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Stop Slathering Toxic Plastics on Your Body

Stop Slathering Toxic Plastics on Your Body

| Jun 15, 2015

We’re getting smarter about the way that we use plastic…but we still have a long way to go. There’s nothing like those images of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” to put things into perspective. There’s actually two gigantic islands of plastic—one closer to the United States, and one closer to Europe—as well as a proliferation […]

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You’re Being Poisoned By Your Dental Fillings

You’re Being Poisoned By Your Dental Fillings

| Jun 4, 2015

  It’s fashionable to look upon the “progress of science” with giddy awe. Medical science in particular is viewed as a series of miraculous advancements that overtake one another at a blistering pace—techno-optimists often speak as though, within 50 years, we’ll be able to live forever. The truth is that we’re going to have a […]

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20 Reasons to have Baking Soda on Hand

20 Reasons to have Baking Soda on Hand

| Jun 3, 2015

In today’s crazed and commercial world, it can be easy to forget the importance of simplicity. In fact, the marketing departments of consumer goods corporations get paid to make you forget about it. Nowadays, we’re made to believe that every little problem can only be solved by the proper corresponding product. You couldn’t possibly clean […]

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Safe, Effective Alternatives to Cancer-Causing Weed Killers

Safe, Effective Alternatives to Cancer-Causing Weed Killers

| Jun 2, 2015

We’re finally reaching a tipping point. For decades, we’ve been made to suffer the horrendously toxic effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used herbicides. A heap of conclusive studies reveals the frightening truth about this chemical: it’s strongly linked to the rising rates of numerous chronic health conditions, including (but […]

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Why Store-Bought Sunscreen Can Be More Harmful Than the Sun (Make Your Own Instead)

Why Store-Bought Sunscreen Can Be More Harmful Than the Sun (Make Your Own Instead)

| May 28, 2015

The sun gets a bad rap. Despite the fact that civilization got along just fine without sunscreen for thousands of years, scientists of the 1940’s pegged sun exposure as the main risk factor for skin cancer. This pronouncement just might have had something to do with the release of the first mass-market sunscreen product around […]

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See How Quickly Eating Organic Can Rid Your Body of Pesticides

See How Quickly Eating Organic Can Rid Your Body of Pesticides

| May 23, 2015

The issue of organic versus conventional foods has turned into quite a debate in recent years. At first, organic food was encouraged as an alternative to the dangers and deficiencies of conventional products. Studies revealed that conventional produce contains fewer essential nutrients[1] and more toxins, pesticides, and other contaminants.[2] Buying organic also quickly became a […]

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Is Miso the World’s Most Effective Protection Against Radiation?

Is Miso the World’s Most Effective Protection Against Radiation?

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With worrying updates about the incident at Fukushima still making news headlines, the threat of radiation is fresh on many people’s minds. There’s been so much whitewashing surrounding the tragedy that it can be hard to decipher fact from pro-nuclear propaganda. The general consensus in the alternative health community is that authorities haven’t told us […]

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Why Raw Cacao Is Called the “Food of the Gods”

Why Raw Cacao Is Called the “Food of the Gods”

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The word “chocolate” is derived from the Aztec word chocolātl, which means “food of the gods.” We’ve preserved this phrase in the species name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao (theo means “god” and broma means “food”). The cacao tree has been one of the planet’s most well-loved plants for ages. Long before the days […]

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Have You Had Your Daily Fix?

Have You Had Your Daily Fix?

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that America has a serious sugar habit. Despite the 2105 Dietary Advisory Committee’s strong recommendation to limit sugars to 10 percent of daily caloric intake, sugar consumption is still on the rise—on average, Americans eat 160 pounds of sugar every year.[1] One of the biggest culprits that leads to such rampant sweetener […]

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The Ancient, Prized Spice That Protects Your Eyesight

The Ancient, Prized Spice That Protects Your Eyesight

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saffron has remained one of the world’s most prized and costly substances throughout history. Its enchanting color and allure as a dye and medicine secured it a prominent position on the trade routes of the ancient world. East and South Asian cultures would anoint their sacred statues and temples with saffron, and Cleopatra would fill […]

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