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Does Dry Brushing Really Flush Toxins and Fight Cellulite?

Centuries ago, the people of Japan and Greece are said to have brushed their bodies with corncobs and loofahs to get silken smooth skin. And for decades now, spa therapists and beauty experts have bee…

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11 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

The toilet is a part of our daily lives, and thank goodness: it's about to be freezing cold in Colorado and I'm not too keen on the idea of heading outside to do my business in an outhouse in single-d…

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7 Common Kitchen Toxins and How to Avoid Them

If you're a regular reader here, chances are you do your best to avoid harmful chemicals and stock your kitchen with healthy, whole foods. Still, even with the best intentions we sometimes let commo…

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The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what's in it…and, well, what's not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredie…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

Probably not so great even if you're not pregnant... Mercury in the upper layers of the ocean has more than tripled since industrial revolution, mostly thanks to the burning of fossil fuels like co…

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10 Toxic Ingredients Lurking in Common Perfumes and Colognes

Consumers are snubbing their noses at high-priced fragrances and celebrity-endorsed perfumes and colognes, according to the most recent financial reporting. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Arden reported the wo…

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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France. The scientists investigated th…

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Oil Sands: Destroying the Foods Native Americans Rely On

A new study released last week found higher than normal levels of pollutants in wild foods that comprise a large part of traditional Native American (First Nations) diets in Alberta, Canada.  The stud…

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Buzz-Off Bugs! DIY Natural Bug Repellent

As much as I love being outdoors, I hate getting bug bites! There are lots of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals I don’t want to put on my body or my children’s…

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