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Pink Salt: What You Should Know

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Going into the heart of the mines (Mandra, Pakistan)

 

In our diets, salt can offer us minerals, taste, and help make nutrients more bioavailable. As salt lamps in our space, they are reported to detox air and contribute to relaxation. 

Since my podcast recording with Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, I have become fascinated with salt. Sandor recommended using salt of all colors—grey, pink, black,...

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Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, fermentation guru, comments

Updated July 9, 2019

 

Culturally raised to view bacteria as threatening, in recent years I've been learning about their invaluable benefits: They seem like the best way to nurture our gut health. And eating fermented foods is an easy way to nurture the healthy bacteria in your gut.

There's no better person to learn more about fermented foods than Sandor Katz, author of New York Times bestselling books on the topic. Below are some notes from my podcast recording with...

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Natural Beauty and Self-Care Tips by Clémence von Mueffling, Third Generation Beauty Editor

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Clémence von Mueffling. Photo by Pamela Berkovic

 

Men: These natural beauty and self-care tips apply to you as well!

I was so excited to learn the natural beauty and self-care tips that Clémence von Mueffling would reveal. Not only is Clémence a beauty expert, but her mother and grandmother were beauty editors at French Vogue. What natural beauty secrets does Clémence wish more people—men and women—knew? Read on to...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Danielle Wu, CEO/Founder of More Sunday

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Models in the image above are wearing More Sunday pajamas.

Danielle Wu is founder and CEO of More Sunday, which offers eco-friendly pajamas that are beautiful enough to wear outside your home! Made of 100% Real Silk, the pajamas' fabric is free of toxic chemicals that are often found on clothing textiles.

In fact, More Sunday pajamas are made of silk that is OEKO-TEX 100 certified; meaning, they have been tested by a third-party to ensure More Sunday is not...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Agnieszka Wilson, humanitarian and founder of Urban Witches

I met Agnieszka Wilson this spring when we were fellow panel speakers for the Kota Alliance, an organization that elevates collaboration across borders for women-centered nonprofits, NGOs, social enterprises and entrepreneurs, businesses and startups that share the goal of improving gender equality and supporting women.

After our panel event, Aga gave me a selection of products from her newly launched line of lotions, serums, balms, and more.

I have...

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Fossil Fuels in Your Self-Care and Beauty Products

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We use fossil fuels as coal, natural gas, and petroleum (sometimes called crude oil). These types of fossil fuels help us create not only energy (e.g. gasoline in cars), but also various household products—including those in your self-care and beauty routines!

This article highlights key things you should know about the ingredients in your self-care and beauty products that are made from fossil fuels.

If the idea of fossil fuels in your...

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Beauty Detox in June

a monthly newsletter Jun 06, 2019

June is our month to meditate on products we use for self-care and beauty. We will address the products we use for our hair, teeth, mouth, nails, and beauty. 

We all have beauty and self-care products that we are attached to. But there are many that we would not mind replacing, especially if they introduced us to fewer toxic chemicals and heavy metals! 

June's content is intended to get you curious about your frequently-used health & beauty products, and...

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Sophia's Practical Nontoxic Skincare Strategy

Getting informed is tricky business. Generally, the more I learn, the more conflicting factors I have to reconcile and balance. 

The May skin detox theme reiterated to me the importance of shade, being in the sun mindfully, re-evaluating sunscreen applications (the children watched a video about most people not applying enough sunscreen), foods to incorporate into our diets this summer for skincare, and that sunscreen ingredients can enter our bloodstream and how they participate in...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Juhi Singh

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine, is a 7,000 year old Hindu system of medicine native to India. Familiar aspects of Ayurveda include meditation, yoga and the alkaline diet. This holistic perspective on wellbeing can support health, pain, energy, beauty, and more.

Juhi Center in Manhattan provides "a personalized treatment protocol that includes diagnosis, therapy, education and empowerment, creating a virtuous cycle of healing," according to its website. Clients range from...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Kimberly Snyder, author of the Beauty Detox series

Kimberly Snyder is author of several New York Times bestselling books, including the Beauty Detox series.

Recently, Kimberly released a recipe book titled, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life: Everyday Ways to Live and Eat for Health, Healing, and Happiness.

From her books and as a fellow Well+Good Council member, I knew that Kimberly's approach towards radiant skin and beauty was centered on a plant-based diet. Given her natural approach of nurturing glow from the...

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