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Why You Should Say Goodbye to Antibacterial Hand Wash

If you haven’t already read the recent report from the FDA regarding the removal of antibacterials from hand soaps, or safer alternatives, then keep reading!

The FDA has made another move in the right direction with their recent declaration regarding the safety of antibacterials. “Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections,” said the FDA.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life: Benefits and Uses

Using apple cider vinegar for health benefits dates back to 400 B.C., when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it as a cleansing and healing agent. But that’s not it! Apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes and potassium, it supports a healthy immune system, helps with weight loss and digestion, and removes toxins. It can also be used to maintain beautiful and healthy skin, help whiten your teeth, and remove the bacteria that cause bad breath!

So if you haven’t jumped on the apple cider vinegar band wagon, then now is the time, and here’s why:

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Skip the Wax, Add On the Sugar: Safe and Effective Hair Removal

Ready to ditch the hot wax? Or, maybe you’re sick of shaving three plus times a week? Then this may be the time to switch over (or start) sugaring. This type of hair removal uses a mix of natural ingredients including sugar, water, lemon juice, and sometimes honey, salt and essentials oils, made into a paste or gel. Since all of these ingredients are natural, you already know that there are no harmful, unknown chemicals that can irritate your skin. 😉 Interested? Read on!

But this isn’t any new age form of hair removal, in fact, sugaring has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout Northern Africa, Greece and the Middle East. It’s one of the most gentlest techniques, and a natural alternative to lasers.

Unlike waxing, sugaring doesn’t attach to live skin cells nor does it remove them. It only sticks to the hair, so it really gets the hair out of the roots without pulling your skin along with it. Less pain!

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Fun Finds for the Weekend: OH YES! Pizza, Pressed Juicery and Fashion

For this weekend’s fun finds, I bring to you frozen vegan treats from Pressed Juicery, a healthy pizza for kids and adults, and a summer ensemble you can wear to almost any occasion. I hope you enjoy!

Pressed Juicery

Pressed Juicery is one of my go-to places for delicious cold-pressed juices and cleanses. You can choose from a variety of juices including, mixed greens, roots, citrus, fruits, coffee, H2O and so much more! If you’re into the juice cleanse, they have one, three and five day cleanses available.

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Hiking: Good for the Body, Great for the Mind

Working out is great, most of us do it in some shape or form, but sometimes stepping out of that gym and into the outdoors can be gratifying. Plus, the change of scenery and surrounding yourself with nature is not only good for the body, but also great for the mind.

Hiking is my go-to outdoor activity. It can burn an average of 500 calories per hour, doesn’t add stress to your joins (unlike concrete or asphalt), can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, help prevent cancer (more on this in a bit), and has been shown to make you happier!

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White Is Out and Green Is In: Chlorophyll Water and Its Benefits

Remember back in science class when we learned about chlorophyll—how it collects light from the sun to give plants their energy and their green color? That’s why you see it in kale, spinach, arugula, and a bit in apples, kiwi and pears.  Chlorophyll has now become a trend. You’ll see it being added to water and juices, and made into pills due to its many benefits including weight loss, preventing cancer, detoxifying, healing wounds, alkalizing the body, and deodorizing.

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