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Not All Coconut Oils are Created Equal

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When it comes to coconut oils, you really do want quality over quantity. Deciphering the label can be the first step in choosing the highest quality coconut oil, which in turn will have the highest amount of health benefits. Here are the three main things you need to look for on the label of your coconut oil. Unrefined This is key, which is why it’s first. Having an UNrefined coconut oil means it has not been heated or bleached in the extraction process. Why is that important? Often times, when coconut oil is refined it can be hydrogenated or caused […]

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Buying Organic at Farmer’s Markets

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One of my favorite memories growing up was going to the Dallas Farmer’s Market with my grandparents. It was so full of fresh produce and I loved seeing all the vibrant colors that went on for what seemed like miles. What I love most about farmer’s markets is getting what I eat directly from the source and knowing exactly what is coming to my table. You can find great local markets where you live with the handy Local Harvest and USDA locators. So why am I still hooked on farmer’s markets as an adult? One word: organic. The USDA standards are that […]

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Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

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  As I got out of the shower this morning and looked at myself in the mirror for the first time today, I saw my five o’clock shadow had turned into a scraggly mess. As I hit my shaving cream dispenser, nothing happened, I hit it again, and still nothing, every man knows the subtle panic of not having any more shaving cream, suddenly an inconvenient but generally uneventful part of your morning routine becomes an uncomfortable chore. I frantically searched for other options, I could shave dry, I could use soap and water, or I could try using coconut […]

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