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Are Your Personal Care Products Behind Your Nagging Health Problems?
by Barbara Minton
Most of us are adversely affected each year by a silent from of chemical warfare that is taking place every day, right within the comfort of our own homes. Although we may have started watching what we eat, we are still destroying our immune systems with thousands of toxic chemicals that are known carcinogens, hormone disrupters, and cancer-causing agents.
This destruction starts with the morning routine. If you are a man, you will probably use shampoo, soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, hair gel or styling products, shaving cream, and aftershave or cologne. A typical day for a woman starts much the same, with the added possibilities of shower gel, body and face cream, lotion, moisturizer, make-up, hair spray, perfume, and nail polish. By the time you make it to the door, you have swallowed, inhaled and absorbed through your skin hundreds of toxic chemicals, some of which have been proven to be deadly to laboratory animals and many of which are known to cause cancer.
Mysterious or nagging health problems
If you are suffering from dry flaky skin, persistent skin irritations, rashes, sinus problems, allergies, asthma, respiratory ailments and other health problems that never seem to go away, it may be time for you to examine the negative effects your personal care products are having on your health. Itís great to exercise and watch what you put into your body, but you must also watch what you put on your body and even what you use to clean your house if you want to achieve optimal health.
Any substance you put on your skin or inhale will enter your blood stream just as surely as if you had swallowed it. Once chemicals enter the blood stream, they are perceived by your immune system as foreign, and they are perceived by your liver as toxins. When your immune system and liver are busy dealing with toxic chemical overload, they arenít available to do the jobs they were intended to do. Thatís why people who allow toxic chemicals into their bodies suffer from frequent bacterial and viral infections, other mysterious maladies, and even cancer.
One look and you will be amazed
Have you ever taken a close look at the ingredients in your personal care products? Whatever you are seeing probably includes water. Is there anything else on the label that you recognize as a naturally occurring substance you might actually want to put inside your body? If it doesnít occur in nature, it shouldnít be inside of you, because you are a natural being.
Kiss My Face Corporation makes a wonderful soap bar that lathers up and cleans just fine. The only ingredients on its label are olive oil, water and sodium chloride (salt). There are no fragrances or toxic chemicals. Thatís what a label should look like. How does the label on your soap look?
Just say NO to fragrance
Don't give your money to corporations
trying to deceive you
Many people have found that the easiest
and most cost effective way to shop for health promoting
products is to use one of the online health retailers.
Each of these carries an amazing array of the personal
care and cosmetic products typically found in health
food stores, and their prices are lower. The ingredient
lists are clearly displayed for each product they carry.
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