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Looking for that perfect gift for someone who enjoys cooking fresh foods? Check out our holiday feature, Top 10 Gifts for the Health-Conscious Cook. You'll also find helpful suggestions in our Twelve Treats for the Toxic Trainee. You may even find something that makes an ideal gift for you!
Healthy Holiday Recipes
Looking for a comfort beverage this holiday season that is gluten-free and sugar-free? Visit Rejuvenating Recipes for our Hot Cacao Drink and Coconut Milk "Eggnog." Don't miss our many other healthy, festive recipes your family will enjoy, including Crustless Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie, Grain-Free Stuffing, Avocado Ice Cream, and Andrea's delicious Cacao Almond Balls (pictured at left).
Awareness plus creativity can go a long way toward a healthier holiday! From poinsettias to Christmas trees, find out how to avoid common problems associated with holiday decorating. Check out our Holiday Awareness Tips for suggestions for making your home both beautifully festive and safely toxic-free this holiday season!
Holiday Special! Our Just So Sampler makes an ideal gift for those who are chemically sensitive or are interested in natural living. Packaged in a festive reusable bag, the contents include three Luxury Soap samples, a soothing Healing Blend Lip Balm, and a sample of our nourishing Shea Creme—all hand-blended from the finest pure ingredients, free of chemicals and fragrances. Visit our Online Store to find out more and enjoy our free shipping on all orders. This Holiday Special ends December 18, so don't delay!
Keep your home safe this winter by protecting against frozen pipes. What happens when pipes freeze and then temperatures rise suddenly? What other factors in your home, school, or workplace can provide favorable growing conditions for mold? Find out in our recent article on Understanding Mold Growth.
Open a Window This Winter!
Ventilation is one of the biggest factors when considering the health of a living environment. Unfortunately, ventilation takes a back seat when winter hits. Instinctively we close the windows and turn up the heat. In doing so, are we putting our comfort ahead of our well-being? See our article Open a Window, Even in the Winter! and find out why allowing in a bit of fresh outdoor air may offer an important health boost during the winter months!
Did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? The good news is that this naturally occurring toxin is relatively easy to identify and mitigate. See our article on Radon: What You Need to Know to learn more about what radon is, how to test for it, and what to do if it's a problem in your indoor environment.
Toxic Talk Tuesday: Healthy Holidays
Would you like to make it through the holidays without sacrificing your health or your sanity? On our recent edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry offered five great suggestions for navigating the food maze this holiday season. If you missed this encouraging conversation, visit the Chris Fabry Live! website to hear it online or download the podcast. Be sure to check out our article Better Food, Better Mood for more helpful tips on de-stressing your holidays!
Are you one of the many who are trying to use fewer chemicals in your home? The good news is that switching to natural cleaning and personal care products can actually save you money! See our article on Five Cheap, Natural, Accessible Products for Your Home and discover a few common items that will go a long way in your household!
Asthma, seizures, eye problems, numbness, insomnia, and a myriad of health problems plagued one family until an important discovery was made. Read Tiffany's compelling story of toxic mold exposure and recovery in One Family's Mold Journey.
Natural Year Challenges
Did you miss our Natural Year Challenges? Our Food Edition looks at the benefits of sprouting, dehydrating, and fermenting your food, and includes many great recipes and how-to videos. Our Household Edition helps you integrate chemical-free products into your home for safe and natural cleaning and air purifying. If you're anticipating a toxic-free New Year, why not get a head start and check out the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenges!