Commercial Cleansers vs Natural Soaps

Introduction The “soaps” that most of us use every day to keep our hands clean with are actually called beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not soap. Next time, when you walk down the soap isle make sure to read the labels carefully and you will see that the majority of the products are not soaps. These bars are packed with many chemicals most of which are harmful to our skin, healt...
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Weight Loss Products

Overweight and obesity are defined based on body mass index (BMI), which is determined as weight (kg) divided by height2 (m). A healthy BMI range is 18.5–24.9 kg/m2. Overweight is defined as a BMI from 25–29.9 kg/m2, and obesity is defined as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. Obesity can be further subdivided based on subclasses of BMI as shown below. Waist circumference can be used in combination with a BMI va...
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Prebiotics You may have heard about probiotics and their role in digestive health. But what about prebiotics?  What are they? What are their health benefits? Read on to learn the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and their health benefits. The difference between prebiotics and probiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as “food” for probiotics. Prebiotics help...
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