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Is Kale Really Toxic? Everything You Need To Know About Heavy Metals

This week, Harper's Bazaar published an article saying "people are getting seriously sick from eating kale."

Robin Berzin, M.D.
July 21 2015

Poison Ivy: How To Prevent It + How To Treat It Naturally

If you like to hike, garden or play outside, it's hard to avoid poison ivy.

Jana Blankenship
July 10 2015

The 15 Best Natural Sunscreens To Use This Summer

It's official: the sun is out and it's here to stay. While I fully support a beach day and getting your (natural) fill of vitamin D, it's also crucial...

Allie White
July 7 2015

Natural Essential Oil Insect Repellents For You (And Your Dog, Too!)

With regards to bugs, I’m very much a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) sort of person. That said, I don’t want to smell like citronella, either.

Clara Williams
July 6 2015

10 Sneaky Sources Of Endocrine Disruptors + How To Avoid Them

One sobering fact of modern life: endocrine (hormone) disruptors are everywhere. Occasional contact wouldn’t be a major concern but the trouble is,...

Frank Lipman, M.D.
July 1 2015

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mold

Personally, I know how much mold can wreak havoc because I grew up in houses filled with toxic mold — and the effects on my body and brain were...

Dave Asprey
June 29 2015

The Truth About Sunscreen + A Natural, Homemade Alternative

With temperatures rising steadily around the country, it’s important to start thinking about sun protection. There are two types of sun protection...

Dr. Pragati Gusmano
June 20 2015

5 Critical Truths You Need To Know Before Buying Sunscreen

If you want to protect yourself from the sun and harmful chemicals, here are some things you should know and consider when buying a sunscreen.

Shashi Batra
June 3 2015

6 Conventional Beauty Products You Need To Toss ASAP

Everyday personal care products contain thousands of chemicals that affect hormones and may be linked to various illnesses. Cosmetic manufacturers...

Jennifer Freitas
May 23 2015

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Animal Testing

Even with the prevalence of the "cruelty-free" stamp on a package, it's still highly likely animal testing was used on the individual ingredients.

Shashi Batra
May 19 2015

How I Naturally Healed My Acne-Prone Skin

Here are the 10 rules I always follow to make sure my skin behaves.

Osha Key
May 18 2015

Tone & Tighten Your Skin With This DIY Raspberry Facial Mask

Whether we like it or not, the effects of aging and sun damage show up on our face. And, while I’m a proud proponent of rocking your grays and...

Becca Piastrelli
May 17 2015

Ditch The Toxic Household Cleaners! Try These 5 Essential Oils Instead

Spring is in full bloom, but if you're a little behind on your seasonal cleaning, now is as good a time as ever to throw open those windows and give...

Ashley Griffith
May 16 2015

Ditch The Chemicals! 5 Head-To-Toe DIY Beauty Treatments

A few years ago, I tried to purge my bathroom of all lotions and potions containing scary toxins, hormone disruptors and chemicals I couldn’t...

Emily Feinstein
May 14 2015

3 Reasons To Add Rosehip Oil To Your Skin Care Routine

Natural beauty oils are one of the hottest trends in skin care, and with good reason. Many of us are concerned by the chemical overload inherent in...

Corinne Morley
May 13 2015

5 Everyday Chemicals To Avoid For Optimal Fertility

When preparing to try to get pregnant or conceive a healthy baby, there are certain things you can do to enhance your journey, and other things you...

Dr. Carolyn Alexander
April 28 2015

Condition & Color Your Lips With This DIY Beet Lipstick

Editor's note: While it's easy to run to a beauty or drugstore to buy your favorite lipstick, why not take the DIY route and try your hand at making...

Pip Waller
April 26 2015

24 Toxic Skin-Care Ingredients + What To Use Instead (Infographic)

Looking at a list of toxic ingredients to avoid in cosmetics, I realized the standard list needed a bit of an update. For example, while parabens are...

Marie Veronique Nadeau
April 24 2015

6 Reasons To Start Using Coconut Oil As Toothpaste

Coconut oil is one of those foods that seems to have endless uses. One use you may be unaware of is that it's a fantastic base for toothpaste. Often,...

Nathan Wiebe
April 12 2015