My conversation with Leslie Carol Botha of Holy Hormones! was lively as this discussion about hormones has so many sub-categories that are crucially important in order to grasp the big picture of hormones and how important they are to every aspect of your health and living on this planet.
Leslie told me how your brain is in charge of the hormones and that you must protect this incredible, delicate balance to maintain hormonal health. Zeolitesare one product that Leslie uses daily [and has gotten me using them as well]. Zeolites are a mineral liquid substance that helps to wash out of your body the heavy metals, toxins, and xenon-estrogen mimicker invaders.
Zeolites are incredible because they don’t hurt any organ while they cleanse your body of toxins. Remember, you need to also be taking care of your Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion to help your body clean itself of the daily onslaught of pollutants.
Men are also vulnerable to hormonal imbalance with the many petrochemicals, toxic pharmaceutical drugs, plastics [xeno-estrogens] and other intoxicant chemicals that bombard their bodies and cause an over-production of Estrogen in their bodies.
Check out Leslie’s web site for more information on what she recommends and to listen to her many shows regarding this most important topic www.holyhormones.com
I take Zeolites with Chlorella, Vitamin D [Garden of Life brand, "Raw"], a high quality powdered greens supplement in my morning smoothie, Maca powder [comes in capsules now, too], Wild Yam cream [El Milagro Herbs], I also have Wild Yam in a dropper supplement form, pine pollen and bee pollen, and I clean my Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion supplements and herbal teas, and now I am trying an Essential Oil cream to add to my arsenal. I also like “Dorey Aromatherapy,” who also makes an essential oil hormonal balancing cream. Lastly, there are natural progesterone creams on the market that do not contain toxic additives. “All Natural Cosmetics.com” sells one brand. Do your research, and take control of your own health.
There are other products that Leslie has on her web site that I plan on using. She gave us the excellent brand of “Young Living” essential oils who makes a natural progesterone/essential oil blend.
Leslie made it clear that your brain is the main creator and Chief of your body’s hormones, so taking care of your brain health is what we should focus on when balancing our hormones.
One at-home healing method that Leslie shared is taking a bath with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and Epsom Salts. This, she says, helps to rid your body gently of toxins as you soak. I tried it one night, and I slept like a baby! I now keep these products next to my tub! Please use “food grade” hydrogen peroxide, and not the toxic stuff at the average pharmacy.
I also will add that when you look at the toxic ingredients in DAILY personal care products, cleaning materials, toxic furniture and mattresses [that have very dangerous 'flame retardants' that are carcinogens], pesticides, toxic paints, toxic/GMO/processed foods and preservatives, toxic clothing [dyes, synthetic fabrics], very damaging hair color products [at most salons and in pretty packages in the drug store], toxic makeup… you cannot be surprised at the hormonal stress our bodies are under, and thus, the many dis-eases that seem to elude most of the medical care system.
Clean up your lifestyle! LOOK at ingredients, and learn what ingredients are toxic such as processed sugar, processed salt [VERY different from the good-for-you natural Sea Salt], perfumes or “parfum” [contains hundreds of chemicals], Sodium Benzoate [turns into Benzene once in your blood stream and in many, many shampoos, conditioners, makeup, etc.], Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben [all Parabens], Propylene Glycol, petroleum, talcum powder, PPD [P-Phenylenediamine] in chemical hair dyes, flame retardants like PBDE [accumulates in body and in the environment]… and the list goes on.
#1.) I use ALL natural cosmetics. I am a real blood-hound when it comes to seeking natural face care and makeup. It’s amazing to know that you have many beautiful companies that are making such gorgeous cosmetics and skincare so you don’t have to compromise.
#2.) My shampoo/conditioner/hair color: There are many small companies that make amazing non-toxic hair care. Allafia is one brand along with Aubrey, Sea Chi, Solay, Living Libations, Dr. Christopher, Griffin Remedy, Miessence, Paul Penders, 100 percent pure, California Baby, Dr. Alkaitis, The Body Deli, Feed Your Volume by Yarok, Living Nature, Intelligent Nutrients, Dr. Bronner’s, Keys-Soap Company… and the list continues to many more excellent, natural companies!
There are some great companies that have come forward who are truthful, and honorable in their ingredients. So be encouraged! But also be aware that there are many “natural” and “organic” brands that are outright dangerous and continue to slip into their formulas some hormone damaging, immune compromising ingredients.
Hair color: There are several great brands of Henna. Cleopatra used Henna and many great beauties of the world have used, and continue to use Henna as their choice for naturally beautiful [and safe] hair color. There are a few brands that I personally like, as they cover gray and give great hair color that you can play with when you mix different colors together. The trick in mixing Henna that will cover gray is to use a glass bowl and a plastic spatula for mixing to start with. Add in Warm/almost boiling water, Coconut Oil [I use approximately 1 to 2 TBSP but use your common sense based on the amount of Henna you are making], Sea Salt [1 TBSP or so], Apple Cider Vinegar or Vodka [2 TBSP or so/just use your own creative energy here], Vanilla Extract, and mix all into a ‘brownie batter’ consistency. Leave on hair for at least one hour [please wear a shower cap], and wash out using FIRST Jojoba oil, or any wonderful oil that you like with warm water to get the henna out. Then shampoo with Organic/natural shampoo. Save your money…. and save your life. Do your own hair color and get really creative!
My favorite brands of authentic Henna are “Henna King” and “Colora.” If you have blond hair, Colora has more choices. However, Colora takes a bit more massaging to get out, so be gentle and use lots of oil and warm water to work it out of your hair after you color. You will be really pleased with the results once you get the hang of it! Additionally, there are other true, authentic Henna brands literally from the middle-east, so do an internet search. I do not like any of the Henna sold in Health Food Stores or even Whole Foods. They are not able to cover gray, and their quality to me is questionable. Henna should be beautiful, easy, and even empowering to you as a woman since it can nourish your hair and allows the pores on your scalp to regenerate, breathe, and thereby grow stronger hair.
#3.) CLEANING for home: Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and water with some Essential Oil of your choice [Lavendar, Peppermint, etc.] This will be your household cleaning spray. Also, you can use my favorite combination of Cheap VODKA and water in a spray bottle with a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil. “Thieves” brand cleaners are also fantastic. They are entirely non-toxic and use essential oils in their formula. Baking Soda for scrubbing out bathtubs, tile, etc. You can also use some Hydrogen Peroxide on tiles with Baking Soda for more power. There are non-toxic companies, and some are sold at Whole Foods or other natural stores, but please read labels and be careful.
