Tags: Consumer Power, Dangerous Skincare, Killer Cosmetics, When Natural Labels Are Killers
It seems no matter how careful you are, even when shopping at natural health stores or Whole Foods, the skin and hair care products that are marketed as “All Natural” and even “Organic” are filled with toxic, very dangerous ingredients that are known carcinogens. Here are several separate product names I was shocked to find have harmful ingredients covertly tucked into them [after using them myself thinking that they were safe and totally toxin free]:
1.) Juice Beauty- Uses a preservative called Sodium Benzoate that is highly, HIGHLY toxic once it enters the skin and into the blood stream. When combined with Vitamin C, it turns into Benzene, which is even more hazardous to your health. To boot, Sodium Benzoate CAUSES AGING of the skin!!!!! Even more problematic for Juice Beauty products is that they use Vitamin C fruit juices in their products, and when combined with Sodium Benzoate, it turns into the toxic soup of Benzene. This is not “Organic” nor remotely healthy for you and your skin. It is a travesty that the “Organic” label has been reduced to what it is today. When the USDA took over the so-called standards of the Organic labeling, they both corrupted its very meaning and bent over backwards for the chemical lobby to allow such toxic ingredients to be slipped into both food and body care products.
2.) Evan Healey- Very, very shocking and surprising here. I was a HUGE fan of all things Evan Healey! Even her packaging was recycled and eco-friendly and I just adored everything about this line of skin care. But, to my horror, as I quickly re-read the label on the packaging for her Tea Tree facial wash before re-purchasing her products at the Whole Body store within Whole Foods, I was absolutely horrified to discover “Sodium Benzoate” tucked into the ingredients. I could not believe it. I was stunned just thinking about how I would slather this product on my skin thinking I was using a superior, wonderful, and carefully made product. I am so angry I will actually write this once-pure ingredient company a letter, but I will never buy this product ever again after seeing something on the label that any honest, well-run, natural company would know better to not sneak into their product line.
3.) Dr. Hauschka- Where do I begin with this one? This is clearly now a mass produced and toxic product that I just don’t even bother with, and have not touched for many years now. Their makeup line is using Talcum in their eyeshadow products and powders. This is so toxic it has been linked to ovarian cancer and other serious immune damage. It should never be used in anything for either human or animal products, but it is so cheap [much cheaper than food-grade clays, for instance], that the ‘bottom line’ is what takes precedence for even these advertised ‘natural products.’ It is even more horrifying that baby powder has been sold for use on innocent babies whose immature immune system simply cannot handle such daily assaults that enter the blood stream. There are numerous toxic poisons that are legally used as fillers and preservatives in this makeup and skin care line that I think they should be banned from Whole Foods all together.
4.) Jason’s products- From their shampoo line to their skin care to their toothpaste. Uh, NO! Everything un-natural is in this highly advertised line of “Natural” products. Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Laurel Sulphate, Propylene Glycol, all the “parabens” like Methyl paraben, and the list goes on [including highly dangerous FLUORIDE in many of their toothpastes]. No way. I just don’t even touch the stuff. Again, WHY is this sold in Health Food Stores, Whole Foods, and even online “Natural” Retailers? They should just go ahead and take their place next to Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox, Proctor and Gamble, SC Johnson, Unilever, Kellogg’s, and the dirty-dozen list of toxic chemical companies that both damage the Earth by polluting our water and air with their poisons; test on terrified animals [horrifying undercover videos abound], and damage the immune systems of their unsuspecting customers…. None of this is acceptable, but strangely, it is all legal.
