Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Story of Cosmetics (2010)

This is such a great and simple way of trying to explain the toxins in personal care products. It's such a shame that people turn a blind eye to this information. I feel that it is just too important to ignore. Of course not all toxins can be avoided but you really should try your best to educate yourself and shop smarter. Look for companies that have products that don't contain parabens, FD&C or D&C dyes, propylene glycol, mineral oils or petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate/sodium laureth sulfate, phthalates, or 1,4-dioxane. Shaklee's personal care products don't contain any of the aforementioned ingredients and I couldn't be happier with them. Visit genesis health and wellness website to purchase.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

COKE anyone?

I have been craving a diet coke with lime for a few weeks now. I haven't given into the craving because of everything that I know about artificial sweeteners. However, I must admit that while at the grocery store yesterday I was looking for a one liter bottle and luckily they only had a case of cans. Then today I received the following email and suddenly lost my craving...

Water or Coke?


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population)
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.
#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.
#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.
#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your


#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years! Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Designer hippie?

Can a woman who carries a designer bag, wears designer sunglasses and drives a luxury gas guzzling SUV really be a hippie? Well, according to my husband the answer is yes. My husband has decided to label me and a few of my girlfriends designer hippies. When I think of a hippie I think of HEMP loving, long haired, hairy pits and non deodorant wearers. However, he calls us hippies because we are adamant about not using toxins in our beauty, baby, or cleaning products and about cleaning eating.

I am very opinionated and bold. I have no problem letting everyone know what I think and sharing my public service announcements with anyone and everyone I meet (especially moms). Words like paraben, sulfate, phthalate and propylene glycol are all too common around here. I am sure most of my friends are sick of hearing me talk about this stuff, but that won't stop me. People think that I am over the top and crazy; however, I think it's crazy to use products that you can't pronounce or that have been proven to cause cancer and linked to autism and ADHD. I'm really sick of people saying to me, "we used these products and we are fine" and "the stuff is fine in moderation". What I want to know is what is the proper lever of moderation? If these chemicals, preservatives and dyes are in almost everything, how much is too much? And why do people put some much trust in big companies
and think that the company has the public's best interest at heart. Wake up people, it's America and as the great scholar p. diddy once said, "It's all about the benjamins, baby".