If you know me, you know I love tea! And if you read my very alarming investigation about tea ingredients (if you haven’t yet – go read it NOW) you know I pay close attention to what kind of tea I buy. When I’m at home, I always prefer organic loose leaf teas (less bag wasted, wrapper wasted, money and did I mention toxins?!).
Having access to clean and unpolluted water is very important to your health. You can eat the best and most organic food on the planet, but if you are drinking water that is full of toxins, that effort could be compromised. Tap water can be full of pollutants like arsenic, aluminum, prescription drugs, chlorine, fluoride, disinfection byproducts, and a host of other substances that are known carcinogens (things that cause cancer and diseases). That’s why I filter all my drinking water as much as possible at home, and tend to carry a water bottle with clean filtered water with me wherever I go.
One of the sources of tap water that I was being exposed to daily, that I was neglecting for a long time, was my shower water. It wasn’t until a company called Aquasana contacted me, asking me to try out a shower filter, that I finally stopped ignoring my conscience and better judgement. Given that your body is over 60% water, your skin is your largest organ, and on average you expose yourself to nearly 25 gallons of water when you shower – bathing with clean water is crucial for a healthy body.
Oh boy do I have some exciting news to share with you today!
First, Food Babe TV is officially launching on September 9, 2013. You will be able to see the first episodes right here on foodbabe.com. Here are some sneak peak behind the scenes photos for the first 4 episodes… You better believe these clips are going to have the food industry shaking in their boots! I can’t wait. (AND yes, that’s me in the first picture with McDonald’s french fries!)
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A few months ago, I visited the small town of Pickens, Mississippi, located in what is considered the most obese county in America. I went there because I wanted to understand the issues with food deserts and to help the community understand what is really in our food supply, specifically the chemicals in processed foods that are making people suffer and how to choose better options. The local grocery store carried some fruits, veggies, and meats, all conventionally grown, with the majority of the store being processed foods. The store had virtually no organic food. The closest place to buy better quality packaged or organic foods was in Jackson, MS – a drive well over 45 minutes.
Several members of the community were so dedicated that they went shopping at the natural food store in Jackson with me while I was there but I knew this would be difficult, expensive and tiresome for them to do on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, the people of Pickens are not the only ones with little access to organic foods – there are thousands of Americans in the same situation and that’s why I’m thrilled I found this new delivery service.
Green PolkaDot Box is an online grocery store that carries natural, organic, and non-GMO foods at wholesale prices and delivers them directly to you. It’s like Costco, but you don’t have to drive or spend the time to go get it! But, unlike Costco, Green PolkaDot Box actually has most of the brands I love and support (You can check out which brands they have here). Continue Reading →