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Are Your Personal Hygiene & Beauty Products Filled With Toxic Chemicals?

Many personal care and beauty products contain harsh chemicals associated with numerous health problems, particularly cancer. There are tons of alternatives to using these products, however, such as selecting organic, all-natural brands or making items yourself.

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Whether you’re a male or a female, odds are that you’ve applied deodorant, shampoo, or other personal care products to your body. The irony is that many of these products aren’t actually helping you “care” for your body, but rather harming you instead. For example, if your deodorant contains parabens, parfum, or any other cancer-causing ingredient, then you’re hurting your body, not caring for it.

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This is the case for most personal care and beauty products. If you take a look at the back of these items, it’s likely you can’t even pronounce many of the chemicals listed on it. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient or readily recognize what it is, do you really want to be putting it on your body? After all, what goes on your body, goes in your body!

Healthier, Cleaner Alternatives

Of course, you can make your own deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, facial products, etc. This is a foolproof way to ensure that your products contain organic, high quality ingredients, and you can even create beautiful, strong scents using essential oils.

However, if you’re looking for higher quality brands that create excellent products for you, there are a number of all-natural, organic brands you can check out. Just be sure to read the ingredients prior to purchasing, regardless of what it says on the packaging, as many companies will label their products as “all-natural” despite the fact that they’re not.

For example, you could try Surya Brasil, which sells a wide range of all-natural, organic, vegan products. The company has a strong brand commitment, believing that “Awareness + Love = Peace + Vitality,” and even lists toxic ingredients consumers should avoid, all of which their products are 100% free from (talc, PPDs, SLS, heavy metals, etc).

It’s important to note that two of the products use the word parfum, but this particular company uses a blend of natural essential oils to create their parfum. However, this is not the case for many other companies, especially in North America, which is why it’s crucial to do your own research.

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It’s crucial that we take the time to research companies we want to support and to read ingredients lists on all products so we can be more careful about what we put on and into our bodies. Remember, we vote with our dollar!

If you’re unsure about which ingredients are considered to be extra harmful to your body, here’s a list of chemicals that are commonly found in many personal care or beauty products:

Talcs

Talc is a substance commonly added to baby powders, foundation, eyeshadow, and other personal care products. Talc is directly associated with cancer, and many women who used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder have gotten ovarian cancer as a result and successfully sued the company for failing to warn the public about the risks of using talc-based products. You can read more about these cases in CE’s article here.

Paraphenylenediamine (PPD)

This is an extremely common ingredient in hair dye. PPD can cause skin issues and angioedema, or severe swelling underneath the skin, which means you could end up in the emergency room as a result. This study explains: “Short-term exposure to high levels of PPD (acute effects) may cause severe dermatitis, eye irritation and tearing, asthma, gastritis, renal failure, vertigo, tremors, convulsions, and coma in humans.”

Resorcinol

This ingredient is often found in hair dyes, shampoos, lotions, and peels, as well as in products used to treat acne, eczema and other dermatological issues. Resorcinol can result in skin and eye irritation and other skin issues, organ system toxicity, and issues with the central nervous system, and is considered to be a possible endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC).

Ammonia

If you get your hair done at non-organic salons, you are likely being exposed to ammonia. According to the Government of Canada, it’s considered to be “very toxic.” Even inhaling pure ammonia on its own can be fatal, and direct contact can cause blindness and burn the skin. Do you really want to risk putting a small amount of this on your skin?

Parabens

Sadly, parabens are everywhere when it comes to personal care products and cosmetics: deodorant, shampoos, facial cleansing and moisturizing products, makeup, you name it. Parabens are a known carcinogen, as they’re directly associated with different types of cancer. This is especially concerning for women who wear conventional deodorants, which have a proven link to breast cancer. In fact, one study found that 99% of breast cancer tissues tested had parabens in them.

Parfum

Practically any conventional personal care product or cosmetic that has a slight scent contains parfum. Parfum is basically a cocktail of toxic chemicals, but instead of listing all of these chemicals on the back of products, it’s conveniently labelled as “parfum” so that companies can keep their signature fragrance a trade secret. Unfortunately, this also allows companies to hide harmful ingredients, such as phthalates, in their products without the consumer even knowing.

Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone is found in most sunscreens and any other products containing SPF, moisturizers, lipsticks/lip balms, conditioner, anti-aging creams, and fragrances. A study conducted by the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Zurich found that oxybenzone, or benzophenone-3 (Bp-3), may mimic the effects of estrogen in the body and promote the growth of cancer cells.

Synthetic Fragrance

Synthetic fragrance can be found in facial products, deodorants, cosmetics, body products, perfumes, and more. Many of these ingredients are on the EPA’s hazardous waste list, and an astonishing 95% of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances (at least) are derived from petrochemicals. Some common ingredients in synthetic fragrances are benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and many other toxins associated with cancer, birth defects, nervous-system disorders, and allergies.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

SLS is found in many personal care products, specifically ones that foam, including shampoo, cleansers, and bubble bath. SLS are known to cause skin and eye irritation, organ toxicity, developmental or reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, liver damage, cellular changes/mutations, and cancer.

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals found in personal care products and makeup include lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and more. Mercury has been found in skin creams and lead is almost always added to lipstick. Heavy metals have been associated with cancer, reproductive and developmental disorders, neurological issues, and many other health problems. Contrary to popular belief, there is no 100% safe amount of heavy metals you can be exposed to without causing health issues.

Please note that these are only a handful of the toxic ingredients added to commercial beauty products and personal care items. I would strongly suggest you do your own research and read the back of every label before purchasing anything!

Much love.

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

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  • The Facts:

    There are multiple health benefits to be gained by taking a simple walk every day. These benefits are measurable, and if you don't already have an active lifestyle it can be a great way to assist you with your health.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on how the human race has become extremely sedentary, and how disease rates continue to climb as a result of the modern human lifestyle.

The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives.

That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us out of it. We are seeing a health revolution take place, where more and more people are becoming health conscious, and are always being encouraged to be more active.

Ultimately, we can’t really blame the human experience for our lack of movement, it’s something that all of us have the time to incorporate into our lives in one way or another, and if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy being too active, a simple walk every day can have tremendous amounts of benefits. As pointed out in the video below, by Bright Side.

If You Want To Increase The Benefits Even More, Walk Barefoot

It’s called grounding, or ‘earthing’ and it involves placing your feet directly on the ground, without shoes or socks as a barrier. Why? Because there is an intense negative charge carried by the Earth, it’s electron-rich, which serves as a good supply of antioxidants and free radical destroying electrons.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” postulates that earthing could represent a potential treatment for a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.

That’s right, many positive health benefits occur as a result of walking barefoot, and these are measurable.

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The picture below represents improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

If you want to read more publications and access the in-depth science with regards to grounding, you can refer to the article linked above the picture.

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Nature Valley Ad Shows The Down Side Of Children Addicted To Technology

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  • The Facts:

    Technology has impacted most of our lives in a really big way. We use it daily for everything we do pretty much. Kids today, unlike previous generations, use technology more than ever and spend much less time in nature.

  • Reflect On:

    How much is too much technology for young and developing minds? Is it time to reevaluate our children's relationship with technology and get them back into nature?

Technology has become a staple in most of our lives, really, could you imagine life without it? In the video posted below, Nature Valley asks 3 generations what it was that they did for fun as a kid, the answers from the youngest generation may or may not surprise you, but is it time to cut back on the technology and bring kids back to nature?

Technology is not bad per se, that isn’t the discussion here. This is about how we use it.

Before technology, children would look to nature for entertainment. They would play outside on the lawn, go sledding, build forts, and use their imagination to create their own entertainment. Nowadays it’s all too easy for kids to get sucked into technology, there are video games, tablets, computers, cell phones and television, all of which provide a type of escape from the real world. Although, there are many ways that technology is and has been used for good in the world, is the disconnect that it is causing children and adults to part from nature causing more harm?

