We all know that one person who can thrive on just six hours of sleep or less. In reality, most of us need seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep to reach our full potential during the day. But in today’s busy world, can you really make that happen? The answer is “Yes!”
I try not to take traditional medicine unless it’s absolutely necessary, as in: I’m on my deathbed, gasping for breath. (And my boyfriend teases me that even if I were on my death bed, I’d ask for a tincture of apple cider vinegar and aloe. But I digress.) Fortunately, I get by pretty well on my own between my healthy habits and knowledge of herbs—like oil of oregano. Boy do I love that stuff when you’re feeling under the weather!
Your trunk is packed with heavy-duty hemp-fabric bags to haul home groceries. Everything in your pantry sports a USDA Certified Organic logo. You gave up shampoo because a homemade apple cider vinegar rinse is so much better for your hair—and the environment. Sound familiar? Thought so. In case you haven’t figured it out already, you’re a health fanatic. Still not convinced? Here are five more signs that we’re onto you!
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Fragrance is a popular component of many personal and household products. But when you stop and smell that rose-scented lotion, you’re not actually smelling roses. In fact, “fragrance” is a vague blend of ingredients that can be hazardous to your health and the environment. Here are four compelling reasons to go fragrance-free:
In a world filled with convenient, packaged foods and quick, ready-to-eat meals, it’s important to remember that what seems helpful can actually sometimes be harmful.
Food additives can create bright, enticing colors, preserve ingredient freshness, protect against contamination and add appealing flavors. But they can also contain hazardous chemicals that may be harmful to your health. Let’s explore five common food additives and why you should avoid them:
When I first heard the phrase “toxic acid overload” on my fave TV health talk show yesterday, I thought it sounded like the name of a 1980s heavy metal band. But it turns out that there are “acid-forming” foods that can cause all sorts of chaos in your body. One of them was weight gain, said the doc—yikes! No thanks!
Q: What’s this tea tree oil ingredient I’m seeing in so many of my beauty products?
A: Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia and has a multitude of practical uses. Tea tree oil has become extremely popular for its natural anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. Most people purchase tea tree in its pure oil form, but you can find it among the top-listed ingredients in everything from shampoo to toothpaste to lip balm. Read more →
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