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Natural Foods vs. Organic Foods | Superfoods Guide

80% of Meat Labels Could Be Meaningless, Exclusive Report Says (TIME)

Proof of "humanely raised" or "sustainably produced" claims on meat and poultry lacks transparency, says forthcoming report.

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Organic produce offerings continue to gain ground – The Packer

Organic produce offerings continue to gain groundThe PackerU.S. Sales of organic products were an estimated $28.4 billion in 2012 — more than 4% of total food sales — and will reach an estimated $35 billion in 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in April 2014, citing data from the Nutrition …

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Questions and Answers

Organic Products?

I have been getting into organic products latley and i was just wondering what is a really good organic fash wash that i can use? I have combination skin with the occasional breakout (which im going through right now). I also have a lot of scars and redness left over from previous acne. My skin is pretty sensitive so anything that can work with my skin type would be great! Thank you so much! =)

Also if there are any other organic products you could show me such as hair products, sunscreen, lotion, ect. That work good please tell me about them! Thnx!

Posted by Kassidy M
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Not sure I could recommend a specific product, but be careful when choosing any personal care product. The labeling can be confusing. Don't buy into a product just because it says "organics" on it, because it doesn't necessarily mean anything.

* The FDA does not define or regulate the term "organic," as it applies to cosmetics, body care, or personal care products.
* The USDA regulates the term “organic” as it applies to agricultural products through its National Organic Program (NOP) regulation, 7 CFR Part 205.
* If a cosmetic, body care product, or personal care product contains or is made up of agricultural ingredients, and can meet the USDA/NOP organic production, handling, processing and labeling standards, it may be eligible to be certified under the NOP regulations.
* The operations which produce the organic agricultural ingredients, the handlers of these agricultural ingredients, and the manufacturer of the final product must all be certified by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent.
* Once certified, cosmetics, personal care products, and body care products are eligible for the same 4 organic labeling categories as all other agricultural products, based on their organic content and other factors.
* Any cosmetic, body care product, or personal care product that does not meet the production, handling, processing, labeling, and certification standards described above, may not state, imply, or convey in any way that the product is USDA-certified organic or meets the USDA organic standards.
* The USDA has no authority over the production and labeling of cosmetics, body care products, and personal care products that are not made up of agricultural ingredients, or do not make any claims to meeting USDA organic standards.
* Cosmetics, body care products, and personal care products may be certified to other, private standards and be marketed to those private standards in the United States. These standards might include foreign organic standards, eco-labels, earth friendly, etc. USDA’s NOP does not regulate these labels at this time.


It's important to try to avoid products with these ingredients, also:

1. Phthalates: Studies have shown a connection between this chemical and genital abnormalities in baby boys. Avoid products that list "fragrance" as an ingredient, and look for ones that tell you what the fragrance is from (i.e. Essential oils, mint, etc.).
2. Parabens: Very common in personal care products, these have been shown to be weak estrogen mimicking chemicals, and have been found in biopsy samples of breast tumors.
3. Coal Tar: A possible cancer risk, as warned by the FDA in 1993. Can be found in many hair dyes and strong psoriasis and dandruff shampoos.
4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): May cause scalp irritation and hair loss by stripping away protective lipids and attacking the hair follicle.

You would be surprised how many personal care products have parabens and SLS or SLES. Most have "fragrance," as well.

What do organic hair products do to hair over time ?

Okay well i was reading up on my hair because my hair type is hard to take care of…(thick fine curly hair) and i started using the line of organix..well do organic products change the condition of your hair over time…like damaged to good lol jus wondering.

Posted by Tink
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Organic hair products can only restore the damage to a certain extent but if you keep using them, your hair thats at your roots right now will grow out to be strong and healthy.
Organic hair products are great for your hair because they are calming, soothing and non damaging. Supermarket brands like garnier, pantene, and aussie are all pumped with chemicals that are bad for you and your hair (not to mention the environment)! They might make your hair sleek and shiny but you can achieve the same results by using products that are actually good for you.
Organic hair products arent the only ones that are good for you hair. Theres a great company called aveda that has all natural products made from plants that improve your hair and also help with problems you might have including just taking care of your hard to take care of hair and keeping it the way you like. Theyre products are a little expensive but work better than organix, last a long time and smell AMAZING!
Hope i could help!

Organic and inorganic cleaning products!!! Help!!?

Where are 100% organic cleaning products made? (Factories, ect.)
Does those (factories or where ever they are me) cause pollution?

What wS inorganic cleaning products have that inorganic don't?

How to tell if a cleaning product is inorganic or organic?
P.s. Add websites if any used
Does*** not wS (ex. Chemicals)

Posted by Stephany
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An Organic cleaning product is made from something living, a plant, vegetable or fruit. Sustainable farming practices have been use to create these ingredients. Fair trade and electricity from hydro electric or wind-power is only used and provided by Green Peace.
Actually Organic cleaning product are far less dangerous to our health than traditional chemical cleaners. Many common household cleaners come with warnings plastered all over them. Many chemicals in common household cleaners are being linked to illness and health disorders as research continues to discover the harm that these chemicals can cause to our health.
From breathing in toxic fumes to potential consumption of the chemicals by either children or those trying to get a cheap high, these harsh cleaners are a danger to our health.

