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The Untold Truth: Harmful Effects of Canola Oil

Canola oil is a popularly used oil that is marketed as a “heart-healthy oil”. However, in reality, canola oil is far from healthy. First of all, canola oil is not a natural, plant-derived oil. The term “canola” is a commercial name for the genetically modified version of the toxic rape plant. In other words, it is entirely manmade. The canola…

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6 Skin Benefits of Coffee: Sun Protection, Anti-Wrinkle, Fights Skin Cancer & More

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While most of the research behind coffee and caffeine’s benefits are attributed to internal use (ingestion), there are actually a surprising amount of benefits that can be reaped from topical use.  In this blog, we focus on the skin benefits of coffee. There are plenty of studies that have looked at the effectiveness and safety of caffeine applied topically for…

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How to Reduce Age Spots Naturally

Lipofuscin is the technical term for “age spots” or “liver spots”. Here we explore how to reduce age spots naturally. Age spots or lipofuscin is a typically brown pigment that tends to come with aging. According to researchers, lipofuscin has been referred to as a “terminal toxin”, meaning it increases proportionately to oxidative stress and aging.  Although aging is one…

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Salt: The Essential Nutrient for Healthy Skin

Salt is an interesting topic. Like sugar, fat, and protein, it is one of the most controversial topics in the world of health and nutrition. When it comes to salt, most of the conventional information is inaccurate. Salt is actually an essential nutrient for skin health. The cooks and chefs reading this might have never fallen for the conspiracy of…

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5 Ways ‘Revitalize’ Promotes Healthy Skin

What do you think of when you hear the term “skin care”? We’d imagine that most people think solely of topical routines that address the skin from the outside only. You know, the use of products such as serums, moisturizers, exfoliants, cleansers etc. While these things (when of quality) are an integral part of any good skin care routine, we…

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Beauty From the Inside Out: 5 Beauty Foods For a Good Diet

Evеrуthing уоu eat bесоmеѕ a раrt оf уоur bоdу, so one of the bеѕt ways tо look out for your skin it is to nоuriѕh it frоm the inѕidе out. By еаting a bаlаnсеd diеt уоu can reduce thе арреаrаnсе оf wrinklеѕ, prevent acne, improve уоur skin tеxturе аnd соmрlеxiоn and have bеаutiful, glowing youthful ѕkin. Fееd уоur ѕkin these 5…

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The Skin and Beauty Benefits of Salt

Salt has a pretty bad rep. It has been deemed to cause hypertension, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, in this post on the skin and beauty benefits of salt, we’re going to debunk that. Those claims do not tell the whole story and they fail to point out that there are key differences between refined, heavily processed salt…

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Andy Hnilo’s Pan-Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon Recipe

  Enter Andy Hnilo’s kitchen as he cooks up a functional, nutrient-dense seafood meal. The menu is made up of pan-seared wild sockeye salmon with steamed vegetables and a delicious, nutritious mash on the side. This makes for a great meal that is easy to make and tastes incredible, too. Here is the complete step-by-step video loaded with facts and great tips! …

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Benefits of He Shou Wu

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He Shou Wu, also known as Fo-Ti or Polygonum multiflorum is one of the most powerful and popular herbs in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia system. It has a long list of pharmacological studies which point to its ability to successfully treat various diseases including liver injury, cancer, diabetes, hair loss, sleep disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. Exploring the pharmacological actions behind these…

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Science-Backed Beauty Benefits of Astaxanthin

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There are only a handful of supplements that are worth taking and astaxanthin is among that short list. Astaxanthin is a true powerhouse nutrient with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities that far exceed other nutrients. Improved eye health and cardiovascular health are the more commonly associated health benefits of astaxanthin.  But that’s not all astaxanthin can do for you. Its pharmacological…

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