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: 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
Tags: Ayurveda, Be A Natural Beauty, Eco-Friendly Beauty, Healthy Alternatives in Skin Care and Makeup, Holistic and Natural Skin Care, Love Life Naturally, Sustainable Skin Care, Women Owned Environmentally Responsible Companies
Be a natural Beauty!
Continuing my radio series with my colleague at WGCH Radio, Mary Anne, we had another “Mary Anne and Ginger Show” on May 24th, 2010, featuring two more women owned businesses who bring eco-friendly products that are gorgeous, and healthy for you and for the environment!
Check out these sustainably run companies that I personally use and LOVE!
Herbs of Grace Mineral Makeup
Solavedi Skin Care and Body Care
Congratulations to Vanessa Nixon Klein of Herbs of Grace and to Carollanne Crichton of Solavedi Skin Care for being two more lights of beauty, elegance, honor, and environmental stewardship in this world!
All of the women at WGCH have totally fallen in love with these beautiful products!
Be naturally beautiful! This is your birthright!
Embrace your unique beauty that God gave you…. support sustainably made, hand made beauty products and you will see the difference and feel the difference immediately.
The other two women owned companies we featured on May 10th, 2010 were La Bella Donna Makeup and Meadow Lake Farms Bee products…. Thanks to all of these sensational companies for being a voice of consciousness in our world we share with nature.