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Is Your Sunscreen Toxic or Cancer-Causing?

  Flora Fauna's Skin Elixir--a beautiful, natural sun oil.  Thanks to several decades of corporate marketing, we have been convinced that sun exposure is bad, period, and that sunscreen is essential in order to protect us against skin cancer.  But what many people don't realize is that most commercial sunscreens contain ingredients that themselves could cause skin damage, and even skin cancer! And even many so-called "natural" sunscreens may also contain ingredients that are unsafe.  Some of the most common chemical sunscreen formulas feature substances like Benzophenone 2 (BP2) which impedes the function of the thyroid gland, is bio-accumulative (stays in the body), and disrupts the endocrine (hormone) systems in humans and animals (1).  Oxybenzone, another very common ingredient, was lambasted...

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The Simplest, Healthiest Summer Dessert

* We're pretty paleo around here--most of what we eat is grain-free, and made with whole-foods, and one to the simplest, healthiest, and most delectable desserts is clafoutis--it's mind-bogglingly easy, it looks absolutely gorgeous, and one really doesn't need a recipe--the general gist is enough. It's fool-proof!  (This dessert can also be easily made dairy-free, by substituting the cream for almond milk or another non-dairy equivalent). Ingredients: Around a dozen eggs.  If you have 10, no problem--if you have more you'd like to use up, that's fine too! About 3/4 cup of heavy cream--again--no need to be terribly particular A splash of natural vanilla extract--around a teaspoon or two (we love a strong vanilla flavour) 1/4 cup honey, or 3/4...

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