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Is Your Skin Going Through a Dry Spell?

BY SHERRIE STRAUSFOGEL Many drugstore lotions and butters contain harmful parabens, silicones, synthetic perfumes, mineral oils, and even formaldehyde. Natural body moisturizers, on the other hand, contain nourishing ingredients that improve the health of your skin—and they’re usually a more environmentally friendly option, to boot. Here’s what to look for: Shea Butter This is the … Read more

The Amazing Benefits of Cat’s Claw

BY KARTA PURKH SINGH KHALSA, DN-C, RH Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a general tonic and anti-inflammatory herb from South America. It burst onto the scene in North America about 30 years ago, and quickly grew from obscurity to become one of the 10 best-selling herbs in the U.S. as scientific research tried to catch … Read more