Again, there is a lot of money to be made from saying “Organic” or “Natural” and you, the consumer, need to be vigilant in reading ingredients.
#4.) Furniture and Bedding. Please buy only Organic. I know this is a tough one. If you have a bed you like, then get an Organic Wool or Natural Latex topper. All of the beds in my home are Organic.
I have several different brands of Organic beds in my home, and I have become a detective over the years in finding the better, more honorable companies in this arena. I should do a whole show on this!
There is one brand, however, I MUST forewarn my listeners to STAY AWAY from as it was the single most negative and hostile experience I have ever had in my life with any company, and to boot, their bed was so badly made and uncomfortable that I had to give it away on “Freecycle”… Sorry, “Lifekind” but you are horrible. They would hang up on me when I would call for a refund for something I returned several weeks prior… and the whole experience was very far from “Organic” or remotely health oriented.
When it comes to home/office Furniture, I have found an Amish company that will hand make sofas, chairs, etc. and there is a web site that I love called “yourecoteam.com”.
ABC Carpet and Home has some choices, but again, you need to be careful and really understand labels and demand Wool, Latex, Hemp, and other natural materials. The toxic foams with fire retardants is what is so dangerous. Latex and Wool are naturally fire retardant.
Viesso in Los Angeles has a great line, and their stuff is totally natural.
Many good, yet small companies are cropping up all the time, so learn to be your own detective and search via the internet! Always be careful, of course, and learn to understand the dangers of certain materials like toxic foam cushions [including the "soy" version] and certainly the “Scotchguard” fabrics and other non-natural and totally toxic materials.
Life changes amazingly when you start, one step at a time, to take back the control. This does mean learning to say “NO” when you need to!
I would never buy a “discount” furniture product with tons of formaldehyde and other carcinogens nor would I ever buy even a “high end” product that I know has equally immune damaging contents. Start to be a voice for non-toxic products, and write a letter to your favorite manufacturer if you need to… business will change their toxic ways and start to offer healthier products when the Consumer finally says, “NO MORE TOXIC PRODUCTS!”
Taking control of your life is a bit more work, but you will be a whole lot safer, healthier, smarter, and gratified when you are insistent on detoxing your entire life.
Hormones are affected by all of these cumulative toxins that your body has to endure. Make it easier for your body as you become an eco-savvy human.
Based on an 88 year old Theory by Albert Einstein, the Low Level Laser Therapy ["LLLT"] can help your body heal itself.
My interview on June 23, 2012 with Dr. Larry Lytle, the inventor of the “Q 1000″ Laser device that you, the Consumer, can buy and utilize to help take control of your wellness, is available via podcast on this blog under “Archives.”
There are Acupressure points throughout your body. The Low Level Laser can help to stimulate these healing points to heal the body. It also, as an added benefit that I love, stimulate Collagen and keep your face naturally young and gorgeous!
Everything from past injuries, Chakra Balancing, Asthma, Thyroid issues, Arthritis, Kidney and Liver Healing, Allergies, and pet care… you name it… it can help your body naturally heal!
Contact for Dr. Larry Lytle is 866.375.9853, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to be a natural beauty? Who doesn’t?
Save your skin, and learn to read labels and demand for yourself [and your family] 100% natural, honorably made products for your body, haircare, and face!
This was my second interview with Marj Melchiors of All Natural Cosmetics, www.allnaturalcosmetics.com.
I love her brand, “Earth’s Beauty” and her web site features many all-natural brands that Marj herself scours the Earth to find and bring to you in one web site.
Marj has been a voice in the beauty industry to help stop the dangerous, toxic, downright body robbing chemical ingredients from being snuck into most creams, shampoos, deodorants, sunscreen, etc…..
Shockingly, MOST highly advertised cosmetics and skincare products actually AGE your skin rather than heal or remotely beautify your skin!
No one would ever put skin, liver, kidney, and endocrine-system damaging products onto their body knowingly. But there are no regulations regarding skin care and their untruthful claims they make in their campaigns…. so YOU need to be your own Investigator, and certainly your own self-help Navigator.
It is easy when you know what to look for, and WHERE to get lovingly and honorably made products that will heal and protect your body naturally.
“All Natural Cosmetics” is also “Cosmetics Without Synthetics” on the internet. Their website is informative, and I encourage my audience to do their own research and memorize the dangerous ingredients to stay away from.
Dangerous, Damaging, and Downright Bad Chemical Ingredients [just a few here-- sadly, there are many, many more-- remember, if you cannot pronounce it then it might very well be a lab-made chemical that can hurt you.]
Poly Ethylene Glycol [PEG-with a #]
Parafin [comes from petroleum/oil industry. Yuck.]
Lead [found in many highly advertised red lipsticks]
Mercury [found in many highly advertised color cosmetics]
Phthalates [found in chemical perfumes]
Coal and Tar Colors [mostly in hair dyes but also in color cosmetics]
Diethanolamine [DEA-- sometimes unethically proclaimed to be from Coconut sources... don't buy it.]
Sodium Benzoate [highly dangerous, and sadly, found in many "Natural" or "Organic" labeled products! Can also turn to Benzene once entered into bloodstream.]
All of these toxic ingredients are directly linked to hormonal disruption, fetal/infant deformations, learning disabilities, Kidney and Liver damage, Lung damage, nerve damage, aging, tumors, cancer, blood poisoning, and the list goes on and on.
And this is just the beginning! Make sure you protect yourself and start buying ONLY pure cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, hair color [HENNA], pet supplies, baby care, and home cleaners.
The animal testing for the many chemicals in “chemicalized” commercial perfumes, dyes, makeup, and skin/body care is horrendous. The pain, suffering, cruelty is totally unnecessary. But some big name brands do it… and you MUST be a voice to have this insanity stop immediately! Some names of cosmetic companies who should hang their heads in shame are Lancome, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Chanel, Revlon, Mac, Aveda, The Body Shop, Clairol, Cover Girl, Physicians Formula, Colgate-Palmolive… the list is huge. Just remember, if it is heavily advertised and has chemicals in it, then it has been tested mercilessly on innocent animals. Don’t buy it.
