Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #52

Sunscreens Continued...

Here are some tips on how to enjoy the sun safely without the hazards of sunscreen:
  • Start out with 10 minutes of exposure a day and gradually increase your sun time.
  • Limit time in the sun to morning before 10 a.m. or afternoon after 2 p.m. when the sun is not at its hottest.
  • Cover up when outdoors during the sun’s hottest times and when you’ve already had your quota of sun for the day.
  • Avoid getting sunburned.

Eat a healthy balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats. Most people eat far too much omega 6’s and not enough omega 3’s. Research has shown omega 3's to be preventive against melanoma if eaten in the proper one-to-one balance with omega 6's. Omega 3 fats can be found in fish oils and flaxseed. You also need healthy saturated fats, like real butter or coconut oil, to utilize omega 3's.

"The Truth About Sunscreens," on the Terressentials web site, states that "sunscreens give users a false sense of security in that while they effectively prevent sunburn, they do little or nothing to prevent skin cancer or the accelerated aging of the skin caused by sunlight."

It further states that "There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that there is an increase in cancer when sunscreen products are used. We've done a lot of research into sunscreens. The bottom line is this: we have found no sunscreen ingredients which we consider to be safe."

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

MSG in Your Personal Care Products

Important! Read this before you buy any cosmetics or personal care products that contain protein or amino acids!

MSG may be hidden in your cosmetics and personal care products. If you know you’re sensitive to MSG, you may be avoiding it in your food but still noticing MSG-type reactions and not know where they’re coming from.


Sunscreens will be continued next time.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #51

Sunscreens Continued...

  • Both chemical suncreens and physical sunblocks have been shown to cause the formation of free radicals with exposure to sunlight. Excess free radicals are known to cause cancer.
  • A Swiss study showed that five commonly used chemicals in sunscreens were xenoestrogens, endocrine disrupters, and they actually increased the growth of cancer cells. See “Xenoestrogens in Your Personal Care Products,” page 39.
  • Most, if not all, sunscreens include a hydrolyzed protein. All hydrolyzed proteins contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG).
  • Research has shown that excess omega-6 fats in the diet actually contribute to the occurrence of cancer, including melanoma.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #50


In our society, most people don’t question the need for sunscreens. It’s just accepted as the standard healthy practice when you plan to be out in the sun.

But beware! What’s generally accepted as true is not necessarily true!

Here are some facts to consider before lathering that sunscreen all over yourself and your children the next time you go out into the sun:

  • Sunscreens will not safeguard you from melanoma, a potentially deadly type of skin cancer. They don’t filter or block the harmful melanoma-causing UVA rays; they only reduce sunburn risk.
  • Sunscreens offer some protection against easily treatable basal cell carcinoma.
  • Your body needs the UVB rays from the sun to produce vitamin D. Sunscreens, as low as SPF 8, block the UVB rays responsible for vitamin D synthesis.
  • Sunscreens are regulated by the FDA as over-the-counter drugs because they contain active ingredients, many of which are toxic.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #49

Risks Associated with Permanent Makeup Continued...

Adverse effects associated with permanent makeup include:
  • Peeling
  • Cracking
  • Blistering
  • Swelling
  • Granulomas
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

And, what are the long-term effects on your body of the pigments injected under your skin?

According to chemist John Bailey, Ph.D., Director of FDA's Colors and Cosmetics Program, "we can’t vouch for the safety of permanent eyelining because the procedure hasn't undergone any formal safety testing."

You can report adverse reactions to permanent makeup and tattoos by contacting:

Cosmetics Adverse Reaction Monitoring (CARM) System
Office of Cosmetics and Colors
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835
(202) 401-9725.

Permanent makeup presents just one of many risks associated with using the cosmetics and personal care products on the market today. Learn more about what you need to know to protect your health when using the cosmetics and personal care products you buy.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #48

Risks Associated with Permanent Makeup

  • Infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Keloids
  • Granulomas
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Removal problems

Allergic reactions may show up years later in the form of a rash or immune system reaction.

Dissatisfaction is a major problem with permanent makeup. If you don’t like the result, removing it can be difficult. If the person applying your permanent makeup makes a mistake, you can’t wash it off; you’re either stuck with it, or you have to go through a removal process. Removal often isn’t perfect and can leave scars. Over time, permanent makeup can fade or bleed. As your body changes, the appearance of your permanent makeup may change as well.

Continued next time...

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