Finding Clean » Clean Food, Clean Mind, Clean Living

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  • WELCOME!

    When my son started having allergic reactions to multiple foods, I tried to find reasons to explain what was happening. After much research, I discovered that our food system is broken. Beyond that discovery, I also learned that we are exposed to toxic chemicals in almost every aspect of our daily lives. I was overwhelmed with information and frustrated by the things I couldn't control. One day I found myself crying in the grocery store, reading label after label, knowing that I didn't want to feed my family this way any longer.

    And so began my journey to research, learn, and find a way to live a cleaner life. It's still a work in progress but, using the 80/20 rule, I very much enjoy the challenge. Finding Clean is a way for me to share my discoveries with the world, and to show people that change doesn't have to be so hard.

    "Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi

    So here I am, hopefully changing the world (or at least my little corner of it). If you want to join in, start HERE at the beginning.

    Love,
    Crystal

All purpose cleaner

I used to use Clorox Anywhere.  It’s touted as safe – even for pacifiers.  But, according to EWG, these ingredients really aren’t so family friendly.  (Here is the rating info).  I recently made the switch to the Whole Foods Brand “Green Mission” All Purpose Spray.  It’s a huge bottle, inexpensive, works great, and is completely […]

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A healthy breakfast?

I have recently heard about commercials that suggest eating Nutella on toast with a glass of milk for breakfast.  Really?  At 21 grams of sugar (in just 2 tablespoons), that seems a bit odd to me.  Now I’ll be the first to admit that Nutella has a particularly yummy, and quite possibly, addicting flavor.  I […]

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February 27, 2013 - 12:37 am

Crystal - LOL Liz! Trust me, the Justin’s brand with some pretzel sticks……YUMMY!! :)

February 26, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Liz - I am cracking up, because I was headed to the pantry to eat a little Nutella with some of those Trader Joe’s pita crackers you’ve gotten me hooked on (love the salty with the sweet) – and in hiding, while everyone was at school or napping. I didn’t, and plan to look for Justin’s. I’ll be interested to look at the label on TJ’s version, too.

Do it with love

Today the weather was beautiful, and we spent much of it outside enjoying not only the sunshine, but the fact that our family is coming to the end of a long round of coughs, colds, fevers, and sniffles.  Nothing serious, but still exhausting.  A friend of mine is going through something much bigger than a […]

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The beginning

I have been dreaming up this website for about a year now.  My journey began in 2011 when I read Robyn O’Brien’s book, The Unhealthy Truth.  My son Jake had experienced various reactions to food and I was curious as to the reasons that might cause it.  What I learned was scary, frustrating, overwhelming, and […]

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February 25, 2013 - 1:28 am

Cleaner - We’ve tried sunbutter too, not our favorite, but still good!

February 24, 2013 - 7:04 am

Denise Humphrey - You should take a look at sunbutter also. Pretty yummy!