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Does Your Skin Need a Detox?

You really are what you eat. I would add that you are also what your skin eats. That's because most of what you slather on your skin will literally be absorbed directly into your bloodstream where it …

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The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Toxins in Your Skin Care Products

There are more than 82,000 chemicals in common cosmetics and personal care products. Because the skin is the body's largest detox organ and one of the best ways to eliminate toxins is through perspira…

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6 Natural Remedies for Fall Allergies

Nothing puts a damper on pumpkin spice latte season like a bout of fall allergies. Learn a bit about what causes fall allergies and some natural remedies to prevent them. Spring gets most of the at…

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How to Reduce Exposure to Alkylphenols Through Your Diet

Alkylphenols are industrial chemicals that are found in hair products, spermicides, cleaning products and detergents. They are an endocrine disruptor. Concern about alkylphenols first surfaced deca…

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Raw Milk: Is It Healthy?

Ideally, yes: raw milk from a healthy cow has many health benefits. Most people with dairy allergies can consume raw dairy without any problems. Raw milk has wonderful health benefits including com…

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Could This Tick Turn You Into a Vegetarian?

Is there a bug that's turning red meat eaters into vegetarians? Yep. A bite from a Lone Star tick is making some people "allergic" to red meat, resulting in hives, swelling and breathing problems. …

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FAQs About Mold Prevention and Cleanup

Whether it occurs in summer or in winter, mold in your home is not only unsightly, it is also dangerous to your family's health. Read these FAQs to get the answers about how mold grows, whom it affe…

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What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have dismissed your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu. But chances are you were actually experiencing an al…

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Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Inflammatory Diseases

Earlier this month, I wrote about the lingering effects of childhood bullying and how adults continue to suffer mental, emotional and even financial challenges resulting from the traumatic abuse they …

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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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