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Little Tricks to Make Spring Closer

I wish that Norwegian spring were more predictable, but it’s not. Before the end of March it is early to speak of the spring altogether – March is a winter month here, with a sudden snow and a biting freezing wind. 1,001 more words

Lifestyle

What Are Micronutrients? A Review of Essential Nutrients

Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals required by your body. Unlike macronutrients, you only need minuscule amounts of micronutrients to maintain good health. Micronutrients are essential to the production of enzymes, hormones, proteins, and other products created by your body. 1,495 more words

Biological Medicine

What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Selenium is an essential mineral that functions as an amino acid and also provides antioxidant activity in the body.[1][2] Selenium toxicity is a rare condition that results from ingesting great quantities of the element.[ 852 more words

Biological Medicine

Home-grown Soap

Ever since we put our first beef in the freezer, I’ve wanted to try making soap.  There were suddenly so many jars of creamy-colored tallow taking up the kitchen shelf.  249 more words

DIY

Castile Soap - Yes indeedie, it contains chemicals.

Yes I am a chemist and yes I know that everything contains chemicals but I am in the minority here OK?

So earlier this month I got involved in a conversation about Liquid Castile Soap and more specifically about the fact that the ingredient listing for said soap contained a list of ingredients and not just one thing – the other person in the conversation felt uncomfortable with this because they wanted to avoid chemicals and while I understood the nuanced detail behind what was being said, I couldn’t help but feel that this is a bad situation, a real bad situation to be in. 372 more words

Ingredients

Superfood Smoothie Recipe with Pineapple and Cucumber

This superfood smoothie is sweet, tart, and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to start your day, especially if you’re trying a new diet or performing a cleanse… 505 more words

Biological Medicine

Can Lemon Water Detox Your Body?

You’ve heard you should drink eight glasses of water every day. While that’s a good baseline for most people, the exact amount can vary depending on body size, physical activity, and other factors. 1,033 more words

Biological Medicine