The Health Secrets of Organic Lemon Ice Cubes

Lemonheads candy. Tart and yummy, unfortunately not a substitute for actual lemons. That’s why when life hands me (organic) lemons I juice them and make ice cubes, then add a few to my water to reap all kinds of health benefits (no pucker face necessary).

grating a lemon into a glass bowl

Don’t forget to add the peel. Lemon zest is filled with citrus bio-flavonoids that help ease the effects of stress

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Why Your Bread is Probably Made With Human Hair

Hair burger

Behold the commercial green burger: sourced from natural, renewable materials and guaranteed cheaper than the other guys!

“Soylent Green is made out of people. They’re making our food out of people. We’ve gotta stop them somehow!”                                                                   – Detective Thorn, Soylent Green (1973)

Confession: this is the most fun I’ve had brainstorming a post title. Sadly, it’s not clickbait, there’s nothing sensational about the title. A lot of yummy store-bought carbs (purposely) contain an additive sourced from human hair, animal feathers, hog bristles, or occasionally cow horns. It’s called L-cysteine. Continue reading

Exercise is Medicine for the Spirit

man jumping in cloud of smoke

Move and be moved

Spirit:

  1. The part of us that acts as a compass, offering guidance when life gets extra crazy
  2. A quiet place inside of us where we can go to make everything calm and alright
  3. A certain something that when nourished virtually rids the world of assholes

The above are my definitions. In perfect honesty, it’s a hard thing to pin down the spirit. Even the name is elusive. Soul, universal consciousness, breath of life, the divine, the godself, the recesses of the heart, and way more I can’t think of right now.

Then we have science and its ongoing goal of demoting the spirit to a random side effect of consciousness. Neat goal but it’s never going to happen. Continue reading

Switch Your Deodorant To Help Prevent Cancer

girl in yellow bra covered in sand at the beach

Dirty armpits? Natural deodorants can help

It has now gotten to the point where babies are being BORN toxic due to the toxic load of their mothers. A 2004 study found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and chemicals in non-stick cookware.
     Dr. Mercola
Nobody wants to stink, but clogging our armpits with toxic antiperspirants is an extreme solution. The average stick of deodorant is loaded with carcinogens, hormone disrupters, allergens, neurotoxins, and pesticides. Yeah, pretty extreme.

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Ditching Shampoo: My Healthiest Hair Ever

This post isn’t actually about making shampoo. That sounds like a lotta work. No, it’s about a much lazier way I’ve been cleaning my hair lately. Four weeks actually. And guess what? It’s been interesting.

The method: Baking soda followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse aka the no ‘poo method. As in no shampoo.

I shake a bit of baking soda onto a little Tupperware I keep in the shower and mix it with a few ounces. It’s weird and slippery in the hair, no lather, a real change up from the average tested-on-animals cancer-in-a-bottle shampoos I’ve always used.

man. beard.

Years of toxic commercial shampoo helps make my hair a bristol pad

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Amazing Health

Bottle of apple cider vinegar on a wood bench in nature
“It burns so good. That’s how I know it’s working” Nick B

Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a super substance, a true health tonic made from apples and yeast to produce a fermented concoction that does a variety of wonders for our health. In addition to its beneficial enzyme and probiotic content,  the process yields acetic acid, a healthy acid that has an alkaline effect.

Back pocket fact: Vinegar means “sour wine” in French. Pretty neat huh? Moving on… Continue reading