Category Archives: Healthy Living

It Can Be Done! Avoiding EMF Exposure from Laptops and Notebooks

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

safe laptop use without EMF overexposure

If you’ve enjoyed the convenience of using your laptop or notebook computer to get work done while snuggled into bed, reclined on the couch, sitting as a passenger on a road trip, or sipping a hot drink at the local coffee shop, it may be time to reconsider your computer-clicking habits.

Over the past few years a startling string of studies have implicated laptops as a prime source of harmful electromagnetic radiation (or EMF) emissions. Not surprisingly, experts have revealed that the health risks associated with using laptops and notebooks are highest when the devices are used in close proximity to the body. Thus, despite the catchy name, laptop computers are not actually safe to use from the lap.

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The Top Ten Immunity Killers

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

ten immunity killers

When I was in elementary school several decades ago, there might have been 1 or 2 children in the entire school of several hundred who had an allergy, and it was usually to peanuts. I never even heard of a wheat or dairy allergy. Gluten free? Huh?

I think many adults could share a similar story.

Fast forward to 2003.

When my oldest son started school, one or at most two children in his class had a food allergy of some kind. Fast forward again to 2009. When my youngest child started preschool, ten of the children in a class of twelve were allergic to at least one food. My children now report that lunchroom conversation can sometimes include a discussion of who is allergic to what. When someone claims to have no allergies, he/she might even be called out as a fibber as allergies have now become the norm rather the exception for this generation of children, which could aptly be dubbed Generation A.

What in the world has happened in a few short decades? Why do so many children and a growing number of adults today have issues with immunity at what seems like an accelerating rate?

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The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

new zealand approves raw milk sales

Bowing to strong public pressure about the right to buy and drink raw milk, the New Zealand government has unveiled new rules which permit farmers to sell this most basic, probiotic rich and nutritious of foods directly to consumers.

Direct farm sales include home deliveries of raw milk to both rural and urban consumers, paving the way for the return of the beloved milkman.

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Family Doesn’t Get Your Real Food Habit? Here’s Why

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

real food acceptance

One of the most common questions I receive by email relates to the lack of acceptance of friends and family, even a spouse, regarding the decision to eat Real Food or otherwise make healthy changes in the home.

The abandonment of margarine, Egg Beaters, pasteurized dairy, and GMO and additive-ridden processed foods can trigger a lot of debate, discussion, and stress within the home environment at first.

This pushback is to be expected and is totally normal. You should in no way be confused, distracted, discouraged, distressed, or derailed by this type of reaction.

Most importantly, never take this type of thing personally because it has nothing to do with you.


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The Top 10 Health Decisions My Mom Totally Nailed

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

I am so grateful my Mom (who is 84) is still here for me to say those words this Mother’s Day weekend.

I believe it is important not only to wish our Moms a Happy Mother’s Day, but also to thank them specifically for the things they did that were really beneficial and impactful on our lives growing up.  This doesn’t mean our Moms were perfect, far from it!  It just means that we are choosing to focus on the positive to make sure this is registered in our minds so that we can duplicate it and hopefully add to it with our own families.

With that, I would like to list the top 10 health decisions my Mom made while I was growing up that were amazingly smart and way ahead of her time.  Did she do everything right?  Of course not! She would laugh at even the suggestion of such a thing!

This list of health decisions Mom made simply shows that when the intention is there to raise a healthy child, many decisions will be made correctly by virtue of the fact that you are *thinking* about it (as opposed to going through the motions) and trusting your gut when things the “experts” say just don’t add up.

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