When Skin Care Products Can Hurt You

December 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Be A Natural Beauty, Be a voice for natural healing techniques and cosmetics, Best Practices in Business, Consumer Choices, Earth Friendly Business Ethics, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Healthy Cosmetics, Healthy Makeup for a healthy body and planet, Natural Beauty, Natural Beauty and Healing Lifestyles, Think | 4 Comments
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Facial Massage for Indian Bride 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.   skin_layers 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.

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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….

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Restore Your Life.

July 20, 2013 at 5:41 AM | Posted in Animal Redemption & Environment, Animal Testing Hurts Animals and People, Animals Tortured in Vivisection, Arrogant Energy, Be A Natural Beauty, Be a voice for natural healing techniques and cosmetics, Be an Advocate for our Animals, Be An Eco Warrior Now, Be careful of all pharmaceutical drugs, Beware of the Sociopath, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Station Broadcasts, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Eco Warriors, Fire Your Doctor, Fluoride, Fluoride Kills, Free Life, Fresh Food, God-given Birthright, Government held accountable, Health, Industrial Revolution, Insecticides, Kindness to Animals, Natural Healing, Natural Healing and Lifestyles, Natural Healing Techniques NOW, Organic Health, Stop Genocide, The New Police State, Toxic Water, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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My conversations over the past weeks have been so fascinating with my various Guests on Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show.

When I interviewed Dorit of “Green Lifestyles” in the July 6th show, http://http://greenlifestyles.org the connection between the suffering of animals and the destruction of our wilderness AND our own personal HAPPINESS & Wellness quotients is profound.

Why we are not taught this in basic Religion classes or even Ethics and Health classes is truly the missing keystone to resolving much of the unrest and dysfunction in this world.

Then you add to this paradigm of misinformation & corrupted dogmas the added burden of toxicity on the physical level… and you have the world of strife, sickness/chronic dis-ease, war, and apathy that we see today.

Dr. David Kennedy is one smart Researcher and Dentist. He has made 27 Documentaries to educate the public on the physical and psychological harm that both Fluoride and Mercury do to the human body, and to all life on Earth. Check him out on YOU TUBE. Just type in Dr. David Kennedy and you will get to his many Documentaries, including the most recent one titled “Fluoridegate.” Watch it and pass on the information!

It’s not easy to take all of this in, especially if this is the first you have heard of any of this. But it is imperative that you mull this information over one piece at a time and then get angry enough to take action personally with your lifestyle choices and in your community.

We cannot sit back like apathetic Wimps and let a rogue, overgrown, dictator-style Government poison our lives for another day, year, decade.

The after effects of the chemical air spraying make all of us feel like we are in a Haze, and we are tired a lot… this is all by design. The after effects of Fluoride [poured into the water of Nazi prisoners] make us passive, with lowered IQ and intoxicated Livers and Kidneys to boot.

None of this if fair. You are trying to work, earn a living, support a family, find meaning to your life, and be a good citizen.

But somewhere along the line, somewhere in time, the bad guys took over decision making— everything from Medical School curriculum, our public schools curriculum, public policy, foreign policy, energy dependance, the way houses are constructed in the USA [total crap], and the very food we eat, to the information that is fed to us via the media… it was all taken over through the past generations while the good and honest people were actually working for a living and unknowingly allowing this mind/body/education/lifestyle control to take place.

Where were the Religious Churches and Synagogues to preach to their Flocks to WAKE UP and to be stewards for the Earth? It appears, from my research, that many organized religions were in collusion to control “the masses” and did nothing to point their followers to the Truth [which is clearly spelled out in both the Torah and the Bible]. YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE. God’s Garden has ALL of the healing and wellness that both sustains and flourishes all life.

Why have these religious outfits remained silent on the very terrorism that has been very deliberate and planned and organized? Terror in Government photo
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Vaccines= Terrorism
Genetically Modified Food= Terrorism
Chemical Air Spray Programs “Chem Trails”= Terrorism
Toxic Home Building Products= Terrorism
Toxic Chemicals in Beds/Sofas/Baby Clothes/Body Care/Makeup/Hair Care= Terrorism
Toxic Dentistry= Terrorsim
Heavy Metals= Terrorism
Fluoridation= Terrorism
Indoctrination= Terrorism
Warmongering= Terrorism
Mind Manipulation= Terrorism
Animal Testing [“Vivisection”]= Terrorism
Oil and Gas Drilling/Spilling/Poisoning= Terrorism
Religious Dogmas that have nothing to do with God= Terrorism
Deforestation= Terrorism
Induced Apathy= Terrorism
Taxation without Representation= Terrorism
Wild Horse “Round Ups” with Tax Dollars= Terrorism
Hunting/Steel-leghold Trapping/Killing= Terrorism
Lying to the Consumer/Public Policy Manipulation= Terrorism
Killing Animals [including Euthanizing animals unnecessarily in Shelters]= Terrorism
Prejudice/Shunning/Taught Ignorance= Terrorism
Racism/Sexism= Terrorism
Water politics= Terrorism

I believe that we have been Terrorized for a very long time in some heinous and insidious ways. We have even been “indoctrinated” by powerful forces that put themselves in positions of Authority… Religious Leaders, Politicians, Educators, even parents.

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We have a very short amount of time in the history of this world to put on the brakes and re-direct the Trajectory of our entire Society. I believe the time is now. It is the NOW Generation that has to make this happen or there is no future for any life.

