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Mediterranean diet may reduce depression

October 5th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now The Mediterranean diet or style of eating is not just for cultivating healthy arteries anymore. Now researchers say it may reduce the risk of depression. A dietary pattern of eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, fish and olive oil appears to help people fend off clinical [...]

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Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself

May 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

You’d expect a book with “Zen Cleansing” in the title to emphasize pure and simple ingredients that clean and soothe.

What you might not realize is just how affordable, and effective, these ingredients can be. In Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself, author Michael DeJong asks us to use just five common household products for our zen cleansing: Salt, vinegar, olive oil, baking soda and lemon juice. He mixes and matches and mashes these ingredients into formulas (or gives directions on how to use them individually) to wash our face, tamp down blemishes, shampoo and condition hair, smooth rough skin spots fight dandruff and even defeat head lice.

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