Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Healthy Living Products...

...each week, Daily Sprawl will highlight three products that it recommends for healthy and safe living. Many will be food products, household cleaners, and body care products like soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Our goal is to identify those products that replace the use of synthetic chemicals (whose long-term effects remain unclear) with natural ingredients and sources.

In addition, for everyone one of these, Daily Sprawl can guarantee that it has used the product before recommending it. No second-hand info here.

So--drum roll, please--here are Daily Sprawl's first three Healthy Living recommendations:

1. Food Product--Tired of terrible hydrogenated oils and high fructure corn syrup but still looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? If so, there's good news. Laura's Wholesome Junk Food is a fantastic and highly recommended option.

2. Household Cleaner: Need something cleaned but don't want to toxify your house with impossible to pronounce chemicals when doing so? Try Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. Natural ingredients that aggressively wipe out stains, dirt, and other grime.

3. Body Care Product: Triclosan is a bad thing dressed up with good intentions. You see, it's a main ingredient in all the anti-bacterial suds and washes on the market today. Unfortunately, is also can have some pretty nasty side effects when used the wrong way. So, rather than risk it, try Triclosan-Free hand soaps from Method.