Open the Windows and Breathe!

March 8, 2012

It’s March 8th and the temperature outside is a balmy 63 degrees here in sunny Central New Jersey. What a great day to open some windows and let in some fresh air! The EPA reports that air pollution is up to five times higher inside than outside and most people spend up to 90% of […]

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Skin Cancer: The Silent Killer

December 3, 2010

A s I walked down the street with my 3 girls one September afternoon, I noticed a large truck and a street full of parked cars ahead. Curious what was going on we peered into the back yard and saw a large tent with people coming and going. There were no clowns or happy kids […]

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The Chemical Maze: Shopping Companion, Your guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. Bill Statham

December 1, 2010

Fitting in your pocket book, this little handbook of ingredients could create BIG changes in the way you look at food and personal care forever. It’s an excellent reference guide to anyone questioning the safety of those strange sounding “naturally -derived” ingredients in many foods and skin care products. Let’s look at Aspartame because it […]

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Don’t be fooled: Aspartame rebrands as “AminoSweet”

November 15, 2010

Possibly due to the increased negative press about the side effects of Aspartame consumption, this low calorie sweetener will get a new name. As one of the most controversial food additives in history, it can be found in thousands of sweet tasting foods such as soda, gum, sweeteners, diet and diabetic foods, breakfast cereals, jams, […]

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Welcome and Enjoy!

September 30, 2010

Welcome to Please feel free to email any questions, topic ideas or general comments about the site. Feedback is always welcome. Enjoy your stay and stop back often for more news, tips, hot topics and infromation!

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Spring Energy Saving Tips: Heating and Cooling

April 8, 2010

It seems only yesterday we were shoveling out from over two feet of snow. I always vow not to put my Air Conditioning until at least Memorial Day. With the “Heat Wave” of this week I had to re-think my strategy. Here’s a little tip to keep your house cool, avoid turning on the AC […]

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Go Nuts but . . . Don’t Try This at Home

February 22, 2010

As a peanut loving Mom with a severely allergic daughter and a nut allergy sufferer myself, I found this new study very promising. Doctors in Cambridge believe they may soon have a cure for peanut allergies. The largest ever trial to find a treatment for potentially fatal peanut allergies is to give sufferers tiny amounts […]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

November 5, 2009

I avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) at all costs. Some say there is a direct correlation between increased usage of HFCS in foods and obesity rates in the US. I think it’s more detrimental to our health than eating good ol’ table sugar. A few weeks ago, I was at a hotel in St […]

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