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Tests Find Widespread Exposure to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in Cheese

Being a Minnesotan, cheese is my favorite food group…yes, it’s a food group. And it’s the fat in cheese that makes it so damn good (any humbolt fog fans out there?). But the fat in cheese doesn’t just give this food its creamy texture, flavor, and consistency. Fat easily stores contaminants, specifically plasticizer chemicals, called phthalates (THAL-ates) which […]

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Scientific Consensus Forms Around Toxicity of Triclosan and Triclocarban

A group of over 200 scientists recently published a consensus statement confirming the toxicity of triclosan and triclocarban, commonly used ingredients in liquid hand soaps and personal care products. The paper was published in the well respected peer reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives earlier this month. You may recognize triclosan and triclocarban, as they have been widely used […]

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4 Simple Tools to Help You Find Safer Beauty Products

For anyone who’s tried to navigate the green beauty world, it’s no secret that greenwashing is abound (aka false advertising, claiming something is cleaner, or greener than it is). As you may know by now, there are endless certifications for different types of ingredients (organic vs. conventional plant ingredients), cruelty free (free of animal testing), GMO-free […]

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Skin Care Line Uses Silk As Its Secret Anti-Aging Weapon

There are a lot of skin care gems nestled away in nature: coconut oil is a favorite for natural beauty enthusiasts. The jambu flowers and marine extracts are known for their powerful rejuvenating properties and are used in leading safer anti-aging skin care products. But it wasn’t until I learned about the work of Silk Therapeutics, […]

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Why I Practice Hot Yoga

Yoga studios across the country have added heat to vinyasa flow, hatha, ashtanga and kundalini yoga classes…hot yoga is officially a thing. The temperature, humidity and styles of yoga will change, but it is the sweat that unites us. So what’s behind this trend and what are the benefits of hot yoga class over your conventional room-temp practice? […]

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