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Are Your Condoms Vegan?

Wait, what? Yes, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of condoms available on the market are produced using the animal product casein. Casein, a highly profitable byproduct of dairy farm…

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One Unexpected Remedy for Your Seasonal Allergies

Most of us love sugar. Even health-nuts. People with the strictest diets are still so often unwilling to give up their sugar. Agave nectar, raw honey, brown rice syrup, sugar cane juice, apple ju…

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20 Ways to Survive Pollen Season (Without Locking Yourself Indoors)

Hello, spring. Hello birds, bees, and blossoms and sneezes, sniffles and crazy-making itchy eyes. The various types of pollen that make the plant world do its thing in spring are also responsible fo…

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16 Ways to Breathe Easier

The colder weather can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions. To make matters worse people spend more time indoors in their homes and office, which tend to have poor air quality. To help…

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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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5 Rare & Surprising Allergies (Slideshow)

  What is innocuous for most can be deadly for some. Sure, people with peanut allergies just need to avoid eating it, and people with cat allergies probably shouldn't have a feline friend. But…

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7 Natural Lung-Healing Remedies

From the bountiful harvests to the changing colors of trees around us, autumn is a beautiful time of year. For people suffering from fall allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, it is often a…

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11 Disease-Causing Ingredients Added to Garbage Bags

Have you seen those Febreze commercials with the pseudo-scientific experiments in which people are blindfolded and exposed to garbage? When the blindfolds are removed people are elated and overjoyed …

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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

Can't smell the forest for the tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror? That's the concern of more and more people who report headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the "a…

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Feng Shui to Support Optimum Health

A key component of Feng Shui has to do with creating a home that supports optimum health. This has to do with home safety, having a home that is as toxin-free as possible, and creating restful spaces …

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