How Monsanto Lies About Cancer Risk

Yesterday, I told someone that in order to be able to help people and fight unfairness, we have to conserve our energy, pick our fights carefully and push away “heavy thoughts” at times. And that is true. As you all know, Monsanto is a company with such horrible business ethics that they are one of my top “picks”. There are companies so rotten that you’d think nothing could further tarnish their reputation. In the case of Monsanto, no matter how low your expectations already were, emails that were made public by court order will shock you. Internal memos reveal Monsanto’s Glyphosate tactics The emails and more are available at (scroll down… Read More

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10-Week Sustainability Challenge – Week 3

Welcome back to the third week of our sustainability challenge. If you missed the first two weeks: Please refer to the links at the bottom of this post. This week we are going to be watchers. Observers, you could say. We need to leave our ego behind this week and look at things without judgment or self-referential assessments. I think you will enjoy this challenge. It is rewarding without the cost of uncomfortable change. It costs a bit more time than the first weeks though.   Week 3: Earth Consciousness There are many ways that we can pass on our beliefs about caring for the Earth to those we love.… Read More

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7 Secrets of People Who Don’t Get Sick

It is the time of the year again. But there are those people who never seem to get sick. What is their “secret”? 7 Tips to Stay Healthy 1. Help your mucous membranes This time of the year is challenging for our mucous membranes. Irritated by cold and dry air, it is easier for germs to penetrate. Cigarettes smoke and alcohol pose additional stresses. Ideally, you have at least two alcohol-free days per week and enjoy your drinks in moderation on the other days. A humidifier can help to enhance the air quality during the cold time of the year. 2. Hygiene Wash your hands regularly with water and soap.… Read More

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5 Ingredients Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

We are right in the middle of a heat wave here in Chicago. Having lived in Germany 90 % of my life, that takes a toll on me. Especially in summer we love to rely on our deodorant to protect us from evil odor. Some deodorants also reduce the amount of sweat. I find this topic a bit gross to talk about and do not enjoy discussing stinky sweat and such. But the problem needs more attention – and you are dear to me. Did you know that some of the components of your deodorant are health scares? Some might even be responsible for cancer and Alzheimer. You probably have heard… Read More

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