5.) Jane Iredale Cosmetics- Again, totally horrifying. They sneak in very skin-damaging and immune compromising ingredients like Dimethicone, which is a plasticizer. This is a terrible ingredient because it literally suffocates your skin, and your hair. It is used to give an instant smooth appearance, but it is a very harmful chemical. Dimethicone is put into their “Amazing Base” mineral makeup and other products like their liquid makeup, and it is something that explains why I used to have these painful break-outs on my skin that had never had any such problems in the past prior to using some mineral make-ups like this brand that freely put toxic chemicals and skin damaging products into their makeup. PVP- also snuck into their mascara. This is a Vinyl product that is highly carcinogenic and should never be put next to the delicate eye nor anywhere on the body. This is used in many commercial mascaras and hair care for its ability to create an even coating and keeps emulsions from separating. It is, once again, just fine by the FDA, USDA and other corrupted agencies to use in many foods like Beer, Wine, Vinegar, commercially produced juices and even on fruits. Our skin is hermetically sealed and has to filter out enough daily pollution as it is… please give it a break when choosing skincare, body care, household cleaning products and even food.
*Acure Products- Although these products have mostly but not entirely clean labels, they are promoting the WRONG people to find cures to the cancers, and other autoimmune dis-eases that are caused from chemicals in skin care, hair care, body care, toothpastes/mouth wash, household cleaning products, commercially produced food products, lawn products, animal-care products, baby products, paints, nail polish, carpets, etc. They claim to give money to “research” but the problem with this is that the very same people [chemical and pharmaceutical companies] that collect money for what is wrongfully termed “research” are also the ones responsible for the onslaught of dangerous chemicals that are brought to the marketplace every year and processed into consumer products. And by the way, the “research” labs and organizations have NO interest in finding a cure to anything. They would put themselves out of their lucrative, albeit disreputable business. The organizations that use the methods of the Nazi-invented Propaganda techniques to promote their contrived platform of “finding a cure” and other such empty promises are the very ones who are benefitting from the donations, marathons, women’s walks, and other fundraising that only lines the coffers of the most evil empire on this planet: The chemical/pharmaceutical industry.
Other toxic brands that masquerade as “Natural” are Burt’s Bees, Toms of Maine, Mrs. Meyer’s, and several other brands. They are owned by large, multi-national corporations that both pollute the Earth, use toxic chemicals, then test more toxic chemicals on terrified live animals [and then legally throw out and destroy any evidence that would prevent them from bringing a new chemical to market anyway]. I have just named a few bad apples here, but many more abound as the chemical corporations/skin care conglomerates vie for a larger share of the Natural, Organic lines of body care and food.
Don’t buy it. Read Labels. Understand the matrix behind the marketing propaganda techniques.
Want some good companies to start your new, eco-conscious, healing lifestyle?
1.) Dr. Bronner’s- Excellent soaps. Pure, clean, and always in my house.
2.) Aubrey- Hair care that is the most pure you will find in a Whole Foods or Health Food Store. They also make pure skin care.
3.) Bragg’s- Wonderful Food products like Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil and Olive Oil that are both, by the way, excellent for your skin.
4.) Miracle Soap- Another excellent soap but must be bought online.
5.) Egyptian Magic- a pot of bee pollen, honey, and olive oil mixed together that when you cream in your palms, is amazing for fragile skin on face and elsewhere.
6.) DeVita makeup- pure, clean and a good line of makeup that makes beautiful products that can compete with the toxic brands in longevity, easy to use, etc.
7.) Aura Acacia Organic Oils- Jojoba, Sweet Almond and a few other beauty oils that are pure for your skin and gorgeous to use with a therapeutic grade Essential Oil.
8.) Alaffia- the only product from this line I recommend is the “Africa’s Secret” balm made with Shea butter, Coconut oil, Baobab Oil, African Honey, Neem Oil, Bee Pollen & Propolis.
9.) Honey Girl Organics- Excellent skin care from Hawaii. Simple and pure.
10.) Solar Recovery skin spray- An Essential Oils spray to soothe skin after a day in the sun. I like to use it as a “pick me up” spray and to lightly spray over makeup to set.
11.) Livpurely- just pure, organic Coconut Oil.
12.) Alteya Organics- Skin care and sprays that are pure. I love their sprays.
13.) Bee Magic- Great Balm for everyday or mixing with Essential Oils, Jojoba oil, etc. for your own beautiful skin care.
14.) 1000 Likes Carrot Oil- I always have this on hand for mixing with with anything I desire for a more beautiful morning.
