As soon as Honest Company’s infant formula hit the market, we were flooded with emails asking, “Is this the Good Stuff?” After putting the Honest formula through our research and review process, our answer is…sort of. Essentially, Honest’s formula is the same as the rest of the Jessica Alba product line: definitely well-intentioned, definitely better than most conventional stuff, not quite Sneaky Stuff, but not quite Good Stuff. When it comes to this formula, here’s what we discovered: The Good It’s mostly milk. I like that Honest’s formula’s first ingredient is actual organic milk.
Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean an end to Chocolate Month (aka February). These brownies, from the My New Roots cookbook, are so rich and yummy, and they don't contain gluten or grains of any kind. Warning: Don’t eat too many before bed or they might keep you up at night! This recipe makes 20 brownies. Grain and Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Nut Butter Brownies Ingredients: 2 large organic eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsalted nut butter ( I used Almond) ¾ cup coconut sugar 2 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp fine grain sea
Let me start with this: I have chosen to vaccinate my children. That said, I’m annoyed by the media coverage of this issue and also by the viciousness coming from many pro-vaxxers. My anti-vax friends are pretty quiet these days (and I wish they wouldn’t be), but not so with the pro-vaxers. These moms are not only keeping their kids out of playgroups--even here in New York City where there is no measles outbreak yet--but they are also furious with anyone who admits any doubt about the long-term safety of the standard vaccination schedule. In fact, if you question the recommendations of the
If you're trapped inside because of the snow, here's a recipe for a nourishing split pea soup--and it couldn't be simpler! (You don't even have to chop the onion more than twice.) The ingredients are probably items you have in your pantry, so no need to brave the around-the-block line at Trader Joe's. Ingredients: 1 cup green split peas 2 carrots, chopped into thick coins 1 onion, quartered 1-2 tablespoons of miso (if you don't have this, you can use salt instead, but miso really adds a richness of flavor, plus a healthy dose of probiotics) optional: 1 small piece of kombu
If you missed our Twitter party the other night (the one on toxins in your water with Dr. Alan Greene), here is the complete transcript. Need it even simpler? Here are the big takeaways: 1. Tap water--even in areas known for "good" water--often contains a range of contaminants. These might include heavy metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, hormones, and of course chlorine and fluoride. The pesticide Atrazine is of particular concern, and can be found in the tap water of 30 million Americans. Animals who ate identical diets and burned the same amount of calories weighed 10 percent more if
This post originally appeared a guest blog for Dr. Alan Greene’s website. As a quasi-vegetarian, I eat a lot of dairy—dairy that I assumed was healthful, since it is always organic and often comes from grass-fed cows. Unfortunately, in addition to worrying about the nutritional value of the foods we eat, and whether they contain pesticides, and whether they’ve got trans fats or artificial colors/flavors/preservatives in them, we now also have to worry about invisible chemical contamination that happens during the production and/or packaging of our foods. Phthalates in Food I
This post originally appeared a guest blog for Dr. Alan Greene's website. Have you ever ordered a “healthy” item from a fast-food menu? A salad at these places might consist of a pile of anemic iceberg lettuce topped with chicken fingers and drowning in ranch dressing. An educated consumer would know this isn’t health food, of course. But this same consumer might be surprised to learn that the BPA-free baby bottle she uses to feed her infant is more dangerous than its counterpart with BPA. The health risks posed by environmental toxins in consumer products have gained mainstream media
Maia wrote the following blog post for Dr. Frank Lipman's site. You probably know that some plastic toys—like the now infamous rubber ducky—contain the hormone-disrupting, birth-defect-causing, probably-carcinogenic plasticizers known as phthalates. You may have even heard that this group of chemicals is also found in the fragrance of your favorite personal care products. Most of my clients are surprised to learn, though, that the single largest source of phthalate exposure comes from our food and water supply—and this is not just true for people eating microwaved meals from plastic