Monday, November 15, 2010

Antibacterial Soaps: Why You Should Avoid Them Like the Plague

Antibacterial soaps DO NOT help your family stay healthy. They may even be making you sick!

Antibacterial soaps have been widely embraced as a way to “kill germs” and prevent illness. But not all bacteria are harmful. And not all “germs” are bacteria.

Some bacteria are beneficial and your body needs them. Antibacterial soap cannot distinguish between harmful and helpful bacteria. It kills all bacteria. When the healthy bacteria that your body needs have been “washed away,” it weakens your body’s defense system and makes it easier for you to get sick when you’re exposed to harmful bacteria.

Read the article here.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Transitioning to Natural Shampoos

I received an e-mail from my sister yesterday who is having a challenge transitioning from synthetic shampoo to natural. She asked "Is the gumminess because of the buildup of the old shampoo? If I double wash each time I wash my hair will it go away faster?"

Have you had a poor result when you switched from the conventional shampoos to the natural brands? If so, read on... If you haven't gotten the courage to switch yet, then read this before you do.

Even if you've successfully switched without any problems, read this so you can share it with those you love when they make the switch. Everyone is unique, so your experience may be different than that of someone else trying the same product.

The Problem With Commercial Shampoos

The major brands of shampoos that make your hair silky soft, shiny and bouncy come with a cost. I'm not talking about the price either! It's the chemicals that the manufacturers put in these products and what they do to your hair.

Read more.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Are You Cleaning Your House And Killing Yourself?

Have you ever wondered what's in those powerful household cleaners that makes them clean so well? Most of those you buy in the grocery store contain numerous toxic chemicals that can make you sick, or just gradually eat away at your health.

Here are some warnings found on the label of common household cleaners...

"HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. DANGER causes severe eye and skin damage. Do not get in eyes, skin or clothing. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid contamination of food. Wear goggles or face mask or rubber gloves ..."

"Hazardous to Humans and Domestic Animals. Warning: Causes substantial but temporary eye injury. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Wear protective eyewear (safety glasses) Prolonged or frequent skin contact may cause ..."

"Warnings: Corrosive. Keep out of reach of children. Contains phosphoric acid. Causes eye and skin damage. Do not get into eyes, on skin or on clothing. Wear goggles or face shield and rubber gloves when handling. Use in well ventilated areas. Harmful or fatal if ..."

Here's a product you can use with confidence. It's not only safe for you and your house, it's also powerfully effective too! Watch the short video below ...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Benefits of Goats Milk Soap

"Goat milk contains lots of nutrients like fats, proteins and other hormones that naturally benefit the skin. The benefits of goat milk soap can be felt by people suffering from various skin conditions or those just wanting to maintain youthful, rejuvenated skin."

Some of the most important benefits include...

Goat milk soap has a pH level similar to that of human skin; so, it protects the skin from the onslaught of daily bacterial and chemical invasions.

It also has superior moisturizing benefits that surpass that of commercial soap because of the natural creams in goat's milk.

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Take advantage of the truly healthy goats milk soaps offered this month at a 15% discount through the Product of the Month Special.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Your Deodorant and Breast Cancer

Numerous chemicals commonly found in antiperspirants and deodorants have been linked to breast cancer. Initially the research targeted the parabens, however, new research is also pointing to chemicals like aluminum compounds.

Read more here

While this article was written a few years ago, it is as true today as it was then.

Selecting deodorant products with only safe and healthy ingredients is vitally important, not only for women, but for men as well. Find healthy deodorants from several companies here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Celebrate Your Body!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Can Start a Body Image Revolution

Are you bored with ‘managing’ your weight, sick of ‘watching’ every thing you put in your mouth, or tired of being embarrassed when you look at your body in the mirror?

What if there was another way to be a woman?

A way that honored all of you, just the way you are, rather than just what you’re not? A way that recognized everything you DO do, rather than just what you don’t? A way that helped us decide who and how we WANT to be, rather than trying to fit us in the picture of perfect in a magazine or movie?

There is a way, it’s called The Body Image Revolution, and it starts today, Thursday October 21, I’m part of it and you can be too. I am teaming up with eleven other international body image experts in one big Telesummit to bring you the real facts about your weight and your health, Practical 'How-To' Tips to help you see your body and your life, just how it is right now, in a new light that is more real, more powerful, and more YOU.

Click here to visit The Body Image Revolution.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Why I Never Use Toothpaste ...

... and I never will.

Did you know that there's enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a 3-year old child ... if the child ate the whole tube?

Do you want to use chemicals in your mouth, that can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream, that have the potential to cause serious injury or even death?

Here's a healthier and more effective alternative.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Give Yourself A Natural Facial

Pamper yourself a little. It feels soooo good!

Find healthy skin care products here.

Monday, October 04, 2010

2 Minute Skin Care

Taking good care of your skin will help you achieve a vibrant, healthy look. Watch this video and see how easy it can be.

It's amazing how good your skin feels and how much better it looks when you take just a couple minutes, a couple times a day to nourish it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Dangers of Nail Polish and Fake Nails

Nail polish is one of my pet peeves, especially when I see it on the fingernails and toenails of little girls.

Your nails are not impenetrable barriers. They're porous. Chemicals painted on your nails and your little girl's nails can be absorbed into your bodies.

