What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in our bodies. The chemicals commonly used as preservatives for cosmetics have all been linked to health problems such as cancer and hormone disruption.
Last month Daniel and I spent the weekend on the SLOWCOAST - at Coastanoa Lodge and Resort in Pescadero to see a dear friend tie the knot. The Slowcoast is a stretch of land stretching from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz along the California coastline. It spans fifty miles of Highway 1, known for steep cliff sides and expansive Pacific Ocean vistas.
Over the past several years, "detox" has been a trendy buzzword that has spurred various juice cleanses, fasting, and extreme short-term diets that have very little long-term effect on health and weight loss.
An hour and a half south, on the way to Santa Cruz, is Castle Rock State Park. The park is beautiful, with campsites and lots of day and multi-day hikes, along with some great bouldering and top-rope climbing routes.
Overall, there were 14 escape attempts over 29 years. Officially, no one ever succeeded in escaping from Alcatraz, although to this day there are five prisoners listed as "missing and presumed drowned." The best guess is that they are in Venezuela.