A flame retardant was discovered in peanut butter and a slew of fatty meat...– Toxic flame retardant found in peanut butter, meats
dental x-rays linked to increase in brain tumors
It’s not like I really needed another reason to avoid the dentist! But here it is! The radiation from annual dental x-rays can increase your likelihood of a brain tumor by about 1.5-2%. I know, just don’t get the x-rays unless absolutely necessary. But still.
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In order for us to be more relevant we want to know what matters to you most when it comes to your health and living a healthy lifestyle (or not!). So take our poll. It’s short and painless. And we’d be really appreciative. Just in case you missed it, click here to take the poll. And please, feel free to spread to word to all your friends. Healthy or not, here we come. Thank...
Time To Kick The Soda Habit
Not that you need another reason. We all know that cola is bad for us. But it’s just so good. It gives us mojo, moxi, and more. And yet. It’s loaded with artificial sweetners and chemicals that are hard to pronounce (let alone for your body to process.) And, it’s a lot more expensive than plain old tap water. With the latest study showing that diet soda can lead to increased...
DIY easy, homemade cleaning solution
I’ve been looking for a simple homemade surface cleaning solution that would smell good AND work. Here’s the latest one I’m trying from skinny scoop. The one tweak I’d make is using organic fruit if possible so that there’s no risk of chemical residue in your cleaning fluid. Once you’ve made a batch and tried it, you might want to make an extra batch so that...
Get Informed On GMOs. Tomorrow Our Campaign Begins...
If you don’t know what GMO stands for, allow me to enlighten you. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms and it’s referring to genetically engineered food. Food that we are probably eating, without knowledge or consent, in some form or another through corn and soy byproducts as a minimum. Eighty percent of foods in US grocery stores contain GMO ingredients. And it could get a...
Why I Began My Start Up...
Founder & Chief Capidealist* Amy Ziff is a trained journalist and start-up junkie who never wanted to work at a women’s magazine writing about make-up. She always was looking for ways to make a difference, and to find better ways to live a healthy life. When she became a mom, everything came together. Ziff felt frustrated by how hard it felt to make what should be simple decisions – healthy...
Make Veritey's Goodies, Baddies &...
Welcome to Veritey! We’re glad you’ve found us. We’re a blog and (soon-to-be-launched) website for finding trustworthy advice on products you can use in your home and on your body that are safe and harm-free. As a Mom, I know far too well, how hard it is to do the right thing when you’re in a rush. Even if you look for products that say they’re natural, even if...
Rid your home of toxins: Say so long to Sodium...
Each month I’m going to rid my home of one toxin. Or at least I’m going to try. This week it’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SDS — which is a known skin and eye irritant and potential carcinogen. It can be found in your bathroom and probably your cleaning supplies. In toothpaste it has been found to promote canker sores. Lets start with the bathroom stuff because we’re...
The big climate hoax
I find it incredibly sad that so many Americans truly believe that climate change is a hoax. Not caring about it is your prerogative, even if it disgusts me, but actually thinking it’s a hoax is beyond words…I worry the big hoax is truly the that we’re allowing this issue to become politicized and that the real hoax will be revealed when the proverbial wool is pulled from our...
Some days are hard....
Here’s the problem, I’ve started this blog to talk about the things that are most on my mind when it comes to my thoughts around trying to live a better, more sustainable life. Why? Because I feel like it’s my responsibility. It’s not just about my life but about the one that lives beyond… So yeah, it’s for my kids and their kids. I think it’s our...
Gifting the "Good" Life
At Veritey we believe that living the good life has more to do with living as low an impact life as you can. It requires choice, commitment, determination and thought. It requires practice. And it requires work. Well most of the time it requires a little bit of work anyway. But we’re hoping to take some of that work off of your hands. Over time, our plan is to do all the heavy-lifting...
Things I like because they're good.
When I say something is good, I don’t mean yummy. Although there are plenty of things that I like which are yummy and that you’ll come to associate with the veritey list of good products and services. Rather when I say good, I mean products that do no harm to people or the environment in their production and existence. Remarkably, it’s a pretty tall order. But I’ve been...