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Oral health is so important to our overall well-being – it’s believed that taking proper care of the mouth and gums can help prevent the development of certain issues with digestion, the heart, and other major organs. Read more »

Brittany Ballard -Nov 05, 2014, 11:51PM
Took the words right out of my mouth, Bek! The trace amounts found in spring water are natural and good for us, while the high amounts of artificial sodium fluoride that is added to our water, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and many foods is dangerous. It is interesting that the dental assistant mentioned that the small amount in toothpaste wasn't enough to do anything....but in combination with the amount added to public drinking water, gum, all foods grown on a farm watered with public drinking water (especially grapes and many other water heavy fruits and veggies) etc, the amount becomes substantially higher. Fun fact: Hitler actually use to heavily fluoridate the water in concentration camps to pacify the masses he had contained in the camps :/ Also it has been proven that fluoride calcifies our pineal gland, which is also regarded by many spiritualities to be our "third eye", or our spiritual connection to all other life forms and spiritual planes/beings.
Bek -Oct 05, 2014, 7:38PM
Just to add my two cents about the fluoride... Those of you saying fluoride isn't dangerous are half right - calcium fluoride, the kind found naturally occurring in some plants, food etc. isn't dangerous to you. Sodium fluoride, on the other hand, is made as a byproduct of an industry (sorry, I can't remember which one now, but a quick google should tell you) and is absolutely dangerous and poisonous. Check your toothpaste packet - in some countries it is mandatory for them to have a poison warning if more than a pea sized amount is swallowed. The scary thing is, you don't need to swallow fluoride to absorb it. There is so much information out there about the dangers of fluoride, please educate yourselves on it because it's a really important issue. To the dental assistant who said it's not dangerous, I don't mean any offense and I'm just trying to help you take a critical look on what you've been taught for a second. Don't you think that the rich people who want a way to dispose of the waste from their industry would use their money and influence to ensure that it's taught in universities (or tafe, or wherever you've studied - if you have to study to be a dental assistant? Sorry, I'm not sure of the process) that fluoride is beneficial? There have been many instances in history where the most learned people thought something was good for you or the way things were (ie. scientific racism, the world is flat, etc. etc.). There was an article recently published in the Lancet (a very highly regarded medical journal) that classified fluoride as a neurotoxin. Take some time to research all aspects of this argument because there is a lot of misinformation put out there by people who have the money and power to make their voice the one that's heard. Food for thought anyway. :)

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We hear it all the time, or we say it ourselves: “Does anyone have an Advil?” It seems that headaches plague too many of us these days. Late nights, computer screens, stress, a stuffy nose – they are all factors that can contribute, but taking a processed remedy isn’t necessarily the best way to deal with it. All around us, nature grows healing herbs that can help alleviate the pain. Read more »

Naly -Apr 07, 2015, 6:17PM
I wished this worked for me a lot of my headaches are triggered by scents as well though and whenever I get to close to a strong scent even if it's pleasant I get a terrible headache.
Priyanka Minhas -Jun 18, 2014, 3:11AM
These remedies helps you to relax and gives a soothing effect on your boday. Natural remedies like this helps you to cure your problems like headache, migraine etc. To know more about natural remedies connect with our experts at www.helpmepapa.com

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Our new blog intern, Madisyn, was the inspiration behind this post. Read more »

Graciela -Sep 18, 2014, 3:37AM
Thank you share, I love the hair style, I think I will buy the hair weft from www.lokshair.com to make the these hair style
Gemy Vinson -Aug 22, 2014, 11:04AM
Love it! So many that want short hair for the convenience then feel like they are stuck in a rut and cannot make their look different! This proves that theory wrong!

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I love nothing more than long days spent outdoors. Summer is almost here, and I can’t wait to start spending weekends at the shore.  Read more »

Denisa -Jun 26, 2014, 4:56AM
This is awesome! I am impressed by the size of aloe you are holding on that picture! In England i haven't come through such a big aloe or aloe vera leaves sale at all...I'm well jealous! When my aloe grows a little more i shall definitely make this...thanks :P
Briena -Jun 12, 2014, 9:54PM
This is the best! Super excited to try making these. Something I just learned also... if you don't have aloe handy, try wetting a rag and sprinkling it with a heavy dose of baking soda. Put that straight onto the burn. Somehow it helps soak up some of the heat and really helps to reduce the sting. http://seniorpictures.sashphotography.com

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Some of my favorite homemade beauty products are the ones that are the easiest to make. Read more »

Valeria -Sep 24, 2014, 8:47PM
As a chilean, I'm so proud of seeing this ancient homemade remedy for tired and dull skin :) is one of my favorites! I use rice flour for better results with acne skin marks.
-Jul 06, 2014, 9:43AM
I suppose you could use blueberries as well??

