Herbs and Natural Sunscreen

Another particularly interesting, and very mommy-blog subject, is DIY or natural sunscreen. Often these recipes include coconut oil and carrotseed oil to provide a minimal protection. These are sketchy to me because they do not separate out the UVB/UVA protections, and they don't cite to any real authority on it (Consider this article  which is …

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The great SOY debate

Paleo vs. vegan: one of the biggest points of contention is the consumption of soy. As of 2013: "Consequently, the question of whether or not phytoestrogens are beneficial or harmful to human health remains unresolved. The answer is likely complex and may depend on age, health status, and even the presence or absence of specific …

A pretty moderate review of Aluminium

Let's open with this moderate suggestion: "Avoidance of Al exposure, when practical, seems prudent." There is prolonged retention of a fraction of Al that enters the brain, suggesting the potential for accumulation with repeated exposure. Recent studies have demonstrated that small, but a considerable amount of Al crosses the blood brain barrier, enters into the …

The DIY face wash

Also a face killer, and thankfully not one I dabbled with long. The famous baking soda and lemon juice face regime. Not technically crunchy, maybe more DIY/minimalism (which is an interesting counter-movement only, imo, gaining momentum because interior design has shifted to minimalism). Premise is you wash your face with baking soda or D-Bronnerz, then …