Better for the environment.
Since most organic cleaning products are derived from natural ingredients, they tend to be easier to dispose of. Many are biodegradable, being made up primarily from acidic fruits and enzyme based ingredients.This means that many organic cleaning products can be safely disposed of without risk to the water supply or the environment.Also many traditional spray cleaners contain CFCs which are harmful to the ozone layer as well as our own lungs. Eliminating CFC based sprays and cleaners will reduce the harm done to our bodies and our environment.

Less damaging to surfaces.
Sure many cleaners are meant to clean surfaces. But some chemical cleaners when used can leave marks or stains if not used properly. Failure to rinse them off good enough can cause staining and discoloration. Chemicals spilled can ruin clothing or surfaces not listed as safe surfaces to clean with the cleaners.Organic cleaners can still clean effectively without being harsh.

Smell isn't as strong.
You know the feeling. You've just finished scrubbing the bathroom and the whole room reeks of that strong chemical smell. You may even begin to feel a bit dizzy or get a headache from breathing in the fumes.
With organic cleaning products the smell is often light and natural smelling. There is also less chance of inhaling fumes that will give you a headache.
The market for organic cleaning products is likely to continue growing considerably. All natural cleaning products are better for the environment, our health, and the surfaces we clean.

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The Vermont Ski Areas Association is excited to announce the winners of the second annual Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence at Vermont Ski Resorts. Judged by Melinda Vieux, President of Green Up Vermont, Alan Hebert of Efficiency Vermont and VSAA President Parker Riehle, resorts competed to win awards in environmental stewardship. Categories looked closely… Read the full review »
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Winning in the Sports Nutrition Segment – Natural Products INSIDER

Winning in the Sports Nutrition SegmentNatural Products INSIDERDaniel Fabricant, Ph.D., CEO and executive director of the Natural Products Association (NPA), said laws prohibit the adulteration of any food products, whether intentionally or unintentionally, including supplements. “Specifically to dietary …

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Questions and Answers

Is the unnatural, natural?

Some people say that homosexuality is unnatural, but if nature created an individual that is attracted to the same sex of his or her species then obviously homosexuality IS natural.


What if some crazy scientist clones a monkey with a spider and creates a spider-monkey. I can definitely understand why some people might think that the spider-monkey is UNnatural. But if nature creates a species that has the brain capacity to create new forms of life, it is natural that they are eventually going to do so. So I think the hypothetical spider-monkey IS natural, or at least it is just as natural as natural yoghurt or natural honey (which were also not invented by nature).

Posted by JAYLB1982
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It would be unnatural for our sun to explode, but from a universal perspective it is totally natural for stars to supernova. As a human being "natural" relates to what is most common. If you live in the UK a moderate rainy day is natural, but in the past the same body of land has been a tropical jungle, a dessert, an icy tundra, a seabed and much more. Natural isn't a statement of what's possible, it's simply a statement of what is expected given the most recent probable common behaviour.

There is also a break between environment and culture. It is important to understand that as a tool building creature very little of human life is natural. Weapons, clothing, tools, pastoralism, farming, bureaucracy, irrigation, writing, engineering, medicine – in fact all the things that are common hallmarks of how humans tend to live – are not natural. If we lived in our natural circumstances we'd be a hunter gatherer nomadic species living in small familial groups. The main thing that is natural for us is the ability to make complex associations in order to combine natural elements so that we can exploit them in unnatural uses.

Something like homosexuality is considered unnatural simply because it is less common and participants would at some point require human cultural intervention to fulfil the reproduction element of their union. They cannot, within the confines of their relationship, easily fulfil certain "normal" relationship results when contrasted with the mass condition (heterosexuality).

In regards to your hypothetical spider monkey, it is important to understand that on some level genetic experiments have been with us for a long time. Cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, wheat, barely, corn, rice, cats, dogs, etc. Are all domesticated version of some wild equivalent. For instance, through selective breeding a pig has become a very different creature to a wild bore and a dog is very different to an ancestral woolf. These changes were made possible through human cultural intervention. Despite the fact that these things are unnatural – largely a product of unnatural selection, as apposed to natural selection – they seem normal because they have been with us for the bulk of our recorded history. Let your monkey go today and if it survives, reproduces and becomes part of the eco system it will be regarded as a natural feature of the environment in a few thousand years. Of course, if it's ever going to make it as a bonafide species its "natural" tendencies had better be heterosexual.

"Natural" products contain cancer causing compounds???

It was recently discovered that a cancer-causing compound called 1, 4–dioxane has been found in some of the most commonly used petroleum-based cosmetics by a study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association, including products from Kiss My Face, Nutribiotic, Jason, Ecover, Citrus Magic, 365, Alba, Lifetree, Giovanni, Seventh Generation, Method, Earth Friendly Products, Sea-Chi Organics, and many other brands.

"For companies to knowingly or even carelessly put a carcinogen into commerce in this day and age is barbaric, I think, particularly products that have the moniker of natural or self-proclaimed 'organic,' " said consumer advocate and author David Steinberg, who directed the study.

The compound is not intentionally added to products; it is a byproduct of a process used to soften harsh detergents. It is formed when foaming agents, or surfactants, are processed with ethylene oxide or similar petrochemicals.


Your thoughts?

Posted by Josh M
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Hi Josh. Virtually every food you eat (I'm talking about organic, healthy foods!) contains mutagenic and/or carcinogenic compounds. That is why your body has evolved dozens of systems to detoxify these products and/or repair the DNA damage they cause.

