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How Smudging Kills Bacteria In The Air (and more)

How Smudging Kills Bacteria In The Air (and more)

| May 28, 2017

We’ve written before about the benefits of “smudging”—that is, the burning of sage or other traditional plants for cleansing purposes. Despite being lauded and consistently practiced by indigenous cultures for thousands of years, smudging has been met by mixed reception within modern society. Native Americans, as well as diverse Asian and proto-European cultures, believed (and […]

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Coconut Oil for Beautiful Strong Hair

Coconut Oil for Beautiful Strong Hair

| Feb 27, 2017

Beauty care can be a toxic business. We’ve been trained to think that all those fancy, store-bought products are an essential aspect of looking and feeling our best—but this just isn’t the case. These products aren’t just inessential; in many cases, they’re actually undermining our health. And as health slips away, beauty becomes an increasingly […]

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Frankincense: The “King” of Essential Oils

Frankincense: The “King” of Essential Oils

| Dec 4, 2016

You probably recall the story of the Three Wise Men, who came bearing the world’s finest gifts for the baby Jesus. Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this story provides insight into what the ancient world valued most highly. Apparently, gold, frankincense, and myrrh were the cream of the crop. Today, we still […]

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Turmeric Is the Ultimate Beauty Care Spice

Turmeric Is the Ultimate Beauty Care Spice

| Sep 28, 2016

We tend to think of foods and beauty products as two entirely separate categories. They might both offer convenience and healing, but you wouldn’t want to eat your beauty products or rub food all over yourself, right? Unfortunately, this is just one more habit that we’ve been trained into by product manufacturers. They’d rather have […]

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Are Pesticides Harming Your Pets?

Are Pesticides Harming Your Pets?

| Sep 20, 2016

Pesticides are arguably one of the gravest and most widespread problems with industrial society. The relentless desire to control nature has led to countless innovations for killing the problems that stand in the way of achieving desired outcomes. We create antibiotics to kill the germs we believe are the sole cause of our illness, and […]

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Toxins in Your Toothpaste: Are You Using the Right Kind?

Toxins in Your Toothpaste: Are You Using the Right Kind?

| Aug 30, 2016

  Many self-care and home-care products offer anything but “care” for your health. On the contrary, they’re one of most insidious toxin sources in our society. One of the worst culprits is toothpaste. If would be nice to be able to trust in the inherent goodness of product manufacturers—to believe that they wouldn’t sell us something […]

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Endocrine-Disrupting Poisons in Your Drinking Water?

Endocrine-Disrupting Poisons in Your Drinking Water?

| Jun 9, 2016

Potable drinking water is a luxury that we often take for granted. The convenience of simply turning on a faucet whenever we’re thirsty is something for which we should be immensely grateful. But, while our drinking water may be “potable,” it’s anything but pure. Sadly, municipal tap water is filled with all sorts of contaminants—including […]

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Are You Being Poisoned by Your Shower?

Are You Being Poisoned by Your Shower?

| May 26, 2016

We’ve written before about how absolutely crucial pure water is for your health. Today we want to discuss why using a water shower filter is as CRUCIAL as drinking purified water! Just drinking enough water on a daily basis is hard enough without having to worry about its purity. Sadly, though, the water that comes out […]

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Wash Before Wearing (New Clothes May Be Filled With Toxic Contaminants)

Wash Before Wearing (New Clothes May Be Filled With Toxic Contaminants)

| Mar 3, 2016

If you’ve read some of our past articles, you know that daily life in our world can be a gauntlet of toxin sources—and that some of them are sneakier than others. By now, you’ve probably educated yourself about the dangers of conventional produce, meat, dairy products, and processed foods. You probably know about water contaminants, […]

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Are You Being Poisoned by Synthetic Fragrances?

Are You Being Poisoned by Synthetic Fragrances?

| Feb 27, 2016

Nowadays, you can’t walk down grocery store aisles featuring cleaning supplies, toiletries, and home care products without being bombarded by a wave of fragrance.  It can be almost sickening! One whiff is usually enough to alert you that something isn’t right—these industrially manufactured scents are often cloying and anything but subtle. In fact, one third […]

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