Herbal supplements have the ability to provide a whole host of benefits—from boosting energy to aiding sleep, from enhancing memory to supporting the body’s many complex functions—but if you’re quick to reach for the off-brand bottle of your desired herb, you might want to reevaluate before you head to the checkout.
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing actress Julie Benz for a feature story in the July/August issue of Natural Solutions. Spoiler alert: She’s on the cover! You might know her as Dexter’s wife, or the sexy lesbian from Desperate Housewives, or Mayor Amanda Rosewater in Syfy’s futuristic series Defiance.
Returning to Minnesota after a two-week jaunt to Las Vegas hasn’t pushed me out of vacation mode just yet. Vegas comes with plenty of party-hard connotations, but—if truth be told—I’m not your typical tourist.
- April 1st, 2010
Whoever coined the phrase “green is the new black” several years past was amazingly clairvoyant. Today, green is so much the new black that couture’s other colors pale in comparison when not paired with sustainable textiles, nontoxic dyes, or recycled packaging.Sustainable style may be the hottest trend in fashion, but not all eco-apparel is cut from the same cloth. Here's what you need to know to look and shop smart.By Sarah Toland
- April 1st, 2009
Pick the right paint
Choose paint with low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to protect your baby from breathing in these harmful chemicals, which are commonly found in regular paint. If you opt for a low-VOC paint, choose one with a VOC level of less than 10 mg per liter.
Know your flooringFrom toys to cribs, harmful toxins lurk in some of the most popular products for children. Here’s what you need to know to keep your baby safe.By Jodi Helmer