There are several other smaller, hand-crafted brands that I can only get online and/or directly from the maker, and I will have another blog on this….
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: 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!
Tags: Love Natural Health, Organic Beauty
I am committed to giving to my listeners the knowledge that they are entitled to have in their lives.
I am so keenly aware of the confusing and false messages that we are constantly bombarded with in all aspects of the media, so my mission with my radio shows is to open the door to honorable, organically healthy information that will give you the tools to be truthfully healthy both inside and out.
Your body wants to heal itself! Yeah! Isn’t that cool?
No body in the mainstream medical ‘healthcare’ paradigm is going to tell you this. It would cost them their profits. You staying on their anti-life drugs is what they want.
But your life is too important. Every single person has a God given mission to reach their fullest potential. To be healthy is supposed to be your birthright.
Making organic, healthy choices every day become habits that are life-giving and bring you emotional equilibrium and a sense of purpose.
“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” — Terri Guillemets
Twelve years ago, I went on a very dark journey. I believe that this was the BIG LIGHTBULB impetus to dusting off my own ingenuity and finding a better way to health.
I went from one Doctor to the next with no answers yet lots of money and time wasted. I was given one toxic, dangerous medical test after the next [most Doctors don’t bother to mention the dangers of most medical testing procedures] AND I was prescribed so many antibiotics and other toxic drugs I cringe whenever I think about that time in my life.
The turning point was when I found myself in an abusive, predatory “father knows best” Doctor’s office. Alone. Desperate for answers. Trusting.
This Doctor was advanced in years. He was referred to me by a trusted friend from my church, and I made the mistake of blindly following this bad advise without having a healthy minded skepticism. However, most very ill people just want to trust a Doctor in white coat in the hope that they will find some relief from their suffering.
This Doctor did things to me that I cannot write about on my blog. I believe that I could not have been the first person he abused and patronized because he was “THE DOCTOR” in his mind, and you– the minions out there with no medical training– must shut up and be a good little patient.
Wow. Just briefly describing the situation gives me the creeps.
The moment I walked through the doors to the Upper East Side Brownstone medical office, it was bad energy times many billions…. I should have turned around and walked out…. but I had not yet been taught to LISTEN and to TAKE ACTION on my INTUITION.
The bad feeling was for good reason. The appointment was a nightmare of verbal, physical, and psychological abuse. This Doctor never helped me after my compliance and endurance of his tirades in his office and his overpowering me and controlling me psychologically that day.
From now on this predator will be referred to as a ‘bad doctor.’ He was evil, and lives in total darkness and pathetic ignorance. This is the antithesis of what we believe a health care provider should be, and it is unacceptable that America has become a nation of people who have been subjected to bad medicine in what somehow [politically] became ‘mainstream.’
To add insult to literal injury, this bad doctor was so arrogant that he would not take phone calls from patients and his policy was clearly one of being in total control in order to keep you, the needy patient, a hostage.
The X Rays, Cat Scans, Mammogram, and other horribly toxic and physically dangerous tests he sent me on were like being on a never ending gravy train [at my expense] for his friends in the medical testing business.
I was never given any answers after the toxic trail that led to nowhere. I got sicker and sicker after these tests, and I was finally so exhausted and ill that I could not function for more than 2 hours a day.
Most days I was in emotional agony from the physical disability of not having a body that would maintain any energy at such a young age. I was in the prime of my life, and I could not understand what was happening to my body as my mind tried ‘positive thinking’ and other measures to help overcome the chronic fatigue, malaise, yeast and bladder infections, kidney infection, constantly run down, always catching bronchitis and other viruses that were more than happy to find a weakened host.
My Thyroid and my Adrenals were totally exhausted and hurting. My Liver and Kidneys were so toxic that I started to have additional physical symptoms like dark spots on my skin.
I was devastated by these symptoms that were downplayed and even totally ignored by most doctors I took the time to trust.
My new career was stalled because I had not an ounce of energy for auditions, call backs, even classes or meetings with Managers and Agents. I was probably the only young Actor in NYC who dreaded the phone calls for Auditions! I was at a total low point.