One of the main dangers of nail polish is the chemical class, phthalates. These chemicals are classified as possible carcinogens by the EPA. They're also mutagenic. In other words, they can cause genetic damage which may lead to cancer or other diseases. Phthalates can also cause liver, kidney and lung damage. They're suspected of being ...

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bug Sprays - Are They Worth The Risk?

If you use one of the conventional types of insect repellants, you may be damaging your nervous system.

New research confirms that DEET, the ingredient commonly used in most conventional bug sprays, is toxic to your nervous system. Earlier studies have implicated DEET in causing seizures in children.

The use of DEET is widespread because of its effectiveness. But, is it worth the risk to your health?

Read more here.

Here are some safer options:
Buzz Free Zone
Botanical Bug-Off (Not currently available in the U.S.)
Note: Use code:DYTLG when you check out for a 5% discount.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Home Remedies for Burns

Skip the chemical creams. For first and second degree burns, some simple home remedies are very effective and healthier for you than their chemical counterparts.

For serious burns, be sure to see your doctor. These remedies are not for serious burns.

Read the article.

Learn more about healthy personal care here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The American Cancer Society Position on Cancer-Causing Chemicals

You've probably heard a million times, "actions speak louder than words!"

If you've believed what the American Cancer Society has been telling you about how to protect yourself from cancer and supporting cancer research, it's time to take another good hard look.

They are disputing "the findings of the President's Cancer Panel on the role of toxins in causing cancer."

Read the article:

The American Cancer Society Runs With the Money and Away from the Cure, Part I

Then get your ingredients reading glasses on and make sure you read every label of every product you buy and take responsibility for protecting yourself against the cancer-causing chemicals in your life. The cancer industry is not going to protect you. They have too much to lose! It's up to you!

Learn more about how you can protect yourself here.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cancer-causing Chemicals in Your Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Do you know there are cancer-causing chemicals in your soap and toothpaste that are killing you? They're also in your shampoo, lotion, deodorant, shaving cream, makeup and all your other skin care and personal care products, including baby products.

If you're not reading labels and trying to avoid these dangerous ingredients, you are RISKING YOUR HEALTH!

Don't know how to read labels, what those Greek-looking chemical names mean, or where to get the information? Here's a free report that will help you:

"The 10 Worst Chemicals In Cosmetics And Personal Care Products You Absolutely Must Stay Away From"!

Click here to get your free report now!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Is There Lead In Your Lipstick?

If you're not using organic lipstick, chances are pretty good that there is. A recent FDA study found lead in every single brand of non-organic lipstick it tested.

Read the article.

Need help choosing healthy products and knowing which ingredients are safe and healthy and which are not?

Here's a FREE resource to help you make your way through the jungle of Greek-sounding chemical names.

The threat of harmful chemicals in your cosmetics and personal care products is real. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise, without doing your own research to find out for yourself.

Everyone has a different risk level they're comfortable with. Make sure you're making your decisions based on the facts, not on hearsay.

This is a good place to start.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stop! Read This Before You Put On That Sunscreen!

Are you getting ready for the beach for the Memorial Day Weekend and for summer that's just around the corner? Before you head for the sand, read this first:

"Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer."

I personally use organic coconut oil on my skin when I go out in the sun. Coconut oil combined with a healthy diet is an effective sunscreen and suntan lotion according to Bruce Fife in his book, Coconut Cures.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Preserved vs. Preservative Free

A recent survey was taken in the Cosmetics Trends Community regarding the issue of preserved vs. preservative free cosmetics and skin care products. Click here to read the article and see the results.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Study: Top Perfumes Have Hazardous Chemicals

"A gaping loophole in a 37-year-old federal law allows makers of perfumes, colognes and body sprays to conceal the chemicals that comprise the fragrances -- and some of those unidentified odor creators may be harmful to public health, two advocacy groups say."

Read the article.

Learn more about safety of ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is Organic Really Organic?

Will the real organic body care products please stand up!

A lot of products are marketed as organic these days because consumers want more organic products. But don't believe the label. There are a number of products on the market that say "organic" on the label, but that not only are not organic, but they also contain the cancer-causing contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

This cancer-causing chemical may be found in products with ingredients like "polyethylene," "polyethylene glycol," "polyoxyethylene," "oxynol," or those that end in "-eth," or contain "PEG" in the name.

In addition, many so-called "cheater brands" claim to be organic when they may have only a token organic ingredient or none at all. I was in a department store with my daughter a couple weeks ago and there was a display of large bottles of a body care product with "Organic" in large letters on the front of the label. I looked at the list of ingredients in the product. There was not one single ingredient in that product that was organic. There wasn't even a single herb or ingredient that even sounded like it might be natural. It was totally, 100% synthetic chemicals!

If the front of the label is all you look at when you buy body care products, you will be fooled most of the time because there are not that many honest brands on the market. To get truly organic products, you must read the ingredients list, in the tiny print, on the back of the package.

Click here if you need help reading and understanding ingredients.

Click here if you want to buy healthy products without having to read ingredients.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Triclosan in the News

Finally the FDA has admitted that triclosan in soap and body care products is a cause for concern. It's finally being addressed, not only for its contribution to antibiotic resistant bacteria, but also for its long-term health effects. In addition, the FDA admitted that antibacterial soaps are no better than plain soap.

Read about it here.

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