It’s no secret that dozens of toxic chemicals could be lurking in your makeup bag. Considering that your skin can absorb up to 80% of these toxins unfiltered, putting unnatural makeup on your face provides a direct route for these chemicals to get inside your body, which poses a serious health risk.
The good news is that there is a lot of choice out there when it comes to sourcing natural beauty products. Hopefully the popularity of organic makeup represents a sea change in how the beauty industry operates; the more people who support healthier cosmetic choices would only disincentivize brands from continuing to use these awful ingredients.
We’ve rounded up some of the very best natural and organic makeup brands that not only do a stellar job of beautification, their plant-derived components will also heal, condition, and soothe your skin:
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Eating healthy shouldn’t be complicated. To make it simple, TIME has curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods you should be eating now.
We asked registered dietitian Tina Ruggiero, author of the The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, to break down why each of these foods is a powerhouse. We also pulled in the nutritional information and asked our friends at Cooking Light to hook us up with some creative recipes to make sure eating these on a regular basis is no-excuses easy.
Many of these foods are grocery store staples, like tomatoes, salmon, onions and oranges, but it’s important to remember why each of these foods are so healthy, and be reminded that they’re easy to make. For example, you can chop a tomato and toss it into a salad, or you can slice up thick wedges and drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and balsamic vinegar. Top them with basil leaves, and you have an entree. You can also check out part II: The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time, for some more surprising foods you maybe didn’t know were so nutritious, or have never heard of to begin with.
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Maximize all the sweaty benefits of hot yoga with these expert tips
Bikram is to yoga what Tae-Bo is to kickboxing. Like Billy Blanks, Bikram Choudhury took a long-existing practice and modified it to create a uniquely-packaged fitness franchise. According to the 66-year-old Indian-born yoga guru, the precise sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises must be performed within 90 minutes in a heated (100-degrees-plus) room to allow the body to stretch, detoxify, relieve stress, tone, and heal chronic pain such as arthritis, joint aches, knee injuries, back problems, and more.
If you decide to try a class, don’t expect your instructor to demonstrate the moves. In Bikram, they’re trained to talk you through the flow as part of a moving meditation (listening to these directions forces practitioners to stop thinking and be in the moment). No matter where you practice in the world, the dialogue between the teacher and the student stays pretty much the same (seriously, they’re following a script).
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For many people, sleep is one of the first things to go when their schedule becomes overwhelming. But that starts a damaging cycle where too little sleep leads to sleep conditions, weight gain, and heart disease, among other issues. One of these issues is sleep apnea, a condition where the sleeper stops breathing or only takes shallow breaths while asleep. Someone who wakes up between 5 to 15 times an hour has a mild case of sleep apnea, and someone with severe sleep apnea wakes up more than 30 times.
Sleep apnea can cause serious health problems, but as many as 90% of people with it don’t even know they have it. So what is sleep apnea? How do you detect it? Most importantly, how do you treat it?
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Try these antioxidant-rich acai bowl recipes to make a delicious and refreshing breakfast. Blend and top with fresh fruit, nut butters and more.
Acai berries (pronounced ah-sai-ee) are the fruits of acai palm trees, which are mostly grown in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. These small, dark-purple berries pack a nutrient punch with a whole host of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Dubbed by the Brazilians as the “Beauty Berry,” acai berries truly do the body good from the inside out, with health benefits such as increased energy levels, a boosted immune system, improved metabolic function and better hair and skin. Not only is this superfood incredibly good for you, but it’s also delicious (it kind of tastes like dark chocolate!). One of the most popular ways to eat these berries is in an acai bowl, where puréed acai berries are garnished with a variety of toppings, such as sliced bananas, strawberries and granola.
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Did you know that someone is going around the country and murdering holistic doctors?
The Health Nut even has an Holistic Doctor Death Series featuring all of the cases. She is up to over 60 murders in her death series.
And that’s just in the past year, but since the story starts in 2015, that isn’t quite true.
Is anything about her story true?
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This recipe is free from dairy, gluten, nuts, and eggs! It’s also Paleo friendly.
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The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the health of our world. It relies on false assertions under claims of “hard science,” when in fact, all of the big “scientific studies” being conducted is backed and paid for by the pharmaceutical industry itself. Of course they aren’t going to promote natural cures. It would bankrupt them within months and would end their false charade.
As Dr. Sunil Pai M.D. states in an interview, “Follow the money. What is the biggest industry right now? It’s the cancer care industry. So the average cancer care for a person from Stage I to Stage IV will range anywhere from $350,000- $1,400,000 by the end of stage IV.” Revealing the truth about cancer and the pharmaceutical industry would immediately put an end to numerous jobs in the Food and Drug Administration, the American Cancer Society, the Rockefeller Institute, the American Medical Association and many others. Sadly, the truth has been covered up in the name of greed and profit.
Additionally, taking information on how to live a healthy life from the pharmaceutical-backed western medical doctors is quite ironic. As Dr. Leonard Coldwell states in an interview:
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These Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting are seriously amazing! The creamy matcha and coconut buttercream frosting pairs so perfectly with the fluffy vanilla cupcake from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!
These cupcakes are gluten FREE and paleo friendly, but we promise your guest will never know!
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A young man has been diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes four years ago, so he had to take numerous oils to treat his conditions on a daily basis.
However, he decided to treat himself completely naturally and started consuming raw vegetables and fruits and eventually succeeded in restoring his health!
This man found out that he had diabetes completely accidentally, 4 years ago. At the beginning, he started feeling thirsty all the time, and when he went to his doctor, he had already been in a dangerous shock.
It turned out that his sugar level was 29, so his doctor stated that his pancreas was no longer functioning. Namely, this actually meant that he had to take insulin regularly in order to stay alive.
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Is it just me, or does it seem like dips gets a bad rap? Sure there are plenty that fit the (bad health) bill, but there are many more that are pretty healthy. Whether it’s hummus, tzatziki, or white bean spread, you’ll find some variation of these dips in my refrigerator at all times. Right now, I’m loving this lightened-up version of creamy Lemon Artichoke Dip. It’s light, fresh and perfect for spring!
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They’re among the nation’s premier medical centers, at the leading edge of scientific research.
Yet hospitals affiliated with Yale, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and other top medical research centers also aggressively promote alternative therapies with little or no scientific backing. They offer “energy healing” to help treat multiple sclerosis, acupuncture for infertility, and homeopathic bee venom for fibromyalgia. A public forum hosted by the University of Florida’s hospital even promises to explain how herbal therapy can reverse Alzheimer’s. (It can’t.)
This embrace of alternative medicine has been building for years. But a STAT examination of 15 academic research centers across the US underscores just how deeply these therapies have become embedded in prestigious hospitals and medical schools.
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Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw.
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Postpartum psychosis has long-lasting consequences for mother and child. Beside depression, sleep and eating disturbances, exhaustion, social withdrawal, and anxiety, postpartum depression can also interfere with normal maternal-infant bonding and adversely affect child development. Recent reports show that most affected pregnant women are hesitant about taking antidepressant drugs, with a high percentage discontinuing their use. Some authors suggest that the reluctance of pregnant women to take antidepressant drugs should encourage clinicians to discuss with their patients the use of psychological interventions or alternative forms of treatment. In this article, a case of severe postpartum depression, treated successfully with homeopathic therapy, is presented. Considering the high noncompliance of women suffering from postpartum depression with conventional antidepressant medication, research in safe complementary medical methods is justified. One of these methods should be homeopathy.