The 'key' is to eat a healthy diet that provides your body with a high intake of the many nutrients and phytochemicals that are needed to keep these detoxification and DNA repairs mechanisms functioning optimally.

Best wishes.

What are the best natural products for whiter teeth, fresher breath?

I have heard a variety of ways to whiten teeth and get rid of smelly breath not related to halitosis. This would be in addition to regular brushing, flossing, and tongue-scraping. Some of the things I have heard include: rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, hot salt water, or diluted apple cider vinegar (yuck!); brushing with baking soda, baking soda mixed with peroxide, baking soda mixed with salt (that seems like nails on a chalkboard!). What are some other ways to achieve results until someone can afford to go to the dentist? Any suggestions for inexpensive products that really work?

Posted by Mom2My3Gerlz
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Chewing on crunchy foods like carrots, apples and celery, is said to cause friction which helps get debris off your teeth that can stain them. There are many old natural remedies and some new natural and/or herbal products, as well as, some chemical products, all claiming to whiten teeth.

The color of teeth comes from genetics originally, and it varies person to person. Teeth will natually discolor over time due to age. The best way to keep teeth as white and you were designed to have, is to avoid foods, liquids, drugs, and products that stain teeth.

Avoid things known to stain teeth, like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, tobacco products, food colorings, etc…. Avoid direct exposure to a lot of raw lemons or citrus products like tomatos, limes, oranges, as the citric acid wears the enamel off the teeth, and when dentin is exposed (like with cavities), it can cause discoloration. If you do eat them, rinse your teeth right away. Avoid carbonated drinks that contain phosphoric acid, like coca cola for the same reason. Sports drinks often contain citric acid, phosphoric acid and organic acid (coffee contains organic acids, also). The latter two are known to break down calcium, along with breaking down enamel. Also, If you eat raw papaya or raw pineapple, rinse your mouth after eating them, as they have enzymes that can cause sores in your mouth and gums, because they break down proteins.

The antibiotic tetracycline is known to cause teeth to stain and so is fluoride and caffeine. Mercury fillings cause teeth to stain where the tooth comes in contact with the filling; This is because of galvanization. So, one should get all amalgams replaced. Gold seems to be ok as long as it is a good quality gold such as high noble, and white composites or porcelain fillings can be used.

Hydrogen peroxide can whiten teeth, but it can penetrate teeth, which are porous, and cause sensitivity. It is used in dental bleaching. It is a special 35% solution, so buying the 2% bottle of it over the counter in hopes to make your teeth white, will not work and could eventually cause sensitivity, irritation, or inflamation of the gums. Myself, I do not recommend teeth whiteners of any kind, for the same reason. If you do decide to use a teeth whitener, either over the counter or from the dentist, if you are not avoiding foods that cause staining, your teeth will stain again, and you will have wasted your money. To whiten your teeth often, will most likely cause sensitivity, enamel breakdown, and can lead to cavities. The long term effects of teeth bleaching on nerves and blood vessels inside the teeth are unknown. Laser bleaching seems to cause more problems with sensitivity than non-laser bleaching. Bleaching does not work on false teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings (even white ones). You may opt to replace those with lighter shades if you don't like the color. Bleaching is not recommended for children whose teeth are still developing or for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

It is important to brush after meals to avoid plaque and tartar build up, which can also cause discoloration. Avoid toothpastes that contain abrasives to fight plaque and tarter, as they can wear away enamel and make the dentin show through (which has a yellowish or brownish tint), which can cause staining, or cavities or cause your teeth to appear brown or yellow. Also, avoid brushing too hard for the same reason. If you do consume products that cause staining, use water to rinse your mouth directly afterward.

There is a technique called internal bleaching. The only way it can be done is to have a root canal, and root canals cause devastating health effects and should be avoided altogether.

The British Dental Association has expressed concern that the smokers' whitening toothpastes Clinomyn and Pearl Drops are too abrasive. Many whitening toothpastes contain titanium dioxide, a suspected carcinogen and can be absorbed by the skin, and, when the effluent containing it is discharged from manufacturers, it acidifies rivers and seas.

Smokers toothpaste, Topol, containing an abrasive form of silica to remove heavy stains from tar and resin deposits can cause damage to cementum and dentin in people with gingival recession, resulting root exposure.

Tooth whitening actually requires modifying the intrinsic tooth color, chemically alterating the chromophores within the tooth. Whitening toothpastes using bicarbonate, alumina and polyphosphates cannot whiten teeth; All they can do is contribute to stain removal. Whitening requires bleaching or enzymatic disruption.

Acid penetration and dissolution has not been an acceptable method of whitening for nearly a century.

Many products claim whitening ability with various peroxides — hydrogen, calcium or carbamide. For over-the-counter peroxide content is kept low. It has effervescence and maybe some short-lived bleaching because peroxide is rapidly broken down by oral enzymes from bacteria and saliva. Gels stay on longer, but must be used with a tray to work. Only whitening products used by dentists have ADA acceptance. Over-the-counter product manufacturers have never attempted such claims.

A product called NatureWhite contains carbamide peroxide is supposed to whiten your teeth dramatically with just one 45 Minute application. It is said to be the same thing that dentists use and that dentists use a 12% solution while NatureWhite uses a 22% solution. Crest white strips, by comparison, have a 3% solution.

Before whitening your teeth, you should find out if your teeth have thin enamel. This can cause your teeth to have a yellowish or brownish apperance. Whitening will not help in this situation and can make appearance worse and cause sensitivity.

