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Caring for the whole person: Holistic personal training and corrective exercise programs

Healthier. Fitter. Greener.™

14 Dec. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

A Chili Recipe You Cannot Resist!

chili, soup, winter meals, beans, recipes, cooking, vegan

I love making homemade chili. The smell of it fills the house and it is the perfect dinner for a cold, winters day. This recipe can easily be made with or without meat, depending on if you are a meat lover or a vegetarian. You can make this soup over the stove, but is best when it cooks in a crock-pot all day. Getting hungry yet? If you don't know what is for dinner is your answer!

Chili Recipe

16 oz bag of dried kidney beans

32 oz tomato juice

16-24 oz beef broth [use vegetable or mushroom if vegan]

9 Dec. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

The "Healthy Child" Grass Roots Movement

healthy child, hazardous chemicals, green baby, organic baby products

Thursday I listened to the "Lunch and Learn with Healthy Child" webinar on December 8, 2011. The keynote speakers were Elisabeth Rohm and Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff. This is the first time I had really heard of this grassroots campaign to empower parents through education. It focuses on ways to provide a safe environment that is free of hazardous chemicals, such as pesticides in the backyard. The webinar was a great way to learn about what the "Healthy Child Healthy World" campaign is really trying to do to improve our environment, products and children's health.

3 Dec. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Change is Slow Among the 99 Percent

sustainable lifestyle, #OWS, occupy movement, U.S. citizens, consumerism

Although we seem to be seeing a change in some Americans' ideology with the Occupy Movement, there is a huge shadow hanging over this movement. This shadow is our own inabilities to make lifestyle changes, even when we are proclaiming at the top our lungs that we want the government, corporations and the top one percent to change their ways. If we want to be taken seriously, we need to seriously re-evaluate our lifestyles. This lifestyle change, however, is not going to be easy.

2 Dec. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Must Haves on Your Holiday Wish List!

holiday wish list, eco-friendly gifts, green gifts

So my previous blog was about gifts to buy for friends and loved ones, but what about your gift list, or wish list. This holiday season, don't just buy eco-friendly gifts, but get others to buy eco-friendly gifts as well. If we want change to occur then there is no better place to start than with us - the consumer.

Eco-Friendly Wish List For Women

30 Nov. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

The Buzz About Arsenic in Juice

arsenic in juice, apple juice, safety concerns with juice, inorganic arsenic

Recently a Consumer Reports study found abnormally high levels of total arsenic [organic + inorganic arsenic] in juices. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, claims that this study is a gross generalization, partly due to the small sample size. According to the FDA, apple juice is perfectly safe to drink. But what are the facts so you can make the best decision for you and your child now?

  • Organic arsenic is when arsenic atoms are bonded with carbon, and is found in water and plants. This is considered a less harmful form of arsenic compared to inorganic.

29 Nov. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Fun Facts About Christmas Trees and Evergreens

eco-friendly trees, christmas tree, evergreen, living christmas tree

Christmas trees are evergreens, which mean they retain their foliage or needles year round. They are grown in all 50 states and have been sold commercially in the United States since 1850. Although the commercialization, or mass-production, and development of the christmas tree is quite recent in United States history, evergreen trees have held a special meaning and have been used in the home for thousands of years.