You have the right to be a natural beauty. You can control what you buy, so be a voice with your money!
And by the way, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on beautiful skin care!
1.) I use Coconut Oil [that I also exclusively cook with] for makeup removal.
2.) I also use Coconut Oil for a “warm oil” hair treatment.
3.) Take a Strawberry, mash it up and then mix it with some honey… you have a wonderful mask.
4.) Or take an Avocado for an amazing mask that will moisturize skin.
5.) Need a scrub? Baking Soda with Honey or Organic Oats with Honey and water.
6.) You can moisturize your skin with Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil…. as long as it is totally a REAL FOOD and you can actually eat it!
7.) Making a Smoothie? Great. Put some on your skin.
Chemicals are dangerous, and who needs them when you have Nature and all her amazing beauty to keep your body looking and feeling Beautiful?
My conversation with Dr. Sherrill Sellman on June 9th was, for so many of us, shocking!
The Birth Control Pill is a tragedy that has entrapped women into thinking it is safe [when it is most certainly NOT] or that it helps to “regulate” menstrual cycles [when it can permanently damage your body in numerous ways]. The bottom line: Women are BIG BUSINESS for the pharmaceutical industry, and they have found a way to manipulate Gynecologists with the lie of prescribing the ever-dangerous Birth Control Pill to young women, and then onto just another re-packaged form of the Birth Control Pill to menopausal women in the form of HRT [Hormone Replacement Therapy]. It is a racket beyond all racketeering, but the money from the sale of these hormone DISRUPTING drugs along with the secondary damages from the toxicity of these drugs [e.g., heart attack, stroke, cancer, bone loss, digestion injuries, killing of natural enzymes and probiotics everyone is born with but drugs destroy]. The list is endless when you look at the residual issues the synthetic hormone pills can cause.
The Birth Control pill is part of the Hormone Heresy that has now morphed itself into the “Hormone Replacement” craze.
Even “Bio-Identical” Hormones are not the holistically right choice, as it stops your body from producing its own hormones naturally.
Dr. Sellman pointed out that when your body is toxic, and is subjected to processed food [including restaurant food] daily, weekly, monthly, then yearly… along with Xeno-Estrogens from pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicalized hair color and makeup/personal care products… then you have a lethal combination that has pushed your body into being ESTROGEN DOMINANT.
How do you heal yourself and balance your hormones naturally?
1.) Stop using chemicals in your house, garden, yard, in your makeup and body care, and get off the Birth Control pill. Find a natural practitioner to get you safely off of pharmaceutical drugs, if possible. This adds to your body’s load of heavy metals and Liver intoxication.
2.) Choose natural and pure cleaning products [baking soda for scrubs, vinegar/water/essential oils for spray cleaning around the house], choose natural gardening products, choose Henna over chemical hair colors, choose natural/organic/artisan made make-up and skin care [lots of brands to choose from].
3.) CLEAN out your body with an Herbal Cleanse. You may also want to use a powdered Oxygen Cleanse as well nightly to really help clean your body of the daily onslaught of Xeno-estrogens.
4.) USE NATURAL PROGESTERONE CREAM. Wild Yam cream is also helpful, along with Maca powder in your smoothies. I love Maca Powder in my Organic Cacao with coconut milk every morning. YUM! You can also get Maca in the capsule form.
5.) For sweeteners: Dr. Sellman suggests ONLY Stevia and Xylitol. They come in convenient packs for travel and taking into the office, etc. I was surprised to learn, contrary to what I was taught in Nutrition School, that natural foods like “Agave” and even “Brown Rice Syrup” and “Maple Syrup” are not good choices and should be avoided on a daily basis because they are stored as fat in a body that is dealing with high Estrogen to begin with… and Estrogen is often stored in fat, so you start on a vicious circle. So, stop the vicious circle!
6.) Milk Thistle, Dandelion and Herbal Liver Cleanses. At the very least, give yourself a Liver Cleanse every 6 months. However, I take both Milk Thistle and Dandelion every day. Your skin will love you for this, and your body will better process the daily food intake and even little stresses that we all have to deal with in modern life.
7.) Stay AWAY from Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other “over the counter” drugs for pain. These are highly toxic to the Liver and Kidneys. Instead, get some Vitamin D3 [balances your emotions, a great daily vitamin when it is a Whole food vitamin and NOT a processed, cheaply manufactured 'vitamin'.] Also, take NIACIN for any pain and a multi-spectrum B Vitmain. Turmeric is excellent for aches and pains, and headaches. The herb Feverfew is also a good choice for stress related headaches along with other herbal multi-spectrum capsules are all available in Whole Foods or a high quality health food store. The point here: GET OFF THE CHEMICALS FROM DRUG STORES! DON’T BUY INTO THE LIES THEY TELL YOU… THEY ARE SELLING YOU TOXIC, LIVER DAMAGING DRUGS FOR PAIN AND OTHER AILMENTS! USE NATURAL REMEDIES THAT ARE THE ONLY CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO LIVE A LIFE OF TRUE HEALTH AND WELLNESS.
8.) When you are detoxing, stay away from Dairy products. Choose Coconut milk, or Almond milk, Hazelnut milk, Cashew milk… many choices. You can even learn to make your own. Cashew milk is easy: you soak cashews in a bowl of spring water over night, in the morning, you drain cashews, then put into a high quality processor like the “Vita Mix” with some fresh spring water, and Voila! You have yummy, creamy Cashew milk!
On your SPROUTED GRAIN BREAD OR RICE BREAD [NO processed bread, wheat bread, etc.] you can use Coconut Oil rather than Butter. If you must use Butter, I would suggest you get LOCAL, Organic, Small Farm Butter. However, I would not recommend you have any Dairy products during your initial cleansing time.
Cook with Coconut Oil or Macadamia Nut oil. NEVER use Olive Oil for high heat or any cooking. I literally cringe when I see TV chefs do this foolish mistake… Olive Oil changes chemistry when it is heated and becomes a toxic product under high heat. Olive Oil is GREAT for you when served room temperature. Use on salads or AFTER the pasta is cooked as a tasty and wise-food choice seasoning.
