FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial soap

When I saw the news report yesterday that the FDA has banned the use of some chemicals commonly found in antibacterial soaps, I wanted to cheer. For some time now, I've been an avid label reader, and have avoided  - as much as humanly possible - chemicals that are suspected of disrupting hormones or are just plain toxic, both in my food and in my household products.The FDA report echoed some of what I learned about in "Slow Death By Rubber Duck," a great and accessible book by Canadians Rick … [Read more...]

How do you find the balance between healthy and convenient meals?

I was watching "Recipe Rehab" this morning, the cooking show where chefs take a family's favorite dish and rehab it to make it healthier. Two chefs come up with recipes, and then the family makes both, deciding which tastes better, is easier to make, and is healtheir (determined by Everyday Health). One chef is crowned the winner.The new recipes usually include ingredients the families don't usually cook with or steps that they don't normally have to take.  It's always fun to watch families l … [Read more...]

Monday morning cute animal video: Get in shape for 2012!

If your resolution for 2012 is to get in shape, here's a little something to get you started! Happy new year, and may your 2012 be a healthy, happy adventure! … [Read more...]