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Chemicals in Mac and Cheese: What You Need to Know

America’s No. 1 favorite comfort food is testing positive for some disturbing ingredients, and you won’t find them on the label. New testing confirms that chemicals in mac and cheese include a variety of phthalates, chemicals that disrupt the body’s normal hormonal function. Some are even linked to certain cancers. But is it time to panic and ditch boxed mac and … Read More

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Stevia Kills Lyme Disease (in a Test Tube) Better Than Standard Antibiotics, Study Says

Stevia kills Lyme disease? While it sounds too good to be true, there is legitimate evidence suggesting a beneficial stevia side effect could include killing Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease. Here, we’ll dive in to the University of New Haven study that opened our eyes to the stevia herb’s possible Lyme-killing properties, what’s happened since that study’s release in 2015 and … Read More

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8 EWG Sunscreen Picks When You’re in a Pinch

EWG sunscreen ratings serve as a lifeline for people who want to use sunscreen without all of the toxic ingredients. For more than a decade, EWG (the non-profit Environmental Working Group) takes on the annual task of sifting through sunscreen label claims, ingredient lists and scientific studies analyzing what’s really in those sunblock bottles. I know I’m grateful for the organization’s annual … Read More

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Top 50 Fitness Influencers Who Inspire Us to Get Fit!

Maybe you’ve hit a rut in your workout routine or need some #fitspo to try something new. Whatever the case, these 50 fitness influencers fit the bill are a mix of personal trainers, fitness instructors, workout gurus and professional athletes can inspire you to step up your workouts, lose weight fast and give you some creative new exercise and diet … Read More

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Avoid the Deadly Powassan Virus: 9 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Before you venture outdoors this summer, be sure to protect yourself against ticks. Due to recent unusually warm winters in the U.S., which allowed insects to better survive, tick populations are up — and so is the risk of contracting a nasty tick-borne illness. In addition to the usual suspects, like Lyme disease, a rarer disease is now causing concern. … Read More

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How Many Grams of Sugar Per Day Should You Consume?

Sugar has gotten a bad rap and for good reason. It’s in almost every packaged food you pick up at the grocery store, and there seems to be quite a sugar addiction epidemic in the United States. If you don’t see the word “sugar” in the ingredients list, there is likely another form of it that you simply do not recognize. Given what … Read More

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Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge (Yes, You Really Can!)

A loofah sponge probably conjures up images of rough, exfoliating fibers for bath time, but there’s really so much more to this vegetable. (That’s right, it’s a veggie.) “Loofah,” also known as loofa, luffa or sponge gourd, is something most folks buy in the beauty aisle, but you can actually grow it at home. A loofah sponge actually comes from a vining … Read More

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Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

Is coconut oil healthy? You may feel more confused than ever on the subject, thanks to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) June 2017 report on saturated fats. The advisory report from the AHA looks at dietary fats and cardiovascular disease. But the association’s stark warning on coconut oil is what really came as a shock to the public. Here’s just a sampling … Read More

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Is Reverse Osmosis Water Good for You? Or Does It Over-Filter?

Clean drinking water is difficult to come by. In places like California, water is scarce thanks to drought. In third-world countries, there’s a lack of infrastructure to provide potable water. And even in our own homes, tap water toxicity is a real concern, as toxins like lead and arsenic have been found ­­flowing through the tap. It’s just one of … Read More

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Stop Using Dryer Sheets Immediately!

Dryer sheets are part of the laundry routine for millions of people. Most of us don’t think twice about tossing a sheet or two into the dryer — it’s just part of the clean clothes process. And while pulling a warm, fresh load of scented laundry out of the dryer may make you feel warm and fuzzy, there’s likely something not-so-good … Read More