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Switching to Natural Deodorant: Why You Should Detox Your Armpits

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Many cosmetics and skin care products that are used all over the world have chemicals that contain carcinogens, which are known to cause cancer. Much like other conventional skincare products, typical deodorants and antiperspirants rely heavily on preservatives, fragrances, and other toxic chemicals to get the job done. However, going natural isn’t always as straightforward as one might think; especially…

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How Digestion Affects the Skin: Gut Health For Better Skin

In our previous post on inflammatory skin problems, we discussed a little bit about the gut-skin connection. Here, we will go deeper into the impact of digestion and how to improve your gut health for better skin. The gut-skin connection is one of the most established and well-recognized relationships in the body by practitioners of all types. Today, even many…

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Harmful Ingredients to Avoid For Glowing Skin

Despite appealing packaging and clever marketing tactics, most “beauty” products today are actually far more harmful than they are helpful. In this blog post, we will guide you through the most harmful ingredients to avoid for glowing skin. There is significant scientific evidence unrolling all the time about the dangers of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial facial cleansers, lotions,…

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Healthier Kidneys, Healthier Skin: The Kidney-Skin Connection

The kidney-skin connection isn’t often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach Westerners often fail to understand the intimate interconnectedness of…

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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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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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Chinese Face Mapping: An Ancient Guide to Healing Your Face & Body

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The eyes never lie and the face tells all. It is true that the eyes are the window to the soul and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face is the map which decodes its silent language. We’ve all experienced this in some way or another – non-verbal exchanges to others passing by, tired eyes exhibiting a sleepless night, and…

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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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