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Our Microbiomes : Make Love Not War

Our Microbiomes : Make Love Not War
There is an ecosystem of trillions of bacteria, tiny spiders, and fungi living on every human—from our toes to the tops of our heads. That’s billions per square centimeter. While our automatic response may be to grab the nearest bottle of sanitizer or jump in the shower to soap up, we actually need these communities of teeming microorganisms, known as microbiomes.

7 Disturbing Facts About Chemicals in Personal Care Products & How to Avoid Them

7 Disturbing Facts About Chemicals in Personal Care Products  & How to Avoid Them
Some toxic chemicals are easy to notice – driving by factories or polluted rivers, we can see and smell them. We may have immediate physical reactions to them, like burning in our eyes and throats. But the toxic chemicals in personal care products are usually much trickier to detect, and some aren’t noticeable at all. Did you know?...

5 Smart Ways to Manage Dry Skin – Instead of Just Slathering on Lotion

5 Smart Ways to Manage Dry Skin – Instead of Just Slathering on Lotion
We’ve all experienced the itching, irritation, and inflammation of dry skin. It’s a common condition due partly to environmental factors that can be hard to control like cold or dry weather, indoor heating and low humidity, or desert climates. But there are many contributing factors we can influence to keep our skin in its natural supple, elastic state.

Polyphenols from Fulvic Acid for Healthy Skin & Body

Polyphenols from Fulvic Acid for Healthy Skin & Body
Both plants and humans have an elaborate, photoprotective biochemical process to deal with oxidative stress and pathogens (from UV exposure and/or environmental toxins) that utilizes antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and co-enzymes to protect and repair free radical damage throughout the body. Under normal conditions, this natural antioxidant system is very effective. In times of increased exposure (summertime or vacation), polyphenols can help boost the body’s ability to protect and repair the damage, topically and internally.

Shaving with Soap: Why It's Smart & How to Find the Best

Shaving with Soap: Why It's Smart & How to Find the Best
Shaving with soap has gotten a bad rap. This is partly because personal care brands make more money if everyone is convinced we need specialized products for every grooming and cleaning function, and also because run of the mill commercial soap brands actually are a poor choice for shaving. We’ll tell you why shaving with the right soap works great & how to find the best.