Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Clean Air? Really?

I read a study this morning that stated Fabreze air fresheners contain 87 toxic chemicals. Do you read the labels when you buy such products? Fabreze states that its contents might be harmful or fatal if inhaled. How ridiculous is that for a product supposed to freshen air? As consumers we have become too gullible in thinking we 'need' all these products. It is not true that these smelly air fresheners really freshen our air. Instead these chemicals can interrupt hormone dysfunction, cause lung problems contributing to asthma, incite headaches, stomachaches, and neurological dysfunctions.

And be informed that the word perfume in any product can have up to 400 toxic chemicals. Think twice about the holiday candles you buy this year too. They also contain the word fragrance. Most of these toxic chemicals are carcinogenic. It is no longer the case that we can buy products, whether it is a food, cleaning, or any other item, and assume that the product is healthy just because it sits on a shelf in a grocery store.

Did you know that toxic ingredients in these fresheners can also cause poor semen quality, hormonal dysfunctions and alter testosterone levels? In fact, these toxic ingredients can harm blood, heart, kidney, brain, nervous system, liver and other parts of the body. This is no light matter. Why else would we need all the pills advertised on TV? There is a good reason why our bodies are not functioning well. Our unwillingness to get educated is making big corporations rich as we get sicker.

Want a good air freshener -- open a window, spray a mixture of half water/half white vinegar, or buy an air filter (one without ozone).

Let's all breathe better for a healthier holiday.
Until next time,
Jan

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Shopping Power

Perfumes, candles, air freshners that fill your air with the smell of holidays, skin lotions promising the latest in chemical advances, foods meant to cut your cooking time all harbor toxic chemicals. Check out the ingredients in the products you give as gifts. Make this holiday season one that will promote health for the days to come. The internet is a good place to search out the products you usually give as gifts. Perfumes have up to 800 carcinogenic chemicals in them. Why enjoy the scent now if it has the potential to cause you to suffer from chemotherapy later?

Our bodies are exposed to as many as 80,000 a day. What we put in our air, on our skin, in our stomachs live in us and chemicals do not get eliminated with our food on a daily basis. Chemicals reside in the fat in your muscles and breed all kinds of diseases. Until the Toxic Substance Act of 1976 gets changed, consumers will continue to pay the health care price.

Please, give your loved ones the gift of promising good health. Buy organic. Don't just check online for sales; check online for organic products too.

As consumers the power is in our money. What we don't buy companies will stop selling. Make them aware that you know the chemicals in their products negatively affect our health. Tell them what you want. Until they listen switch to a company that sells healthy products. Healthcare costs are at an all time high and insurance companies are not picking up the bill for everything despite your high premiums. Act now to avoid grief and suffering later.

Have a healthy holiday and all the days to come,
until next time,
Jan