When we purchased our house one of the first things we did was install a custom whole house water filtration system, with reverse osmosis (RO) in the kitchen to filter our drinking water. Because we drink so much water, I am always very concerned about its source. When we first moved to our city, we noticed that the water smelled heavily of chlorine. I also learned that regular tap water can have all sorts of nasties in it, from lead… Read more »

The holidays can be such a minefield for those of us who are strict about what we eat. Personally I find myself in circumstances almost every day where I have to say ‘no’ to some food or drink. Usually these are in situations with strangers like at business events, with supermarket samplers or just in my own mind when I’m looking at a menu. I never think twice about hurting someone’s feelings or whether a person is going to think… Read more »

Over the summer my husband did a several week-long therapy program for his arm lymphedema. The treatment involved the daily changing of compression garments and he was instructed to spray Lysol on one of the bandage sets every night in between the treatments. Seriously? They want me to spray chemicals onto pieces of material that are going to lie next to your skin? Only to be absorbed into an arm that is struggling with lymph drainage and detox? A medical… Read more »