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7 Beauty Tricks from Grandma You Aren’t Using (But Should Be)

Grandmothers are known for their folksy fixes—some of which are more legitimate than others. Have a cold? Chicken soup may actually reduce inflammation, so go ahead and take her up on a nice big bowl. Have a fussy baby? Think twice before opening the “magic teething whiskey.” Have a bad hair day? Start taking notes, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is the newest healthy eating craze. But the unique aspect of this diet is that you keep track of when you eat, not how much. In fact, it’s technically not a “diet,” since you can eat whatever you want when you’re not fasting. Yet, people that take part in this style of eating […]

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet Worth Trying?

 An estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), according to the American College of Gastroenterology (1). That equates to between 25 million and 45 million people. And if you’re one of them, you know just how painful and uncomfortable the chronic symptoms can be. People […]

10 Surprising Superfoods That Also Taste Amazing

What makes a “superfood” so super, anyway? Well, sometimes it has more to do with the super-powered marketing team behind the product than the food itself. (Seriously, have you ever tried to enjoy powdered seaweed?) So, starting right now, let’s take back the word “superfood” and redefine it as a food that’s super good for […]

5 Dish Soap Hacks with LuckyPlanet

Dish soap isn’t just for dirty dishes…it’s also for do-it-yourself fixes! Here are five clever hacks you need to try—all featuring LuckyPlanet dish soap, made with plant-based, natural ingredients. Dish Soap Hacks Fruit Fly Trap Your fruit bowl is stocked after a big grocery haul. Too bad the fruit flies got the memo. Get rid […]

I Tried Natural Deodorant for Two Weeks and Here’s What Happened

In most areas of my life, I try to be conscious about what I put in and on my body. I buy organic groceries when possible, seek out natural beauty products, and use environmentally friendly cleaners around the house. One glaring exception to my green routine? Antiperspirant. Like paying taxes or pretending to care about […]

The Complete Natural Deodorant Guide

Americans are odor-obsessed. There’s no other way to explain the fact that the domestic deodorant and antiperspirant market is projected to hit nearly $3.5 billion in 2019 (1). For those in search of alternatives that are less irritating or potentially toxic, there is some good news: The natural deodorant market has grown steadily in recent […]

How to Cleanse Negative Energy from Your Home

They say a clean home is a happy home, but perhaps the same can be said that a cleansed home makes for a happy person. Our home is often a reflection of who we are, both physically and spiritually. And while we want our homes to be joyous and comforting, sometimes negative energies can find […]

Detox 101: How to Cleanse Your Body

From detox teas to cleansing kits complete with supplements and drink powders, detox diets and body cleanses remain a popular trend. Detoxes and cleanses promise to remove toxins from your body, help strengthen your immune system, boost energy, lead to weight loss and even brighten skin. But before you jump on the detox bandwagon, it’s […]

8 Ways to Detox Your Home

Detoxes aren’t limited to body cleanses…you can (and should!) detox your home of harmful chemicals. There are synthetic chemicals in everything from cleaning products to personal care items, and those chemicals can affect everything from how well you breathe to the health of your pregnancy to your focus at work. Common Household Toxins There is […]

Frozen Produce May Contain Same Health Benefits as Fresh

Despite the rise in popularity of buying fresh fruit and vegetables, experts believe frozen produce is just as healthy Obsession with fresh produce has led to a dramatic spike in food waste When asked to choose between fresh or frozen produce these days, the average consumer is likely to opt for fresh. While some might […]

What Is Stoicism and How Can It Make You Unstoppable?

If I told you that the secret to improving your physical and mental health and well-being can be found in an ancient Hellenistic philosophy dating all the way back to the third century B.C., you’d probably say, “Are you high?” On the contrary, I’ve stopped using mood-altering substances like Xanax as a direct result of […]

6 Diarrhea Remedies You Should Try

Diarrhea can be caused by anything from digestive problems to food poisoning to too much caffeine. But when you’re stuck on the porcelain throne, you’re not so much concerned about what caused your condition. Instead, you want to know how to fix it. Fast. We caught up with Deborah Malkoff-Cohen, a registered dietitian and nutritionist […]

Consumers Prefer Milk Alternatives, Recent Report Shows

Sales of milk alternatives have risen remarkably over the last five years while traditional dairy milk sales have dropped significantly Plant-based milk options provide many of the nutrients found in dairy milk, but further research is required before bold claims can be made Traditional dairy milk has long been considered a healthy source of calcium […]

A Closer Look at Collagen: Types and Sources

As they say, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Case in point? Collagen. When you’re young, this premium, does-it-all protein is abundant, binding cells and tissues together with ease and aplomb. Collagen—which is derived from the Greek word for “glue”—is essentially a tightly wound bundle of amino acids, and is responsible for […]