Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) – Toxic or safe?

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The Truth about Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Have you checked out the ingredients in your “natural” shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, or body wash? You may be surprised to find out that a popular surfactant in most of these skin care and hair care products is actually toxic. If you have suffered from burning or itching skin, […]
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Healthy Living – Makeup’s Toxic Cover Up

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The Price of Pretty

What young woman does not enjoy enhancing her features with a little extra glam and glimmer? Numerous cosmetic products loom enticingly from store shelves inviting a woman of all ages and social statuses to purchase them for a unique appearance. Plus, the makeup industry rakes in a lot of cash and attention, with models wearing a specific brand, or actresses using a line for their cover photo shoots. As one of the main products mass-produced on today’s market, it is by far one of the most common commodities associated with female identity and fashion. It makes eyes look brighter, complexions appear more even, and lips look fuller and more kissable. What is not to love about good makeup that plays up your facial features?

Maybe the concoction of toxic ingredients will make you change your mind.

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Healthy Living – Housekeeping Made Naturally Clean

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Keeping House Cleaning Chemical-Free!

When we do our part to keep our house clean, neat, and tidy, we expect to ensure a healthier living space for ourselves and our family. Chores such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, or doing the laundry offer a venue to keep all of our materials clean and germ-free. The smell of a nice, clean house is also a nice aftertouch. However, while we work hard to have a place for everything and everything in its place, the chemicals included in many of the most popular cleaning products could be cutting our lives shorter.

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Healthy Living – Toxic Sleep

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The Madness Inside Your Mattress

New kinds of mattresses have been circulating on the sleep market, with manufacturers promising a better, fuller night’s rest with fewer body aches. Many of these promises come into fruition once a customer makes a purchase. However, while these new, improved mattress may create an enhanced night of sleep, they may also put severe dents into the health of the sleeper. What goes into some of these mattresses? What can this concoction of synthetic materials cause on the health horizon? Should you be having second thoughts about that new mattress that makes you feel like you are sleeping on air?

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Healthy Living – Preparing for an Organic Pregnancy Part 3

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Take the Toxic Out of House Cleaning

Now that you know how to tackle your skincare routine and nutritional necessities while preparing for or during your pregnancy, you may be thinking more into how to eliminate other potentially dangerous chemicals and toxins from other parts of your lifestyle. Part of what makes a happy, healthy home lies in cleanliness and tidiness. Having good habits in hygiene is highly important to your health, especially if you are already a portion of the way into your pregnancy. Plus, you will want to bring your newborn baby into a clean home that is not riddled with toxic chemicals.

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Healthy Living – Preparing for an Organic Pregnancy I

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Skincare Savvy Mother-To-Be

Some women plan for it for years, while to others, it comes as a pleasant surprise. It requires lots of preparation, thought, and research, from the doctor you select to the color of the nursery walls. Friends and family congratulate you as the excitement builds for the new arrival to finally get here. These are all fun, thrilling experiences for any expectant mother, yet a pregnancy can also come with many different bumps in the road. Lots of not-so-great memories might take hold of a woman during this crucial time. From acne and skin sensitivity that never occurred before, to morning sickness and aching backs. Just like every rose has its thorns, every mommy-to-be experiences some bumps along the way. Even though every pregnancy unfolds differently, there are a few things that every woman should know going in.

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Healthy Living – Natural Solutions in Skincare

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Synthetic vs. Natural Skincare: a Skintimate Look at Your Products

One of the main keys to healthy living lies in keeping yourself clean and maintaining your personal hygiene. This also extends to proper skincare and haircare, which requires a number of different steps and vast understanding about how the skin actually works. We cannot just go around slathering different products on ourselves, and hope for the best possible results. However, even those with extensive knowledge about how to maintain proper skin and hair health may opt for products that contain harmful ingredients that not only damage your hair do and complexion, but also factor into some frightening health problems as well. 

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Truth In Aging – Toxic House-Cleaning Products and Aging

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Taking Toxicity Out of Tidiness

When you search for articles about the aging process and how to reverse it, you more than likely search for posts about skincare, diet options, and other new habits to incorporate into your lifestyle that will enhance your health and appearance. The numbers of such articles available are innumerable, as many bloggers have an opinion on what works best. However, household cleaning products are among the various subjects that often go completely forgotten in the anti-aging trend – even though they may hold more sway over your ageless health than you realize. You are more than likely exposed to these products on a regular basis as you work to keep your house clean. But what are they doing to you and those in your house? Are they cutting your life short? 

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Truth In Aging Series – Sunscreen and Aging

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Saving Your Skin From Sunscreen

The sun can cause up to ninety percent of aesthetics resulting from the dreaded aging process – such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, or age spots. It is one of many environmental elements that we receive consistent, daily exposure to, whether we walk from our car to a building a few times a day or take a walk in the sun for hours. Dermatologists have harped and crowed about the need for sunscreen to prevent some of the damage from occurring, and to protect the skin from developing skin cancer and other forms of sun damage that will show up years down the road. With all the environmental factors involved in the aging process, it is understandable that so many people place such high importance on minimizing the damage.

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Truth In Aging Series: Hair Care and Aging

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Take Your Tresses Back In Time!

One of the most obvious and embarrassing aesthetics that come with the aging process is the thinning, loss, and greying of hair. The rich color, thick volume, and soft texture slowly turns brittle, dry, grey, as it changes like the autumn leaves. Many people, men and women alike, will turn to coloring systems, thickening formulas, or spend excessive amounts on styling products, shampoos, and conditioners in an attempt to bring back the rich life that once emanated from their hair in their days of youth. Unfortunately, many of these techniques can make the situation far worse, and even accelerate your hair’s aging process.

So, what do you do when you comb handfuls of strands out of your scalp everyday? How do you bring back the luminosity and vibrancy you once boasted? And what causes this breakdown of your carefully kept coif? While greying and thinning are a part of the general aging process, you may be surprised at how your own products and techniques play a key role in your loss of hair life. The good news is that, should your product selection be the main contributing factor in your hair’s aging, then you can potentially reverse and heal the damage. We put together a list of hair-dos and hair-don’ts to help you navigate which steps to take next in retaining your youthful coif the natural, nontoxic way.

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Triclosan – The Antibacterial Ingredient You Should Never Use

5 min read

As the list of chemical-laden products continues to climb, so does the growing body of evidence supporting the reality that those chemicals poison the population day by day. One of these chemicals, triclosan, takes an unavoidable space on the shelves within each drug and grocery store. Sold and purchased under the names Microban and Biofresh, triclosan has a historical track record over thirty years old.

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The Shocking Shroud Surrounding Your Shampoo

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When walking down the hair-care aisle in the supermarket, you see lots of enticing brand names proclaiming miracle work for your hair. Bottles bursting with color that contain fruity or floral fragrances promise to handle all of your hair dilemmas with exotic ingredients advertised on each label. Do they really do as promised? Or can they make a bad hair day much worse? And, what about all those hard-to-pronounce ingredients that make you feel like you should have paid more attention in chemistry class? What do they do?

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