Fall 2007: In 2005, my first son was born. Almost immediately after his birth, I became alarmed by all the dangers surrounding his environment–dioxin in his diapers, pesticides in the food I ate that crossed into his breastmilk, chemicals in the plastic toys he received as gifts, preservatives and possible thimerosal in his vaccines, and the list goes on. I slowly began researching various subjects surrounding primarily his health (this is what a scientist turned stay-at-home-mom does in her spare time!), but also that of my husband and myself as well. I have finally decided to summarize some of these health issues I’ve become so passionate about in this blog. Soon to come will be articles on phthalates, BPA, cloth diapers, VOCs, pesticides, organic food, DHA supplements, processed food, plastic toys, air quality, cleaning solutions, and more.
Spring 2013: I can’t believe I’ve been keeping this blog for almost 6 years and have written over 400 posts. As you can imagine, I have somewhat tapped what can be said about toxins in the environment and healthy organic food. That, and the fact that I’m completely overwhelmed raising my three boys, led to a one year break from the blog (basically the entire year of 2012). However, we’ve moved to a new state and I’m exploring health and fitness in a new way, so I hope to continue posting. I’m especially excited to write more reviews of fitness DVDs and programs. Enjoy!