A first time cleanse should take a month or so. Make sure you get a Whole Body Herbal Cleanse, a Liver Cleanse, and a Candida Cleanse. You can start the Liver Cleanse first for one week, then add in the Candida cleanse to coincide with the Liver cleansing and then finally, the Whole Body Cleanse.
It is a daily practice that you will re-establish in your life. Make each change a mindful and even joyful choice to finding a better way to healing without having to spend your money on Doctors of any kind. Instead, learn to clean your body naturally and make healing daily practices your new lifestyle.
Take control of your health by knowing what food choices to make daily and how to rid your body naturally of the overload of Estrogen that causes the Hot Flashes, weight gain, night sweats, mood swings, etc.
All of my shows build upon each other. When you see that we have been lied to and literally intoxicated with pharmaceutical drugs, Fluoridated toxic toothpastes and water, degenerated and chemicalized food, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, dead soil from big agribusiness chemical processes, toxic benzene levels from car exhaust and even home paint cans…. you can see where the imbalance in hormones comes from.
Dr. Sellman’s first book is a Gem. I keep it in my Library of books that I refer to weekly. “Hormone Heresy” is one book no woman should be without.
Check out Dr. Sellman’s website “What Women Must Know” along with her own Radio Show on Progressive Radio Network: What Women Must Know Radio Show
My show broadcast on Saturday, May 19th, 2012….
My first interview was with Jeffrey Botticelli, founder of Fortina [Raw, Organic] Chocolate from Arizona.
Check out his amazing and informative web site: Fortina Chocolate
Cacao, in its raw, unprocessed form is a HEALTH FOOD. It is high in Magnesium, which every human being on Earth needs for health. It is also high in B vitamins, Enzymes, minerals, fiber, and Omega 6.
It was revered by the Inca, Aztecs and even Cleopatra used it in her beauty regimen.
Jeffrey Botticelli has been quite a wonderful teacher in the awesome subject of raw Cacao. He calls it a “magical experience.” And it really is.
Cacao, in its raw form, is one of the most comprehensive foods known to man. Its rich, anti-oxidant powers are incredible. When you eat raw Cacao, you have lasting, uplifting energy, clarity, mindfulness, bliss, stamina.
However, when you eat processed, chemicalized, sugar and dairy laden chocolate [that actually has VERY LITTLE cacao in it] you eat a junk food that causes hypertension, hyperactivity, cravings, the “sugar crash” and then you get fat, feel bad emotionally and get a host of dangerous chemicals to boot.
So, don’t be fooled by the myriad of commercialized chocolate companies who want to sell you expensive ‘sugar junk’ in a pretty box.
Get the real stuff. Feel and live the cool benefits of going Vegan, RAW, Fair-Trade/Organic, Artisanal Cacao.
Some of my favorite brands of raw Cacao are
Fine and Raw Chocolate
Righteously Raw [love their Raw Coconut Macaroons]
….and these are just a few of my favorites!
The good life is awaiting when you seek the truth. Be a Natural!
My second Guest was Ross McRoy, President and CEO of “Enviro-Log” fireplace logs that are 100% recycled from wax corrugated cardboard boxes that deliver produce to supermarkets.
Check out their web site at Enviro-log.net
The Enviro-log is so eco-friendly that you can recycle the ashes into your compost and use it in your Garden!
I love eco-conscious companies like this where a group of innovative people provide “GREEN” jobs through creative, environmental thinking!
The logs will be available at TruValue Hardware and other retailers across the USA. Check out their website for a store near you… and see how gratifying [and healthy] it is to be a Green consumer!
My third Guest, John Brookshire, founder of a company that I love called “Magnascent Iodine.”
I use Magnascent Iodine everyday. It is invaluable in clearing your body and helping your hormones balance by cleaning up the FUNGUS that every human being is burdened with in this toxic world.
I keep a small bottle with me at all times, and when I travel, I pack this little bottle and put a few drops under my tongue several times on the day of travel.
If you are subjected to X-Rays, you should take a few drops before and after the procedure to protect your Thyroid.
John Brookshire explained how Magnascent Iodine has been used to help with Malaria victims in Africa, along with other parasitic infestations.
If you have hyper or hypo Thyroidism, you should include this in your daily regimen.
Magnascent Iodine, made for both internal and external use, is also a beauty supplement! It helps to build collagen in the skin and purifies your blood.
Take it in water, and put some in your pets water, too. You can put a few drops under your tongue throughout the day… make it part of your routine to combat the onslaught of chemical and viral airborne contaminants.
Magnascent [Nascent] Iodine is based on Edgar Cayce research. It is for internal use, unlike the external-use-only iodine you see sold at the drug store for cuts and scrapes. PLEASE do not confuse the two! They are vastly different. The drug store iodine is ONLY for external use… but is useful to paint onto the skin as it will show you if you are iodine deficient. IF you paint a circle or square of iodine on your inner leg or arm, and it disappears into the skin within 24 hours, you are iodine deficient, and you need to supplement with Magnascent Iodine daily.
My research has revealed so many horrifying realities about the exposure to radiation in daily life today. Computers, cell phones, televisions, iPads, environmental contamination from nuclear plants, legal dumping of Strontium 90 into our waterways [horrible, horrible practice that must be stopped], covert nuclear military testing, depleted uranium, and other exposures like x-rays and and cell towers are constantly attacking your body’s ability to maintain Iodine levels.
Take action for your life, and for our children, animals, and future.
Tags: Holistic Health Care, Natural Beauty, Natural Pets, Nutrition for Animal Companions
Part I: Clean, Green Cosmetics ARE Beautiful, Lifesaving, Honorable, And Cool!
The consumer buying choices you make for your skin care, make up, hair care, home cleaning products, gardening/lawn products, baby products, and food…. they all add up in a big way and affect your health, longevity, quality of life.
In part I of my radio show today, October 29th, 2011, my conversation with Marj Melchiors of Cosmetics Without Synthetics was timely and important for all women, teens, and everyone.
Check out her website for natural cosmetics/hair/body care products that are non-toxic, holistic, and beautiful: www.allnaturalcosmetics.com
There are a ton of toxic, harmful ingredients in sunscreen, make up, lotions, bath/shower gels, hair care, baby products, and pet products…. Why? This is a ‘wild west’ in the business world, and there are virtually no regulations whatsoever. Thus, you need to be wise enough to take action for your health and be your own advocate. The FDA and other incompetent tax-draining agencies have no interest in the safety of cosmetics and the MANY chemical ingredients that are in the daily lotions and potions most consumers assume are safe and then slather onto their skin.
