tough it hits an entirely another level in three more weeks, with the start of Cedar Season.(FUN!)  For many in Central Texas, this time of year can be brutal;

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Cleaning ingredients can vary in the type of health hazard they can pose. Some can cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as watery eyes or respiratory issues, skin irritations, or even chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.


Below, I have listed just a few of the chemicals found in the products we use every day.

Found in: Most cosmetics, anti-aging creams,

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Recently I posted  The Dirty Dozen Fruits & Vegetables You Should ONLY Buy Organic. This week I want to share fifteen fruits and vegetables that are safer to buy conventional.  I still highly recommend whenever possible to buy fruits and vegetables from an organically grown source.


If you are looking specifically to avoid pesticide residue, there are several conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables that have very low to no residues.

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As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things. Right?

We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms.

But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re doing at all.

We love these kids of ours with a love so fierce and strong,

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