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Healing Waters: 5 Ideas for Restorative Baths

December 12, 2014
By
WaterLegs

Sometimes the simplest remedies—the ones that have worked for centuries—are the best. The ancient practice of “taking the waters,” what we now call hydrotherapy, works on two levels: The warm water provides a continuous heat source to our bodies, and gently massages as it circulates. And the addition of therapeutic salts, minerals and botanical...

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Wedding Beauty Countdown: 6 Months to Perfect Skin, Hair & Nails

December 1, 2014
By
WeddingCouple

’ve got the venue, photographer and dress all set, but don’t forget that glowing skin and shiny hair need advance planning, too. With wedding season just months away, here’s what to get started on now to get ready the big day. 6 months: Get your hair and nails in shape Now’s the time to...

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Fall Makeup Trends: From Neutral to Noticeable!

October 30, 2014
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Woman with makeup brush

If your go-to makeup products are all in the neutral brown, taupe or beige family, fall is the right time to bring in a splash of on-trend color. Adding a shimmery metallic eyeliner, colorful eyeshadow or berry-toned lipstick can brighten sallow fall skin and move you out of the neutral zone. For everyday wearability,...

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Superfood vs. Powerhouse Food: Why They’re Not the Same Thing

September 11, 2014
By
Watercress

We’ve been hearing about superfoods and superfruits for awhile—by now we know to stock up on kale and goji berries. Though these “super” labels are used often, many of them can be gimmicky catchphrases that don’t have real scientific basis. Until now. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently developed a scientific classification scheme...

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Coffee: Is it Really Good For Us?

August 22, 2014
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Young woman drinking tea at home

For coffee drinkers, nothing beats the aroma and taste of a freshly brewed cuppa. Considering so many of us start the day with a cup or two, here are a few things to know about whether to imbibe or abstain? It’s full of antioxidants and nutrients. Coffee is a pretty complex drink, as it’s...

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Natural Perfumes: A Chemical-Free Fragrance Guide

August 14, 2014
By
Cheeky

Perfumes often have such sweet, uplifting names…Happy, Heavenly, even Curious. That’s why it may come as a surprise that most mass-marketed fragrances are formulated with toxic chemicals—ingredients that give these fragrances staying power or mimic a natural scent. But these ingredients are also linked to a host of health troubles, from asthma to hormone...

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Easy Switches for Naturally Healthy Teeth & Gums

July 22, 2014
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Easy Switches for Naturally Healthy Teeth & Gums

You know the drill (or how to avoid one!) for good dental care: Brush, floss, rinse. But ingredients like fluoride or alcohol in many dental care products are potentially harmful. Here are a few natural ways to take care of your teeth and gums—and keep you smiling! No to: Fluoride Yes to: Xylitol Fluoride...

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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

July 11, 2014
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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

Isn’t it great when one of our favorite snacks turns out to be good for us? Here’s why eating a handful of nuts every day isn’t such a bad idea. 1.     Nuts are heart healthy. Studies have shown that eating a small portion of nuts each day helps lower LDL cholesterol levels. Almonds and...

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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

July 5, 2014
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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

We’ve heard rumblings about the dangers of refined sugar for awhile now. It’s linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It’s addictive, has no nutritional value and might make us fat. Need one more reason to avoid the stuff? Glycation: The process by which sugar can cause wrinkles and...

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Sun Safety 101

June 10, 2014
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Sun Safety 101

Ask any dermatologist and she’ll tell you the number one thing you can do to keep your skin healthy, prevent skin cancer and stop premature wrinkles is to block damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. With a wide range of sun care options available, here’s what you need to know about SPF numbers, sunscreen...

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