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THE DANGERS OF FLUORIDE

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Recently at a doctors appointment for my daughter I was told that now would be a good time to start giving her sips of water because the fluoride would be good for her when her teeth start coming in. I honestly didn’t know much about fluoride (except that it must not be great since most toothpastes these days advertise their fluoride free lines) but I did a little bit of research on my own and was absolutely shocked that a doctor would recommend such a thing. Not only is fluoride not good for us, it’s actually toxic. The original reason fluoridation to our water was implemented was to reduce tooth decay. However, today there is no proof that this is necessary or even works. From Fluoride Action Network : “Of all age groups, infants are the most vulnerable to fluoride toxicity. Due to their small size, infants receive up to 400% more fluoride (per pound of body weight) than adults consuming the same level of fluoride in water. Not only do infants receive a larger dose, they have an impaired ability to excrete fluoride through their kidneys. Healthy adults can excrete more than 50% of an ingested fluoride dose; infants, by contrast, can only excrete 15 to 20%. This leads to a greater build-up of fluoride in the body, and may help explain why infants fed formula made with fluoridated water suffer higher rates of dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth caused by excessive fluoride ingestion during childhood.”

There are many, many issues with the fluoridation of our water which you can read about HERE. I also just came across this article which I found very interesting called “Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ.” 

If nothing else, I hope this post informs you and gives you the motivation you need to do a little more research about the dangers of fluoride.

ECO-KIDS

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We love coming across (and trying out) eco products for kids! A few months back we came across these eco, naturally shaped crayons and immediately fell in love with this company! Everything from molding dough, to crayons to finger paints, this is a kids company you can feel really good about supporting. Have any of you used these products? What did you think? We love them!

TOP PICKS FOR THE EVERYDAY NATURAL BABY

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Around our house finding safe, natural products for our baby was super important to us. We ourselves do our best to stay away from those yucky chemicals and parabens found in most products so why would we not for our daughter too? And as someone who has extremely sensitive skin myself I am always on the lookout for the most hypo allergenic body products I can find. These four things are by far the most used and my most favorite natural body products for baby. (I actually use the California Baby myself!) What are some of your favorites?

1. California baby shampoo and body wash

2. Seventh Generation Disposable Diapers (when we aren’t using our bum genius cloth)

3. Seventh Generation clean and clear wipes

4. Badger Baby Balm (Clears up skin irritations, diaper rash, etc.)

B NATURE AVAILABLE ON OPEN SKY

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A SCARY REALIZATION

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency is now allowing a huge increase of herbicide levels in food. We’ve talked a lot about how scary the food is we eat in today’s society and this sort of thing is the exact reason why. It’s sad that making money is the driving force in how our food is made today. Forget quality, whole, healthy real food to nourish our bodies. Today it’s all about growing foods fast and making a profit. We are definitely seeing a rising trend in farming and gardening our own vegetables and raising chickens and such but for the masses the quick and easiest thing is to run to the store and grab whatever processed, chemically enhanced foods there are. Sadly, I don’t see our foods getting any better any time soon. Do you?

Here is the article detailing the EPA’s decision to allow these herbicides into our food. We are in desperate need of a food revolution. Speaking of which, I am thinking of trying out the Paleo diet. Has anyone done it? It seems like the most holistic, natural, healthy diet us humans can do. Why aren’t we all eating this way?

A FRIDAY FOOD SHARE – TURKEY BURGERS!

Today’s food share recipe comes from the lovely Erika Follansbee blog and yes, it is delicious AND beautiful. Usually when there’s a turkey burger option at a restaurant and I’m in the mood for a burger that’s the one i’ll choose yet I’m always slightly disappointed in the lack of flavor. Erika figured out a way to make these burgers just as flavorful as a burger made of beef. Delicious!

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THE HONEST LIFE

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Recently I was gifted The Honest Life from The Honest Company’s Jessica Alba and while I was initially skeptical of how practical and useful the information inside would be, I have to say it’s been such a wonderful resource for clean living. I have been using the heck out of the dishonest ingredients guide in the back of the book and cant recommend enough having a look at the guide. I’m going to post a little bit more about some of the chemicals and ingredients found in most household products in the coming weeks. Until then, you should be reading the book!

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