The Controversial Coconut

Bethany Tracy
Coconuts. This nifty bowling ball of a fruit is used as a cooking oil, on toast, in coffeee, and even on skin! With so many seemingly great options for coconut use, why does it get a bad name from skeptics? Let's Break It Down: CON #1: They are high in saturated fats. This is true! However, they aren't the same kinds of saturated fats that you'd find in cheese for instance. These fats are metabolized differently by the body. They go straight on through to the liver, where they are used as a

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THE HIPPIE SYSTEM

Bethany Tracy
The Hippie System is simple - follow these easy steps for a simply great skin care regimen!

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OIL CLEANSING - Why We Love It

Bethany Tracy
Many people I encounter openly balk at the notion of using oil blends to combat their oily skin.  As their wheels begin turning, I see the skepticism mounting and their eyes searching for the lunacy they know must be hiding under my "knowledgeable" facade.  The oil cleansing concept is actually quite simple.  When we have oily skin, our skin is producing too much oil, causing a build-up of sebaceous secretions in the pores, leading to enlarged pores, pimples, and acne.  When our skin is too dry,

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