Oct/Nov 2011

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A Primer on Stevia

Subscribers Only — With the nation’s obesity rates at an all-time high and the accompanying rise in diabetes, many of us are looking for ways to limit our sugar intake. Enter stevia, a plant that's been used as a sweetener in Asia and South America for more than 1500 years. Recently approved by the FDA, stevia has a glycemic index of zero and contains no calories. Even better, stevia can be used in baking as heat does not change its flavor.   More...

Facial Toner

Subscribers Only — Toners are an all-important part of a skin-care regimen. They cleanse the surface of your face of residual dirt, oils and dead cells, tighten pores and restore the skin’s natural pH level. Normally the second step in daily care, toner is applied after the face has been washed and before it’s moisturized. Toning ensures meticulously clean skin that’s more efficient at absorbing and retaining moisture, resulting in a bright, glowing and healthier complexion.   More...