There are herbs that have been used throughout history to whiten teeth. Sage boiled in water to make tea was said to strengthen gums and whiten teeth. During the middle ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth. Charcoal was touted as the best powder to use for whitening teeth, removing tartar and preventing decay. Other common ingredients in tooth powders included: cream of tartar, camphor, white castile soap powder, cuttle fish bone, precipitated chalk, powdered borax, powdered gum myrrh, powdered orris root, and talc. The majority of these ingredients cleaned and whitened teeth.

Here are some other natural remedies :

Take a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tsp of salt. Make a paste. Apply this on the yellowish tint.

Use the inner white part of an orange peel to rub teeth for a lovely white shine.

Take half teaspoon of bi-carbonate of soda mixed with a little water to form a paste. Rub this on your teeth.

Dried & powdered Bay leaves combined with dried orange peel is an excellent whitener.

Strawberries, oddly enough are said to have cleansing and bleaching properties that can help remove of tea and coffee stains, especially from dentures. Crush the strawberries gently and rub the pulp onto your teeth. Rinse with water.

There are some new tooth pastes and products with Bromaine Complex™, a combination of the natural enzymes, Bromelaine from pineapple, and Papain from papaya, said to be clinically proven to whiten teeth.

Dentizyme™ is an herbal remedy; it consists of a unique blend of bio-active plant enzymes, organic botanicals, rainforest botanicals, and essential oils. Dentizyme™ users report fewer or no gum disease symptoms, they also report that their gums look pinker and healthier along with excellent teeth whitening results and teeth stains are said to disappear entirely with continued use of this herbal extract.

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Non-GMO Verification for Dietary Supplements – Natural Products INSIDER

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Questions and Answers

Green Tea dietary supplement and birth control?I’m on birth control to regulate my period….will green tea dietary pills cause any harm to me or anything? I dont have to worry about getting pregnant cuz im not sexually active…i just want to make sure that the pills will still regulate my period like they are supposed to….thanks!

Posted by lindz_marie06
[display_name id=”1″]Green Tea dietary supplements are normally all natural products so you don’t have to worry about intermixing medications. I do, however, suggest you contact your doctor and ask him/her just to be on the safe side. There are several types of the pill out there and it may have a reaction with one and not the other. Good luck.

What is a good natural product for…………Thanks?Hot flushes (yes I’m going through menopause),thyroid,tidiness through the day and can’t sleep through the night,arthritis,pep me sex life up, and look 25 years younger (I wish Lol) Be nice if all one tablet does that. Thank you.

Posted by PJJ
[display_name id=”1″]Natural Treatments for Menopause Symptoms
Black Cohosh
Symptom: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
Black cohosh is derived from a species of buttercup. Studies have had mixed results on whether black cohosh is effective in reducing hot flashes. Some studies indicate it may help with mild hot flashes and night sweats for short-term treatment. May lower blood pressure as well. In rare cases, hepatitis has been reported.

Symptom: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have observed that soy may be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. It may also lower cholesterol. Only food forms of soy, like tofu and soy milk, are recommended. Soy in tablet or powder form is not advised.

Flaxseed, ground or oil
Symptom: Hot Flashes
Flaxseed has omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which act as phytoestrogens. Results from studies have been mixed, but it may help symptoms in some women. It is also believed to help lower cholesterol. Avoid whole flaxseed because it is difficult to digest.

Vitamin E
Symptom: Vaginal Dryness, Hot Flashes
Topical vitamin E oil applied to the vagina helps improve lubrication and may also reduce hot flashes.

Yoga, Aerobic Exercise, Breathing Exercises
Symptom: Mood Swings, Sleep Disruption
Exercise and meditation reduce irritability, even hot flashes, in some women. Yoga combines both. Exercise also helps most people sleep better.

Cold Drinks
Symptom: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
Cold drinks help you feel cooler. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are diuretics that encourage dehydration. Try cold water or fruit juices with antioxidant vitamins.

Dietary or herbal supplements may have side effects or interactions with each other or with other drugs. Some may be unsafe to take due to certain medical conditions. Consult with your doctor prior to using them.

Menopause occurs at the natural end of every woman’s reproductive life. So why not treat it in a natural way? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was long the standard treatment for menopause, however, since we now know that traditional HRT using synthetic estrogen and progestins increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease, many women and healthcare providers are no longer routinely asking for or prescribing traditional estrogen replacement therapy.
More and more women, every day, are turning to natural alternative treatments to treat the symptoms they experience during menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. Try the following tips to ease your symptoms of menopause:

Your diet is an important tool that you can use to help control your menopausal symptoms. Foods to avoid include high amounts of caffeine in any foods, and carbonated beverages which contain phosphorous and can increase bone loss. Also, limit your consumption of commercially raised meats including beef, pork, and chicken because these meats contain a high amount of saturated fats and decrease the body’s ability to metabolize estrogen. Excessive sugar intake also limits your liver’s ability to metabolize estrogen and impairs the immune system.

