Amazing Azomite. What it is and How to Use for Home and Garden

azomiteAzomite is one of those beneficial substances that is useful for many things around the home. It belongs in the same category as apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth and baking soda.

For this reason, it’s best to have some on hand especially during springtime!

What is Azomite?

While many people have heard about azomite,

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Glycerin. When it’s Safe and When it’s Toxic

glycerin benefits, uses and dangers

Glycerin is one of the most common ingredients in the world. Industry loves this sticky, thick liquid because it is colorless, odorless and above all …. SWEET.

Hence its wide and varied use in processed foods, personal care products, and medicines. In fact, there is almost no industry where you won’t find it –

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Is Sustainable Salmon Safe? How Does it Compare to Wild?

wild vs sustainable salmonOver the last 10 years or so, the public became aware of the enormous difference in the nutrition of wild salmon compared with farmed varieties.

Since up to 90% of the salmon consumed in the United States is farmed, the viability of a very profitable industry was threatened by this newly educated,

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Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water. Created by Chlorine, Harder to Remove

trihalomethanes

To protect drinking water from disease-causing organisms, municipal authorities routinely add disinfectant to public water supplies. Chlorine is by far the the most widely used chemical for this purpose.

This important and very necessary process of disinfection has significantly reduced the incidence of waterborne illness by killing disease carrying microbes.

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Cleaning Wool Carpets and Rugs without Chemicals

cleaning wool carpets and rugsOnly one room in our house is carpeted. The rest is wood and tile (bathrooms). This single wall-to-wall carpet in the family room is made of 100% cut pile (aka pet friendly) wool.

I love the look, feel, and nontoxicity of chemical-free flooring. However, it is important for those considering wool to undertand that maintaining and cleaning it is quite a bit different from conventional carpet.

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Citric Acid in Food and Cosmetics. What to Look for to be Safe!

scitric acidIn its natural form, citric acid is what most people think it is – a beneficial chemical in fruit, especially lemons and limes. Some fruits are up to 10% citric acid by weight! It is an important part of what gives them their face puckering punch.

Citric acid, though, is much more than just something that is naturally present in some types of fruit.

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The Real Organic Project. Fixing USDA Organic Loopholes

The Real Organic ProjectWhen I first started buying organic food in 1990, you could really taste the difference. The superior flavor of organic fruits, vegetables, eggs and meat was enormous! Choosing conventional simply because it was cheaper seemed lacking in common sense.

The wisdom of avoiding biocides hit home in a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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