My sex drive had plummeted to almost nothing. This was a source of a joke to this bad, abusive, wretched doctor who thought it was funny! Wow. The ignorance that is stemmed from the arrogance in our current medical system is astounding.
Loved ones, friends, and my husband were concerned, but certainly had no knowledge of how to help me.
My sugar cravings were off the charts. It controlled my life in a very bad way. I was like a sugar addict. In fact, later I learned that refined and processed sugar IS A DRUG! I was in constant craving mode for processed foods that I KNOW NOW were feeding the bacteria and viruses that had taken over my body. It was a merry-go-round of cravings and then horrible side effects.
After interviewing knowledgeable people, researching this medical misconduct and the prevalence it has in BOTH human and veterinary medicine, I am convinced that this is one of the least talked about and misunderstood phenomenon’s in America today.
For health and beauty: Stay away from refined sugar and processed/convenience blobs called ‘food’ but are, in reality, poison to your body.
Instead, use Stevia, Xylitol, and Agave Syrup for your sweeteners. They are delicious and healthy. Lucuma Fruit Powder and Mesquite Meal are also lesser known but totally nutritious, yummy sweeteners.
Today, I thank God every single day for my health, wellness and knowledge and for LITERALLY a new life.
I remember keenly the day I decided to reach deep within myself to fight back, reclaim my life, and find answers for myself.
I had no idea what holistic healing was. I did not know how to properly utilize food as medicine and to nourish my God-given body. I did not know what a Naturopathic Doctor was. I did not know what a genuine holistic practitioner was. I had no idea about the TOXIC cosmetics I was slathering all over my body, and putting on my face every day.
But as I started to take small steps every day in finding some answers, I found myself gravitating towards what I can only describe as light-filled people and organizations.
One day in New York City, I stumbled upon a Naturopathic Doctor in mid-town. His name was Dr. Stephen Felder. He saved my life.
Prior to finding Dr. Felder, I had seen a few natural-type doctors, but really got no answers from them. The meetings left me confused, and even frustrated that I had nothing after the exam and conversations with these practitioners. There was always ‘next time’ or an expensive, time consuming test, etc. No straight talk…. and this was very similar to what I had experienced in the Allopathic, mainstream system. There was never any time to give me the empowerment to make even small improvements that very day… it was about the money for some these practitioners, I am sorry to say.
I needed to be given the tools and the information to understand what was happening in my body and how to become 100% healthy WITHOUT spending a ton of money with agonizing tests, time, and spinning my wheels!
What Dr. Felder gave me was information. He gently guided me and told me WHY I was craving sugar: I had an overgrowth of Candida.
I remember asking, “What is Candida overgrowth? And what is Candida?” He was precise and informative in THE FIRST MEETING. He gave me the answers I needed and educated me about Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is what I had. He educated me about NUTRITION. He gave me a very easy, precise roadmap to health.
I was also given something called “Kinesiology” by Dr. Felder. I have had other practitioners perform this procedure on me many times since my initial meeting with Dr. Felder over a decade ago, and I must warn people that the accuracy of this simple test is highly dependent upon the honesty and integrity of the practitioner.
Dr. Felder got it right for me.
What was so beautiful about the beginning of my new journey into health and true wellness in both body, and in mind [and spirit, of course] was that I only had to see Dr. Felder a few times. That was it.
I was armed with the new information that had been missing in my life before the day I met Dr. Felder.
My wish for everyone who is chronically ill right now to have this incredible experience to health. It is such a gift to be given your life back!
I then found my way to so many amazing people, web sites, books, classes, nutrition schools, organizations, and whole food supplements and cleansing programs.
My life changed. An “About Face.”
I started to find ancient healing modalities that worked for me, and the vast ocean of new information was totally exciting to learn about. Each month I got stronger, had more energy, and I experienced the wholesome healing that I realize is “God’s Garden” so explicitly described in the Bible that was given to us to utilize for health and longevity, and not to abuse and synthesize into chemicals!