Increase your intake of foods that contain phytoestrogens including soy. Other foods that you should include in your diet include grains ,oats, wheat, brown rice, tofu, almonds, cashews, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

According to research published by the Journal of the British Menopause Society, red clover isoflavone supplements, used in controlled studies, have been shown to have a significant positive effect on the rate of bone loss, improve cardiovascular health, and may offer some protective effect against breast and endometrial cancer. There is also evidence which suggests that red clover isoflavones decrease the incidence of hot flashes, one of the most common vasomotor complaints experienced by peri-menopausal and menopausal women. In one study, after 8 weeks using Promensil 40mg daily participants experienced a 58% decrease in the number of hot flashes experienced; study participants also experienced a significant reduction in the severity of night sweats. Promensil is a dietary supplement that is available over-the-counter, without a prescription, at retail grocery, drug, and health food stores.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidus (the “good” bacteria in our intestines) cultures are important for women during menopause to help with metabolism and utilization of estrogen, and some believe these “good” bacteria help reduce the occurrence of yeast infections. These can be found in various nutritional formulas on the market.

In his book, Medicinal Herbal Therapy: A Pharmacist’s Viewpoint, registered pharmacist Steven G. Ottariano says that certain vitamins and minerals can provide particular benefits to menopausal women. These include Vitamin E (400 to 800 IU daily) to help reduce hot fla.

Good dietary supplement?I need a good dietary supplement to help me lose weight. I’ve already decided to start working out, and I’m eating healthier. 3 or 4 years ago I weighed around 300 lbs. I started just drinking water and taking Hydroxycut with ephedra. I got down to 195 lbs. (over time). I’ve almost gained all that weight back now. Since the banned ephedra in the states, what’s the next best thing? Hoodia?

Posted by darknovember81
[display_name id=”1″]Brad,

There are two good dietary supplements available that are all natural and have no side effects. They are Cha de Bugre and Hoodia Gordonii.

Cha de Bugre, is a new weight loss supplement that is growing in popularity and is similar to Ma Huang (Ephedrine) without any of the bad effects. Cha de Bugre is from Brazil and has been used there safely for centuries. Cha de Bugre provides energy, fat burning and appetite suppression that benefit weight loss. Cha de Bugre also has additional uses that are known in Brazil that include being used as a mild diuretic, a cellulite reducer, aides in reducing herpes simplex outbreaks and a heart tonic. You can find more about it at Http://…

Hoodia Gordonii is a natural appetite suppressant derived from a South African cactus that the bushmen have eaten there for thousands of years. You need to make sure you get a strong pure hoodia that is certified to be genuine. Check out Totalink’s unbiased Hoodia comparison at Http://… in the “Confidence” column it will indicate if the brand is “Certified”. These Hoodia brands have the credentials to back up their product. Also in that column it will indicate if the brand is “Returnable”. These Hoodia brands allow you to return opened bottles and get your money back. I think this indicates that a company has confidence in their product that it works.

Keep in mind that Hoodia Gordonii alone provides appetite suppression but not fat burning. Cha de Bugre is a fat burner but not as good as hoodia with appetite suppression. There are also brands that mix Cha de Bugre with Hoodia Gordonii and other weight loss herbs like Green Tea that can increase both fat burning and appetite suppression.

I have written a lot of articles on Hoodia. Just search Yahoo or Google under my name “Andrew Aitaken” to find them.

Remember, you should always consult your physician before taking any diet pill or weight loss supplement.

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Is a salon for curly girls worth the money?

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Amber Riley rocked some serious natural curls in an Instagram post on May 19 … – Hollywood Life

Amber Riley rocked some serious natural curls in an Instagram post on May 19 …Hollywood LifeWe have to say, Amber's hair looks great! The Simplicity hair care line looks amazing. We love Amber's natural look on her and hope she features it more! HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Amber's natural curls? Will be trying the Simplicity hair …

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Questions and Answers

Are these products good for Natural Black Hair.?

1. Shea Butter; Strengthing Hairdress
2.Shea Butter; Oil Moisturizing
3. Shea Butter; Sheen Spray
4. Olive Moisturizing Shine Serum
5. Fantsia IC gel
1. Softee Coconut Oil Hair and scalp conditioner
2. Softee Curl Activator Gel

Mane n' Tail
1. Shea Butter & Balamcing Treatment

1.Creme Conditioning Shampoo
2. Intense Fortifying treament
3. Mango Butter.

Posted by Girl
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Fantasia IC gel is okay…but the rest are full of chemicals and are not great for natural Black hair (ESPECIALLY Softee and Mane N' Tail). Natural Black hair is easier to manage and is healthier when natural products are applied to it..the mineral oil, SLS, petrolatum, fragrances, and parabens found in the products you have listed…do NOT behoove the state of natural Black hair, and can do more harm than good. Begin using NATURAL hair products on your hair that are made for Black women with NATURAL hair. Mineral Indulgence is a great natural hair care line for Black women…and their Herbalaxer (LOVE IT), Napturally Sulfate Free Shampoo (LOVE IT), and Kiwi Coconut Smoothie (moisturizes hair wonderfully)…are great for natural hair..and keeps it strong and VERY much manageable. Using these three products, you will literally be able to run your fingers throughout your natural hair…with ease.

I strongly recommend these products for your hair.


Feel free to email me if you have more questions!

Good Luck!

Natural Hair Products?

My mom is white
my dad is from Trinidad.
My hair is thick, frizzy, and dried out from straightening with a flat iron. I've been using Gariner Frutis products and eco styler gel. What products should I be using, (shampoos, conditioners, products, etc.)

