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The Top 10 Toxins Lurking in Your Cosmetics + Better Options

Before you apply your foundation or put on your lipstick, keep reading. That’s because most of the cosmetics you apply to your skin are directly absorbed into your bloodstream and you may be shocked to learn that there are over 82000 chemicals lurking in your personal care products, including your cosmetics. More than one in eight (10,500) of these chemicals are industrial chemicals, including: automotive degreasers, carcinogens, hormone disruptors, pesticides, plasticizers, and reproductive toxins.

After reviewing more than 12,500 personal care products, the David Suzuki Foundation found that over 80% contained at least one, and often multiple toxic and health-damaging chemicals. Some …

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Are You Suffering from an Oxygen Deficiency?

 

The depletion of forests results i lower oxygen.

Did you know that 90 percent of our nutritional energy comes from oxygen and only 10 percent is derived from the food we ingest? Oxygen is fundamental. Colorless, tasteless and odorless, oxygen is the supreme element—a primary nutrient without which life would not exist. We can live without food for weeks and without water for between three to seven days. We can only live for between three and six minutes without oxygen before we begin to suffer brain damage, and ultimately death. Oxygen is critical to life.

The body literally starves without oxygen. Each of the body’s estimated 50 to 100 trillion cells requires oxygen for each and every one of its metabolic processes. You nee…

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12 Foods to Eat if You Have High Blood Pressure

Mangoes are among the best foods to regulate blood pressure.

If you’re suffering from high blood pressure, you might want to consider adding some key foods to your diet. Unlike the standard drug treatment—beta blockers—the following foods work on restoring healthy blood pressure by clearing the arteries or removing plaque, rather than reducing the heart’s output of blood. Let’s face it: you might actually want oxygen-rich blood circulating throughout your blood vessels to feed your organs and brain. Here are the top research-proven foods to help if you have high blood pressure:

Almonds: Magnesium is one of the key electrolytes involved in a healthy heart, blood vessels, and blood pressure. Known as Mother’s Nature’s relaxation mineral…

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15 Ways to Be a Better Person This Year

Be a Better You This Year

Everyone focuses on losing weight, becoming fitter, or obtaining something as their New Year's resolutions. But, what about finding ways to incorporate greater integrity and kindness into our lives? While I’ve always tried to incorporate integrity into my way of being, I started thinking more about integrity thanks to recent events.

After working tirelessly to sell our house, my husband and I received an offer to purchase the property, so we packed up our things, organized our move, and within nine days began our drive across the country to our new home 2700 miles (4300 kilometers) away. After driving day and night through blizzards, icy roads, and temperatures that plummeted to -10…

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10 Habits for Healthy Kidneys

Turmeric has been shown to reduce free radicals and inflammation.

Your kidneys are powerful organs that serve many functions. They reduce the toxic burden in your body by filtering out toxins to which you are exposed during your daily life. Then, they excrete those toxins in urine to ensure waste products are eliminated from the body. They regulate water and mineral balance to ensure the proper hydration of your cells. And, they even regulate blood pressure through the secretion of hormones that fulfill this function. Without healthy kidneys, you could not be healthy. So, it’s time to show them some love by incorporating habits that support healthy kidneys into your life. Here are 10 habits that help build and maintain healthy kidneys:

Start Every…

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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Lawsuit Linking RoundUp to Cancer

Monsanto Loses Major Lawsuit, Ordered to Pay $289 Million

In a groundbreaking David vs. Goliath lawsuit, 46-year old Dewayne Lee Johnson who is terminally ill sued Monsanto, now a unit of Bayer AG, and was just awarded $289 Million. While there have been other lawsuits attempting to link Monsanto’s flagship product RoundUp to cancer, this is the first lawsuit that added the allegation that Monsanto has been involved in a lengthy coverup to showcase its glyphosate-containing products as safe when they may indeed be causing cancer.

Said one of Dewayne Johnson’s lawyers, Brett Wisner in his closing arguments for the case, “Today is their day of reckoning…This is the day Monsanto is finally held accountable. And, this is the beginning of tha…

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12 Health Uses for Frankincense

Discover 12 Health Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

If I was stranded on a deserted island and could choose only one essential oil to have with me, I would select frankincense, an oil that is both versatile and potent. Perhaps that’s why it has been in use for thousands of years and considered a precious natural medicine. While there are many health uses for frankincense, here are 12 of my favorites:

Asthma: A study published in the medical journal Current Pharmaceutical Design assessed the effectiveness of several natural remedies against asthma, including frankincense essential oil. The researchers reviewed numerous studies to confirm that frankincense was one of the natural remedies that exhibited several mechanisms relevant to th…

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5 Delicious Gluten-Free Grains to Add to Your Diet

Quinoa is a delicious high protein gluten free grain

Whether you're sensitive to gluten or just wanting to eat less of it, or simply wanting to expand your culinary horizons, here are 5 gluten-free grains that offer many health benefits:

Brown Rice

Unlike white rice, brown rice is high in fiber and vitamin E.  Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin, immune function, and many other critical functions in your body.  During the processing of brown rice into white, these nutrients are largely lost.  Brown rice also contains high amounts of the minerals manganese, magnesium, and selenium.  It also contains tryptophan, which helps with sleep.  Selenium helps ward off cancer.  Brown rice can easily replace white rice in almost any recipe:…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Discover the many health benefits of strawberries

Every June when strawberries burst into gardens and markets near my home, I am reminded of my strawberry-picking expeditions as a child with my dad and sister.  My mom agreed to make dozens of pies or fresh jam if we’d pick the strawberries needed.  Well, that was all the incentive I needed to spend some serious time in the massive strawberry patches in the countryside near where I lived.  Nowadays, I try to eat fresh strawberries to benefit from their many healing properties…and, let’s be honest, for their intensely delicious flavor. Here are some of the best reasons to eat more strawberries:

  1. They’re antioxidant powerhouses.  Actually, as fruits go, strawberries have the …

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The Surprising Habit that Raises Your Blood Pressure

 

Research shows a link between grilling and increased blood pressure

Barbecue season is here. But before you grab that grill you might want to keep reading, especially if you're prone to high blood pressure or heart disease. That’s because recent research shows that grilling regularly can increase your blood pressure.

According to the study published in the medical journal Circulation researchers found that eating grilled meat on a regular basis increases blood pressure over and above the amount normally linked to meat consumption. This result occurred over and above the effects of meat eating on high blood pressure, which was taken into account within the study. The researchers at the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of…

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