DIY Organic Cosmetics [Infographic]

[Versión traducida al Español aquí]

“The effects of makeup on your health are more than just skin-deep. Your makeup bag harbors more horrors than you can shake a sharp stick at: everything from lead to asbestos and quite a few nasty things in between. Some of the ingredients moonlight as stabilizers for pesticides and industrial cleaners. Can we all agree that something that’s used to clean a factory floor probably shouldn’t be cleaning your delicate face?”

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Turmeric: Complete Guide [Infographic]

Complete Guide to Turmeric | ecogreenloveby Health Perch

Turmeric may be the answer to a number of  ailments. From digestion troubles to healing wounds—Chinese and Indian medicine have been using turmeric since the seventh century A.D. Today research is being done to understand the health benefits Turmeric may have.

Turmeric is made from the dried rhizome’s of the turmeric plant. It’s available in many different forms such as tea, powdered spice, and as a capsule. Learn more about the turmeric plant and how it can help you.

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Artificially Sweeteners or Natural Sugar Replacements?

IMG originally published on Be Food Smart

The number of sweeteners available today is staggering. We see high fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, dextrose, xylitol, and sugar in our packaged foods along with white, blue, pink, brown and now green packets to spruce up that iced tea in restaurants. If you are keeping up with the trends, agave nectar and stevia are all the rage. But have you ever stopped to wonder what all the sweeteners really are? Regardless of where you ended up on the flowchart or what you think of your choice, understanding what the sweetener is and where it comes from is the first step.

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Natural Alternatives to Ibuprofen

Original Article on Healthy Holistic Living

Seeking a natural alternative to ibuprofen is not just for those who prefer natural remedies to conventional medicines. For many people it is something they are passionate about because of the many concerns that have been voiced linking ibuprofen to things like heart disease, circulatory problems, and gastrointestinal conditions. Fears have also been raised with regard to bleeding and/or perforation of the gut and the intestinal tract.

Other Factors Linked to the Harmful Side Effects of Ibuprofen

Whilst these harmful side-effects are mostly attributed to the repetitive use of ibuprofen over time, the field is somewhat complicated because, amongst other factors, one must also has to take into account a person’s general health, the taking of any other medications, and the individual’s age.

When the Natural Messenger needs Heeding

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