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‘Let food be thy medicine’

January 19, 2014
By MARY BURNS DEAS , The OBSERVER

Dare to take a nibble from your stick deodorant or a bit of your body lotion for a quick snack? Whether a common store brand or pricy high-end health and beauty product touted for having some great ingredient, it is likely that no one would want to do so. First of all, it would taste awful. Then there's the obvious objection that these are not foods and have a long list of chemical ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. If this is so, then why do we use them on our skin, the largest organ of our bodies? Whatever we put on it is absorbed into our system.

 
 

 

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