Archive for category: Health

5 Reasons to Avoid Plastic Straws

5 Reasons to Avoid Plastic Straws

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Plastic straws may seem like a pretty small threat compared to climate change, animal agriculture, or deforestation, but they’re a perfect symbol of unnecessary waste. They’re also one more clever way Big Oil keeps us in its grasp. Cheap and

Yoga Pants: Eco-Friendly & Affordable Options to Buying Activewear

Yoga Pants: Eco-Friendly & Affordable Options to Buying Activewear

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Yoga Pants: Eco-Friendly & Affordable Options to Buying Activewear Americans are now working out more than ever. According to Yoga Journal’s 2012 survey, a whopping  20.4 million Americans practice yoga and 82 percent are women. Unless you’re into Naked Yoga, you’re

Sweet Lavender Toner

Sweet Lavender Toner

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Featured Eco Product: Sweet Lavender Toner The item is our new Sweet Lavender Toner – 98.69% organic: ABOUT Made with 98.69% organic Ingredients Lightly scented with organic lavender oil Contains organic cucumber fruit extract, a natural skin emollient and softener

Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush

Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush

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Featured Eco Product: Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush The Raspberry Ice powdered blush – Colored with botanicals, clays and fruits! This blush is mica free, titanium dioxide free and iron oxide free. Proudly made in the USA!  HOW TO USE: To

Simple Yoga Poses That Feel OH, SO GOOD

Simple Yoga Poses That Feel OH, SO GOOD

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Even the simplest yoga poses make us go “aaaahhh“. Try these easy stretch and sculpting moves to jump start your day on the right track. REVERSE WARRIOR Both legs are strengthened in this pose. It can also help the knee

Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems

Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems

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Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems Phthalates cause health problems. The evidence continues to come in. Here’s the latest: a study from the University of Columbia reports that exposure to phthalates in personal care products and

Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? 5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person

Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? 5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person

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  Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? You Don’t Have to Be a Chemist —5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person I’ve done several presentations now to help people reduce their toxic exposure in life. I talk

Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

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Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer? I got a very disturbing comment from one of our Cinco Vidas readers a little bit ago. After reading it, I felt really angry that more isn’t done

Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide!

Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide!

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Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide! I was really excited when our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) asked me to submit my favorite non-toxic, safe gift ideas. They have done a great job

Zrii  – a 21st Century Wellness Company (Video)

Zrii – a 21st Century Wellness Company (Video)

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Zrii  - a 21st Century Wellness Company Zrii isn’t just another Health & Wellness company with a story to tell. Zrii is more—and it can give you more. In fact, Zrii is a lifestyle, the answer for balance in all

Wellness w/ @IvyJoeva: Instantly Solve Any Problem (Video)

Wellness w/ @IvyJoeva: Instantly Solve Any Problem (Video)

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Instantly Solve Any Problem This tool comes from the Landmark Forum. If you’re not familiar with Landmark, it’s a system of education that allows people to create greater possibilities in their lives, beyond what they could have previously imagined. Funny