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Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

By Kim Robson: Fluoride is found in many oral hygiene products. A mineral compound, it is used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. While trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium fluoride can be found in some water supplies (about 0.25 to 1 mg/L), many water supplies …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren: Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, …

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Natural Sunburn Relief

By Kim Robson: We all know that sunscreen is essential for protection from sun exposure. Recently, some sunscreens and the toxic chemicals they often contain have come under scrutiny, not just in light of human healthbut also that of the environment. Mineral sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the safest, …

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5 Ways To Combat Stress

https://pixabay.com/illustrations/stress-pressure-anxiety-angst-1837384/ It is a fact of life that we will all struggle with stress from time to time; we would not be human if we didn’t. However, if we leave our stress to get out of control, it can have devastating effects on all areas of our lives. Firstly, your …

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Making the Most of Your Backyard for Family Exercise

By Jackie Edwards: Research shows that parents and kids are more likely to exercise with a companion than alone. With this in mind, parents and children can motivate each other to stay activeby exercising together. Doing so also provides a valuable opportunity to build family bonds while keeping physically and mentally healthy. …

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DIY Aloe Vera Gel + Recipes

By Kim Robson: Aloe Vera is the name commonly applied to dozens of plant species in the genus Aloe. This succulent, used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years in Greek, Egyptian and Roman cultures, is prized for its thick interior gel — perfect for soothing burns and skin irritations. Today, …

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