Every Day Products That May Cause Cancer

Transitioning ain't easy, and neither is finding the right shampoo for my soon to be kinky hair.  I often read about the importance of avoiding products that contain paraben, but what the heck is that exactly?  ...more

Just Say "No" to Endocrine Disruptors

The list is extensive and growing - bisphenol A, phthalates, parabens, PBDE’s (flame retardants), PCB’s, dioxins, atrazine, heptachlor, arsenic, mercury, lead among them.  Referred to as “endocrine disruptors“(ED’s), a term describing their documented ability to mimic natural hormones and disrupt normal endocrine system functioning, this term certainly understates the myriad of ways in which these synthetic chemicals compromise our health....more

Endocrine Disruptors - From Evidence to Action

 We hear a lot (though far from enough) about “endocrine disruptors” and their impact on our health, but how many of us really understand what they are and what their relationship is to our health?  Given that we’re eating, breathing, and hosting them in our bottles, cups, cars, homes, foods, and worst of all, our bodies, you might like to know what they are.  If you’re at risk for, battling, or determined to avoid cancer, you need to know.  But wait.  Consider the following quote: “For too long, emphasis on what is called secondary prevention (detecting cancer early enough to treat it), has obscured the fact that detection of an existing tumor is not prevention.  True prevention means identifying and eliminating the preventable causes of the disease before it can occur.” - (Breast Cancer Fund’s 2010 ‘State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment) If this quote strikes a chord of truth with you, then this 2-part blog is for you....more

Thought You'd Like to Know about Parabens

We’ve been working our way through chemicals that contribute to a person’s body burden....more

More Greenwashing?

I recently decided to once again take a look at the products that I have in my house just to be sure that I had eliminated all of the ones with toxins....more

Mineral Makeup Uncovered

Seems like nothing is sacred these days.  Not even mineral makeup, the darling of the cosmetics industry and something that us green & healthy folks consider a step above conventional cosmetic products.  But alas, it turns out there's a thing or two to watch out for when choosing a mineral makeup brand.  I've been confused/concerned about this for awhile now and finally took the time to sort out a few things.  Hope this helps you too!!   <...more

The Organic, Green, Natural Fallacy in Skincare Products

Nowadays a lot of people think that “natural” or “green” or “organic” skincare products are better for them than “regular” skincare.  But these terms are pretty meaningless.  “Natural” and “green” are label terms that are not regulated by any government or non-government body.  The only label term that has any real meaning is “organic”....more

Are Parabens Safe for Use in Skincare Products?

I have been asked more than once if it is safe to use skincare products that contain parabens.  My answer would be yes.  Let me explain why. What Are Parabens? ...more

What's in your lube? Lotion? Toothpaste?

I always encourage people to use personal lubricant.  It tends to make all matters in the bedroom better.  Whether you are alone, with a friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or the like you should always have plenty of lube on hand.  It encourages the body to produce natural lubrication and ensures comfortable and pleasurable masturbation, foreplay and intercourse. Before you purchase that bottle of lube from the drug store, go ahead and read the ingredients listed on the label - even if you are in a hurry. ...more