Not just your potato’s best friend, this fresh and woody herb promotes hair growth and stimulates blood circulation. The fragrant oils in the rosemary leaf also dissolve excess and clogging sebum in hair follicles to balance oil production without over-drying. Make your own herbal tea hair rinse with fresh rosemary or apply hair oil with the essential oil.
Packed with vitamins and minerals that promote healthy glowing skin and hair- eating pumpkin will help from the inside out. And while you’re making your Fall soup or pumpkin muffins, hold onto a couple spoonfuls of the puree as a facial mask. The flesh has fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids that dissolve dry skin. It’s also gentle enough for sensitive and acne prone skin.
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Fall’s most delicious and underappreciated fruit, this small red bead appears after the rose’s bloom dies away. The fruit’s flesh is packed with Vitamin C; when eaten it has the benefit of fighting off free radical damage to strengthen your immune system and prevent signs of aging skin. Inside the fruit are antioxidant and omega-rich seeds, that yield a beautiful and penetrating oil that is a hero for sun-damaged and mature skin.
No longer a DIY'ers best kept beauty secret, raw apple cider vinegar is the perfect tonic for skin and scalp when consumed and used topically. Internally, the vinegar neutralizes your body chemistry and it has the same effect when applied to skin. It will balance oil production and clear and tone pores. The presence of malic acid makes it is a potent antibacterial and antiviral- use it neat on blemishes or as a dandruff treatment. Give your face a gentle exfoliation with the naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids by mixing a spoonful with your favorite face mask.
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Kids everywhere are eating carrots for eyesight, but the same nutrients in this bright root will yield beautiful skin and hair too. Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene that is converted to Vitamin A in the body, which strengthens and thickens hair. It is also rich in Vitamin C, essential for collagen production that is your skin’s structural support and improves elasticity as it matures. A carrot a day is a delicious way to take advantage of this vibrant vegetable.
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It's been 75 years since President Roosevelt enacted the executive order which allowed the U.S. military to exclude any and all persons from an area after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Although no single racial or ethnic group was mentioned in the order, hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans were forced out of their homes and moved into camps.
I recently interviewed my grandfather about what life was like as a Japanese-American post World War II. I hoped to gain insight into a part of my heritage which I’ll never experience first hand but am saddened by. It's impossible not to see parallels being drawn between the recent travel ban and past U.S. anti-Asian policies. I can't help but feel anxiety for how the current administration seems to be playing to the fears of a bigoted populism and what can be done to counter it.
Soy is one of the most controversial foods in the world. Depending who you ask, some may call it a superfood while others consider it a toxin. It seems for every study supporting the benefits of soy there’s another revealing its harmful effects− making researching soy very confusing to consumers.