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How To Naturally Remove Acne Scars At Home

Anyone who has suffered from acne as a teen or adult knows the woes of the almighty scar. With acne, if it’s not one thing, it’s another. I first started breaking out when I was 10 years old and struggled with it all the way up until my 20s. It got better when I stopped consuming caffeine and chocolate, and drank nothing but water, but it wasn’t until I switched my diet when the breakouts completely stopped. I was excited that I was finally able to achieve the smooth skin I took for granted during my elementary years, but...

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5 “Healthy” Sugars That Are Actually Killing You

In my house, sugar is looked at a bit differently than in most households. My children didn’t grow up on cane sugar, and I’m glad. They don’t have the sugary addictions that most people grow up with. A lot of these people don’t even realize they’re addicted until they get diabetes, cancer or another illness that requires them to cut back on sugar and find it nearly impossible to do. Because of all the bad hype table sugar has been getting, a lot of people are looking for healthier alternatives. This is a step in the right direction, but...

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The Link Between Plastic And Breast Cancer And How To Avoid It

If you’re a parent, you should be familiar with BPA and the effects it has on babies and children. It’s why you see so many baby products labeled BPA-free. But what are you doing to protect yourself from its harmful effects? A lot of men and women drink from plastic bottles and store food in plastic containers with little regard to whether or not they contain BPA or other dangerous toxins. Unfortunately, the U.S. hasn’t banned the use of these chemicals, so we have to educate ourselves about them in order to protect ourselves. Here’s what you can do....

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Cooking Essentials For An Alkaline Kitchen

You’re ready to jump into the alkaline life, but do you have the essentials in your kitchen to make alkaline meals? Don’t worry if you don’t. Getting your kitchen prepared to enjoy alkaline dishes isn’t expensive and if you were already an avid cooker, you may already have a lot of the supplies you’ll need. Since the alkaline diet is about getting away from processed foods, this means you’ll be buying more whole foods, which also means you will have to do more cooking from scratch. Again, this isn’t hard to do, as long as you have the right...

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Do You Suffer From Hormonal Imbalance? Do Something About It Naturally

Believe it or not, hormonal imbalances are somewhat the norm in African American communities. It’s why we have so many related problems — acne, obesity, fatigue, insomnia, PMS, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis and stomach fat that’s hard to get rid of. As soon as we hit puberty, these issues start and that’s because our hormones are starting to kick in. But when they aren’t balanced, it can cause any number of these problems — for me, it was acne and oily skin. Whether you are witnessing symptoms like mood swings, poor bowel health or weight issues, you can do something...

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