18 nov 2022
Spoil MeOil meCream meClean me Skin Care WorldDo it naturallyPleaseMake it toxin freeA simple plea Skin is skin. We may differ in colour, tone and texture. But we all need the same thing. Healthy skin. And sometimes the skin care world is not doing its job. Skin care ads remind us constantly to hydrate and moisturize. The scene is ripe for competition. We are inundated with special creams,...
08 sep 2022
A query on Earth to Body’s  ‘Tooth Cleanser’: “How do you clean the residue of the product out of a toothbrush? “ A customer recently asked.“I don't mind that it stains the bristles, but it's hard to get the deeper part of the toothbrush clean.  I don't know if it's OK to have residue left behind.  Any tips?”  LC, Dartmouth, NS Our Answer:I use a standard nail brush, now designated a ‘tooth...
17 aoû 2022
Maybe you need emu in your ear.  Maybe you do not.  But if you have ever had an earwax imbalance, or possibly may have one in the future, you should know about emu when earwax is a concern. Earwax is normal. It is not really wax, per se, but the dead skin cells from the ear canal. The ear cleans or revitalizes itself, sloughing off dead cells, called cerumen or earwax. This cleaning job should...
10 juil 2022
You have scalp psoriasis.  Your health care professional advises: ‘A Coal tar shampoo will help ease the symptoms of your psoriasis. But do have regular cancer screening tests.’ You are now caught  between a rock and a hard place. Do you take the risk? You buy the coal tar shampoo. The warning on the label reads: For external use only. Ask a doctor before use if condition covers a large area of...
04 juil 2022
If you have nail fungus, you are not a happy camper. With all the ads of damaged looking toe nails up front and center, in your face, announcing some miracle cure for nail fungus, we can assume it is a fairly common aliment. The media ads can be quite graphic, some serious, some humorous, all offerings prescriptions and/or over the counter cures.  Google research offers some natural do it...
02 juil 2022
 What if companies joked around. Tossed about the good, the bad and the ugly. Messed with us. Had fun. As in a fictional ad from a purely fictional company called ‘The Cosmetics Con Company’ advertising a purely fictional product called the ‘Best Body Wash Ever.’  The advertisement  Best Body Wash EverThe Cosmetic Con Company Our Ingredients: Upfront and in your face Water (eau), glycerin,...
07 juin 2022
Triclosan. Maybe you squirt it on daily and don’t even know it.  I do not read the labels on the hand sanitizers I use to enter a store. I pump or squirt or pull and tear, rub on palms and proceed about business. Like everyone.  I have yet to see anyone pick up a container and search for the label ingredients. Most containers are big plastic jugs and are labeless anyway.  And who wants to...
11 mai 2022
Is it the odor or the sweat that bugs you the most? If it is the odor, you want an anti-odour a.k.a. deodorant. If it is the sweat, ouch! Be forewarned. Wanting an anti-perspirant to BLOCK the sweat glands could get you into trouble.  Sweating is a good thing. It regulates your body temperature. Whether it is just hot outside or you are working out, sweating helps to cool you down. If your body...
29 avr 2022
Ginkgo. Number one on Anthea’s SHOPPING  list. Followed by blueberries, oranges, eggs, dark chocolate, coconut, broccoli,  turmeric, pumpkin seeds… Anthea loads the car and just before backing out of the parking lot, remembers to double check her list."Damn…forgot the ginkgo.” She shakes her head. She has no time to go back. Arriving home ginkgoless, Anthea forces herself to smile at the irony....
12 mar 2022
He slots his keycard into the hotel room door. Immediately, upon opening, his throat seizes up. His eyes itch and burn. Tears swell. At check-in the night before, he had forgotten to leave a message with the hotel front desk to please inform housekeeping that he was allergic to the commonly used cleaning disinfectants. He does not blame the housekeeper. His first reaction is to open the window,...

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