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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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The Harmful Beauty Effects of Estrogen

In an earlier post, we talked all about the damaging effects of stress hormone cortisol. In this post, we will focus on the harmful beauty effects of estrogen, another stress hormone. Hormones & The Endocrine System One of the most important factors involved in determining either healthy or unhealthy skin is the endocrine system. Most skin diseases, including the accelerated…

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How Horsetail Benefits Your Skin

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Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass, Bottle Brush or by its scientific name Equisetum arvense, is a perennial plant that resembles a horse’s tail. It commonly grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. Horsetail contains important nutrients that support the health of the skin, including iron, manganese, silica and various antioxidants. Additionally, horsetail is known to possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory…

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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gynostemma

Gynostemma did not get the nickname “miracle grass” without reason. This highly medicinal herb is known to be the most powerful adaptogen on the planet. The anti-aging benefits of Gynostemma are due to its many rejuvenating properties, which all actually serve to protect the body from the damaging effects of stress. What is Gynostemma? Commonly referred to as Jiaogulan, Gynostemma…

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Andy Hnilo’s Top-5 Health Tips

1) Invest in a shower filter Our tap water is loaded with heavy metals and chlorine. Showering daily and absorbing those toxins weakens our immune system, irritates our skin and damages our hair. Recommended: Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System  2) Fluoride free toothpaste Fluoride is now a government recognized carcinogen, as it crosses our blood-brain barrier that disrupts…

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The Best & Worst Foods For Your Skin

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The world is filled with conflicting views, especially around what or what not to eat. There is a lot of confusion as to what is health and what isn’t when it comes to food. However, if we zoom out and take a broader look at nutrition, we’ll find that it’s a much easier situation than it has been made to…

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All About Astaxanthin – One of the Most Powerful Antioxidants

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What is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is often referred to as “the king of carotenoids”. Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients that are extremely important antioxidants that deactivate free radicals – atoms that can damage cells by reacting with other molecules. These antioxidants fight cancer, promote vision and normal growth & development, and are very anti-inflammatory – providing heavy support to our…

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Talking Health, Nutrition, and Perspective with World Series Champion, Ryan Kalish

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Recently I had the opportunity to go to Colorado and meet up with good friend and 2-time World Series Champion (baseball) Ryan Kalish as he recovers from his 14th surgery. At 29 years old and with his past injuries being a burden on his playing career, it was refreshing to sit down and have a discussion about how health, wellness…

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The Benefits of a Clay Mask

Why You Should Be Using Clay on Your Skin: Beauty & Health Benefits of  a Clay Mask The use of clay topically for soothing and healing the skin, and even for internal medicinal uses traces back throughout ancient history. Clay as medicine has been referenced as far back as ancient Rome, 60 BC to be exact. Aristotle – the Father of…

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Alitura Helps with “Game Face” During Playoffs…

Yasiel Puig and Dodgers Use Alitura Mask

One Thing Both Teams Have in Common…   As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs battle in the National League Championship Series, we thought we would share some of our favorite pictures from Alitura Clay Mask users on both teams!  Hey let’s face it, they are on camera quite a bit, I can’t blame them for wanting to look…

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