Healthy Home

Jenny Smiechowski

How your home contributes to your kids and grandkids toxic load

Even when you try your darnedest, you’re likely exposed to dangerous chemicals daily at your most vulnerable times… Like when you’re snuggled up on the couch reading a book. Or crouched on the floor playing with toy trucks with your grandson. Here’s why…

Joyce Hollman

Did your cell phone make the ‘most’ or ‘least’ radiation list?

Study after study has made the connection between cell phone use and cancer, brain damage and other diseases. So if you’re not taking the threat seriously still, time to get with the game. Find out if your phone is a bigger threat than you think, and how to avoid the danger…

Jenny Smiechowski

The common household chemical that contributes to cancer and heart disease

Disease-causing chemicals are in our water, food, clothing, make-up, furniture — pretty much everything we encounter daily. We’re told they’e safe, but they’re making people sick. Case in point? This one raises your risk of two devastating chronic diseases…

Joyce Hollman

10+ baking soda uses for health, house and hygiene

That little yellow box sitting in your refrigerator and keeping things smelling fresh? The white powder in that box isn’t a miracle cure, but it has more amazing uses than most people realize. Here’s how to put it to use for health, house and hygiene…

Jenny Smiechowski

The heavy metal hiding in your spice rack

In recent decades, we’ve done a good job of reducing lead in our homes. Paint and pipes (in newer homes at least) are pretty much lead free. But several popular spices resting innocently in your spice rack could still be increasing your lead exposure…

Joyce Hollman

Make your winter home a haven, not a hazard zone

As it gets colder, we spend more and more time indoors, snuggled in blankets or sitting in front of fireplaces. And the fact is, our efforts to keep warm and celebrate the winter holidays can pose some serious risks. Here are some fire-safe tips to help you enjoy your winter and holidays safely…