What You Need To Know About Lyme disease

I hate Mother Nature right now. Sorry, but its true! About a week ago, our beautiful corgi Luna started acting weird. She couldn’t really walk up the steps, she didn’t want to play, she would shake uncontrollably and eventually, she began to feel pain in her limbs that made it impossible to pick her up. She would let out this awful shriek that literally left my in tears. Long story short, the vet thinks Luna has Lyme disease. So that got me thinking about how many people and animals are impacted by this disease. Mr. GGC and I never worried about it before, but now we want to learn as much as we can in hopes that we can keep our puppy, and ourselves safe in the future. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Lyme disease”

A Green Home Makeover (live smart)

“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mr. GGC and I love our home; how it looks, how it feels and where it is located are all representative of who we are. As much as we love our home, we often dream of the day when we will move into our forever home. When we think of this place, we see: lots of land, an herb garden, a big eat-in kitchen, the best appliances, lots of windows to let in natural light…the list goes on and on. We want our next house to be comfortable, safe and eco-friendly. So what can we do in the meantime to give our current home a “green facelift”? Read on. Continue reading “A Green Home Makeover (live smart)”

How to keep ourselves & our children safe from toxic chemicals?

Allergenic preservative methylisothiazolinone. Sodium borate (borax). Isothiazolinone preservatives. Fancy words for toxic chemicals that can disrupt our hormones and damage our reproductive organs. We are exposed to these toxins from household products on a daily basis. So what does this mean for our health, and for the health of future generations (i.e. our children)? Continue reading “How to keep ourselves & our children safe from toxic chemicals?”

February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down

1 Month Going Meatless - What we learned

How this challenge impacted me (Mrs. GGC)

The February challenge has been interesting to say the least. It has certainly had its ups and downs! Let me start off by saying that going meatless was actually quite easy. I have not experienced any cravings and I have enjoyed experimenting with different vegetarian meals. Tempeh is one of my new favorite ingredients – I cook it up and add it to salads and rice bowls. Chia seeds have also been great because they are an easy way to up the protein and fiber quality of any dish. Continue reading “February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down”

Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word

What Is An Environmentalist ?

What does it really mean to be an environmentalist?

We didn’t really think about it when we started this blog, but a Twitter follower @thegalonthego posed an interesting question to us: “I read on your blog that you are ‘not environmentalists’ and wonder what’s the distinction?” For such a simple question, we stammered for an answer. What is an environmentalist, really? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? Are we in fact environmentalists? These were the questions we were left asking ourselves. Continue reading “Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word”

The United Steaks of America: the impact of the meat industry on our land

Greetings greenies! It is day 5 of our February challenge, and so far so good. Going meatless has been pretty easy because we don’t really miss or crave the taste. However, the challenge has been making sure that we are eating well-balanced meals that are giving us enough protein. Saturday’s post definitely opened up our eyes. Going vegetarian takes some research – but once you get the hang of it, your body adjusts. We are going to save you some time and post our meal plan for each week this month. Here we go… Continue reading “The United Steaks of America: the impact of the meat industry on our land”

February’s Challenge: GO MEATLESS

February Going Green Couple Challenge: GO MEATLESS

Hi all you beautiful GGC followers! The Going Green Couple has one challenge under our belt and its time to tackle the next. This month we are going completely meatless (i.e. vegetarian). That’s right folks, no meat products whatsoever. That means no cheeseburgers (my favorite), no bacon, no fried chicken, no chicken stock, nothing, nada, zero. Continue reading “February’s Challenge: GO MEATLESS”

If Palm Oil Is Bad For The Environment
Is It Bad For Your Health?

Palm Oil Bad For Your Health

Palm Oil…Bad for your health, worse for the environment!

After removing most of the palm oil from our kitchen I was curious about the health effects of palm oil. After a bit of researching I found out that it’s better for you than products containing trans fat but not by much. Palm oil is high in saturated fat which can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Unrefined palm oil does contain beneficial compounds. However, most palm oil we consume today is highly refined and has had all of those beneficial compounds stripped. Here’s a helpful little infographic for you. Turns out there’s a two fold benefit of removing palm oil from your diet.

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Is It Bad For Your Health?”