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Make Love With Your [Naturally Healed] Life

May 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Abundance in the Natural World, Affordable Sustainable Food is Your Right, Be A Natural Beauty, Be a voice for natural healing techniques and cosmetics, Be An Eco Warrior Now, Be careful of all pharmaceutical drugs, Be The Author of Your Life, Beauty without chemicals and surgery, Buy Organic Or Grow Your Own, Celebrate This Life, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Finding and Loving Your Passion in Life, Free Life, God's Garden is a Treasure of Health, Health, Herbal Natural Healing, Holistic Healing, Honorable Nutrition for Kids, Juicing: Key to Life, Life is Meant To Be Lived Naturally, Life's Purpose, Longevity, Love, Love Life, Love What You Do In This Life, Love your life naturally, Make Love with Your Life, Make Love With Your Natural Life, Markus Rothkranz, Natural Beauty, Natural Beauty and Healing Lifestyles, Natural Healing, Natural Healing and Lifestyles, Natural Sexy Health and Beauty, Natural Way to Overcome Addictions, non-boring Nutrition Knowledge, Organic, Organic Health, Peace and Forgiveness, Poisoned Food, Secrets to True Success in Life, Self Love, Stop Genocide, Survivor: Real Life Version, Sustainable Agriculture, Take Back Your Wellbeing, The power of Juicing, The Secrets To Longevity, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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Beautify Life with Markus Rothkranz

Looking at Markus Rothkranz today, at the age of 50, you would think he was in his 20’s…. and you would never know that he was deathly ill as a child and through young adulthood.

Today, he lives the life that everyone in their right mind wants: Vibrancy, Love, Happiness, True Health, Wisdom, and Abundance.

When conventional Doctors told him at a young age that he would not live long, Markus looked to Nature for the answers. He went into the Desert, observed the beauty and healing of our natural world, and found the way to heal his body through unloading the physical and emotional “junk” he realized he had been carrying around. He detoxed his body, mind, and spirit… and found life.

Markus’s story is remarkable, but certainly not unusual in the natural healing community.

But why is this miraculous bodily [and subsequently spiritual healing] so unthinkable in the conventional, American-style of pharmaceutical, surgery-based medicine?

Why are natural detoxification methods and truthful Nutrition kept out of the equation in “modern medicine?”

In our conversation on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, Markus explained the simple keys to wellness, longevity, and abundance in life.

I call this healing a Gift from God’s Garden. In both the Torah and the Bible, the Herbs and other nature-given healing properties [including Essential Oils] are clearly described and very clearly decreed as Gifts to all living beings to gain healing from. Why are they ignored today, in our supposed “modern” world? Are politics, profits, and control at play?

You can be healed naturally. You can leave behind the pain, suffering and confusion. You can start again, and be better than ever. Markus shows people how to turn their lives around and live 100% healthily.

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Here’s the show with Markus that broadcast May 18, 2013 worldwide. Take back your life. Be free!

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What is Vivisection: Why you should care.

January 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Animals Tortured in Vivisection, Be a voice for natural healing techniques and cosmetics, Codex Alimentarius, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Consumer Choices, High Technology replaces animal testing, Set animals free from wretched chemical testing, Stop Cosmetics Animal Testing!, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This is Vivisection. As ugly, horrifying, and evil as it sounds phonetically.

What’s even worse is that it is totally unnecessary for humans to advance themselves in every way possible.

The pain and suffering can be stopped with the voices of PEOPLE, good people, to stop it.

Start with your purchasing power: don’t buy animal-tested, chemical-laden consumer products.

Some of the really unethical companies that do the unthinkably painful torture on animals in the name of creating [still very toxic] chemical products for you to buy are the following:

Avon
Proctor and Gamble
Tide
Fairy
Bounty
Braun
Gillette
Head and Shoulders
Oil of Olay
Oral B
Pampers
Febreze
Pantene
Nice n Easy
Clearasil
Sure
Zest
Herbal Essences
Wella

Unilever:
Dove
Lux
Sunsilk
Pond’s
VO5

Garnier
L’Oreal
Max Factor
Lancome
Neutrogena
Maybelline
Estee Lauder
Physicians Formula
& many other chemically dependent brands

Johnson and Johnson
All pharmaceutical companies

“Private” Laboratories
Many Universities [even “UC Berkeley”– the place of supposed “Green” living and “Enlightened” thinking?]

My Guest on December 5, 2013, to talk about this terrible, shameful reality was Peggy Cunniff, Director of The National Anti-Vivisection Society. www.navs.org

This is outright Fraud. People are dying and are seriously injured from this quasi-science that has not an ounce of ethical management to police itself. Over one million people a year die from taking pharmaceutical drugs as prescribed! Does this not tell you something about the wrongfulness of testing on animals in and of itself? The false ‘positives’ and ‘negatives’ have caused pain and suffering to both the animals who are tortured in laboratories and to the people who, as Consumers, are left literally in the dark when it comes to the dangers of the consumer products they have no idea can and will hurt them.

There are excellent alternatives that are accurate, cheaper, and certainly more ethical than the practice of murdering animals for testing any products.

Now is the time to stand up for these higher technology alternatives to be implemented immediately.

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None of this torture is acceptable. Aren’t we supposed to be sophisticated and peace-loving people as a whole? The wretchedness of this practice of maiming and killing animals for profit [with YOUR Tax dollars] has got to end NOW. Nothing can justify this madness that is simply the most evil of all entities on this Earth.

You can help stop this. Visit The National Anti-Vivisection Society http://http://www.navs.org and be a voice to your elected officials and to all companies that should be told you will not be swindled by slick advertising when they torture animals in the name of chemicals they want to sell hidden within their toxic products.

Try using natural cosmetics and cleaning products. You will be saving your own life and the planet to boot.

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