After this decade of self-empowerment and total lifestyle restoration, I am still on an enlightened journey of learning everyday.
I see everyday as a really cool opportunity to learn more. It’s like a treasure hunt for information that has been tucked away from what we all know as ‘mainstream’ information.
The up side to getting healthy is that my memory skills, intelligence, inquisitiveness, brightness, clarity are dramatically and ASTRONOMICALLY fit and sharp.
All this is beautiful.
I am stronger in every way, and I choose natural beauty because it is glowing, honest, irresistible and empowering.
But when living in this chemically toxic world, and having been injured from past vaccines and other toxins, the pursuit of being healthy is a daily lifestyle regimen.
This journey has led me to become knowledgeable in Green Building practices and materials, environmental activism, wildlife protection, food as the most important daily choice for healing you can make, animal reverence, farming practices, vegan and vegetarian lifestyle choices for health, natural makeup and skin/hair care, organic living practices, non-toxic home cleaning and gardening, holistic human and animal care, holistic dentistry [and why MOST professed holistic dentists are clueless regarding the toxins they are still installing in people’s mouths!] and other consumer advocacy issues….
When you create opportunities to help others, you are gorgeous. You FEEL gorgeous on the inside. This comes out on your face, and your energy is shifted to enlightenment.
It all starts with a clean body. L. Ron Hubbard wrote one of the most important books you could read entitled, “Clear Body, Clear Mind.”
Clean out the toxins in your body, then clean out your makeup kit– wear a mask and gloves when you remove the junky makeup from its jars [and recycle the jars].
Replace your daily regimen with organic, hand made, honorably made cosmetics and you will feel and see the difference.
Thank you to my guest last week, Rose Marie Swift of RMS Beauty, along with the several guests I have had on my show. A few from this past year are Susie Wang of 100% Pure Cosmetics, Dr. Edward Group of The Global Healing Center, Beehive Skin Therapies, Solavedi Skin Care, Herbs of Grace, Bella Donna, Angela Paul, Ruth Klein, Jackie Silver and Ageless Beauty, and the many Visionaries whom I have been blessed to interview and whose messages of truth are lights in this world.
Tags: Natural Makeup, RMS Beauty, Save the environment with organic lifestyles, Save your life with healthy choices
My show this week on Monday, November 22nd, with Rose Marie Swift, Organic Make Up Artist and the creator of RMS Beauty products was one that everyone– men, women, children, animals, the living environment– will benefit from.
What you put onto your face and body goes directly to your bloodstream and to every organ in your body. What you wash down the sink and put onto your garden, and in your home ends up in your drinking water, your air, and the entire environment….
It’s time to know the truth about cosmetics, body care products, household products, baby and pet care products!
Rose Marie Swift and I talked about the dangers of highly advertised and promoted, yet very dangerous procedures, like the DNA damaging Mammography. This horrible X Ray causes Breast Cancer, yet is promoted as “lifesaving” by the cancer industry.
By the way, the cancer industry employs millions of people and rakes in Trillions of dollars for their closed-loop money train.
PREVENTION should be the key message and NOT ‘early detection’ as is overtly stated over and over and over again by this industry that has harassed and maligned every good, holistic Doctor who has actually FOUND the CURE to cancer!
The makeup you use has everything to do with whether or not you are setting your immune system up for an attack by the opportunistic and predatory cancer cells and other degenerative viruses that wait for your body’s immunity to be weakened.
Your DNA is damaged by Mammography. Your immune system is damaged and your body then becomes a host for any and all viruses that will take advantage of this weakness.
THERMOGRAPHY should be at the top of everyone’s list. But sadly, it is not simply because the money raked in from the conventional, toxic drug industry is too powerful. The healthy alternatives are totally ignored.
…. And what does my makeup and skin care have to do with my health and the environment? EVERYTHING.
Beware of the following products:
Talc [Talcum Powder]
Parfum/Fragrances [more than 10,000 toxic chemicals may be present in this seemingly innocent ingredient].
