Your Guide to Non-Toxic Skincare and Makeup

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Are you feeling awesome because you are already on track with your diet and exercise? I am so happy for you, and it’s fantastic if that’s the case. Cleaning up your food and picking the best, most nourishing ingredients for yourself can indeed, be life-changing. You already invested in healthier food choices, more time to move often. You can be ready for anything else life throws at you, just by looking around to see what else can affect your health in a negative way. Many things can still affect your health without eating them! Keep reading to learn more…

Winter Skin Care Routine: 7 Tips for Perfect Skin Naturally

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Ugh, winter again! While the holidays are fantastic by themselves – all the family gatherings, time with friends, our favorite foods – it is the time of the year when our body and skin takes a toll. Not only do we often indulge in things we probably shouldn’t, we often don’t pay close attention to our body’s needs. That’s okay, we are humans and SHOULD indulge (sometimes). If you live in the northern hemisphere, it is the time of the year when your skin suffers from cold temperatures, excessive room temperatures and dry air inside, snow, rain, and the list goes on.  A Winter Wonderland looks wonderful when you are inside, and when your skin does not feel like the cracked soil of a desert. Add itching, peeling, blemishes, irritation, and forever dryness…The list never ends. So I wondered, was there a natural winter skincare routine that could help us handle the cold season?

The Best Gut Healing Foods for Leaky Gut

The Best Gut Healing Foods for Leaky Gut

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Our gut does the most important job after we eat. It is a very powerful part of the body that affects so many internal systems in the best or worst possible ways. Do you know that millions of people have a leaky gut syndrome, and they don’t even know about it?

Leaky Gut Treatment in Modern Medicine

Unfortunately, doctors often overlook the importance of gut microbiome and get rid of us quickly trying to cure the symptoms. They prescribe a quick fix-it-all pill. While I truly respect modern medicine, I also believe that holistic methods are effective, and in many cases proactive when it comes to gut health. Maybe because I grew up in Soviet Russia where any malady was cured by hand-picked herbs and roots? Never having taken any drugs till the age of 21, I was pretty impressed with all the “band-aid” solutions for…pretty much anything when it comes to modern illnesses.

Don’t get me wrong, please. Hats off to doctors – they do an amazing job on saving lives – but let’s focus on the main issue here. Our nutrition causes problems to our gut. On top of other problems with conventionally prescribed routines (high-carbohydrate, low-fat and “cholesterol inducing” diets), the number of people unaware of their gut problems is growing. There are other factors besides from poor nutrition that can affect our gut flora and functions, and we need to get more educated about them. Anyone can truly benefit from this knowledge and help to prevent the leaky gut syndrome.