Posted by Rebecca Shari
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I recommend a great hair product for your hair, it's Pro Naturals Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment with Heat Protector, it helps strengthen the hair that's prone to breakage, splitting or snapping off, gently smoothes the hair and form a protective mist on surface against heat damage, reduces Frizz and helps prevent further damage, leaves hair healthy, shiny and resilient and provides heat protection against electronic hair tools. You must use it after you use the straightener. Check it out at Http://… or at Http://… . Hope it helps.

NATURAL Hair type, hairstyle, hair product?

Im black with thick hair & when its wet my curls are spiral & looks like biracial hair. When its dry it shrinks to a more zigzag curl pattern & starts looking more like ethnic hair but not as coarse. The shrinkage is a great amount which I don't like because it makes my hair look short when its really below my shoulders. What's my hair type & what natural product will avoid shrinkage & loosen my curls?

Posted by Breona
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Well you sounds like you have Afro wavy hair, what number i have know idea, hey i don't know what number mine it! 🙂

I have fine, wavy Afro hair. It shrinks when washed, but i comb it through and with a few products in a couple of days my hair is back to past shoulder length.

Afro hair in natural state will NEVER not shrink, unless you have it straitened chemically. Even then it still shrinks but it's "easier" to comb through and you instantly see the maximum length.

When you wash it it needs to be combed through to get rid of knots, from the ends upwards to the roots. Apply some hair dress to soften up the texture and braid hair while wet. Apply product in-between each section of braid and plait. Cover over night and style the next day. That same night braid again and apply product.

Do this for about three days/nights without fail and you will see the curls getting longer and your hair relaxing. Its cause every time you comb it through, it stretches a bit more.

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Natural Products Expo

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Smithfield Foods, world's largest pork producer, works with EDF to cut emissions – Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)Smithfield Foods, world's largest pork producer, works with EDF to cut emissionsEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)To address the challenge, Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, and its hog production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown, are working with grain farmers to reduce excess fertilizer on crops grown for hog feed. The project will … EDF helped …

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Questions and Answers

Looking for events (like fairs or expos) for herbal, aromatherapy and all natural products.?

I'm looking for fairs, expos, events, or wiccan festivals to give out samples of the all natural health, beauty, meditation, and aromatherapy products i make. Or if anyone knows of flea markets where the people may be interested. I live in Milwaukee, but I'm looking for anything within a few hours drive away. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by NJN
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There aren't too many in Mke. There's a Body & Mind Expo that comes to town in the spring.

You may have better luck in the Madison area. MUCH more evolved there!

One other lead is you can check at the House of Magick. If anything is going on, they'd likely know about it.

I just got this in the mail. There's a Spirit Faire being held October 1 and November 26 at Free spirit Crystals in Butler.

Their website doesn't seem to be working, so here's their other info: email, 262.790.0748.

Need to know where to find a list of farm and ranch trade shows in u.s.?

An starting a small business selling a new slam latch and catch system for metal or wood farm gates would like to find a list of shows and fairs to display this at but can't find any listings on upcoming events. This works better than anything thats on the market right now with almost 100%closesure each time gate is closed.

Posted by welderrussell
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I suggest you go to trade show directories such as TSNN Http:// which lists all trade shows per sector per state

For the agriculture and farming sector, here are the upcoming trade shows in the US Http://

Philadelphia Flower Show
Show Type: Public Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
Mar 04, 2007 – Mar 11, 2007

Show Type: Tradeshow
Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha
Mar 07, 2007 – Mar 08, 2007

Natural Products Expo West
Show Type: Tradeshow
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim
Mar 09, 2007 – Mar 11, 2007

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention
Show Type: Tradeshow with conf.
St. Paul RiverCentre, Minneapolis
Mar 13, 2007 – Mar 15, 2007

North American Farm & Power Show
Show Type: Tradeshow
Four Seasons Complex, Owatonna
Mar 15, 2007 – Mar 17, 2007

National Cattlemen's Beef Assn. Spring Conference
Show Type: Conference
Location To Be Determined – Washington, DC, Washington
Mar 28, 2007 – Mar 31, 2007

Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show
Show Type: Tradeshow with conf.
Location To Be Determined – Dallas, Dallas
Apr 11, 2007 – Apr 13, 2007

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) Spring Management Clinic
Show Type: Conference
Marriott's Bay Point Resort Village, Panama City
Apr 12, 2007 – Apr 14, 2007

TGA Convention Featuring the Food and Fill Up Expo
Show Type: Tradeshow
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville
Apr 13, 2007 – Apr 15, 2007.

How doI get my product featured in magazines?

I have an all natural and chemical free beauty line. I just would like to know how I can get it into magazines. If anyone knows please leave a comment. Thanks

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1. Write a press release and mail or email it to all the appropriate magazines. 2. Call and speak to writers or editors about it. Send them free samples after you talk to them. 3. Go to the conventions and expos for the fashion and beauty industry and show your stuff there.

P.S. Hire a public relations expert to help you.

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Kitchen Accessories Created From Refrigerator Leftovers (psfk)

Designing a product usually starts with a sketch or some 3d modeling on the computer. Japanese designers Kurasuhito Kurasutokoro and Yusuke Komatsu went a different direction and rummaged through the vegetable bin in a refrigerator looking for ideas. They found some leftover slices of onion, apple and lotus root. Noticing an interesting contrast in shapes between the sliced faces and the natural sides, the pair imagined new uses for each of the vegetables but it required capturing their shapes in a longer lasting material.
The result is Cut Piece, a collection of vegetable leftovers cast in pure copper. Kurasuhito Kurasutokoro's idea was to merge food with products designed for the table. Like the original organic leftovers, the cast objects which don't have a finish coating will develop their own patina and age over time. The shapes suggest use but are versatile enough to have multiple functions.
Onion segments separate to become chopstick holders.

