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The Dangers of Antibiotic and Antibacterial Soaps

Originally used only in hospitals, triclosan is a drug that has been adopted by manufacturers of conventional soaps. About 75% of liquid antibacterial soaps and 30% of antibiotic bar soap use triclosan as an active ingredient, which has resulted in an industry that is worth an estimated $1 billion.  Triclosan is not only used in soaps and antibacterial washes but…

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Gut-Hormone Connection: The Link Between Poor Digestion, Estrogen & Skin Problems

Hormones play a key role in regulating the skin as an organ. When there is an imbalance and the body produces more stress hormones than adaptive hormones, the skin becomes compromised. Of the many hormones that can negatively affect the skin, estrogen is particularly damaging. As we will discuss in greater detail, estrogen can weaken the integrity of the skin.…

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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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Hypothyroidism & Skin Cancer Link: Tips for Naturally Preventing Skin Cancer

Cases of malignant melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer, have been steadily increasing. According to conventional knowledge, the top risk factors for skin cancer are genetics, skin type (fairer skin), excessive sun exposure, and hereditary (family history of skin cancer). Most of these factors are short-sighted. At worst, they are fate-driven, meaning there isn’t much you can do to…

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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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Emotions & Skin Health: How Dopamine Affects the Skin

Have you ever considered that happiness and skin health go hand-in-hand? Known as the ‘chemical of happiness’, dopamine may actually play a role in getting healthier, brighter skin. Our Skin Shows Our Emotions You may have noticed your family and friends become more beautiful when struck by love. All of a sudden, their eyes shine and their skin begins to…

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