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How Tweens & Teens Benefit from Natural

By Mara Fleishman, July 29, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Many people “go natural” when they have a baby, but what about later on? If raising your kids “green” has proved to be a challenge, tune in for simple ways and reasons to choose natural products. This highly respected eco-entrepreneur talks about makeup, deodorant, toothpaste and supplements from her own mothering experience. Lynda Fassa is the founder of Green Babies, the oldest existing organic cotton clothing company on the planet, and author of Green Babies and Sage Moms.

 

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Marcy D says ...
I'm a big fan of this book! It is good to see WF covering Lynda
09/02/2008 4:01:53 PM CDT
Rory L says ...
Good job WFM! Lynda is a champion of simple things an idivudal can do to help bring a change to our world.
08/29/2008 7:15:22 AM CDT
A.L. says ...
This is a great book, a classic really. Good ideas for all kids young and old :)
08/26/2008 2:16:46 PM CDT
Sally says ...
We have been having fun at the end of this summer, doing fun art projects together. We'll take the spirit of this to heart and create some fun projects and come back and post them here!
08/27/2008 6:53:51 AM CDT
Janet says ...
I am a big fan of this book and have actually bought it about 5 times, to give to friends. Glad to see whole foods is aware and promoting such a great work!
08/28/2008 2:00:08 PM CDT
Jen says ...
Nice props for Lynda Fassa. Great visionary she is.
08/28/2008 2:15:53 PM CDT
Cat says ...
From earlier comments: "The American Dental Association (ADA) states “Unless advised to do so by a dentist or other health professional, parents should not use fluoride toothpaste for children less than two years of age.” Considering this warning I just don't think that fluoride can be beneficial for kids.
08/28/2008 2:42:38 PM CDT
Mia says ...
Great ideas here! This would good information to put out during Earth Day as well.
08/28/2008 1:39:30 PM CDT
Franny says ...
Very hip. I like seeing Lynda Fassa live and in the flesh, her book was a bedside fav during our first years.
08/04/2008 2:24:28 PM CDT
Shannon Davis says ...
Thank you so much for introducing such an amazing resource!! I can't wait to purchase the book, and tap into her expertise :)
07/29/2008 12:48:46 PM CDT
Renee says ...
this is AWESOME!! I LOVE the book green babies sage moms!!! yay for this. I'm a holistic health counselor, meaning - a food and lifestyle expert and yes, this is amazing stuff. we need more of this EVERYWHERE!! I've been using natural products - and one day i had to use a conventional shampoo and the fragrance was SO STRONG - so like the comment you said about having to use conventional toothpaste that one time the flavor was REALLY STRONG! I AGREE!!! It's not good to be breathing in or tasting those STRONG fragrances and flavors. KUDOS to YOU!!
07/29/2008 12:53:50 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Great job! I am excited to see the next generation and what they do with the increased awareness they are been exposed to.
07/30/2008 8:17:40 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Great! I love the book, it ranks right up there with "what to do when you are expecting".
07/31/2008 7:05:23 AM CDT
Sam says ...
Lovely, and the book cover is adorable!
07/31/2008 11:58:00 AM CDT
Sue S. says ...
Another great piece! It is wonderful to see so much thought behind options for our future generations.
07/31/2008 12:05:33 PM CDT
May says ...
Great topic, great guest, great host, great job!
07/31/2008 12:17:39 PM CDT
Monica says ...
I love seeing Whole Foods cover Lynda, brilliant.
07/31/2008 12:44:44 PM CDT
Wanda Z says ...
It is truly important to share fantastic information like this, with as many people as possible. Knowledge is power.
07/31/2008 12:48:22 PM CDT
Molly V says ...
Great stuff. When my boys taste conventional tooth paste they always say "to spicy" :)
07/31/2008 9:05:49 PM CDT
jennifer says ...
Weleda is the best product I have found for babies and kids! I have been having trouble finding their Diaper cream at your stores, do you no longer carry it? It is like gold when a rash appears.
08/01/2008 9:53:20 AM CDT
Fran says ...
Great to see you speaking to these topics. Gentle Skincare is so important for our little ones.
08/01/2008 9:56:03 AM CDT
Mike says ...
Good to see Whole Foods stepping into social media. I'm a big fan of several of the products covered here.
08/01/2008 9:58:34 AM CDT
Jill says ...
I believe it is important for all of us to consider the types of products we put on our skin.
08/02/2008 9:16:37 AM CDT
Sue says ...
Love the book, love this coverage, thanks!
08/03/2008 9:01:28 AM CDT
Marcy says ...
Glad to know WF is hip to this book. Indeed we all need to bleed
08/03/2008 6:37:47 PM CDT

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