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….

Namaste. tree_in_rock

Mind, Body, Spirit and Food

September 16, 2013 at 5:19 AM | Posted in A Conscious Life, A Plant Based Diet, Abundance in the Natural World, Affordable Sustainable Food is Your Right, Alkaline Food Heals, Be A Natural Beauty, Be An Earth Keeper, Be An Eco Warrior Now, Buy Organic Or Grow Your Own, Celebrity Eco-consciousness, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Consumer Choices, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Environment, Genetically Modified Organisms, God-given Birthright, Healthy, Honorable Nutrition for Kids, Juicing: Key to Life, Kindness to Animals, Life is Meant To Be Lived Naturally, Life's Purpose, Local Farms, Natural Beauty and Healing Lifestyles, Natural Health, Natural Hormone Balance, Natural Sexy Health and Beauty, Naturally., Serenity Spaces with Dorit | 7 Comments

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It’s easy to get confused.

Understanding how your food quality, and food choices directly affects your mind, body, spirit and entire existence on this earth [including how smart you are] is a confusing mine field of bad advice everywhere….

Except when you’ve got the 100% Truth, and you know it! My Guest on the weekend of September 15th, 2013 was Dorit of http://www.serenityspaces.org and http://www.greenlifestyles.org. 

This is my second interview with Dorit, and we always seem to have a blast together and show ends way too quickly.

For me, it has taken more than a few years to truly get the right information and learn how to decipher the wrong information immediately when you see it or hear it. There are well meaning “Natural” practitioners and even Nutrition advisors who are totally wrong in their advice to innocent people [and animals, too.]

I have been in go-nowhere discussions with these very kinds of misguided people many times. It is always pathetic and even horrifying to see them barreling down the wrong road, filled with life-costing mistakes and acid-inducing health issues.

ALL animal begotten products are ACID. ALL. This includes cheese, butter, milk, and by-products from ALL animals. Of course, eating ALL meat products creates ACID in your body. ACID = Disease. Period. No further discussion should be needed.

Meat products are for true Carnivores, like Cats. Look at their teeth! They are like little mountain peaks all the way through their mouth!

But when you come across ignorant people who don’t want to veer away from what their parents ate [somehow a  strange band of loyalty] or their man-made Religious dogmas [never a good place to get advice of any kind…. READ THE BIBLE/TORAH for yourself!] or even people who “heard” or “read” from somewhere that eating animal products is necessary…. it becomes a time for serious education and re-inforcing the TRUTH about how to obtain health, wellness, and total purity in your Spirit, outlook, and Life.

Dorit is a Raw Food Chef. Her breadth of knowledge and work with many Notable people is remarkable. Her encouragement in my own life with making my own Nut Milks for my “milk” needs has totally changed my tastebuds for the better!

I LOVE my Cashew nut milk [so easy, and creamy] and I love my Brazil nut, Sunflower nut and even Macadamia nut and Hazel nut milks. I find it easier to get Organic Cashews and Sunflowers in my area, so I just use these with great pleasure! I don’t bother straining these when I whirl them in the morning [after draining the spring water they soaked in the night before] in my VitaMix with boiling hot spring water, and a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract.

I can tell you from first hand, there is NO animal milk that can compare to the taste, satisfaction, and high-powered protein and vitamins that are in this one easy nut milk I make within 5 minutes every morning! Yum!

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Take control of your life by understanding the FOOD you are putting into your body! It’s fun, easy, and once you start the first step on the journey to a plant-based lifestyle, you won’t look at eating meat/dairy or processed food the same ever again!

Dorit also explained the dangers of drinking processed juices you buy in the grocery store. They are filled with stabilizers, SUGAR, pesticides, and have no nutritional value since they have been processed at HIGH HEAT to
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Remember, Louis Pasteur admitted to being a total Fraud on his death bed! He admitted that the body’s Terrain [immune system] must be protected and built up rather than focusing on killing Germs.

Soda Pop. Dorit and I had a very long discussion about the terrible consequences of drinking ALL Soda, including [and especially] the “Diet” Soda.

Aspartame is a deadly poison. It was created to be an ANT poison! Want to get rid of Ants? Use diet soda.

The many KNOWN carcinogens in soda are many. But here’s a few things: the synthetically induced bubbles are toxic, the phosphoric acid is toxic to all organs in the body, the High Fructose Corn Syrup is GMO [Genetically Modified] and a known source of Diabetes and Obesity, the Caramel food color is a known cancer causing product…. and the list goes on. In fact, manufacturers are not required to list every ingredient on the label due to their lobbying for ‘Proprietary Secrets’ so they often list some nebulous like “flavor” or even “natural flavors.”

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Time for a real Change?

I believe that if we all said “NO” to Genetically Modified Organisms, processed food, processed sugar, white bread [notoriously bad], soda pop, all animal products, and pesticide-laden crops [labeled innocuously as “Conventional”], and started on a NEW path to wellness by investing in a juicer, smoothie maker [I love the VitaMix, but another one I love is the Nutribullet and the Tribest personal blender]…. then we COULD CHANGE the trajectory of this world to a place of Honor, Truth, Happiness, Harmony.

Why? For starters, we would be putting out of business the very conglomerates that seek to imprison the Consumer/Taxpayer into buying cheap, processed food that causes Illness AND Mental Illness, to boot. These foods are cheap because the lobby for these conglomerates in Washington has made it so that YOU, the Taxpayer, are subsidizing the growing and manufacturing of these toxic products! This is what is referred to as “Corporate Welfare” at it’s worst.

Secondly, if your body and mind and spirit are nourished and at peace then we would not have the increased violence, harassment, derangement, abuse that we see so prevalently today. How many of us have become nearly immune to the horrible stories we see and hear about on the News?

We can start with our Food, Food Sources, Food Wisdom, and daily practices.

As the Father of all Medicine has stated many, many Generations before us:

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine.” — Hippocrates.

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Fire Your Doctor

September 2, 2013 at 6:49 AM | Posted in A Plant Based Diet, Abundance in the Natural World, Affordable Sustainable Food is Your Right, Alkaline Food Heals, Community Supported Agriculture, Don't Buy It: Horrors Behind the Lies of Vaccines, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Fire Your Doctor, Herbal Natural Healing, Insecticides, Natural Beauty and Healing Lifestyles, Natural Health, Natural Sexy Health and Beauty, Think | Leave a comment

My conversation with Dr. Bruce Hagen on the show this Memorial Day weekend of 2013 was eye-opening, I hope, for many listeners.

Most people are fed up with the lack of complete and even correct information that each Doctor they go to dispenses to them. Often times, they are not even spoken to… they are dictated to without any conversation whatsoever. Is this acceptable “Health” services when you are denied information that is natural, God-given, and less invasive/expensive?

Sheeple fools who believe the mainstream news has no agenda but to report the truth

The fact remains that “mainstream” allopathic [Americanized] medical information is WRONG. It is wrong for your health, wellness, and for your brain and longevity.

Most Doctors know nothing about Nutrition! You even mention the word Nutrition and most people’s eyes glaze over, including most Doctors. They were never taught a darn tootin’ thing about Food Choices in any of their ‘indoctrination’ in med school [which are primarily owned, operated and overseen by the big Pharmaceutical companies whose vested interest is to make money, and not to make you well.]

It was the Father of all Medicine, Hippocrates, who stated, “Let Food be thy Medicine…” yet most industrialized countries today have ignored this to their own peril.

Genetically Modified Organisms [GMO’s], Pesticides, Factory Farming, Insane Mono-crop Farming [entirely ignores the natural probiotic regeneration of the soil to nourish all varieties of grown food], and pre-mature harvesting/shipping of unripe food long distances…. these bad practices ALL have a direct toll on your health AND your Intelligence!

The current American and European populations have become ‘dumbed down’ and categorized as “Sheeple” for good reason. This is no mistake here.

The sicker,  and intellectually and spiritually weaker the population… the easier it is to control and rule them.

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Pay attention to NATURAL, PURE healing methods that are literally thousands of years old. Ayurveda [the oldest medicinal and herbal system in this world], Native American Indian and Southwestern Herbal therapies, VEGANISM, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and other incredible daily modalities that are easy to incorporate into your life are all there for your benefit once you take the first step to learn about them….. BUT THE BEGINNING is your FOOD.

Food=  Pure, local, sustainable, Organic, fresh, and nourishing for your body.

“Warning! Your Doctor May Be Hazardous To Your Health” and “How To Live To Be 100 In Spite of Your Doctor” are required reading for anyone who wants to begin the journey of natural healing and lifestyle exuberance.

Doctor Bruce Hagen’s Website is http://www.drbrucehagen.com [my upload/link system is not working on my blog at the moment, so I have just written it for you to take a look at].

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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