Chicken soup cures the common cold, but did you know it can help with joint pain, improve skin and hair health, and enhance digestion?
Research shows that 80% of what we apply to our skin gets absorbed into our body. And women especially are prone to this - our skin is exposed to many more toxins than most men, in the form of cosmetics, lotions, body washes, and even cleaning products. In fact, research shows that 78% of those with autoimmune disorders (for example, Hashimoto's thyroid disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis) are women! Could our products be a contributory cause to this rise in autoimmune disease?
Recently, 60 minutes covered a story highlighting the risks of purchasing olive oil in the United States. The journalist Tom Mueller, who wrote the book Extra Virginity, researched the olive oil industry and estimates that 75-80% of extra virgin olive oil that is sold in the U.S. does not actually meet the legal grades for extra-virgin oil.
So what are we to do with this information, since we all know there are benefits to extra virgin olive oil? First, know the best oils to consume for optimal health, and learn the best brands (particularly for olive oil). And second, learn the best strategies to use when purchasing cooking oils.