Methyl and Propyl Paraben [and ALL Parabens]
Propylene Glycol [extremely toxic]
Sodium Laurel Sulfate [Causes hair loss, and damages skin cells]
FD&C Dyes [linked to cancer]
All Hair Dyes [both PPD and Ammonia cause liver and kidney damage along with many degenerative diseases].
Petrochemical ingredients like petroleum jelly, etc.
Chlorine [Lung and organ damage].
Fluoride [causes tooth decay, immune and brain damage, nervous system damage, lowers intelligence, and can be fatal].
Based on organic and natural living principles, Rose Marie Swift created a gorgeous make up line that is highly sought after. Her thoughtful ingredients and commitment to natural beauty in all women [and men] is irresistible.
Check out her web site, and find out for yourself how you can arm yourself with knowledge and be more beautiful than ever!
Tags: Healthy Farming, love life, Organic Food, Our Tax Dollars Must Support Organic and NOT Chemical Farmers, Save our Bees, Support Organic Farming and Save Our Planet and Our Greatest Resource: OUR BEES
My interview with Sally Leachko of Meadowlake Farm Honeybee Products on July 19th was my second with Sally this year on this most important topic.
We will face famine if we don’t stop the assault on our most precious food producers….
My conversation with Sally Leachko revealed that after World War II, Bayer Pharmaceutical, Monsanto, BASF and other chemical warfare companies began to introduce large numbers of Organophosphates [“OP’s”], including “Parathion,” into the marketplace for insect control.
These dangerous chemicals are, in fact, treacherous warfare chemicals designed to kill the nervous system of humans, too.
Bayer’s Pesticide introduced within the last few years is one of the biggest culprits in the disappearance of our Bees. Watch out for anything labeled with “Clothianidin,” made by Bayer.
Bayer, of course, denies any culpability, but the evidence continues to point to this particular pesticide with the colony collapse of millions of Bees in the USA and all over the world.
There are healthy, even more effective alternatives to toxic chemicals…. and here are a few web sites to find the information you need to be part of the movement to take back our world [and its future] from chemical warfare companies:
Bayer is not alone in their chemical warfare crimes. There are a handful of dirty players in this highly profitable and reckless industry.
Keep in mind, however, that during World War I, Bayer was involved in the development and manufacture of many poisonous gasses [in fact, the most lethal known to mankind] that were used in the trenches, including Chlorine gas and Mustard gas.
Bayer was and is a subsidiary of AG Farben [or aka, IG Farben]. AG Farben owned Auschwitz, and is the largest chemical warfare manufacturer in this world.
Do you think, for one minute, that they care about your health? Your family? Your well being? Your water supply? Your food supply? Your heartbeat? Your future?
The Nazi Regime from WW II never disappeared as the chemical warfare propaganda wants so desperately for the general population to be lulled into believing; instead, terrifyingly, they simply changed faces and morphed themselves into pharmaceutical [almost benevolent] organizations with Nazi killers at the helm… but invisible to the naked eye of the public.
AG Farben and Bayer Pharmaceuticals were also involved in the development of the next toxic generation of chemical warfare agents, known as “Lawn and Garden” pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers… the technical name for chemists is “Organophosphate Compounds.” They are highly toxic, and are currently sprayed at an alarming rate onto commercially grown [large Agri-business] crops AND sold to the innocent consumer for home use.
Scared yet? You should be. The companies behind the mass murder during warfare are the very same Sociopaths behind the mass extinction of our precious pollinators and of our entire eco-system.
Do you think they give a damn?
“Neo-Nicotinoid” pesticide is also killing our beloved family pets. These terrible insecticides are put into the very lethal serums given to our animal companions for the ‘control’ of Fleas and Ticks.
DON’T BUY IT. There are natural, more healthy alternatives to toxic pesticides. Most good pet stores sell “DeFlea” and other non-toxic and HERBAL cleansers. Don’t allow any misguided, ignorant commercial ad or Veterinarian to force toxic, chemical pesticides upon our pets. I have a cat who was seriously injured, and my neighbor had a dog who was killed by these very insecticides.
