A Cup of Green

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Why Essential Oils?

oil bottle

by Kinko Hamilton

Who doesn’t like a smell of fresh lemons, oranges, or freshly baked chocolate cookies? Aroma stimulates limbic system, which controls heart rate, metabolism, behavior, emotion, motivation, and long-term memory.

Essential oils (EOs) are steam-distilled parts of plant such as barks, flowers, leaves, roots, stems, seeds, etc. They are consisted of only volatile aromatic molecules (because it is steam-distilled) and provide high potency and concentration. For an instance, one drop of peppermint EO is... Read More

Lightening and brightening with hydroquinone is toxic


Hydroquinone is still one of the most commonly used skin lightening agents on the market here in the U.S. It is also a chemical agent commonly used in the development of photography. The ingredient has been banned due to numerous safety issues and serious toxicity concerns in Europe, Japan and several other countries.

Here in the U.S.; however, the ingredient is still used in a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription skin bleaching products. Any... Read More

Over-Medicated America


An infographic displaying how drug companies have taken over our lives

Its estimated that approximately 106,000 Americans die from pharmaceutical drugs each year.  These deaths DO NOT include over-doses, misuses, unexpected side effects, or physician errors. People who took the drugs as prescribed and died. Think of that and check out the staggering statistics below; things that make you go hmmmmm....

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Lymphatic drainage: The Secret to Self Body Healing


By Ion Doaga

Your family and job responsibilities makes you so busy that at the end of the day you fall in a couch with swelling legs, stressed and fatigued.

You consider these health issues as minor problems. You don’t have time to stress about that, and you hope they won’t turn into bigger health problems.

It’s like living in a city where you are terrified to use the subway, or being mugged outside your apartment, and... Read More

10 Strange Ways to Stay Healthy (Infographic)


We should all know by now that eating clean, getting exercise and maintaining healthy habits will keep us fit and well. However, did you know that flossing, music and laughter are important and helpful too? Check out the infographic below for some more interesting ways to stay healthy. I'm a big fan of #1 and #3 myself! ;)


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