Posts By: Heather Michet

Hydrogen Peroxide to Swimmers’ Rescue (Part 3 of the Swimming blog series)

Many times when I suggest lap swimming to clients as a great fitness practice (Lap it Up!), they quickly come back with “I can’t take the chlorine.”  I understand the concern because exposure to chlorine (whether topical, airborne or ingested in drinking water) poses many health risks.  I do everything I can to avoid and… Read more »

Water Baby (Part 1 of the Swimming blog series)

Swimming outside of the womb started when I was 18 months old.  Being comfortable and safe in the water was a family priority: my folks grew up jumping into swimming holes, wiggling in creeks, floating down rivers, and seeing firsthand what can happen when somebody isn’t a strong swimmer.  At little over a year old,… Read more »

Testing, testing…This is a Test

Drinking water continues to be a source of concern as the list of contaminants and their effects on health continues to grow.  Whether your drinking water is from a municipality or from a private source (well or spring) there’s good reason to know what contaminants it contains so you know what filtration is needed. Municipalities… Read more »

Dandelion Delights

Dandelion and Cat's Ear

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are everywhere now!  In my lawn, sneaking through the crack in the pavement, contributing color and nutrients to my salad bowl and even taking up a page in the book I’m reading.  While so many despise its strong survival skills that can lead to a dandelion carpet in just a few seasons,… Read more »

DIY Bottled Water

We all know how important drinking water is to our health.  (If you don’t know how vital it is, watch this video.) We’ve also heard that every household needs to store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day (to last 14 days) to use during natural disasters and emergencies.  Purchasing this much… Read more »

The Stings

sting paste

I’m talking about those from bees, wasps & hornets, not a rock band.  Bees are much less aggressive than their nasty counterparts but their bites can still cause discomfort and irritation. The wasps seem to be everywhere this summer and in great numbers.  Here are some tips to help avoid getting stung as well as… Read more »