My Notable Quotable for this show:
“The future of our fragile, beautiful planet home is in our hands. As God’s family, we are stewards of God’s creation. We can be wantonly irresponsible, or we can be caring and compassionate. God says, ‘I have set before you life and death…. choose life.’ [Deuteronomy 30:19]
— Desmond Tutu, Foreward, “The Green Bible.”
The time is now to DEMAND from our elected officials that Organic farming practices be supported by our tax dollars AND NOT LARGE CHEMICAL COMPANIES!
Can you believe that Organic is more expensive to buy only because the toxic, chemical laden “conventional” labeled fruits and veggies are subsidized generously by our hard earned tax dollars? This is totally horrifying.
WRITE YOUR LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTED OFFICIALS. YOUR VOICE MUST COUNT.
Fruits and Veggies that you should ONLY buy Organic:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is manmade. Demand the immediate discontinuance of Neo-Nicotinoid pesticides.
Check out Meadowlake Farms, their wonderful website, and their stellar handmade Bee products that I personally use and love…
“One…. with courage makes a majority.” — Andrew Jackson
Tags: Organic skin care for health and wellness
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn
Beauty attained naturally is magnetic, glowing, and something chemical concoctions cannot touch.
My interview with Carrollanne Chrichton, the founder and owner of Solavedi Skin Care Company reveals how hand-made, lovingly made, organic and herbal skin care has been one of the secrets to the world’s most beautiful women [and men, too!].
Illustrious beauties like Cleopatra utilized these ancient healing and beautifying herbal remedies… Solavedi brings to you such ancient wisdom in their formulations that bring healing, lasting beauty, and exquisiteness to your life.
Visit Carrollanne’s website at www.solavedi.com and you will be delighted to find such gorgeously made products for your face and body that will bring results at a reasonable cost. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on products that are primarily made of advertising budgets and expensive jars and packaging…. all you need is naturally made and eco-healthy life care products that make you feel good both inside and out.
Tags: beauty from the inside, celebrities are green, eco warriors, eco-lounge, elect politicians who care about the environment, Organic Lifestyles, take action for the environment, you are what you eat
If most Celebrities care about the environment, animals, holistic health, Organic food, being conscious consumers…. shouldn’t everyone?
Aren’t we all stewards of God’s gift of this earth that sustains all life? Don’t we all have a responsibility to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for our own actions and rally for ecologically responsible governance, companies, products, and services?
Nicole Sherwin, the eco-gorgeous, “Green Guru,” is the founder of Nicole Sherwin Events, domiciled in LA, California.
Nicole does the job of sifting through all of the “green washing” that is out there and brings the many honorable, truthfully “Green” companies and products to her hip, Eco-Zen “Green Lounge” experiences that showcase valuable information and products, organic food and alcohol, along with eco-furniture, eco-travel…. everything.
Nicole’s new site will be launching at the end of June to bring these products and fun facts to all consumers who want to “Go Green” but need a little help in deciphering what is real, and what is– well, totally fake information that is called ‘green washing.’ You can check out http://www.greenloungeexperience.com later this month…
“Some people shy away from responsibility because it brings with it accountability. So let me ask you this, is it more empowering to be accountable for your own actions and attitudes, or to make somebody else responsible?
You see, when we give away accountability we create a state of helplessness.
So I encourage you, liberate yourself—- accept responsibility.”
— Jonathan Wells, Founder, “Advanced Life Skills.”
Countless Celebrities have become Eco-Warriors! Now it’s time for everyone to join this cause for life….
Nicole and I agree that beauty starts on the inside with your heart, soul, spirit, life, thoughts, actions, food choices, what you put into your body both mentally and physically, and with contributions to life.
Be amazed at how beautiful you are when you give back to society, take care of your body organically, holistically, and methodically. A clear mind and a clear body bring a beautiful, thoughtful, graceful, grateful, productive, and successful life.
“The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. Throughout the country that you hold as possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.”
— Leviticus 25: 23-24