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Organic tampons? Read this – Period.

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By Danielle Lee

Are you a woman?  Read this. Do you know a woman? Send this article to her so she can read this.  Thanks.

Hi ladies (and gentlemen…and yes, you are gentleman if you are reading), this blog is about our favorite commonality…our periods.  More precisely, tampons. Oh yes, fun indeed. Seriously though, do you know what your tampon is made of?  The first disposable tampons were invented by the Egyptians.  They were made out of softened papyrus.  Since then, other materials for tampons have included wool, paper, vegetable fibers, sponges, grass, and later cotton.  The most used tampons today... Read More

Feeling Salty: Salt Therapy Sessions 1-3


by Danielle Lee

The more I learn about what it means to live a holistic lifestyle, the more I understand the simplicity of life.  Everything a human body needs for optimum health grows from or is of the Earth.  All the ‘medicines’ that can prevent us from most diseases were initially put here for us to consume.  I know it’s a bit late in the game to go back to when our Earth was more hygienically, but there are still many natural resources we have available to us.

Did you know that salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a strong anti-stress element... Read More

Many learning and behavior problems begin in your grocery cart!

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Did you know that the brand of ice cream, cookie, and potato chip you select could have a direct effect on the behavior, health, and ability to learn for you or your children?

Numerous studies show that certain synthetic food additives can have serious learning, behavior, and/or health effects for sensitive people.The Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) is a test to determine if certain foods or food additives are triggering particular symptoms. It is basically the way people used to eat before "hyperactivity" and "ADHD" became household words, and before asthma and chronic ear infections became so very common.

ADHD... Read More

Supermodel skincare scandal: Gisele says sunscreen is ‘poison’


Where is the line for a celebrity to be able to say what they truly believe, without wrongly influencing the public?  A lot of women look to model Gisele Bündchen for advice on beauty.  Its true that many ingredients in leading sunscreens are poisonous. However, is it responsible to not encourage the use of natural sunscreens when making a bold statement like she has?
Many famously ageless women are proud to list sunscreen, which fights both the cosmetic and cancerous  effects of UV exposure, as part of their skincare routine. However, one of the world's most beautiful... Read More

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