Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Hulda Clark tested commercially available brands of toothpaste and found every single one of them tainted with toxic chemicals. For instance, Colgate’s list of ingredients begins with fluoride, a much-debated chemical added to most water systems in the United States. What’s crazy about this debate is that it’s really like comparing apples to oranges. Let…

Zinc Oxide for Insect Bites and Skin Blemishes

Zinc Oxide is derived from the rare mineral zincite. It was mentioned as a skin treatment as far back as 500 BC in Ayurvedic texts, and in ancient Greek medical texts in the first century. It can be found as the active ingredient in skin products such as calamine lotion, diaper rash cream, anti-dandruff shampoos…

Vitamin C Spray for Sun Protection

It was early summer, and we invited a bunch of kids from my daughter’s 2nd grade class for an outdoor playdate. Two of the girls who showed up were very fair-skinned and their parents slathered them with sunscreen just before they left the girls to spend the day with my daughter. By mid-afternoon when the…

Kick the Tick

Just in time for summer, I found a recipe for repelling ticks and fleas for pets and people. Here in Maine, ticks are a big deal. Every year people get lyme disease from catching ticks while spending time in the great outdoors. Thanks to my friend, Darcy, for putting a spray bottle of this recipe…

My Daughter’s Homemade Lipbalm

I tend to skip the lipbalm. Instead of putting on lipbalm when my lips are dry I just drink more water and eat more hydrating fruits. Most lipbalm is made of petroleum, which is a burden on the immune system and obviously wouldn’t be helping me in the long run. Until I tried my daughter’s…

Wash Your Hands

It’s only about 3 more months before my husband turns 50 in May. Just late last summer we started a video series called Countdown to 50, in which Jay shares lifestyle tips on good health and longevity. This past month we made a video about a couple of the most overlooked habits that make such…