California’s Toxic Free Cosmetic Act – A First Domino?

It's downright scary that legislation on personal care products has not been updated in over 80 years! Especially when you realize that the people who use more personal care products are women, which includes pregnant women. As more and more research is showing that what is put on the skin does absorb through into the rest of the body, it is becoming more crucial that we know what is in the personal care products we use. Continue reading

You’ll Be Rich! They Said

Several years ago when Nature’s Complement was just beginning to become a real thing, I had an overwhelming amount of support. Many who knew me, and my skin issues, were more than supportive in my endeavor to create quality products for others, on an official basis finally. The support came in many ways including Continue reading

Book Review: An Elegant Defense

A perfect title I must say, and I don't say that often. Immunology is quite complex, and the textbooks that go along with it are generally not for those without a biology and physiology background. However neither are needed to enjoy this book and gain an appreciation for how important and complex our immune systems really are. Continue reading

Will Your Hand Sanitizer Cause Blindness?

In response to recent COVID events, many manufacturers had to act fast about how to manage the hand sanitizer shortage amid the price gouging for some very basic ingredients. While many manufacturers adhered to the World Health Organization's (WHO) formula, many didn't. The FDA has now confirmed cases of blindness and death as a result of improperly formulated hand sanitizer. Continue reading

How To Make Wearing A Mask More Effective, And How To Breathe Better While Doing So

This article is not about whether you should wear a mask or not . I'm not here to tell you if you should or should not wear one, that is your choice. But given the recent "new normal" where mask wearing is required to walk into a grocery store, or even just to go to work, I've noticed some patterns and thought Continue reading

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus

Why would an edible fungus deserve a whole book all to itself? That's what caught my attention and I thought I'd give this book a try. Boy, was I in for a surprise! The Truffle Underground by Ryan Jacobs is a book you won't want to put down. Continue reading