Category Archives: Going Chemical-Free

How I Healed My Back Without Surgery or Drugs

I’ve mentioned before my crazy experience recovering fully from debilitating and supposedly permanent back pain.  Check out the full story in this recent article on MindBodyGreen.

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Fragrance-Free Detergent: All Free & Clear

My latest foray into fragrance free products is All Free & Clear laundry detergent. I’m trying to cut fragrances from my life because I don’t like the idea of rubbing endocrine disruptors all over my body.  (Endocrine disruptors bind to … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Fragrance Free Soap

As a part of my recent campaign to go fragrance-free, I’m trying a fragrance-free soap. Fragrances have been linked to sexual and nervous system development issues in children and are believed to interfere with our endocrine system by mimicking hormones … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Fragrance-Free Shampoo

As part of my campaign to cut fragrances from my household, I’ve picked up Whole Foods’ fragrance-free shampoo. While it’s not 100% clear to me what harm fragrances cause, especially when we’re merely rubbing them over our bodies and not … Continue reading

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Fragrance-Free Deodorant: Arm & Hammer Essentials

As part of my quest to go fragrance-free, not only in anticipation of some day having a third family member in our household but in hopes of improving my own health, I’m experimenting with fragrance-free deodorant. I chose Arm & … Continue reading

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Going Fragrance-Free: Sunscreen

Though Organaholic is an organic food blog, I often like to write about topics that aren’t directly related to food, or even to organic farming.  Because organic food isn’t only about food, and it isn’t only about organic farming.  It’s … Continue reading

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Xenoestrogens: Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

We tend to think of weight gain (or loss) as a matter of what we eat, and how much we exercise.  It seems like a very simple calculation: eat more, exercise less, gain weight.  Eat less, exercise more, lose weight. … Continue reading

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