Be careful of anything you cannot pronounce… and even seemingly innocent words like “parfum” are just another way of hiding more than 200 toxic chemicals that make the synthesized, desired scent the manufacturer desires for their product.
Be careful of ALL “Parabens” such as Methyl-paraben, and propyl-paraben. These are toxic preservatives.
Be careful of anything with Propylene Glycol. This is extremely toxic. It makes a lotion or shampoo/make-up more viscous and keeps something in a liquid state. However, the goons that make the commercialized products KNOW this stuff is horribly intoxicating and dangerous to the body. It goes directly through the skin, into the blood stream, and then your Liver and Kidneys are left to deal with yet one more toxic chemical.
Instead, a good company will use natural oils and Glycerin to make the desired viscosity for any products they make. These natural oils are actually healing and beautifying to the skin.
Another really dangerous ingredient is “PEG” or Poly-ethylene Glycol. There is usually a number after the acronym of “PEG.” Be VERY careful of this and NEVER buy a product with this ingredient. Super toxic, very bad for the body, and certainly bad for the waterways it gets washed into and pollutes the oceans and drinking water.
Please make sure you take control of your life by reading up on the unsavory practices of most cosmetics companies that puts their own bottom-line before your health, wellbeing, safety, life.
“Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dew drops, lakes, and diamonds.”—- Henry David Thoreau
Part II: Dr. Stephen Blake: Veterinarian Extraordinaire!
Check out his AMAZING web site and get informed and be empowered now! The Pet Whisperer
I cannot repeat enough times how incredibly diabolical the ‘vaccine industry’ is to both people and to animals.
As Dr. Blake confirmed in our conversation on the air, vaccines have never been proven to be safe or even effective! Yikes! What are we allowing to be shot into the bodies of our innocent pets?
And why is it always the mentality with way too many Vets that vaccines are remotely safe and even necessary? Who REALLY taught these Vets their medical information when they were in Veterinary school? And why is it “one size of vaccine fits all” mentality?
Looks like our Veterinary Schools have been corrupted by the very same system that corrupted the human medical schools…. the big pharma-chemical paradigm.
What about food? Food IS medicine. It can also be a killer. The choices you make as a ‘pet parent’ can bring life or bring dis-ease and death to your beloved pet.
Understand the ingredients in commercial pet foods, and avoid mass-produced, chemical laden pet food brands [that are, ironically, sold relentlessly in Veterinarian offices!]
Enzymes are key to your health and your animals’ health. Everyone needs digestive Enzymes and proper nutrients to nourish the body.
I love a product called “Green Mush” by Healthforce Nutritionals along with digestive Enzymes and probiotics for my pets. I also put some Flax Seed oil into their food, too. A great product called “Salba” or ground flax seeds gives some help to the digestion, and your pet will start to have a better life with giving such health giving supplements to them.
RAW food, human-grade, Organic, free range, humane. I am personally a Vegetarian, but I realize that my Cats are natural predators and need to eat meat. I buy them human grade, Organic, local meat from humane farms. I give them Raw plus the best canned food I can buy. Some brands I personally like are “Spots Stew” and “Weruva” among other good brands that make small batches, honorably made pet food.
Among the many topics discussed with Dr. Blake today, the wretched Chemicals used for “Flea” and other parasite infestations are DEADLY to our animals. They cause dis-ease, cancer, thyroid and other degenerative conditions.
Avoid ALL products that you can buy from the pet store OR your Vet where you put a chemically laden toxic soup between the back shoulder blades of your beloved pet!
Have you ever asked yourself WHY these products have to be placed between the back shoulder blades? This is crazy. It is so highly toxic that when YOU touch these chemical products, YOU will get sick, too. It trans-dermally soaks through your skin and right into your blood stream.
Horrible. Who is in charge here to oversee these toxic Chemicals? Again, it is the “Wild West” with the chemical industry machine.
Instead, check out Dr. Blake’s Web site, The Pet Whisperer and check out your many options for healthy care for your pets.
I like to use anything with NEEM oil in it. It works wonders on unwanted pests. There are shampoos, and even sprays. You should also always put some Garlic into your pets food, and this certainly helps to keep away unwanted parasites and fleas. I like to buy the “Kyolic” brand in capsules. You open some capsules and mix it into your pets food [depending upon the size of your pet.] You can also chop up some Organic, fresh Garlic and put it into your pets food, too, if you prefer.
Be the advocate for your family that you have to be today.
Be a voice with your local and nationally elected [asleep at the wheel] Government officials. I have no idea how these men and women, whose jobs it is to simply protect the taxpayer/consumer/citizen/environment, can ignore their obvious duties to this world. It defies all logic that they are so ignorant to these clear and present dangers in our world that are easily expunged if they only had the backbone and the will to do so.
I send Love to all the animals whose lives have been cut short from vaccines, toxic food, and other chemicals that should never have been allowed into the market place. Our voices have to lift higher and louder to remove these toxins from the “mainstream” Veterinarian practices.
” What is happening to our world is almost too colossal for human comprehension to contain…. To contemplate its girth and its circumference, to attempt to define it, to try and fight it all at once, is impossible. The only way to combat it is by fighting specific wars in specific ways.”—- Arundhati Roy
Tags: Live your life Naturally.
“To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” — Seneca, Roman Philosopher, Mid-1st Century, AD
This week’s show got a very big response. I am so grateful for the feedback, and any good person can listen to this show on the Archives section.
Detoxification is the key to finding wellness. A daily, conscious set of good choices will guide you to a life of health.
However, there are a few evil forces that we all have to overcome— daily— in order to achieve balance, clarity, joy, even peace within our bodies and within our spirits and thinking.
Pesticides. Chemical Warfare [both from toxic household products and from deliberate Government Chem Trail spraying]. Vaccines. Pharmaceutical Drugs. Toxic fumes. Petrochemicals. Toxic, GMO “Frankenstein” food. Nuclear fallout in the air and water. War. Warfare testing by U.S. Government. Oil industry waste and pollution. Agri-business waste in waterways. Ignorance. Toxic people. Slavery. Hatred. Emotional turmoil. Bad Doctors. Street drugs. Toxic paint. Toxic carpet. Toxic furniture. Toxic PVC. Toxic smokestacks. Cigarettes laced with chemicals. Processed, chemical-laden food. Deforestation. Overfishing. Wasteland Oceans. Corrupted Politicians. Fluoride. Mercury. Heavy Metals. Apathy.
