Better Off Well


Act 2: Recreating A Life

It used to be that many of us believed age 50 to be the milestone when everything started to shut down. Our bodies, our brains, and gradually, our careers. Our sole purpose to life after that was entertaining grandchildren.

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The Stink In Labeling: An Interview with Jon Whelan

Jon Whelan is director of the newly released documentary, Stink! His venture into film making began after an attempt to learn the origins of a powerful smell emanating from his daughters' brand new Christmas pajamas. Multiple phone calls and direct contact with the CEO of Justice, a retailer that markets to young girls, proved futile, so Jon sent the pajamas off to a lab.

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Erin's Story: Healing Her Daughter's Eczema

Erin Greaney is a busy mom. Not that there is any other kind.

Mom to two, she's always been about convenience. Having grown up on staples like microwaved pepperoni and cheese sandwiches and vegetables that came from a can, Erin understood that food was supposed to be fast and easy. In her mind, being healthy simply meant limiting the number of cookies in a snack.

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What the Heck Is A Hormone Disruptor and Why It Matters

Before I started my stride toward healthier living, I'd heard various bodily function terms thrown around but never paid much attention. Hormone Disruptor was one of those. For some reason, the disrupting of hormones didn't seem all that worrisome. So I kept right on slathering and dabbing and scrubbing and burning with all the products and candles I had been for years.

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The Dorito Effect: How It's Changing Our Health

Feed hay to a group of sheep and they will eat until they are nutritionally satisfied. Flavor that hay with a palatant- a chemical flavor enhancer- and the sheep eat 15% more than they did before. This phenomenon is what drives the livestock industry to flavor their corn and soy feed. After all, pigs that eat more fatten quickly. Time, as they say, is money.

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