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10 Oils with Natural SPF

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

I think Sunblock is great – especially when it’s non-toxic and safe for your body. If you’d really like to go all natural with your sunblock, you can use oils to provide you with your sun protection needs! I’ve heard of people using coconut oil or olive as a natural SPF, but after seeing what their SPF rating it, neither of those two oils have enough sun protection for my fair skin. I believe that something is better than nothing, but I would definitely look at using carrot seed oil or raspberry oil for an all natural sunblock. Oils with the Most Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 38-40 Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF 28-50 Wheatgerm Oil: SPF 20 Avocado Oil: SPF 4-15 Coconut Oil: SPF 2-8 Olive Oil: SPF 2-8 Macadamia Nut Oil: SPF 6 Almond Oil: SPF 5 Shea Butter: SPF...

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How to Naturally Cleanse Your Body

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Health, Natural Solutions | 0 comments

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Maca: Natural Solution to Infertility

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Pregnancy, Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Are you or someone you know trying to get pregnant, but not seeing any results yet? If so, you need to know about Maca Root, which may help with any infertility concerns. What is Maca Root? Maca Root is a South American herb that is considered to be a powerful superfood. Maca is an adaptogenic herb, which means it aids in restoring the body’s normal homeostatic functions. Maca is used to increase energy, boost libido, increase stamina, stimulates blood circulation,  and even helps with hormonal balance in young women. Maca Root has been known to promote reproductive health in both men and women. How Maca helps with Fertility There’s no denying that Maca Root helps both men and women with fertility, which is why I might suggest that both spouses take Maca Root. Maca Root helps with increasing a man’s libido, regulating...

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Never forget this Important Habit!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Fitness, Weight Loss | 4 comments

Working out on a regular basis is more than a way to lose or maintain weight. It’s a way of life. Regular Exercise Working out on a regular basis helps with many things. I will briefly discuss some of the many health benefits of working out on a regular basis: •Drops  Insulin levels -High Insulin levels are dangerous since it is the root cause of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, etc. Cardiovascular Exercise is a natural way to lower your Insulin levels. •Treats Type 2 Diabetes – A couple of the possible side-effects of Diabetes is Heart Disease and Kidney Disease. Both are very serious conditions, and exercising on a regular basis (including a healthy diet) can greatly reduce the chances of having Diabetes. •Lowers Blood Pressure – If you have High Blood Pressure, you are at risk for...

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Get rid of Acne – Naturally!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Beauty | 3 comments

Acne is one of those horrible things that seems to haunt us during our teen years. Finally, here’s some information teens and adults can put to use for clear and healthy skin! Get rid of Acne What actually causes acne? This is a great debate, and you can have acne for several reasons. Here are some common causes of Acne, and how you can get rid of it. •Wash your face before you go to bed – This seems like an obvious technique to prevent and get rid of acne, but it must be said! If you want to get rid of acne, you must wash your face before you go to bed, especially if you wear make-up. When you wash your face with your cleanser, rinse your face with warm water (this opens up your pores and gets...

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Twinkie’s Challenge: Buy Organic

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Challenge | 2 comments

There are a lot of people still debating on whether they should buy Organic or not. Let’s set the record straight once and for all when it comes to Organic. Definition Organic food is grown, processed, and packaged without the use of agricultural chemicals, artificial colors or flavors, genetic modification, irradiation, or other synthetic ingredients. Per the National Organic Program, here are some definitions that should help clear up their labeling: “‘100 Percent Organic’ must contain (excluding water and salt) only organically produced ingredients and processing aids. Products labeled ‘Organic’ must consist of at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt). Any remaining product ingredients must consist of nonagricultural substances approved on the National List including specific non-organically produced agricultural products that are not commercially available in organic form.” Later, the National Organic Program addressed the...

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Antiplaque Toothpaste by Tom’s of Maine

Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Health, Twinkie's Favorites | 0 comments

Health Benefits This is a natural and healthy toothpaste that contains Xylitol to prevent plaque, Propolis and Myrrh for a clean and healthy feeling, and is a Fluoride-Free toothpaste. From what I have studied about Fluoride, I have come to find that it is nothing more than a toxic waste that was added to toothpaste with the intent to build bone health, but this is something that has never actually been proven.  Excessive Fluoride has been proven to cause Fluoride Poisoning, also known as “Flurosis”, which can cause Osteoporosis, Bone Spurs, Chronic fatigue, and can even be deadly. I believe you can properly clean your teeth without having to risk your health. Side Note: If you shouldn’t have fluoride for your toddler’s toothpaste, why would you allow it in your own toothpaste? Taste This is flavored with Fennel, which reminds me...

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Health Benefits of Honey

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Honey is very good for you, but you must know that not all Honey is created equal. Before I go into the many Health Benefits of Honey, I want to first share with you several different types of Honey, so you can be sure you are only getting the best out there. Different Types of Honey Honey Just because you are buying “Honey”, doesn’t mean it is truly “All Natural”. Most honey on today’s market is processed, leaving out all of the good stuff, which is the reason why you would want honey in the first place! Commercial Honey (the typical Honey bear you see on store shelves) is treated with an intensive heating process that destroys the nutrients of Honey. Don’t always trust your Local Honey either, since many of them will use very little local honey, and...

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