Originally published in Southern Seasons Late Spring 2013
Spring is here! On April 22, we’ll all get together to celebrate the 44th Earth Day.
Earth Day started as a movement, a series of protests and demonstrations across the nation in 1970. The efforts of Earth Day organizers have helped bring the environment to the forefront of American life, and now, the annual event keeps us talking about the life-saving changes we need to make to keep ourselves and future generations healthy. (more…)
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Please join the Turner family for a premiere screening of my sister Jennie Garlington’s newest episode in the Emmy Award winning series, “EcoSense for Living”. Ken Cook, President of EWG, is featured in “Eco Hazards in the Home and Body Exposed” and will be joining us along with Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley and Dr. Yolanda Whyte for Q&A. It will be an enlightening evening not to be missed! For more info I have included the press release. Hope to see you on the 26th! (more…)
Did you know that on average we’re exposed to 216 chemicals through personal care products every day? But what about our cleaning products, if your personal care products contain so many hazardous chemicals, what does this mean for your household cleaners? (more…)
The kids are back in school and the summer heat is done, so my thoughts naturally turn to rejuvenating in this fall season. Maybe you spent too much time in the sun or perhaps didn’t eat as well as you meant to during summer travel, but regardless, autumn is the perfect time to be good to yourself. Here are some of my favorite tips for revitalizing. You’ll feel younger, fresher and more alive, even if you only make a few of these part of your routine. (more…)
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone to living a healthy life. But what about all the pesticides? Making sure you eat enough nutritious foods outweighs pesticide concerns, but knowing what to buy organic and what produce is OK to buy conventionally-farmed can help you lower the amount of toxins you consume. The EWG has published their 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Produce which includes the Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean 15. Knowledge is power, shop smart! (more…)
In my work with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), I really focus on two key pieces of legislation, The Safe Cosmetics Act and The Safe Chemicals Act. Both of these acts focus on banning a number of known toxic chemicals in items we use everyday. Several years ago my father, son and I participated in the first intergenerational toxic body burden test. What I found out is that each of us had high level of toxins present in all of our systems for seemingly one reason or another. While The Safe Cosmetics Act focuses on the cosmetic industry, like the prevalence of lead in red lipsticks, The Safe Chemicals Act addresses everyday household items. (more…)
About seven years ago my father, son and I participated in the first intergenerational toxic body burden test. I recently spoke to Living on Earth’s Steve Curwood about the experience and the changes I made as a result. You can check out the interview here! (more…)
This past March, Rutherford and I hosted an event with friends and family for our good friend, Dr. Hyman. His new book, The Blood Sugar Solution, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller! (more…)
Last week Rutherford and I had the pleasure of hosting a party at our home for our dear friend Dr. Mark Hyman. We met Mark on a rafting trip several years back and became instant friends. He is a brilliant doctor, who takes a holistic approach to wellness. His new book The Blood Sugar Solution is a #1 New York Times Bestseller! The Blood Sugar Solution offers a healthy way to lose weight, prevent diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle.
On April 22, 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson called for teach-ins across the country to raise awareness on local and global issues affecting our environment. His grassroots effort rallied the support of 20 million people and thus the very first Earth Day was born. Forty-two years later, the Earth Day Network is still dependent upon this “grassroots effort” and is calling for the individual actions of 1 billion people to do their part to restore and protect the natural systems that support all life. (more…)
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