10 Natural Homemade Pesticides

Pests are not only annoying, they can also wreak havoc on your garden and your life. Pests can destroy plants and make their way into your home, causing health problems. Even insects that don’t spread disease, such as termites, can destroy the foundation of your home. Unfortunately, most people turn to chemical means to get rid of them; Continue reading

Coconut Oil for Hair: Use this Food for a New Level of Luster

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In a comparison study evaluating mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil as possible products for nurturing and conditioning hair, coconut oil was the only oil that reduced protein loss for both damaged and undamaged hair. More porous types of hair may find coconut oil particularly beneficial, Continue reading

Coconut Oil Found Effective in Treating Atopic Dermatitis (Dry, Itchy, Scaly Skin)

A promising new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology[i] has confirmed the natural healing properties of virgin coconut oil in treating atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition characterized by scaly and itchy rashes. Continue reading

8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

detoxifying_healthyGiven what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove environmental toxins, we are bound to get sick.

So, what are some simple, Continue reading

This Popular Moisturizer Applied to Mice for 17 Weeks Got 69% More Tumors

A study has found that topical applications of moisturizers such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, or Vanicream could increase skin cancer risk.

Irradiated mice who were treated with the moisturizers exhibited a significant increase in their rate of tumor formation and increase in tumor size per mouse. Treatment of the mice with Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin, or Vanicream for 17 weeks increased the total number of histologically characterized tumors by 69 percent.

According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info:

“The results indicate that several commercially available moisturizing creams increase the rate of formation and number of tumors when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. Further studies are needed to determine the effects of topical applications  Continue reading