… the list could continue. We need to collectively take responsibility for allowing this to happen all around us, and for even participating in such destruction without even realizing it by simply making the wrong consumer choices.
Every day is an opportunity to learn how to be your own advocate, and by doing so, you are helping the world and others to become empowered. I am happy to share some ways I have discovered to detox effectively. The list is certainly a beginning, and I encourage all of my listeners to continue to search for truth and honorable health and life choices.
1.) Cleanse the inner body, outer body, and mind. How you do this is by FIRST cleaning out your internal body. Do a Cleanse. I suggest you start with a Liver/Gallbladder/Kidney Cleanse. Beets, Beet juice, Celery, Dandelion, Milk Thistle and other herbs are really good for your Liver and Kidneys. Let’s face it, these two crucial Organs need our help in this toxic world. They clean out all of the toxins we take in.
2.) Candida and Parasite Cleanse. Clean out the literal parasites from your body, and you will start to see and think clearly. Your skin will also be more clear, and you will start to clean out the mental and emotional parasites, too. It is amazing how this works.
3.) Restore the body. I like to make Smoothies at home. An easy way to do this is to buy frozen ORGANIC fruit at a forward-thinking, sustainable retailer and add some Acai Berry Powder and Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter [and Spring Water.]
You can also make Leafy Green Smoothies and add some Lemon and Lime to the Smoothie to give it a kick. I always put about a 1/4 Teaspoon of REAL Sea Salt into the Smoothies I make, as this adds a good dose of Magnesium to your diet. Sea Salt is a wonder food, and you should have it EVERY DAY.
4.) Heat. Baths. Far Infrared Sauna. Regular Sauna. They even have Far Infrared Heat Pads now.
****What I like to put into my baths:
Sea Salt, Magnesium Oil [Ancient-Minerals.com and SubtleEnergyTherapies.com are both great companies; they also have many other excellent products including magnesium powders to put into the bath], Miracle II Soap [from miraclesoap.com], REAL Essential Oils [Lavendar, Ginger, etc.], Sea weed [very good for drawing out heavy metals], and Clay [I like Redmond Clay].
Soak in the bath for about 20 to 30 minutes. Take a Tepid to cool shower afterward. You will start to feel the magnificent effects of healing.
Be sure to drink a lot of Spring Water both before and after your bath.
5.) Natural, NON Toxic body lotions are very important. Read labels. Stay away from anything with “Parabens” or “Propylene Glycol” or “PEG” or “Fragrance” in it. There is a list of about 12 really dangerous additives in body care that I have covered in past shows.
There are many good, honorable brands, but not many that are easily available at a regular drugstore or supermarket. However, Whole Foods does sell a brand called “Alaffia” that is very pure. They also sell a few other great brands like “Aubrey” that are extremely pure, but sadly, you do have to look at labels because even a store like Whole Foods cannot guarantee you a pure consumer product.
Pure, Unrefined, Fair Traded Shea Butter is miraculous for nails and heels of feet. Rub the Shea butter briskly between your hands to melt the Shea Butter and spread it all over your nails, cuticles and feet.
5.) Your food choices. Shop at outdoor markets for local, sustainable, Organic and small farm foods. All over the USA there are Co-ops that will deliver to your door or where you can pick up weekly produce and other honest food. In Connecticut, there is a company that will deliver to your DOOR called “Connecticut Farm Fresh.” www.ctffe.com
6.) Say NO to Mammograms! Those evil empires are at it again. Looking to make money from lying to you. This is a very DANGEROUS practice and is totally insane if you look at the high risk of the high dosage of radiation that actually causes cancer. There are many, many good researchers and knowledgeable health leaders who have stood up to this diabolical practice. Look up Dr. Mercola, Dr. Julian Whitaker, Dr. Schulze, Dr. Edward Group, and many others. Just “Google” the Dangers of Mammograms and see the information that is there for you to empower yourself with truthful knowledge.
Instead, opt for “Thermography.” It is higher technology that is thermal imaging, and far more accurate, and non-toxic, and not to mention much cheaper. There are many good Naturopathic practitioners who offer this service. Again, search on the internet for someone in your area.
7.) Say NO to Fluoride. This is such a heinous lie to the trusting consumer. It has got to stop. Again, an internet search will give you information. But you, and everyone, should read the excellent book, “The Fluoride Deception.” Understand WHY you are being deceived.
Buy non-fluoride toothpaste, tooth powder, and tooth soap, along with the many tooth cleaning essential oils and other amazing [COOL] products that are exciting to use and actually remineralize your teeth. Also, the Miracle Soap can be used as a wonderful tooth gel, too. You can even just use plain Baking Soda. Make a paste. You might want to add a small amount of Peroxide once a week. Easy. Simple. Taking control of your life.
8.) Hair Products. Hair Color and Shampoos are also a place where manufacturers can hide really toxic, harmful chemical ingredients. For Shampoo, I like to use the “Alaffia” and “Earthly Delight” brands I get at Whole Foods. There are a handful of other brands that are 100% holistic [such as the actual "100% PURE" brand itself] that I buy direct from the companies that make them via the internet.
Hair Color: The high level of toxicity in commercial brand hair color is a big unknown to most women. Most all hair color is damaging both your hair and your Thyroid, Adrenals, Kidneys, Liver, Scalp, even your brain cells!
What I use:
*Henna. There are a few good brands, but the brands that I have found that are truly amazing are: Henna King [my personal favorite], Morrocco Method from Los Angeles[never to be confused with 'morroccan method'], and Colora.
*The ONLY Hair Color out of a box that I can recommend is: “Palette by Nature” made in Minnesota.
As far as my research has shown, this is the only brand of ‘out of the box hair color’ that has NO toxic chemicals and is totally, 100% pure for your body.
For deep conditioning, use natural oils that you can actually eat: Avocado, Almond, Coconut, Olive Oils, etc. You can gently heat them and use it as a once-a-week hot pack for your hair if you want.
