Cell phones – carcinogen or not? The fear of the unknown

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Guest Blogger, Jennifer Costa

For the past 12 years I have been working as a Certified Child Life Specialist in pediatric oncology. During these years, I have had the privilege to work with incredible children and their families. This work has also convinced me more and more the importance of preventative measures and overall wellness. I try to eat healthy, exercise and get enough sleep.   Now that I am a mother myself, I try my best to do everything possible to keep my children safe.

Every day we are all surrounded by cell phones, IPads and other electronics. Each of these devices emits radiation. There has been much debate on whether this radiation from cell phones (and other devices) can cause cancer. Studies thus far have been done on adults so the concern is that if there is a link to cancer, children may be at great risk because they started using cell phones and other devices at an earlier age. “Cell phone use is now widespread even among younger children. It is possible that if there are health effects, they might be more pronounced in children because their bodies might be more sensitive to radiofrequency (RF) energy. Another concern is that children’s lifetime exposure to the energy from cell phones will be greater than adults’, who started using them at a later age” warns the American Cancer Society.

BioZen is a small sticker chip that attaches to all of your devices and is scientifically and medically proven to reduce the harmful effects of mobile radiation. BioZen was just named a Class 1 Medical Device and can be put on devices such as cell phones, baby monitors, Ipads, and computers.

I want to do everything in my power to protect myself and my family from these devices. Biozen never expires, and even if you trade your phone in every 2 years, the $50 you spend on Biozen comes out to $2 a month. To me, it is worth it.

Click here to purchase your Biozen. For any questions or further information, please email me at Jennifer.s.costa@gmail.com

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Coconut Essentials: Spotlight and Giveaway

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Guest Blogger, Angela Banks from Coconut Essentials

Coconut Essentials was created by me, Angela Banks- a mother of 4, full time Middle School teacher, and coach to provide quality, organic, and effective products for families everywhere.  We focus and strive to use premium, organic, and simple ingredients in our beauty products to minimize the amount of chemicals our skin and our babies are exposed to daily.

When I first became pregnant, I started focusing on what I was exposing my baby to in the womb and what they would be exposed to after birth.  I started reading labels of skincare and beauty products I was using and researching certain ingredients.  Ultimately I fell in love with organic coconut oil and started using it for everything from moisturizing my pregnant belly to using it as an after bath moisturizer on my newborn.

After experiencing a case of cradle cap on my newborn and using organic coconut oil to treat it, I created Coconut Baby.  Coconut Baby is our organic, all natural coconut oil based moisturizer that contains no harsh chemicals, dyes or perfumes.  We only use simple organic ingredients that are effective and safe.

I want to start educating other moms out there about the availability of safe organic beauty products to use on their families.  Our beauty line is expanding but for now we offer our Signature Coconut Baby Moisturizer and our Coconut Essentials Body Butter.  Our Body Butter is made with shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.  It is very moisturizing and can be used pretty much everywhere.  We also sell our 100% organic bamboo hooded towel.  This towel is naturally odor resistant, mold resistant, hypoallergenic, and extremely absorbent.

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Adventures of Little Yaga and Her Friends: Spotlight and Giveaway

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Guest Blogger, L. B. O’Milla 

The protagonist in my book is a girl, but there is an equal collaboration between girls and boys that help the teens to reach their goals. Dealing with their enemies the main characters find non-violent and peaceful solutions and compromises. The group of friends in the book consists of the foresters and humans, who do not only look different, but also come from totally different cultural backgrounds. Nevertheless, the teens embrace their differences and use them to their advantage in helping each other and those in need.

The story is entertaining, uplifting, humorous, and gripping. It’s an easy read, yet, its language is rich and poetic. The book teaches lessons of friendship, kindness, and determination and shows readers that “old-fashioned” values of trust, care, teamwork, acceptance, and love are still as important as ever, because they are the building blocks of the thriving and humane societies.

Little Yaga, is a main character of my book, Adventures of Little Yaga and Her Friends. She is a teenager who lives with her old hag of a grandmother. Their house is situated on top of a chicken leg, deep within the Enchanted Forest. Little Yaga is troubled by her appearance. While all the other Forest creatures have magnificent fangs, thunderous roars, and bony legs, she looks like a human. She even wears custom crafted dentures to give herself fangs. In her quest to fit in with the Foresters, Little Yaga listens to her great-aunt, an old enchantress, and travels to the human world where she meets a group of teenagers on the run from an evil sorcerer. Together with her new friends she returns to the Forest.

Scraggard the Immortal, the ruler of the Forest, sustains himself on human energy to remain immortal. When he captures Ashley, a human girl, Little Yaga takes pity on her. She gathers a group of both old friends and new to help Ashley escape from Scraggard and save the Forest from his malevolent reign.

As Little Yaga discovers the secrets of her forest home and her own origins, she comes into contact with creatures and settings straight out of Russian fables and mythology.

Best fit for readers: Middle grade/YA Fantasy/Adventure

Click here for more information or purchase on Amazon, and Goodreads.

 

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Author Bio:

B. O’Milla was born in Kiev, Ukraine (back then a part of Russia), and loved to read and write from an early age. Her dream was to become a writer, but due to the religious and ethnic persecution she faced, she was unable to pursue that dream in her motherland. When she was 26 years old, she with her husband and daughter fled the country. They wound up first in Vienna, Austria, then in Rome, Italy, until finally coming to America as refugees.

In the US, she graduated from NYU and worked as a physical therapist all while raising her family, but she never gave up her love of writing. Having grown up in a family that exposed her to literature, the arts, and music, O’Milla enjoyed Russian folklore and its characters. She worked very hard to learn English, so she could write in English, the language of her new country.

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