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on May 7th, but this all natural beauty DIY is too good not to share again! Read more »

Kirsten -May 30, 2015, 3:28PM
How do you apply it? Excited to try this!
Wayfaring Wybles -May 06, 2015, 10:10AM
Brigette, we love making our own deodorant so we're excited to try this one. Thanks for posting! FOR SENSITIVE SKIN FOLKS: We use less essential oil FOR MELTING CONCERNS: We keep ours in the fridge http://wayfaringwybles.com

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Greensgrow is one of Philadelphia’s longstanding gems. An urban farm nestled in-between the city’s Fishtown and Kensington neighborhoods, it’s a place that has influenced a growing sustainably minded community over the last twenty years. Today, people from across the city flock to the farm in order to shop local organic foods, to find plants and tools needed for their organic garden, to make friends, and to learn at one of the farm’s many workshops. Read more »

Kristin -Jun 10, 2014, 4:09PM
Thanks so much for joining me at the workshop Naomi, it was a pleasure meeting you! I had a great time teaching this class and would love for you to join me for the next one. There are so many great ways to incorporate herbs in to our daily lives - they are truly wonderful. Warmest wishes!
bella -Jun 09, 2014, 9:45AM
amazing i love it

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It feels like summer is already here in Philly.  Read more »

Jacqui Page -Jun 09, 2015, 12:29PM
'Wen" products are amazing......they are all natural and I know first hand that they work. Not too expensive.....lots of different hair cleansers to choose from.......so we don't call it shampoo.....your hair will be happy and thank you over and over.
Sophia -Nov 16, 2014, 1:49AM
Where did you get these containers?

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When it comes to that dreaded little plant we know as poison ivy, the best advice I can give you is to just straight up stay away.

But sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. The warmth of the season has us outdoors at every possible moment, wandering and exploring every crevice of our world. And sometimes… those crevices happen to be filled with poison ivy – even if we don’t know it. Read more »

JmeYoung -Mar 27, 2015, 5:42AM
i tried almost all of these and nothing really worked. If U realize home remedies are not helping, get to the doctor SOON after U get this. U need a steroid shot and possibly a script. I haven't gotten poison ivy since I was a child until now and lemme tell u OMG I never want it again! Lol Good Luck!
Alvey -Jul 31, 2014, 9:42AM
Sweet Fern has been used here in Maine for over 300 years to cure rashes caused by poison ivy oak and sumac. A strong infusion of tea applied to the rash stops itching on contact, stops oozing and dries the rash within a few days. A web search of "SWEET FERN" will tell you how to find it in the wild or on line or go to www.sweetreliefforpoisonivy.com.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 24th but with the holiday weekend and more time spent outdoors, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

Arianna -Jul 03, 2015, 11:46AM
Wow! What a brilliant idea! Just wondering....I don't have chamomile tea.....can I skip that part of the recipe? Thanks!
Georgia H. g -Jun 27, 2015, 12:32AM
Hi I was wondering if i could make a video for my youtube about this recipe? Its really awesome and i would really like to. Tysm

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Post image for 6 Spa Treatments You Get From A Day On The Beach

With sun-kissed skin, salty hair, and the taste of the ocean still on your tongue, you and your crew pile into the car. Windows down, tunes up, the drive home from a day spent on the beach is nothing short of magical. Read more »

Alcor Spa -Jun 02, 2014, 2:45AM
Right. Its great to be on beach some times to take sun batch and feel the nature. It can make relax your body and mind.
Flourish Design Co. -May 26, 2014, 1:07AM
Gorgeous photos. Even as a native Californian, I still love the beach daily. www.etsy.com/shop/flourishdesignco www.instagram.com/flourishdesignco

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When it comes to natural beauty, ask almost anyone what their number one essential product is and the answer will be the same: coconut oil. Read more »

rod -Nov 25, 2014, 2:24PM
Natural oils are the best. I use an all organic moisturizer, http://www.cutissanus.com/product-category/moisturizers/ These are the best
Organic Fiji -Jul 22, 2014, 6:45PM
If you are now looking to buy coconut oil for any beauty purposes or cooking check out our USDA certified Organic Coconut Oil products! www.organicfiji.com

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