Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed?

Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed? One of the most exciting and interesting aspects of green living is an avoidance of all those lethal chemicals we once put on our lawns to make them grow, remove weeds, or otherwise cause grass – already a perfectly green product – to behave in ways Nature never intended. … Continue reading

Now Showing: the Norovirus!

Broadcast news media in the United States are beginning to warn about the new strain of norovirus sweeping the nation. It’s bad, they say, and likely to get worse as it peaks in mid-February. Called “Gll.4 Sydney” for its origins in Australia in March of 2012, the virus has infected more than a million in … Continue reading

Toxic Toys

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!” Ah, I remember it well. … Continue reading

Natural Healing for Cancer, Diabetes and Other Diseases

Oncologists or cancer doctors have a huge array of drugs that they can use to defeat cancer. For example, Alimta or Pemetrexed Disodium is used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, or MPM, and Tamoxifen Citrate to treat breast cancer in both sexes. In all, there are more than 300 formulations which are used to put … Continue reading

Green Dieting

Green Dieting I hear you asking yourself, “What is green dieting? Is it simply eating more vegetables?” Well, yes and no, because I’m not proposing a specific diet (i.e., Atkins, the Paleo Diet, the Grapefruit Diet). Instead I’m focusing on the frame of mind you will have to adopt in order to be successful at … Continue reading

Should We Be Locking Up Lead?

Should We Be Locking Up Lead? Most people are aware that the heavy metal lead can build up in the human body and cause serious health problems. These cumulative exposures are most debilitating among infants and children under the age of six who – by virtue of their smaller size and rate of growth – … Continue reading

Why Going Non-Toxic in Your Home is Essential

Why Going Non-Toxic in Your Home is Essential Your home may very well be a den of toxicity. From chlorine bleach to ammonia sprays it is no wonder the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2009 that, “Unintentional poisoning was second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of unintentional injury … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions Revisited

New Year’s Resolutions Revisited You’re going to be seeing a lot of New Year’s resolution lists as 2012 fades into 2013. These lists are all good; doing something helpful is better than doing nothing. Of course, it also depends on an individual’s idea of “helpful.” If you plan to trash your neighbor’s Christmas lights because … Continue reading

Just In Time for Christmas

Just In Time for Christmas It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow. After all, what is winter for if people can’t run their snowmobiles, ice fish on a mere two inches of ice, and slide around empty parking lots at top speed to … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy: Our Brush with the ‘New Normal’

Hurricane Sandy: Our Brush with the ‘New Normal’ On October 29th, 2012 my wife, two children and I sat in the wake of a week’s worth of what I thought was media sensationalism, until we woke the next morning. We live about thirty minutes north of Manhattan and were lucky to live in a building … Continue reading