Cancer has touched my life in many ways. I have worked with patients over the years with their individual journeys with all kinds of cancer. My mom was my best friend and she had terminal cancer that took her 3 years ago. I feel that loss every day! My own diagnosis was such a shock. Why is dis-ease so prevalent in America? Why do so many of my patients suffer with autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, lupus? Our healthcare costs are astronomical because we are all sick!
One of the things I believe plays into making Americans so sick is that we are bombarded with chemicals! Our food is sprayed with toxic chemicals. Processed foods are filled with toxic chemicals. Many cities put chemicals in the water to make it “safe” for drinking. As a woman, it was astonishing to me how many toxic chemicals are in hair care, body care and makeup. Our skin is our biggest organ. We put lotions, cleansers, shampoos and make up on our bodies without much thought. I learned about the Environmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org/ ) a couple of years ago from a friend. It is a website in which you can type a product name and it shows a rating of toxicity.
Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 toxic chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date. I used to think that the nitrates in an occasional hot dog “wouldn’t kill me”. I like a hot dog now and then. The problem is that we are bombarded with chemicals from the moment we wake up until we go to bed, from many fronts. It’s the accumulation of these chemicals that our bodies are trying to counter and process that is making us ill.
Working in natural medicine, I am always looking at ways to protect, support and bring the body into balance. I have at times felt weary and overwhelmed by the ads and articles telling me that everything is bad for me! It’s scary and exhausting! That is NOT what I want to do here. For my own health, once I was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, I decided to clean up my life. My husband and I buy organic food whenever possible. We don’t eat processed food. I am lucky that he is a great cook! We have a well with amazing water at home and I have a filtration system on the water in my office. The last place that I can limit exposure without having to think about it, is a product line of skin care and makeup that is clean and safe. This is how I found Beautycounter. lt is their goal to make people aware of the chemical soup in the beauty industry and offer them great, safe products as an alternative. My goal is to help eliminate the worry of too much exposure and offer these products to my friends, family and patients.
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