The point here is to think about what is actually going on to your body topically as the very same thing as what is being put into your body. Your skin transdermally soaks EVERYTHING into your bloodstream…. so insist on being a true health ‘Samurai’ for your body!
Our fresh waterways, fish, wildlife, and Oceans will thank you for making these life affirming choices, too.
9.) What’s in your home? Toxic Furniture is the “norm” in the USA. I cannot shop at those big box discount stores and I certainly cannot shop at most retail stores. Whenever I have worked with a Designer, I have had to give them the contacts for natural stuffing and fabrics for furniture. It can feel daunting, but your health is totally worth the extra steps you take to make certain you are not intoxicated every time to lounge on your sofa or bed.
Some very good sources for non-toxic, organic, health minded furniture:
* ABC Carpet and Home, NYC
* Environment Furniture, LA, NY and most major Cities.
* Viesso, LA, ship everywhere
* Gaiam, mail order
* Crate and Barrel [some furniture and they have Organic Sheets, Towels.]
* Pottery Barn [some furniture and they have Organic Sheets, Towels.]
There are a handful of very good companies who make Organic, non-toxic furniture.
These are some companies where I have found consistent quality and reliability. There are ALWAYS good companies sprouting up and there are several now via the internet, and thank God for such wisdom…. Research and make sure you protect your interior spaces, where you live, rejuvenate, sleep, play, relax.
Tags: Healthy, Wise And Amazing Women!
This week, September 3, 2011, I highlighted two truly outstanding women in this world who are featured in Coach Carl Logrecco’s new book available now on Amazon.com: “Healthy, Wise, And Amazing Women.” ++++ By the way, the book is only 99 Cents and I am also featured in this book! I am certainly honored to be included in the collection of excellent women on this Earth today.
My first Guest, Debra Beck, specializes in mentoring Teens and seeks to empower young girls to see themselves as unique, worthy, awesome living beings who are very much needed in this world. Their productiveness as adult women is directly related to how they are treated, parented, and loved as young girls.
The world gives sooooo many confusing messages to women as it is. Growing up insecure and/or with parents who are not able to create an “Authentic” and respectful relationship with their own children makes the future pathway of these young people much more insecure, unstable, and even confusing.
Give your young people the tools to empower their lives. Debra Beck specializes in showing parents AND their kids just how to do this.
Check out Debra Beck’s website at empoweredteensandparents.com
My second Guest, Marina J, located in Australia, talks about becoming the “Goddess” that you were made by the Creator to be in this world. She seeks to empower adult women to strive for their greatest potential.
Transcending the horribly confusing messages from the past and stepping into your life as an enlightened and more powerful [and WISE] woman is your Birthright.
Marina talks about HOW to get to where you want to be, and she coaches women all over the world on attaining their highest empowerment.
Marina has built a successful yoga clothing business along with her wonderful “Goddess” Coaching to women.
Check Marina J out at www.marinaj.net
As Marina J has stated, “Loving yourself will transform how you treat everyone else.” It will also transform your life and you will have discernment, intuition, self-worth and decisiveness in every aspect of your life.
Making good decisions that are right for you and in line with the highest Divinity is, indeed, the key to a great life.
Thank you, Marina, Debra and Coach Carl Logrecco…. you have touched my life and I believe that everyone who discovers your messages will also be propelled into a world of fulfillment and honor.
Tags: big government control and cover-ups to the cure, clean water and clean food is your right, Government control of information, The cure to cancer
Ever noticed all of those Television and Newspaper Ads for different competing hospitals around the USA to ‘treat’ cancer? Ever wonder how much money has been handed to an industry that employs millions of people?
My February 26, 2011 interview with Howard Strauss, MIT Graduate and Grandson of the late Dr. Max Gerson, was one of the most important that I have ever had on my radio show.
The Gerson Clinic remains one of the few places in this world where you will find natural healing methods [that don't ultimately kill you or rob you of your savings] that has been healing cancer for several decades now. Visit The Gerson Clinic at: www.Gerson.org
Howard Strauss told all listeners that there is, indeed, a cure to Cancer, but the many minions at the political and big pharmaceutical helm are unwilling to let this profitable industry find a “cure.”
Somehow, with all of the expensive advertising I see now everywhere, this is starting to make sense.
Educating yourself, and thereby empowering yourself with knowledge is discouraged by the American medical paradigm that uses its “father knows best” attitude to discourage you from ‘self medicating’ as they pitifully criticize it to be.
I urge all of my listeners to visit Gerson Media, which publishes the books, DVD’s, and all media that can give you the information you need to make honorable, truthful decisions for yourself.
Then visit the actual interview on my Podcast section of this Blog.
Health is not easy in this toxic world. You are NOT paranoid or a “conspiracy theorist” to question the ‘conventional’ methods and practices of our Military, Government Practices, Broken Medical System, Those Chemical Lines in the Sky…. It is up to you to be a voice in stopping this deliberate assault on YOUR health.
Write/email your locally elected officials and let them know that YOU KNOW this stuff is toxic to the health and well being of our families and to the future of this planet.
CLEANSE your body with effective, healthy internal cleansers that are of herbal or ozone origin, and help to fight off serious dis-ease.
A few that I like are the following:
Keep the insides of your body clean with cleanses and lots of spring water that has never been fluoridated, chlorinated, or adulterated in any way.
Our water quality has been denatured and tampered with by governmental idiots to the point where it is now the wealthy who can afford expensive water filters, deliveries of Spring Water from mountains, etc.
Those who are truly in need: The third world, children in disadvantaged neighborhoods, and people who simply cannot afford to have the ‘luxury’ of clean water come out of their tap… this is ONE way the government is poisoning us AND controlling us.
Clean water everyday helps to flush toxins out of your body. This should be a right and not a privilege.
Tags: Ayurvedic Beauty, Chemicals in food and skin care are dangerous, Community Supported Agriculture, Eat Sustainable, Food and Skin Care Qualities are keys to your health, Humane, Local Food, Love your Skin Organically, Organic, Small Farms Are Best, sustainable life, The Organic, The Slow Food Movement, Why choose organic herbs for skin
Listen to the show broadcast on 02.12.11 here
“Taking no chances means wasting your dreams” — Ellen Hopkins
Saturday, February 12th, 2011, I visited with Deb Marsden, the founder of Connecticut Farm Fresh Express and with Carollanne Crichton, the founder of Solavedi Ayurvedic Skin/Body Care and now Organic Perfumes….