With the rise of mental disorders and illnesses, is it possible that the answer to these issues is simply to get kids back into nature, more time with self, using their brains to build things, be creative and connect to the energy from the Earth? We already know how effective a simple walk or hike in nature is and how they both can literally change our brains. Nature appears to be much more important than we generally give it credit for.

In my own experience, disconnecting from technology and going camping on my own proved to be a very cathartic and healing experience for me. I’ve come to realize that although being immersed in nature regularly does have a lot of benefits, but even just making time for it at all can cause a positive impact. For many of us who live in cities, with the constant bombardment of noise and of course EMF frequencies etc., just disconnecting for a short period can make a huge difference.

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It’s easy to get emotional watching something like this as it shows just how far removed the newer generations are from what has been most natural to children for centuries, simply playing in nature. The children are essentially self-proclaimed tech addicts and get their entertainment by playing video games, watching videos or tv shows, texting etc. Is it time to go back to the basics and start evaluating how detrimental too much technology can be on young and developing brains? You can read more about this issue here, Is Your Child Struggling From Nature-Deficit Disorder?

Is it up to the parents to ensure they are setting proper boundaries with the amount of time their children are allowed to use technology? Or is this the future and something we should simply let happen as a natural part of evolution?

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6 Proven Ways to Cleanse Your Liver & Release Pent Up Anger

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  • The Facts:

    In Chinese Medicine our liver is directly connected to anger and unfortunately, we live in a world where our liver is regularly taxed by toxic chemicals. Thankfully there is plenty that you can do without medication to keep this vital organ healthy!

  • Reflect On:

    What toxins are you regularly exposed to and what steps are you currently taking to combat them?

A toxic liver can lead to anger. In Chinese medicine, our biggest detox organ – our liver – is the organ connected to anger. When we work at changing our lifestyles and daily habits, we begin to see it having a positive effect on our mood as well as general health.

When toxicity mounts we have a more difficult time controlling or letting go of our angry feelings. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies because we live in a toxic world. We microwave in plastic, we cook food in Tephlon coated pans, we smoke, we take medication, and eat fried and processed foods.

These food-like products contain toxic chemical preservatives, glyphosate; GMOs and pesticides. Ingesting poison daily results in everything from immune deficiency, mood disorders, lowered mental performance, and even life-threatening cancer.

So, besides avoiding many of the contributors of liver toxicity – what can we do?

1. Eat less added sugar & address possible yeast overgrowth in the gut

Yeast can cause fermentation of food in place of digestion and cause bloating and gas. It can contribute to “leaky gut syndrome” – thus in turn can lead to the production of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system. Yeast overgrowth can produce alcohol as its byproduct, acetaldehyde, giving us a “hangover” feeling. It can also lead to liver damage, and it prevents the proper detoxification of other pollutants, increasing the toxicity of other toxins.

2. Support the liver with botanicals

Plant medicine like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root can help cleanse the liver. Both extracts are known to be pretty safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in the reviewed clinical trials seem to be minimal. Only those with a ragweed, iodine or latex allergy should be cautious with dandelion. (Learn more about milk thistle)

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3. Drink organic aloe vera juice

High quality; raw organic aloe vera can be a phenomenal digestive aid. It seals the gut wall, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps the immune system, and detoxifies the liver, skin, and colon.

4. Cook with more turmeric & black pepper to help the body absorb nutrients better

Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which increases the bioavailability of food by decreasing activity in the intestinal tract and inhibiting the metabolism of certain enzymes. Better still, cook with lots of turmeric and black pepper together. The combination helps the body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

This ingredient can heal gut wall permeability due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves asthma, heals wounds, prevents the progression of memory loss, controls diabetes, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, and fights cancer. (Note: A great supplement for this that I recommend for is Liver Health)

5. Incorporate liver cleansing foods into your diet

Incorporate liver cleansing foods such as green leafy veggies, avocados, apples, garlic, olive oil, citrus fruit, beets, and cruciferous vegetables into your weekly diet.

6. See An Acupuncturist

Used for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to detox and balance the liver meridians to reduce anger and other emotional and psychiatric issues.  Simple needless acupressure is often used on children.


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