The Clean Beauty movement is set to get even bigger in 2023 – and we’re excited for it!
As more people reject the idea of applying chemical-packed products to their skin, there is a growing desire for a more natural approach to beauty.
Your Skin is Amazing!
The skin is your biggest organ. It is nothing short of amazing, protecting your body from bacteria and extreme temperatures, among its many vital jobs. Our skin is out there for everyone to see, all the time. It’s right that we want to treat it well, and make sure that it looks good too!
The Chemicals in Skincare
Layering your precious skin with dozens of chemical ingredients – the average American woman applies …
Scientists have identified a link between waterborne nitrate and the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to research published in recent days.
The findings, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), indicate that nitrate consumed in tap water over an average adult life can be linked to patients developing prostate cancer, and should be considered a risk factor. The research goes further, suggesting that the results are even more marked in cases of ‘aggressive tumors,’ and prostate cancer in younger men.
Nitrate in water is already linked to colon cancer, and these medical findings underline the scary nature of waterborne contamination. But what exactly is nitrate and how does it get into tap water in the first place?…
Alkaline vegetables are those that have a pH level above 7, which makes them slightly alkaline
in nature. These vegetables can have a number of benefits for our health, including improved
digestion, reduced inflammation, and increased energy levels.
One of the primary benefits of alkaline vegetables is that they can help …
Millions of people aren’t drinking enough water. According to a recent CivicScience poll, around 47% of adults in the US regularly drink less than three 16-oz servings of water every day. A slightly smaller percentage of adults – almost 40% – said that they drank “between four to seven glasses” of water per day. Only 13% of respondents hit the recommended amount of water for a healthy adult, drinking eight 16-oz glasses of water each day.
Why You Need Water
Most people know that you need to drink 6 – 8 glasses of water every day to stay healthy. Your biological systems and organs need it. Your muscles, bones, eyes, brain… every bit of you needs water …
On March 24, a leak at the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol Township, Philadelphia caused up to 120,000 liters of latex emulsion to spill into the Delaware River.
Concerned residents were told to continue to use tap water for the days immediately following the incident. The reason for this is the contaminated river water would take time to reach and enter the water treatment plant, and from there, the taps of local homes and businesses.
Stay Calm & Drink the Water?
Within hours, store shelves were cleared of bottled water. Repeated assurances from officials that the tap water was – for now – safe, failed to quell the panic buying. Years of headlines about water contamination scandals have …
Millions of people relate to this dilemma. How do you lose weight without dieting?
Maybe you’re a dedicated foodie. Perhaps you don’t have the money/time/bandwidth to factor in a special diet just for you when you’ve got a family to feed. Maybe you equate dieting with depriving yourself of the foods you love. Whatever the reason, the truth is that losing weight can sometimes seem like too much trouble by half.
The Easy Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Guess what? It is possible to lose weight and stay healthy without dieting. Even better, it’s easy to achieve for most people. You don’t need to make sweeping changes or spend a ton of money on fancy ingredients either …
Coca-Cola and Simply Tropical fruit juice have been hit with a class action lawsuit after the “simply natural” drink was found to contain levels of PFAS – “Forever Chemicals” – that exceed ‘safe’ limits hundreds of times over.
Incidentally, even mentioning ‘safe limits’ of PFAS – the collective name for around 12,000 chemicals linked to a number of serious health issues – is a contradiction of terms, after the EPA announced last year that no amount of PFAS is safe.
Forever Chemicals Under the Microscope
Back to Coca-Cola. Part of the legal case is the marketing emphasis on how pure the product is, leading customers to believe that they are drinking a safe, healthy product. What isn’t …
You’ve heard a lot about avoiding acidic foods because… why? Why are acidic foods bad for your body? Which foods are acidic? Is an alkaline body a healthier one? Does it really matter?
PH Balance & Your Health
Honestly? Yes, it matters. There are thousands of vital processes that your body completes every minute of every day, and they all contribute to a general state of health. No part of your body operates independently: every function, action and reaction relies upon another. A big part of your overall wellness is the pH level of your body – that vital balance of acidic and alkaline is one of the cornerstones of good health.
Health ruts are bad for several reasons, but mainly because they can make staying healthy seem boring. Good health isn’t boring – it’s essential.
Are you in a health rut? Take a look to see if you recognize any of these classic health rut scenarios – then see how to fix it!
1. You go to the gym/track/pool but you’re going through the motions. Your workout isn’t really working, and you’re pretty much phoning in your fitness. This is one of the easiest health ruts to slip into. You set a goal – maybe running 5k – you achieve it, then try to maintain it. The achievement is awesome, and trying to maintain that standard is …