What’s in a Nugget? A Closer Look at School Chicken Nuggets

A Closer look at school lunches

What's in a nugget? Apparently that can be a hard question to answer. It took a Freedom of Information Act to get a Chicago school district to answer "chicken nuggets." After some more pressing, the school district came back with an incomplete 28 ingredient list. It took some serious work, but our Mamavation founder was able to get ingredient lists … [Read more...]

12 Inflammatory Foods

12 Inflammatory Foods

There are a number of ways food can affect our bodies. It can give us energy, impact how we feel, and change our health. Foods can have both positive and adverse affects, so it's important that we look at what we're eating. One of those adverse affects can be an inflammatory response. Inflammation is the body's attempt to remove … [Read more...]

Dangerous Disposables: Toxic Dinnerware that Destroys the World

toxic dinnerware

With end of summer celebrations on the way and school activities gearing up, now is the time to rethink your disposable products. Not just for summer and picnics, a fall full of back to school activities, kid parties and holiday events often require moms to purchase or contribute items to serve food and drinks. My own children attend an … [Read more...]

How to Survive School Lunch: Real Food Lunchbox Recipes

How to Survive School Lunch- Real Food Lunchbox Recipes

It's back to school season and everywhere kids are likely dreading it. They don't want to leave carefree summers behind for homework and a scheduled daily routine. Meanwhile, parents are secretly rejoicing that they have a bit more time to themselves after carpool duty. But, perhaps parents and children are dreading one of the same things– school … [Read more...]

These 5 Things Are Keeping You Up at Night, So STOP Doing Them

These 5 Things Are Keeping You Up at Night

Sleep, it may be the most important thing you do each day, even though you're not really doing anything. A good night's sleep should never be underestimated. When your body sleeps it gets to work restoring your body's energy, repairing tissue, and stimulating the brain to form pathways for learning. It's vital to our survival, and our health. The … [Read more...]

9 Crazy Ways Junk Food Giants Target Your Children

9 Crazy Ways Junk Food Giants Target Your Children

Hooking your kids on junk food is a billion dollar business. According to a recent study by the Federal Trade Commission, the food and beverage industry spends nearly $2 billion a year on targeted marketing to children and teens. That’s some serious dough—and it’s not just going toward Sponge Bob TV ads. In fact, the many ways the food industry … [Read more...]

Iced Tea Culprits: These Brands Can Sour Your Summer

toxic tea

This time of year often means refreshing iced tea to cool your child’s thirst as she plays hard in the summer heat. But not all iced teas are equal! While common sense dictates that brewed tea, sugar and water should be all you need in a glass, many brands do much more than just add a little natural preservative to make the shelf. And far too many … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Organic Groceries

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Organic Groceris

As more consumers are discovering the benefits of eating organic, the demand is growing. As a result, organic foods are becoming readily available in grocery stores, big box stores, and almost anywhere you can buy food. Sales of organic food are showing double digits increases annually. It's more available and more affordable than it's ever … [Read more...]

ShiftCon Social Media Conference: A Blogging Conference for Eco-Wellness Influencers

ShiftCon Social Medai Conference

Do you have trouble finding brands you'd work with at other blogger conferences? Do you prefer wellness, organic & natural brands? And what about your passions? Do other blogger conferences address things like the food supply, health, climate change and carcinogens in food, water, air & consumer products?  ShiftCon Social Media Conference … [Read more...]

Join the #ShiftHappens Twitter Party July 22nd


Attention Social Media Changemakers, Bloggers & Influencers!  I'm inviting you to a special social media conference you don't want to miss! It's all about using social media to change the marketplace towards better health for our bodies and the environment.  ShiftCon Social Media Conference is a conference for content creators interested in … [Read more...]