Healthy, Happy Holiday Tips for You!

Posted by Sarah Reilly on December 20, 2012
Category: blog
Youza!  I am literally in shock and awe that Christmas is next week and we are winding our way down to 2013. This is a unique time packed with gatherings and celebrations. "Tis the season to be jolly" so the saying goes. However, often times we take that phrase to heart indulging in every holiday gathering and party we go to, with the justification that, "Well, it's the holidays, I'm supposed to be indulging!" Unfortunately,
Are you as surprised as I am that the Thanksgiving is already here? Are you in even more dismay that the holiday sounding bell rings tomorrow and we are on the down hill slide to the New year? Seems like just a few weeks ago here in the West, things were nice and warm. However, the weather turned on a dime and it was suddenly Autumn. As of Thanksgiving (tomorrow!) the green light is on
As our indian summer extends into the edge of autumn so does the prevalence of West Nile Virus   carrying mosquitoes.  Since August, many areas across the country have taken action by land and aerial pesticide applications to prevent this activity and breeding of these mosquitoes. They have been using  Allethrins which are a pair of related synthetic compounds used in insecticides. They are synthetic Pyrethroids, a synthetic form of a chemical found in the chrysanthemum
Would you ever imagine that you are unknowingly  consuming incremental amounts of Arsenic a day?  Personally, when I think of Arsenic I think of the fiction (and non-fiction) stories of how rat poison has been deviously slipped into an unsuspecting victim’s beverage or food resulting then in a mysterious death.  It is usually cast as a shadowy scene of the culprit lurking in the background as the victim unknowingly consumes a substance that will be their

Why The Organic Argument Makes Me Angry

Posted by Sarah Reilly on September 20, 2012
Category: blog
To be honest, "angry" is an understatement. It downright ticks me off.  Not because of some people's lack of awareness around this issue.   More from the large corporate or influential entities that fuel the ignorance.  In my field I hear an initial resistance to organics often.  I have heard many people say, “Oh, it’s just a marketing ploy to charge more, there really isn’t any difference - it’s just wasted dollars - it’s too expensive