Lotus root and onion slices can be used as trivets for tea kettles or hot cups.

Cherry stems can be used for serving appetizers.

An apple slice becomes a cookbook weight and page holder.

Appropriating objects for design isn't new but these products contain both …

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Whole Foods Stock Plummets as Natural and Organic Food Competition Grows – TIME

Dallas Morning NewsWhole Foods Stock Plummets as Natural and Organic Food Competition GrowsTIMEThe grocery chain has been fighting to compete in an increasingly crowded natural and organic foods market, a niche it once had cornered. “It's just gotten to be a very big niche and in some ways, it's gone mainstream,” John Mackey, chief executive …Whole Foods suffers as organic niche goes mainstreamFinancial TimesWhole Foods' loss is your gainMarketWatchWhole Foods shares tumble as organic rivals stall profit growthDallas Morning NewsBusinessweek -Wall Street Journal -International Business Timesall 191 news articles »

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Questions and Answers

Favorite organic/natural beauty products?

I have been greening up my beauty routine over this past year and am really liking the results. I wanted to see if any of you natural beauty experts out there have any cult favorites or follow any particular lines or products. I wear makeup but prefer it to be naturally pigmented (I don't believe Josie Maran's line is natural for example). Right now I am especially looking to green up my hair conditioner as I use Giovanni Organics Tea Tree Conditioner but I noticed in the ingredients there's alot of junk put in it that makes it not very natural.

Any favorites? Thanks in advance…


Posted by May
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Wahay, another natural cosmetic lover! 🙂
Here goes…

I tend to buy all my skincare products from Lush and the Body Shop, as they are natural and don't test on animals (which I feel is important). Lush is amazing, though – go in and ask, the staff will help you SO much and help you to find the products that are right for your skin 🙂
Also, Dr Hauschka is a great natural skincare company, although they can be a bit pricey.

I use Faith in Nature shampoos and conditioners – website is here: Http://
Again, all natural, don't test on animals and it actually WORKS on my hair 🙂

I've found it really hard to find cosmetics that are natural and that aren't expensive. My local health food shop stocks some cosmetics by Dr Haushka, and I have quite a bit from the Natural Collection in Boots (in England), but I haven't found anything else special :/ Please let me know if you do!

Hope that helped 🙂

Natural/Organic Hair & Skin Products?

I've recently decided i want to try some organic shampoos, and skin products, but im not sure which ones are TRULY natural. I would prefer paraben and/or sulfate free products.

My skin is naturally oily in spring/summer and i have been prone to occasional acne breakouts after i became pregnant. My hair is thick, with oily roots and some split ends.

Just wondering if any of you know good natural products that would suit me?

Posted by Mrs Baker
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I recently did a lot of research on this because I became skeptical of claims by supposedly organic products like Yes to Carrots and Giovanni. I began noticing that they would mention things like "98% organic ingredients" and things to that effect. A product can call itself organic and have only one organic ingredient – take Walgreen's bioInfusion organic shampoos and conditioners for example.

I eventually came across this article on a pro-organic website ( Http:// ) where one of the truly organic brands (dr. Bronners) was suing other "organic" brands to stop them from using the word Organic to describe their product because these products are not 100% organic. Dr. Bronners has lawsuits against some big lables like Giovanni and Jason Organic. Here's the article if you're interested. Http://…

Http://… – if you type "hair" into their keyword search then it'll bring up retailers that sell 100% organic hair and skin care products. And, yes, there are 100% organic conditioners, lol.

Organic products tend to be more expensive than regular hair products. If your okay with using product that aren't 100% organic products then there are many brands you can try, including Yes to Carrots, Giovanni, Jason Organic, Organix, Aubrey, Alba, and many others. They can be found were hair products are sold, including Walgreens and Krogers. If all else fails then you can find them at your local health foods store, but they usually sell for retail in those stores, at Walgreens you can find them discounted. (Not all Walgreens sell them.)

All natural, herbal, organic products?

I have recently gotten into buying all natural, herbal and organic products. Whats the proper name for it? Anyway, my question is where can I find information about what each ingredient does. Id like to buy soaps and shampoos for certain things but im not sure if it would help. Example, I would like an all natural anti aging, skin firming soap and lotion. What do I buy for that? And for my face I would like an acne control wash and moisturizer. What do I use for that? And should I use anything else on my face? Shampoos im looking for anything to help with friz and dryness. I would also like some natural weight loss products, whats good for that? Is there a site that lists all ingredients and what that ingredient can do for you? (like green tea, shea butter, coconut, grapefruit, vita c.) I see lots of these lotions and soaps and face products but im not sure what they can do for me. So where can I find it actually spelled out for me online, of all these ingredients and what each can do for me? Thanks for all help!

Posted by Pittlover
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My recommendation would be to hit up your local organic market (if it's Whole Foods go when they aren't busy) and talk to someone in the beauty products aisle. I know at Whole Foods they take classes so can be very knowledgeable. At a small, independent market they'll be able to tell you quite a bit and recommend books and websites.
Like traditional products, most organic products will tell you what each is for. L'Occitane, for example, is organic, cruelty-free (they do use honey products), sustainable and free trade. Aveda is cruelty-free, sustainable and free trade, some proiducts are natural, some are organic. Each has information on the ingredients on their websites.

