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The Benefits Of Getting Outside

We all intuitively know that when we spend time outside, we feel so much better. Our mental clutter subsides, our skin looks healthier, and our outlook on life opens up. There’s actually a science to what’s going on here. Read on!

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Hormonal Acne Decoded

If you’re like me, you’ve had regular recurrences of acne since you were a young teen. I thought by the time I turned 20 my breakouts would magically disappear. Lo and behold, my 20th birthday came and the acne hung around.

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My Endo Story by Julie McArthur

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I was first diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 24. I always had awful PMS and went on the birth control pill at 15 years old, so I didn’t experience the heavy periods that a lot of women with endo talk about. I did, however, struggle with PMS. I remember going to an endocrinologist thinking he would be my savior and help me, but all he did was laugh (!) and say “wow you must have bad PMS.” He put me on a drug called Sarafem which is really just Prozac in a different color. (Take a moment to think about how messed up that is to give a woman a pill that is pink and purple and tell her it will help with her PMS when it’s just Prozac!)

Years and years later, I found out that endometriosis is caused by an excessive amount of estrogen. So back when I was 15 years old at that endocrinologist’s office—he probably could have helped me.

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UTIs and Yeast Infections Decoded

Magnificent as they are, our lady parts can sometimes give us trouble. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Yeast infections are two of the most common issues in our nether regions. We’ve all either heard of them or had them ourselves, but I find that many of us don’t actually know what the infections are, or how to best treat them. I’m here to clarify the details of the infections, and give you some healthy ways to treat them!

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Why Our Friends Are Awesome | Clean 2017 Giveaway

If you’ve been following S.W. for a while, you probably know that we do everything for a reason. We use fewer ingredients because it allows us to use better sources for gentler, more effective skincare. We use glass bottles not just because they look pretty, but also because glass is 100% recyclable. Our main line is Certified USDA Organic because it’s important that our ingredients are grown and processed under strict codes with absolutely no genetically modified organisms.

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S.W. Basics Goes on a Holiday #TechCleanse

What is a “tech cleanse” and why are we doing it? Is it because we’re obsessed with Kendall Jenner and wish we were bffs? I mean kind of, but a digital detox is old news for S-Dubs. For the past two years, our team has collectively taken time, always around the holiday season, to disconnect. For one full day, we don’t post on Instagram, we don’t text our friends, and we don’t check our email. This year, we’re pushing the envelope and going tech-free for three full days. What’ll happen? Will our heads explode? Will the world miss our Instagram posts? Will we be so bored that we’ll actually be forced to face all of our fears and problems and neuroses? All likely.

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vegan mac and cheese recipe

S.W. Recipe: Vegan Butternut Squash Mac ‘n “Cheese”

 So, if you think this post is going to be all about how I love mac ‘n cheese, but how I’m vegan and the struggle is so real… you’re wrong. For one, I’m one of the few people in the universe that is lukewarm on mac ‘n cheese (childhood incident involving vomit – k?). Moreover, I am decidedly NOT vegan. I like half and half in my coffee, cheese pizza, yogurt, Ben & Jerry’s, etc.
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Rosewater Spray

On Mental Toxicity

Look on the bright side. Stay positive. Keep your head up. Think good thoughts: We’re all familiar with these mind-numbing clichés, right? And we’ve probably all responded to a “Look on the bright side!” with an angry retort. #eyeroll

Here at the S.W. office (as I’m sure has been happening in your office too lately) we’ve been noticing more and more just how much of our headspace is occupied by this sour election season, continuing national tragedies, and an increasingly cruel national discourse marked by bullying and judgment and prejudice.

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Wellness Tips with Dr. Josh Axe

In many ways, September is sort of the “new year” – summer is over, the kids go back to school, and everyone resumes a more settled routine. This transition can be difficult – particularly if you’ve adopted some unhealthy habits in the summer months and want to get back on track. We need some help!

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S.W. Recipe: Date Energy Balls

When we’re really busy, our healthy eating habits tend to fall by the wayside; snacking digresses into a handful of chocolate covered raisins, a bunch of chips, or – worse of all – an iced latte. All of these snacks, while tasty going down, leave us feeling lethargic, kind of guilty, and totally hungry.

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