Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gotta Tell Ya Tuesday - Going Green for Health

Mondays are probably my favorite day of the week, but Gotta Tell Ya Tuesdays are a close second. I love any chance I get to connect others to the latest and greatest information I've found.

Lately I've been learning about all things natural in an effort to go green for health. I've successfully swapped out our chemically-laced health and beauty products like soaps, shampoos, and make-up. I'm loving Tarte cosmetics, available through hubby's employer (my former employer) QVC. I'm also looking into non-toxic nail polish from as mentioned in the October 2010 issue of Parents magazine.

My next focus is removing harmful plastics and chemicals from our kitchen. Pyrex came out with BPA-free lids for their glass storage containers. I need to price those. And I hope to replace our non-stick cookware with a safer alternative at Christmas (hint hint to mom who reads my blog.)

While I can't control the choices made around me (like the neighbor who is going green of another sort by having his lawn professionally treated,) my doctor advised me to do what I can. Of course, I could drive myself crazy, but the key is doing my small part to promote better health for my family and our little corner of the world.

Do you have a tip, product or lesson you're dying to tell the blogosphere on "Gotta Tell Ya Tuesdays?" Email me at mail[at] about being a guest blogger on Mommy Forward.

A little note about my new "Floss" category: Blog posts are usually labeled by topic or theme. I recently revamped my categories when I redesigned my site. Most of my categories are self-explanatory (Food, Fun, Family, etc.) With Floss, I may have "some esplainin' to do." I hate to floss my teeth, but it's one of those necessary evils because of its benefits. In the case of today's post, do I want to recycle or donate my plastic storage containers and non-stick cookware? No, but I'm willing to take steps in the right direction. Get it?

Necessary disclaimer: No gifts or fees were received for mentioning any of the above products, although the author is certainly open to the idea :)

1 comment:

Parag said...

There are several ways for Going green for health. I agree with you on removing the use plastics and chemicals from your kitchen. In fact, if we analyze our homes carefully, we'll find every second item we are using is or having huge proportions of plastics in them. We need to find ways to avoid the use of plastic for the sake of our "environment".

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