Health Notes

Sore Muscle Soak

This recipe for a bath soak makes for a wonderful, soothing hot bath after a day spent digging and planting.

Sun Burn Spray

With summer just around the corner, try to avoid getting a sunburn! But, if you accidentally fall asleep outside (it never happens to me, I swear!), try spraying this refreshing and soothing mist over your burnt bits:

Turmeric—Medicinal & Delicious

By Dr. Robert Luby, Co-op Member

Note: While this article discusses the medicinal properties of turmeric, it is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

The spice turmeric (sometimes spelled “tumeric”) comes from the herb known as Curcuma longa, which is in the ginger family.  It is the rhizome, or the underground portion of the plant, which is used in making the spice.  The rhizomes look very similar to ginger root, but with a deeper orange-gold color.  It is this color which imparts the familiar color to curried dishes.

BPA in Baby Gear

BPA has been suspected of being hazardous to humans for many decades. Concerns about BPA in consumer products made headlines in 2008 when several governments released reports casting much doubt on its safety.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical building block that is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. We do know that scratched and worn polycarbonate feeding bottles will leach this chemical into liquids.