Category Archives: Beauty

“As simple as losing weight”

Yesterday I was watching the video we play in the waiting room at my work (I haven’t told you all, I got a part time job at a chiropractors office!) and I heard the narrator say that breast cancer could … Continue reading

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It’s not just about my health

Last week my mother and I attended the memorial service of an old friend of hers who had passed away from pancreatic cancer. My mom and this woman had become friends because she did my mom’s nails, and she had … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons it’s Not Your Fault You’re Fat

In no particular order, I am compiling a list of ways society, not irresponsible individuals, contributes to the obesity epidemic. While I do believe that personal responsibility does play a role in our personal health, the more I learn about … Continue reading

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Define “Cruelty Free”

You hear the term “Cruelty Free” thrown around a lot when talking about personal care products, and on the surface the definition seems pretty strait forward.  “We don’t torture living things to determine if this product is safe or not”. … Continue reading

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Avoiding hazardous chemicals in moisturizers

Most conventional moisturizers will contain both pthalates and parabens, the dangers of which have been discussed in my previous blog, Products to avoid when pregnant or around children. As discussed, the way to tell if your moisturizer contains any of … Continue reading

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Products to avoid when pregnant or around children

After watching The Disappearing Male, a short documentary about the health effects of various chemicals in our environment on males, I felt compelled to write something stating clearly what women can do to avoid these chemicals. All women of childbearing … Continue reading

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EWG’s tips for a healthy home

Want to make sure your home is the healthiest possible environment for your kids?  Here’s a great list, for those who aren’t up on this. I was telling a friend the other day about how parabens and pthaylates can wreak … Continue reading

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