Why Pesticides Are A Problem

My grandmother always said that the day would come when I'd wholly appreciate the life I lived with her in the Trinidad & Tobago countryside. That day came a long time ago. Back then, the beach was my playground, climbing trees and scaling down trunks were my...

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice, which involves putting oil in your mouth and swishing around for 15 to 20 minutes. The purpose is to remove toxins from the mouth, which will ultimately improve oral health. However, aside from improved oral health, it's said to...

6 Tips For Sensational Spring Skin

Spring is officially in. It's the season associated with the element wood and it's a time of birth and new beginnings. That means new beginnings for living things, including us. So think of this as a new beginning for your skin. The winter months were harsh, cold and...

The Benefits of Dry Facial Brushing

Some of you already know that I'm a die-hard dry-skin brushing proponent. I've been doing it for several years now and as I age, my skin is healthier in appearance, partly because of the practice. So what is this facial dry brushing? Well, as the name suggests, it's...

How To Clean Your Skin Exfoliating Accessories

We talk about cleansing the skin, the liver and other parts of the body. Let's not forget, however, that the tools we use to cleanse our bodies, needs cleaning too. At least until it's time to discard them. In a recent post, I shared tools that are used to exfoliate...

The Buzz That Is Self-care Is A Beautiful Thing

The self-care buzz is a beautiful thing. I remember the first time I heard the term self-care. The year was 1992 and I was watching Oprah. She was chatting with a guest named Cheryl Richardson. During the conversation, Cheryl told Oprah that women should put...

What Are Xenoestrogens & How Do You Avoid Them?

Xenoestrogens, also known as endocrine disruptors are xenohormones - synthetic or natural compounds that mimic the actions of hormones naturally produced by the body. Xenoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogen, a natural hormone found in women and men, and...

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