Posts by Nicolle Mackinnon

I Tried an Herbal Sleep Aid—And Here’s What Happened

It’s pretty undeniable that sleep is crucial to our overall well-being. Ask any parent of a newborn or someone with insomnia, and you’ll quickly get anecdotal evidence that without those zzzzzzz’s, it’s hard to be a functioning human being. Sleep helps our bodies and brains detox, gives our organs a chance to process and helps…

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New Study Reveals Sunscreen Enters Your Bloodstream After Just One Day—Choose These Mineral Ones Instead

A recent pilot study by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, confirms what many in the wellness world already suspected: Sunscreens with chemical sun-blocking ingredients like avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene remain in the body for at least 24 hours after use. And that’s not…

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