Each week the MVO team selects the latest and greatest, share-ables from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter--Natural + Newsworthy resources worth your time. This week we explore the announcement from Johnson & Johnson to not use chemicals by 2015, a new wrist band that could help prevent skin cancer, do-it-yourself facial masks to brighten skin and many more resources.
The health care giant late last year pledged to remove "chemicals of concern" from its baby products sold around the world. That change came after a large coalition of health and environmental groups began pressing J&J more than three years ago to make its personal care products safer.
The Swedish company plans to commercialize a color-changing disposable wristband that changes from yellow to pink based on increasing exposure to UV rays. You’ll know that it’s time to get out of the sun, in other words, when the yellow wristband turns pink. The wristband, developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde, features an acid release agent that picks up UV rays along with a dye that changes in response to pH levels--so when the rays increase, acid is released and the dye changes the wristband’s color.
According to the U.S. Census, $7.4 billion was spent on clothes shopping in August 2010, making it the third biggest shopping month of the year (after November and December). But with so many things to buy, how can you keep your purchases Earth-friendly? It's easy to keep the environment in mind while preparing to go back to school. Check out the tips below on how to make this school year just a little greener.
In a new survey, just 51 percent of US men reported using sunscreen in the past 12 months, and an alarming 70 percent did not know the warning signs of skin cancer. Created by The Skin Cancer Foundation and the makers of Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® brand sunscreens, the survey was administered online by the market research firm TNS to 1,000 male and female respondents.
Brighten your complexion with fresh, feel-good, DIY facial masks and scrubs that reveal clear, glowing skin...DIY Berry-Yogurt MaskAsparagus, You Sexy Thing
I love me some asparagus. All summer long you will find it roasting on my grill. I even served it at my wedding more than 20 years ago. Recently I read that it is also a… wait for it… an aphrodisiac! Huh? In 19th century in France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinners too! Who knew?
Here is a list of my 9 favorite foods for creating vibrant health. With the best of intentions and these foods in your cupboards, you will be well on your way to creating vibrant health naturally.
How? It’s complicated, but it has to do with something called the “food entrainable clock,” which is regulated by your brain’s hypothalamic region, Cagampang says. Put simply, eating trumps sleeping when it comes to your brain’s survival hierarchies, and so your body’s food clock is able to dictate terms to your body’s sleep clock, says Cagampang.
In June, Cal Dooley of the American Chemistry Council called legislation to protect American families from toxic chemicals "extreme." Since then, we've heard from people all over the country who disagree—they know that caring about toxic chemicals isn't extreme. It's not partisan, and it's not political. It's a human issue. And, for some clergy members, it's even more than that.
While you’re taking your summer vacation or planning ahead for your holiday travel, here are a few tips for traveling kind-style.
Replenish to maintain skin’s natural radiance.
Do you know why beauty trendsetters like Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Stone are using natural face oils? If you're looking to have healthier, younger-looking skin without exposure to chemicals, toxins or harsh treatments, consider adding face oils to your skin care routine. If you’re already hooked, share this skin care secret with a friend!
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Marie Veronique Nadeau founded Marie Veronique Organics over 10 years ago and is a nationally recognized formulator and beauty expert. She collaborates with her daughter, Jay Nadeau, physicist and bio-medical engineer, to carefully choose each ingredient in her products to address the causes of aging at the source. Marie holds a BS in Math and Chemistry as well as an esthetics license from Paris Beauty College. She is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of one. When she is not developing cutting edge anti-aging products, she can be found reading at her local library or foraging for mushrooms with her granddaughter.
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