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The Nonsense in Scents

The Nonsense in Scents

When I wrote my first book in 2007, the idea that there could be toxic chemicals in personal care products like toothpaste, soap and shampoo was groundbreaking. All these years later while the topic has become the center for the natural cosmetic and personal care revolution, there is still widespread confusion and misunderstanding of what is good or bad for you, and what to avoid.

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85/15% Lifestyle

85/15% Lifestyle

I’m not an extremist who thinks we should all sew our own clothes and eat only what we produce ourselves. I believe in affecting change through moderation. This is where my 85%/15% lifestyle comes into play. I aim to be healthy 85% of the time, reserving 15% for some vitamin J: junk.

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10 Cosmetics and Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

10 Cosmetics and Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned with toxic chemicals in personal care products. We are in need of quality information to help us make informed decisions about our exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in our cosmetics and skincare products. We are entitled to avoid products that may be bad for our health and skin – but the cosmetics companies don’t always agree.

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Great Detox Ingredients and Results

Great Detox Ingredients and Results

In our previous posts about detox, we introduced the concept, shared some sure-fire signs that you need to detox, and offered sum solutions to common skincare and health problems that might require detox. Today, we’re pointing out the ingredients to look for when detoxing skin care: Activated charcoal Obsidian clay Dee

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Time for a Detox

Time for a Detox

There are many signs your body uses to communicate with you. They can be visual, physical, and/or emotional. Symptoms can come and go, change, or be persistent. However, once you learn what to look for, you have the power to be proactive and lessen the stress on your skin and body.

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Do I Need to Detox? Causes and Signs that It’s Time

Do I Need to Detox? Causes and Signs that It’s Time

In a prior post, we introduced the idea of detoxing for better skin health. While most of us already know when we’ve been “overdoing” it in some form, this list can serve as a key to help determine if you need a detox: White or yellow coated tongue and/or bad breath Congested/uneven, enlarged pores, blackheads, or pus.

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Sum Solutions to Complement Detox

Sum Solutions to Complement Detox

Discover some ingredients to look for when detoxing in skin care and the results you might expect if you stay committed and help your body rid itself of harmful toxins and chemicals.

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Ten Simple Rules To Live By: Choosing Non-Toxic Skin Care Made Easy

Ten Simple Rules To Live By: Choosing Non-Toxic Skin Care Made Easy

Paper or plastic? This simple question at the check out used to leave me paralyzed. Of course, now that we can bring our own bags, that debate is over. However, similar questions are just starting to come to light in the personal care/cosmetic industry. What should you avoid? What is toxic? How does it affect your heal

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Bumps on Skin: Common Skin Issues & SumSolutions

Bumps on Skin: Common Skin Issues & SumSolutions

Skin is powerful. Its appearance can have profound emotional effects. I’ve heard it all: from teens missing school due to acne to people embarrassed by facial scarring or redness to “I can’t go out without my ‘face’ on.” I understand the stresses and despairs skin issues can cause. But everyone deserves to love the skin they’re in.

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Fall into beautiful skin with this DIY autumn facial

Fall into beautiful skin with this DIY autumn facial

The change of seasons affects us in so many ways, big and small. As the long, hot days of summer will give way to autumn, we return to routine schedules, shorter days, and more time spent indoors. The cooler winds bring with it a period of calm before the holiday storm, giving us the chance to restore balance. Autumn allows us to “fall into” ourselves, taking the time to regroup, refresh, and restore in mind, body, and spirit.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Deborah Interviews Radiologist Dr. Dana Bonaminio

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Deborah Interviews Radiologist Dr. Dana Bonaminio

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Deborah interviewed radiologist Dr. Dana Bonaminio about her work in breast imaging, cancer and skin care, and how empowerment that comes from taking an active role in your own breast health. Dr. Dana Bonaminio is a fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologist specializing in breas

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Sumbody’s Favorite Organic Face Masks for Fall

Sumbody’s Favorite Organic Face Masks for Fall

As we settle into fall and the trees exfoliate their summer leaves, similarly, we should prepare our skin through exfoliation and hydration. Sumbody’s organic face masks have the power to transform us and magnify what is already within.

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