10 Ways to Detox Your Home

Opening the windows is one of my favorite things about warm weather, especially after a long winter of record-breaking snowfalls and low temperatures.

Reveling in sunshine and warmer temperatures and exchanging and circulating the air inside our homes is as good for our bodies as it is for our spirits. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be “more seriously polluted” than outdoor air, even in the largest and most industrialized cities.

While opening the windows helps reduce exposure to environmental toxins in the air, it’s just a start. There are lots of other ways to minimize toxic exposure inside our homes and these ten tips will help you get started.

5 Reasons to Avoid Artifical Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are popular among dieters and diabetics alike.  Because they don’t contain sugar or calories, they’re often recommended for people who have high levels of blood sugar and those who are overweight. This conventional wisdom is being turned upside down by studies showing that fake sweeteners can actually promote the diseases they’re marketed to prevent including prediabetes, type two diabetes, weight gain, and obesity. Artificial sweeteners have also been linked to changes in gut flora, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.