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 – http://www.newstarget.com/022207.html

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.

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D-Hist

April 14, 2007 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Products | Leave a comment

Do you struggle with sinus issues, allergies, hayfever, etc?

D-histI wanted to tell you all about a product I have been taking for about a year and love. My Dr. told me about it. It is called Natural D-Hist. Most products only mask the symptoms, Natural D-Hist actually helps support sinuses and nasal passage tissue.

This is where I have ordered it from in the past – https://ssl.familypharmacy.net/shopping.htm
And this is another site I just found too – http://www.vitaminusa.com/natdhisbyorm.html
You could even call the Sarasota pharmacy and order it over the phone, if you are more comfortable with that. They are really nice.

Again, I use it everyday. And this coming from someone that had serious sinus infections every couple of months and was on antibiotics all the time. Now, I haven’t had one in a couple of years! I especially like it because there are no side effects and it is all-natural.

Healthier Toiletries

January 21, 2007 at 10:53 pm | Posted in Products | 4 Comments

In my last post I said I would tell you some of the products we use now as an alternative to so many of the products out there with chemicals. So, here are a few that we have used and like:

~ Jason Natural Products (and not just because it shares my husband’s name)
We have used their Satin Shower Body Wash, Sunscreen, Liquid Satin Soap, Kid’s Shampoo and Toothpaste
~ Tom’s of Maine
We like the Children’s Toothpaste, but haven’t tried much else.
~ Aubrey’s Organics
I love their hand and body lotion. It’s as pure as it gets!
~ Kiss My Face
A lot of their products still have parabens in them, but they are moving away from it more now. But they do have a great deoderant called “Liquid Rock” which works great! (Now that was a switch, changing to natural deoderant! But the evidence convinced me and after trying 5 different types, I found this one that works. Good thing, especially for my husband.)
~ Giovanni Hair Care
I have used their shampoo and conditioner. Very pleased.
~ Bare Escentuals Make-Up
This is a new one for me! I love it!!

As for where to buy these things. Well, you can get them at your local health food store, but I like to look on-line and get discounts when I can. Some websites I have purchased from are:
www.drugstore.com
www.vitacost.com
www.smartbomb.com

Oh…FYI on my deoderant hunt…I said I tried 5 different kinds. Well, many of the health food stores have a great return policy. If you don’t like it (even after you try it a couple of times), you can get a refund.

Agave Nectar

January 8, 2007 at 4:18 pm | Posted in Products | 4 Comments

agaveI wrote recently about how bad sugar is for us and in a comment I mentioned that I would write about alternatives soon. You see, I have discovered this awesome substitute called Agave Nectar. I discovered it while at Whole Foods a few months ago. This other customer actually pointed it out to me. So, I decided to try it. And it really is good. We even use it on our pancakes instead of table syrup. Here are some facts about it:

The agave plant’s fleshy leaves cover the pineapple-shaped heart of the plant, which contains a sweet sticky juice. It is about 90% fructose in its natural forms. No harsh processing chemicals. It has a low glycemic level. And, because it is sweeter than table sugar, less is needed in your recipes. It can be very useful for people who are diabetic, have insulin resistance, or just watching carbs.

When substituting this sweetener in recipes, you would want to use about 25% less in a recipe. So, 3/4 C Agave = 1 C of sugar. You would also want to reduce your liquid slightly, sometimes as much as 1/3 less. And reduce your oven temp by 25 degrees. Of course, you can substitute it in other things besides baked goods…tea, coffee, homemade salad dressings, etc.

So, enjoy!

New Organic Cereal

December 31, 2006 at 11:20 am | Posted in Products | Leave a comment

cerealI just discovered a new Cereal. It is made by the very familiar Kellogg’s company.
I am so excited because it is the same great taste as their regular cereal, yet without the chemicals and processing.
It is very encouraging to see well-known companies catching on to the importance of Organic.

Great Children’s Vitamin

November 21, 2006 at 10:44 am | Posted in Products | 1 Comment

logoI was on the hunt for a good, all-around children’s vitamin. Well, this one is awesome! Organic Frog, Green’s Today Children’s Formula.

Here is the description from their website: Greens Today® Children’s Formula is a delicious naturally fruit flavored chewable superfood multi-vitamin and mineral supplement in “Friendly Frog” shapes kids love to eat! It’s the most complete Children’s chewable ever made! Unlike other brands, Greens Today® Children’s Formula contains 72 powerful superfoods, phyto-nutrients, non-dairy probiotics, plant fibers and so much more! There is also extra calcium and Vitamin C added to help build strong bones and enhance the immune system.

Now, you may or may not know what those terms mean above, and maybe at some point I can write more about it. But, as for now, just know it is really good and important stuff and far better for our kiddos then synthetic vitamins! And it’s great, because how many of our kids are eating a well-balanced meal?

And for us adults, they have an “Energy Booster” chewable and several other formulas that are in powder form that you can mix with your drink or smoothie or whatever.

You can order it straight from their website or google it and you can find other companies that carry it at discounted prices. I used Smartbomb, but there are several others.

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