New Year, New You: How You Can Spend More Time Outdoors

The average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. When it’s broken down, the time spent in buildings accounts for 87 percent and the last six percent is spent inside of vehicles. If you’re ready to resolve to spend more time outside, … Read More.

Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than cold water. Whether it’s in a tall glass or straight from the garden hose, there’s nothing like a cool drink for both you and your plants.
Both you and your gardens need it and most of you don’t think twice about using your hose as a source … Read More.

The Safe Seed Pledge: A Contract Between Gardeners & Their Seed Suppliers

Although the science and technology behind genetic engineering was established by the late 1970s, it was not until 1980, when the government began allowing lifeforms to be patented, that corporations realized that they were sitting on a goldmine. Simply speaking, by manipulating the DNA of living things, calling these organisms unique, and protecting them with … Read More.

Leave It at the Door

What’s in the dust in your home? 
There may be insect fragments, lead dust, pesticides, pollen, dust mites, animal dander, hair, human skin flakes, fungal spores or cigarette ash.
Many of the contaminants inside your home are brought in from outdoors. They can enter your home on your shoes and clothing. Not surprisingly, the greatest concentration of … Read More.

Radon: If Only It Smelled Like Sulphur

 
It’s on television. It’s in the newspapers. It’s on billboards.
Radon.
Portland, Vancouver, Salem, and points between have a radon issue–one that has been here for thousands of years–and one that is not going away. The soil in the Willamette Valley, much of Clark County, and up and down the Columbia River Gorge contains granite, Ice Age … Read More.

PDX Holistic EcoFair

[ August 10, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Promoting the spirit of holistic healing and sustainable health for ourselves and our city.
 Aug. 10th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m 


 Ecotrust Building 721 NW 9th


 Admission $3 (ADV) $5 (Day)
Admission

 

The PDX Holistic EcoFair highlights sustainable health. Including local conscious businesses and holistic practitioners.

Meet holistic practitioners, and learn about others experiences with natural medicine.

Conscious Marketplace – … Read More.

Sauna for Life – Sauna for Health !

Sometimes it is a simple wood-paneled room, with an electric heater and a thermometer on the wall, letting us know how hot it is. It may be at the gym, or fitness center, or maybe in your own home. Sometimes it will be a small freestanding building in a wooded glen with an authentic wood-burning … Read More.

Traveling? Have These Essential Oils With You

Pack These Essential Oils With You
photo courtesy flickr user markhillary
Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum 1 drop daily for upset stomach or diarrhea. Ginger Zingibar officinale 1 drop 3 times daily for travel sickness.
Lavender Lavandula officinalis Blend with aloe vera oil and apply to skin. Use for bites, cuts, and scalds.
Lemon Citrus limonum 1 drop 3 times daily. … Read More.

Skin is No Obstacle for BPA

Bisphenol-A, also known as BPA, is an industrial chemical component of many widely-used items including plastics, resins, canned food linings, and paper goods. Studies have suggested that long-term or high-dose exposure to the organic, estrogen-like compound disrupts the body’s endocrine system and may be linked to cancer, heart disease, intestinal damage, reproductive problems, erectile dysfunction, … Read More.