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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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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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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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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 Science and Beauty Benefits of Marine Collagen

Let’s get fishy with the fascinating science and beauty benefits of marine collagen. Marine fish collagen peptides are an emerging functional food, which supports the homology of human collagen production. Marine collagen peptides, obtained by enzymatic digestion of fish skin, have been shown to have many positive health benefits. They are safe, biocompatible, highly bioavailable, and make for a potent dietary…

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The Health & Beauty Benefits of Bone Broth

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Bone broths are a staple food in many traditional diets. As with most traditional foods, bone broth is very nourishing, healing, easy to digest, and most of all, delicious. Just as the name suggests, bone broth or stock is made from using the bones of various animals. This is a technique developed out of sustainable eating practices that involved utilizing…

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The Best Herbs for Your Skin

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Glowing, healthy skin is a goal for many and it isn’t necessarily a vain one. Healthy skin is often a reflection of strong, healthy organs and overall good health. Additionally, the skin is an important organ in the body, which protects our internal organs from the outside world. However, most of us have been misled on the path to optimal…

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3 Foods for Acne-Free Skin

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  According to statistics over 80% of American’s struggle with acne. While the severity of the acne can differ, the fact of the matter is that a very large percentage of people today experience less than optimal skin. And despite the wide range of anti-acne protocols including dermatologist, mediations and over the counter ointments, the problems persist.   Why Conventional…

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How to Stop Wrinkles at the Cause

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Stopping Wrinkles The general culprit of wrinkles is often thought to be sun damage. However, while excessive sun exposure, to the point of burning, can play a role in the formation of wrinkles, there is a cause overlooked. Not many people are aware of the fact that sugar actually ages the skin much faster than the Sun, especially when you…

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