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Do Diets Sabotage Your True Beauty Potential?

I’ll probably get some flack for this post from some of my family members, but I feel obligated to tell it like it is in regards to all things health and beauty. One of the things I have noticed, and especially living in America, is that as a nation, we are diet obsessed. I blame some of this obsession with…

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Using Raw Organic Honey as a Face Wash

I know that using oils and raw organic honey as facial cleansers are nothing new and maybe I am a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon, but there is a reason why so many people are using these in lieu of conventional cleansers – they’re awesome and they work! I’ll limit today’s post to talking about using raw organic…

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Why Dairy is Bad For Your Skin and Your Health

We’ve all seen the various commercials and magazine ads on how drinking milk gives you strong bones, how it “does a body good”, etc…and we’ve probably had our parents tell us when we were growing up to make sure we drink our milk for those very reasons. Unfortunately, drinking milk is far from good for us. In fact, if you…

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The Gluten-Acne Connection

So, you changed your diet. You detoxed. You switched to non-toxic, more natural personal care and cosmetic products. You exercise. You try and keep stress to a minimum. And yet, somehow you still have acne that just won’t go away. Here’s a thought….do you eat wheat, processed foods or use any products that may contain gluten (yep, makeup can contain gluten). If so, that…

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Water…The Elixir of Health and Beauty

We’ve all heard or read that we should drink more water. And since most of us spend the majority of our days in a state of mild dehydration, thanks to coffee, soda (or pop depending on where you are from), caffeinated teas, and sugary beverages, we really do need to increase our water consumption. How much seems to vary among…

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Green Smoothies for a Glowing Complexion

I’ve mentioned how diet can impact not just your overall health, but your skin as well. One of the things I love to incorporate into my diet is a green smoothie. ~ more energyNow, when I say “green smoothie”, I mean just that. Greens, maybe some fruit to sweeten and water or a nut milk of choice. No cow’s milk,…

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Healing Ingredient Spotlight..Tamanu Oil

In my endless quest to find the best acne and scar healing ingredients and foods, I discovered an oil that I believe has been the main superstar ingredient in my healing process. Tamanu oil absorbs easily into your skin and is not greasy, which is great for someone like me who has oily skin. It can also be used as a…

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To Be or Not to Be a Raw Vegan…

I discovered the raw food diet/lifestyle in a kind of roundabout way. I was already immersed in the world of organic eating and took up an interest in Ayurveda (Indian natural or alternative medicine) and yoga. One of the yoga instructor’s whose blog I followed posted an article about her friend’s new Raw Vegan Beauty online store. She had me…

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Struggles..and a Ray of Hope

I spent most of my life wishing, praying and hoping that someday I would wake up and have clear, beautiful skin like everyone around me seemed to have been blessed with. I remember my mother telling me that I would “grow out of it”, that by High School I’d be the one with the pretty skin and all the kids…

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So How Do I Beat the Acne Beast?

So I mentioned in an earlier post that I was nine when my skin was taken over by acne. I’m not going to go on about how cruel kids were, or how I spent the majority of my life deeply depressed, wondering if I could ever be considered pretty, blah, blah, blah. Anyone who has or has been at one…

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Detox…the Dreaded “D” Word?

Spring..a time of renewal. A time of new beginnings, of birds singing, flowers blooming. A time to shed the heavy layers of winter clothes in favor of more skin-revealing outfits. Spring is also the perfect time for detoxing our bodies. What is detoxification and why should we do it? It’s simple really. Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances…

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Girl on a Green Mission

  I’ve always been interested in natural healing and healthy eating. It was how I was raised, and for the most part, I never really strayed from my upbringing. I knew that what I put in my body had a direct effect on my overall health, but what I didn’t know until a few years ago, was that it mattered…

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