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Mar 30
2013

Suntegrity Natural Sunblock

When Osmosis announced they were discontinuing their Shelter sunblock, I went on a search to find an even better sunblock with great packaging as well.  I wanted a a zinc-based, non-nano particle sunblock that was great for all skin types as well as acne and rosacea-friendly. I came across Suntegrity and ordered some samples. I was so pleased with this sunblock I decided to bring it into my practice and make it available to my clients!   It is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, minera...

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Feb 04
2013

Your Self-Care Regimen

Sometimes called "Home-Care", the ritual you do at home is very important for the health of your skin as well as for optimal results in your complextion intentions. I like to call this rather "Self-Care" because it truly is "tending to the self" on a daily basis. This is an act of Self-Love as well, something that we could all use more of! Receiving professional treatments is an opportunity for expert analysis, detoxifying massage, improved lymph flow, acupressure, extractions and other be...

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Jan 07
2013

Eminence Organics- An Industry Leader in Keeping the Planet Green

As I was pondering what skin care line to use in my esthetics studio many years ago, I wanted  to be very thorough and choose the best. It was important for me to choose a line that was safe, organic, with natural preservatives, effective, but also a green footprint. As I research online, toured tradeshow floors, and request samples I realized I was comparing everything to Eminence Organics. I knew Eminence was amazing, but were they the best? After much deliberation I came to a resoundi...

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Nov 01
2012

Are GMO Foods Safe? A Documentary

Are GMO (Genetically Modified Foods) safe?  This is a very important question to ask regarding the current state of our food supply and the impact on our over all health. Fortunately, The Institute for Responsible Technology created an excellent video called Genetic Roulette that speaks to this issue in the most comprehensive way. "The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers about genetically-modified (GM) foods and crops. They investigate and report...

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Mar 01
2012

Chemical Sunscreens Cause Melanoma

Many people diligently slather themselves and their children with chemical sunscreen in an attempt to help protect them from the harmful effects of excessive sun exposure. But new research is showing that the chemical sunscreens are causing more harm than good. I have been teaching about the  xenoestrogen effects (hormone mimicking) and increased skin sensitivity of chemical sunscreens (see Sunscreen Report: What You Need To Know on this website). But now new research is indicating that the ...

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Nov 18
2011

Refreshing Quinoa Salad

I love this funky little whole grain food. For one it is fun to say, pronounced "Qin-wah". And when you cook it, the tiny seeds spring open to reveal a spiral effect.  It has a unique, nutty flavor and is fluffy and crunchy at the same time. Not only is it higher in protein than most other whole-grains, it has a complete protein profile, containing all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in magnesium, a nutrient we could all use more of! This grain cooks in only ten to fifteen min...

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