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Beech-Nut Takes Transparency To New Level With Launch Of 100% Natural Food For Babies (Forbes)

After years of decline in the baby food category, Beech-Nut Nutrition realized that moms trusted food they prepared in their own kitchens more than the "watered down" and "processed" food they were getting from leading brands. To address those concerns the company recently launched a completely new line of 100% natural products inspired by the creativity of millennial moms.

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Do All-Natural Skincare Products Really Work?

Marie Callender's at center of all natural lawsuit – Baking Business (registration)

Marie Callender's at center of all natural lawsuitBaking Business (registration)OAKLAND, CALIF. — Marie Callender's Pie Shops, Inc. Has become the latest target of lawsuits seeking damages for alleged misleading advertising, marketing and labeling of “all natural” products. A class action suit filed by Edward Musgrave and a …Class action filed against Marie Callender, says baking mixes not 'all natural'Washington Examinerall 3 news articles »

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Questions and Answers

Are all natural products good for you?

If so what all natural products like makeup are inexpensive and easy to get a hold off? I am trying to go all natural this year it seems refreshing.

Posted by Kaitlin
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Many natural products are deceptive, they list all natural but still contain many of the toxic chemicals. In fact, there is much push in legislation by these companies to not have to list certain toxic chemicals if they are not main ingredients. Some companies list an item organic but maybe only the main ingredient is organic, its getting very deceptive.

Most times the cheap natural cosmetics are not always truly natural. To find a cosmetic that also is effective (many natural cosmetics wear off easily) also adds into the price.

Ecco Bella is a natural but somewhat costly line

Dr. Hauschka is natural but very expensive

Your best bet is to go to your local health food store or coop and look through the clearance items in the beauty department. All you need is a nice lipstick, blush, eyeliner and maybe some eyeshadow. (If you have bad skin, perhaps then some concealer/foundation and some powder).

But if you also keep a natural diet (vegetable based – shopping at your local farmers market) and plenty of defluoridated and dechloridated water you will have a good base.

Also for natural skin care, try a diluted apple cider vinegar, 50/50 with water (saturate a cotton ball with some ACV and then some water and gently wipe the face) and for a moisturizer, use some extra virgin coconut oil (I keep my main bottle in the fridge). For the occasional zit, use a qtip and dunk it in 3% hydrogen peroxide and apply to the zit a few times a day. It will usually dry it out within one to two days.

Products For Natural hair !?

I've been natural for four years and i just started putting my hair in the two strand twist style or just washing and wearing a puff. Right now i just took my hair out the two strand twist i want to keep this look for tomorrow what would i do to it at night for it to look the same.

Posted by PeAcE n LoVe
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Hey Peace n Love,

Here are some product suggestions:

Moisturizers/Leave-In Conditioners

Wave Nouveau Finishing Lotion
S-Curl No Drip Activator
Carefree Instant Moisturizer
Unrefined Shea Butter
Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk
Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier
Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding
Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Heavy Cream
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Cream
Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
Hydrathermal Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion
Oyin Handmade Frank Juice
Crème of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave-In Conditioner
Elasta QP Mango Butter Moisturizer
Afroveda Shea-Amla Whipped Butter Cream
Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme
Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil Crème
Silk Elements Silken Child Moisturizing Creme
Water+Aloe Vera Juice+Glycerin


Aphogee 2-Minute Reconstructor
Nature’s Gate Herbal Daily Conditioner
V05 Moisture Milks
Tresemme Vitamin E Moisture Rich Conditioner
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
Aussie Moist
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship
Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner
Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner
Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner
Yes to Carrots Conditioner
Aveeno Nourish+Moisture Conditioner
Mizani Moisturefuse Moisturizing Conditioner
Hair One Olive Oil Cleansing Condtioner
Mane ‘N Tail Conditioner

Deep Conditioners

Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Conditioner
Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol
Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment
Elasta QP DPR-11
Queen Helene Cholesterol
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
Giovanni Smooth as Silk
Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Burt’s Bees Shea and Grapefruit Deep Conditioner
Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise
Keracare Humecto


Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Castor Oil/Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Jojoba Oil
Almond Oil
Amla Oil
African Royale Hot Six Oil
Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
Proclaim Natural 7 Oil

Sulfate-Free Shampoos

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
Burt’s Bees More Moisture Raspberry and Brazil Nut Shampoo
Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo
Naked Naturals Shea Butter and Avocado Smoothing Shampoo
Silk Elements ColorCare Sulfate Free Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Treat Triple Treat


Eco Styler
Fantasia IC
Elasta QP Glaze
Long Aid Activator Gel
Smooth ‘N Shine Activator Gel
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Proclaim Curl Activator
Aloe Vera Gel
Curls Goddess Curl Gel

I also have a site dedicated to natural hair. Check it out: Http://

Natural Products vs Chemical Products?

What is better for skin care? What benefit do Natural products have? Do work just as good as chemical products? Does the chemicals really cause dry skin and other skin problems?

Posted by Brandon
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Natural products when it comes to skin and hair is always gonna be best,
when it comes ti skin natural products are less likely to cause irritations, and are more gentler on the skin especially since more chemical products contain so much alcohol..

Same things with hair less alcohol to dry out and damage.

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