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Environmental Working Group

A dear friend of mine, who has been struggling with a decade of symptoms from a now diagnosed case of lupus, who also happens to be in her first year of medical school, sends me the latest and greatest research, articles, and new fresh informational ideas for anything health and medical related.

The latest she sent me is about an organization called the Environmental Working Group. Which just so happens to be the coolest, most useful website I have come across in my dozen or so years of internet searching for healthy information.

And I’ll tell you what. For someone who adheres to mostly gluten free, dairy free, while closely following an autoimmune anti-inflammatory diet, who also consulted with both naturopathic and eastern doctors to use holistic approaches like acupuncture and many others, while also relying on some pharmaceuticals to keep me physically upright —- I wholeheartedly rely on good research, and trust products such as those mentioned on their website, because I trust the products have been vigorously tested to be considered “safe” for both myself and my family. Because our family is plagued with chronic illnesses, it is extremely important for our family to use products that are healthy for our bodies!

To give you a little background, the Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by using breakthrough research and education.

This website is SO cool and unbiased, that you can actually plug in your local zip code and find out what is in your local tap water, to see if it is considered safe to drink. Do you know what’s in your tap water? And this website is loaded with other information and research, such as: Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? What about those hidden indirect food additives and pesticides in your food? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What about the dirty dozen endocrine disruptors that can play tricks on the hormones in our bodies?  What actually are GMOs?

Check out their website and let me know what you think. I promise you won’t be bored, and that you will pleasantly surf their beautifully designed, and very user-friendly website.

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