So, where do you start in ‘Going Green’ and how do you actually begin a healing, holistic, and conscious lifestyle?
#1. You buy local.
Local, Sustainably produced Agriculture both stimulates the local economy and nourishes your body with more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the produce than something that was picked before it was ripe and trucked/flown from a far away destination.
The added benefit to eating locally grown produce is that is was pollenated by local BEES! This strengthens your immune system for your particular climate, and enhances your body’s ability to live in tandem with the seasons.
Buying Organic, and Sustainable is KEY to building your immune system, making your brain function clearly [yes, food plays the biggest role in your emotions, memory, and ability to think] AND building a local economy that rewards small, local farmers for their ecologically friendly practices.
I love Connecticut Farm Fresh Express www.ctffe.com because I know, for certain, that I am getting clean, organic and sustainably produced food that is both local and small in production.
I say “NO” to the big, Agribusiness Factory Farms! They are bad for the environment as they dump more toxic waste into our waterways than all other industries combined and pollute our last remaining open spaces with their toxic pesticides and horrifyingly dangerous Genetically Modified Organisms [Monsanto is one of the worst of these companies and is, by far, the most evil company that you could research on your own. Unbelievable practices that are producing never-seen-before Frankenstein chemicals into our water, air, land, bodies.]
It is proven that Organic, Sustainable, and local produce contains more phytonutrients, antioxidants, and minerals. It is also economically better for families since buying DIRECT from the Farmer as Farmer’s Markets or via Community Sustainable Agriculture groups/Co-ops is more cost effective.
Connecticut Farm Fresh Express, LLC
Deb Marsden, Owner
If you live anywhere in Connecticut, you can order from Thursday through Tuesday morning [6AM] your sustainable groceries to be DELIVERED to your door by Thursday or Friday, depending on where you live.
For my out-of-State listeners and worldwide listeners, you can google sustainable Farmer’s Markets and CSA’s/Co-ops to find an organization that gives their communities similar eco-friendly choices!
Let’s take back our world and use our economic power as consumers to send a very clear message to big-agribusinesses, factory farms, and elected Government Officials who have been bribed with campaign donations from the oil/gas, agribusiness, and cattle industries to “look the other way” at this environmental destruction, and lowered quality of life for everyone.
Factory Farms like this one pictured are nightmares for both the animals and the environment. These animals are forced to live out a miserable life stuffed into a cage with no way to turn around, exposed to abusive and virus-ridden, loud and nauseating conditions that cause them to become diseased… then they are force fed junk [like ARSENIC] to make them fatter quicker and shot with antibiotics and hormones…. this is a disease causing industry for PEOPLE, the environment [the waste is worse than any other on earth and destroys ground water], and the animals suffer unspeakably.
… Time to wake up? I believe it is time to force these factory farms to shut down.
Consumption of factory farmed flesh for humans is the PROXIMATE CAUSE of most auto-immune diseases today.
By the way, consumption of ‘meat’ [animal flesh] causes your body to become ACIDIC. Every bite…. your body turns acid. This is HOW your body gets weakened, sick, and creates fertile ground for bacteria, fungus, virus to grow.
If you decide to eat animal flesh, I urge you to purchase LOCAL, small farm, sustainable, free range, grass fed, humanely raised animals ONLY! …. And cut down your habits from daily to once a week, and then to once in a while…. your body will start to detox the acid more efficiently, and you will lose those extra pounds you’ve been needing to rid yourself of!
You need an ALKALINE body chemistry to be healthy. Green foods such as Chlorella, Wheat Grass, Dandelion, Arugula, Broccoli, Spinach…. and all GREEN VEGETABLES create the homeostasis that you need to maintain and bright mind, energy, strong immune system.
Also, try to eat at least 50% of your fruits and veggies RAW. Get a Vita-Mix [awesome] multi-speed blender. I prefer a super, well built blender that can make soups to ice cream [like the Vita-Mix] over a juicer. You get all of the good fiber and the WHOLE plant/fruit this way. Your skin will thank you!
What you put into your body counts, and what you put onto your body counts.
Want to be beautiful at every decade of your life? I do.
I love artisan companies like Solavedi Ayurvedic Skin and Body care because they are lovingly, mindfully, ecologically produced with ingredients that are directly from the earth…. God’s garden.
I believe Cleopatra and the world’s great beauties utilized God’s garden of amazing spices, herbs, vegetables, minerals and fruits to enjoy both vibrant good looks and energetic, magnetic health. After all, health IS beautiful!
Solavedi Ayurvedic massage and skin care medicinals
I believe small, organic companies are changing the taste of the consumer base for the better.
No longer do we want harmful chemicals slathered onto our bodies or factory-Frankenstein, processed anything— we want to the real, honest feeling of being at peace with the earth.
The feeling of getting back to our roots as living beings with emotions is something we have all experienced: either at the beach…. in the woods…. during a thunderstorm…. when it first snows…. the fresh air of Springtime… the warm sun on our skin…. It just feels good. You feel alive, free, balanced, happy.
You cannot reproduce this organic experience from a chemical-laden factory! Much to the chagrin of chemical, pharmaceutical, agri-businesses, and the oil/petroleum industries…. you just cannot synthesize the REAL, GOD MADE, Hand made goodness of this earth.
Our lives on this earth, and the quality of life on this earth TODAY and the question of whether we will have any life on earth in the future depends on every person to make mindful, quality choices in their daily habits.
It is more expensive to get sick. Doctors don’t have the time to truly help you, and even more horrifying, they are never taught anything about Ayurvedic healing, homeopathy, NUTRITION, chemical dangers, Chinese meridiens/medicine, or herbs, vitamins, spices, food… they have no knowledge whatsoever and no training to organically, completely heal you naturally. It does not exist in their world. They are taught about pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. They are taught to treat the symptoms and NOT the whole body… it is totally crazy when you look at the mess of our system and how it got to be so inept [and corrupt]. And by the way, they are totally blinded into allegiance to some system that keeps them in business and the same system that controls all of the medical schools [the big pharmaceutical companies]. Thus, they have no clue when it comes to the damage that vaccines, factory chemicals, pollution in food and water, and bad, processed food does to children, adults, and our family companion animals. Unacceptable!