Coconut Oil Is The Superfood of All Oils

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing properties.

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Deterring Mosquitoes and Relieving Bites Naturally

DEET is a very common and dangerous chemical used in conventional insect repellents for use directly on the skin. It’s known to cause short- and long-term health effects including brain cell death and behavioral changes, especially in children. There are plenty of natural ways to deter insects and also relieve insect bites without the use of any chemicals. Learn toxic-free methods of protecting yourself and your family from insects this summer.

6 Quick Ways To Relieve Insect Bites

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17 Reasons Why You Need a Mango Every Day

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean you skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.


Nutrition chart
One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium

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Most Popular Brands of Lipstick and Lip Gloss Contain High Levels of Toxic Metals

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. They detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals, some of which were found at levels that could raise potential health concerns.
Their findings will be published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

You won’t see heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury listed on your beauty product labels. But that doesn’t mean your skin care and makeup is free of them. In fact, your best-selling Sephora lip gloss looks to be loaded with arsenic and other known toxins.

A Canadian environmental group recently had 49 popular beauty products tested for heavy metals, and was surprised to find just how many traditional beauty products (ie: chemically formulated ones) contained these “unintentional” ingredients. (more…)

Top foods for great-looking skin

There are all sorts of personal care products on the market today that claim to hide wrinkles, clear up blemishes, and add a healthy glow to your skin. But many of these products fail to address the root causes of bad-looking skin, which for many people are nutritional in nature. Here are 10 foods you can begin incorporating into your diet today to help naturally improve the appearance of your skin:

1) Avocados. Naturally rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, avocados can help significantly improve the appearance of skin when eaten as part of a healthy diet. Avocados are particularly rich in biotin, a coenzyme nutrient that is known to help make hair thicker and stronger, and skin more lustrous and vibrant. Biotin is also found in high amounts in liver and pastured eggs. (more…)

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Most of you have probably heard about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), however, did you know that it has been used for many hundreds, if not thousands of years. In fact, Hippocrates ( the father of medicine) used AVC back in around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. Even today, many use it as a common household remedy. More and more people are becoming attuned to its amazing health benefits.

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Look In the Mirror: What Does Your Face Tell You About Your Health?

Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the healthiest of them all? If you know where to look, your external appearance may be a window to your internal health. Your face not only gives you nonverbal signals about your well-being from unconscious facial expressions, but the state of your skin reveals a great deal about what’s going on inside, both physically and emotionally. Some facial diagnosticians can even diagnose incipient illnesses, such as the early stages of cancer.


Few can doubt the stunning beauty of actress Olivia Wilde, however beauty may really be only skin deep. Our physical appearance may tell us a lot about internal health and beauty. (more…)

Antioxidants are Key to Ageless Beauty

People acquire many experiences as they age, and although the hard-earned wisdom that accumulates through the years is something to be treasured, time can eventually take its toll on one’s outward appearance. In an attempt to turn back the hands of time, some consumers have turned to drastic measures, such as injecting chemicals into their skin or opting for invasive surgery.

However, the cliché that “true beauty lies within” may contain a kernel of literal truth. If you want to look and feel beautiful, you must be mindful of what goes into your body as much (if not moreso) than what goes on it.

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Common Soap & Cosmetic Antimicrobial Destroys Heart & Muscles

Triclosan is a pesticide used to kill microbes. It’s semi-effective, but no more than ordinary soap and water. Yet, it’s become ubiquitous, and at enormous cost to our health.

Softsoap and Skull & Crossbonesby Heidi Stevenson

The marketing industry has done a brilliant job of terrifying people into fearing that they’ll be infected with a nasty disease. They’ve served several industries quite well through the sales of antibacterial soaps, deodorants, shoes, dental products, cosmetics, medical products, and a range of other antimicrobials, including antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents. (more…)

Root Causes of Autoimmune Illness

You have countless immune cells in every corner of your body that are constantly working to keep you healthy by identifying, packaging, and eliminating harmful substances that have made their way into your blood.

If your immune system falters and begins to identify some of your own tissues as being harmful or unnecessary, it will work to attack and eliminate these tissues through an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort in many forms – this is how autoimmune illness develops. (more…)