Top 4 Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid!February 27th, 2013 | 25 Comments
by Sean Croxton
Think about this for a second.
If you’re a man and your doctor finds that you have low levels of testosterone, what would your doc prescribe?
Probably some kind of testosterone gel or cream.
(By the way, the above prescription completely ignores the reason WHY your testosterone is low in the first place. But that’s a blog for another day.)
Or let’s say you’re a smoker who really wants to kick the habit. What would you go out and buy?
Probably a nicotine patch of some kind, right?
What these two examples have in common is that by applying a substance to the skin, it is delivered transdermally to the bloodstream in just a matter of seconds.
What we put onto our bodies gets into our bodies.
But what about the personal care products we use every day — the soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and lotions?
Do their chemical contents have a similar fate, with their foaming and wetting agents, synthetic fragrances, and antifreeze-like compounds eventually pumping through our veins?
Darn right they do.
According to the Environmental Working Group, the typical consumer uses an average of nine personal care products containing 126 separate ingredients every day. At least one-third of these ingredients have been identified as causing cancer or other serious health conditions. (Fitzgerald, 23)
That’s not good.
In my opinion, the toxic chemicals we habitually use in the name of hygiene, beauty, scent, and spotless homes are the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.
There aren’t many parents out there willing to own up to the fact that their children may be going through early puberty due to the estrogen-mimicking chemicals in their shampoo.
Not many women want to confront the fact that the parabens in their makeup may be the cause of their hormonal imbalances.
I can empathize. Reading and understanding food labels is hard enough. Making sense out of the multi-syllabic ingredients in your body wash only makes life more complicated, I know.
So today, my good friend Christa Orecchio of The Whole Journey is here to get you moving in the right direction, as she explains WHY you should avoid these four common personal care ingredients:
* Sodium laureth sulfate
* Propylene glycol
Because you probably don’t want to brush your teeth with garage floor cleaner, ya know.
We also show you a ton of healthy, natural products you can replace the toxic stuff with. Even toilet paper!
WATCH the video below.
Be sure to check out the Skin Deep website, where you can find out on a scale of 1-10 just how toxic (or safe) your personal care products are.
And don’t forget to get Christa’s FREE Healthy Product Swap report at the link below…
Source: The Hundred-Year Lie by Randall Fitzgerald
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss