Toxic Parabens in Personal Care Products

November 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm | Posted in NewsTarget, Nutrition Info, Products | 1 Comment

Just received a link to yet another article about the Toxicity of Parabens in Personal Care Products –

Parabens have been a concern of mine for about 2 years. I first started thinking about them when I was using progesterone cream through my Dr on my body. It occurred to me that if this cream was absorbing in my body, what other things are absorbed through my skin into my body?! So, I began looking into it more and discovered Parabens and the fact that they are estrogen-like chemicals that do absorb into our bodies. Which, I was already having issues with hormone imbalances…so why in the world would I want to confuse the hormones even more with all the products I use on my body!

As a result, I switched all our personal care products and you can read about that here.


More Dangerous than Mattel Toys

September 9, 2007 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Links I Like, NewsTarget, Nutrition Info | 3 Comments

With all the hype lately about the toy recalls, NewsTarget has put out an article about 20 things that are more dangerous for children than the lead in those toys. Very interesting!!!

Highlights –
Mercury Fillings
Hot Dogs
Antibacterial Soap
Processed Milk
Fast Food
Synthetic Vitamins
Shampoo and Bath Products

I encourage you to check out the article and see why he says it is so dangerous. Definitely something to think about.

Any of them surprise you? If so, which ones?

Vegan King of Queens

April 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Posted in NewsTarget | 3 Comments

Anybody watch “King of Queens” on CBS last night?

We watched it and I was amused by Doug’s cleaner approach to life. He was pretty much the complete opposite of how he normally is. In fact, one aspect of his life that was drastically different was his conversion to Vegan eating!

Pretty interesting that Hollywood would make fun of Vegans, considering California is generally well-known as health freaks, organic, tree-huggers, etc. hhmmm.

I couldn’t help but laugh at how Doug was viewed as “pushy” and “radical” with his new-found passion. Yet, I think there is reality to this story line. I very much have felt like people think I am “radical” in my desire for health and nutrition. Which makes me recall an article I found a while back about this view of nutrition being “radical”.

This article on NewsTarget is excellent! It is tiltled, “What is a “normal” diet? Consumers and food industry pundits have it all backwards”

I love the begnining of it, where he says, “(someone respnded to him with) – ‘Well I’m not sure I want to do that. I don’t want to do something so extreme,’ and I said, “What do you mean extreme? You think the raw foods diet is extreme?” Then it hit me: Most people think that the processed food diet — loaded with chemicals, additives, preservatives, artificial plastic fats and milled grains that are depleted of nutrients — is normal.” He talks about how Society has been distorted by the food industry, which is why artificial foods are “normal” and vegetables are “extreme”.

Some highlights from the article –
~People think it’s normal to drink three cups of coffee a day. They think it’s normal to drink soda for breakfast. People think it’s normal to eat meat five days a week, or nacho chips laced with chemical excitotoxins and artificial color. But none of this is normal. This is all extreme. This is all a dangerous deviation from the diet that’s truly natural and normal.
~The standard American diet of death and disease is of course normal from the point of view that everybody is doing it, so the extreme has become socially acceptable. The foods that kill you are the foods that virtually everyone consumes. That’s why these people think their food choice is normal. That’s why they think that you, as a vegetarian or a vegan or someone who avoids dangerous ingredients, are abnormal or extreme. They, the ignorant masses eating death and disease, think you are a weirdo for eating foods that actually promote clear thinking and biological health. The irony is hilarious.
~That is why we have so much chronic disease and strange behavior in the population today. What you eat affects how you think; it affects your behavior, moods and level of aggression. This is all influenced by your food choice.
~Overall, people have a very bizarre idea of what is normal, and you hear this in another common myth, which is that all foods, even ones that are bad for you, can be eaten in moderation.

Let me know what you think – is eating healthy radical or normal?

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