The Skinny on Oil Pulling

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Oil Pulling 101 The idea of oil pulling never really interested me, which is weird, because I have tried a lot of things to whiten my teeth. (I’ve always been a big fan of brushing with baking soda.) I think I grabbed a sloppy tablespoon of coconut oil from my baking stash one time, swished it…

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Are You a Dirty Vegan?

As Canadians and Americans increasingly make the move towards veganism, some are doing it right, and others are…not. It seems pretty straight-forward, right? Vegan equals no animal products. But just because you aren’t consuming animal products, doesn’t mean you’re making healthy choices that are synonymous with veganism. Three Major Reasons People are Taking the Plunge…

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The Relationship Between Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, and Coconut Oil

Alzheimer’s and Diabetes There is always a steady stream of research being done on Alzheimer’s disease: an incurable type of dementia that affects memory, behaviour, and usually results in early death. [1] So, why is it recently being nicknamed type 3 diabetes?[2] “When the body refuses to make insulin, the condition is called type 1…

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Love that Coconut Oil!

So…around last Sunday (Easter), I noticed that my 4-year-old daughter was getting a rash on her face. This was a little unusual, because she’s not normally the one with sensitive skin. (That would be my youngest son.) Thinking that this rash might be an irritation due to the amazing amount of sun we had recently become exposed…

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Are You Still Eating Margarine?

First, there was butter. This fat was (and still is) highly versatile, and relatively pure. Then, the public was told that it was too fatty, and that they should switch to a “new” butter called margarine. Margarine was quickly accepted in the homes of millions, despite the fact that it was lab-created, and full of…

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