What Vitamins Should I Take? Is There A Natural Remedy For My Condition? What Condition Is My Condition In?
If you find yourself lost on how to start a health program it would be a good idea to educate yourself on how vitamins, supplements and remedies can help you or consult a professional regarding your lifestyle or condition.
Not everyone is the same, yes we all have different needs, and thankfully nature has provided us with many solutions to our health issues. Natural Medicine can be very helpful in a wide array of situations.
- Athletes who need a to be in peak condition
- Pregnant & Nursing Mothers who want the best nutrition
- Depression, Psychiatric, ADD, ADHD
- Sexual Health
- Men’s Health
- Womens Health
- And much more
At Natural Medicine our focus is on educating our audience, we have provided you with different methods to assist you in that purpose
Are these common toxic ingrediants in your so-called “health” products?
- Lauryl Sulfate & Laureth Sulfate
- Propylene Glycol (PG)
- FD & Color Pigments
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Mineral Oil
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate
This inexpensive detergent is commonly used in cosmetic cleaners, hair shampoo, bath and shower gels, bubble baths. It may be the most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair care products. In the cleaning industry, SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin. A study at the University of Georgia Medical Collage indicated that SLS penetrated young children’s eyes and prevented them from developing properly, and caused cataracts to develop in adults.
SLS reacts with many types of ingrediants used in skin products and forms nitrosomines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential cancer causing agents. Because of the alarming penetrating power of SLS, large amounts of these known carcinogens are absorbed into the body.
They are classified as a drug in bubble bath because they eat away skin protection and may cause rashes and infections. Cleans by corrosion and dries the skin by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so the skin cannot regulate moisture.
Phthalates (thalates) are a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products. Most of the mainstream hair sprays, deodorants, nail polishes and perfumes that millions of people use every day contain these harmful chemicals. Phthalates are also employed as plastic softeners in many different consumer products, including children’s toys and medical devices.
In 2003 the European Union baned phthalates in cosmetics sold in Europe, but U.S. and Canadian regulators have not been so proactive, despite mounting evidence of potential harm.
The principal phthalates used in cosmetic products are dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP). Manufacturers use phthalates in personal care products because they cling to the skin and nails to give perfumes, hair gels and nail polishes more staying power. They are used as plasticizers in products such as nail polishes (to reduce cracking by making them less brittle) and hair sprays (to help avoid stiffness by allowing them to form a flexible film on the hair) and as solvents and perfume fixatives in various other products.
Why Are Phthalates Dangerous?
Shown to damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies, phthalates can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Scientists at government agencies in both the U.S. and Canada agree that exposure to the chemicals could cause a wide range of health and reproductive problems in people.
A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found phthalates in virtually every person tested, but the largest concentrations — 20 times higher than the rest of the population — were found in women of child-bearing age. A study, led by Dr. Shanna Swan of the University of Missouri, identified developmental abnormalities in male infants correlating to high phthalate levels in their mothers’ bodies.
Propylene Glycol (PG)
As a ‘surfactant’ or wetting agent and solvent, this ingredient is actually the active component in antifreeze. There is no difference between the PG used in industry and the PG used in personal care products. It is used in industry to break down protein and cellular structure (what skin is made of) yet it is found in most forms of make-up, hair products, lotions, after-shaves, deodorants, mouthwashes, and toothpastes. It is also used in food processing.
Because of its ability to quickly penetrate the skin, the EPA requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles when working with this toxic substance. The industry Material Data Sheets warn against skin contact, as PG has systemic health consequences such as brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. Consumers are not protected nor is there a warning label required on products containing PG, not even on products like stick deodorants where the concentration can be greater than that in most industrial applications.
Used as inhibiters of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of over 15,000 body care products. Widely used even though they are known to cause many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Has as estrogen effect in that it mimics estrogen in both male and female bodies. Parabens are commonly found in tumors associated with breast cancer and there is substantial evidence that the body is unable to break parabens down and excrete it.
The recent discovered estrogenic effects of certain synthetic chemicals, such as the parabens, and their subsequent effects on the endocrine system of humans and wildlife, is of growing concern –especially in relation to women’s risk of breast cancer. Recent research indicate these chemicals may result in reproductive abnormalities in young boys exposed to them either prior to puberty or as fetuses. Such exposure may increase the risk for undescended testicles, testicular cancer, sperm abnormalities, and prostate disorders
FD & Color Pigments
Many color pigments cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Absorption of certain colors can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and even death according to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. Debra Lynn Dadd says in Home Safety, “Colors that can be used in foods, drugs, and cosmetics are made from coal tar. There is a great deal of controversy about their use, because animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.”
Synthetic fragrance is present in most deodorants, shampoos, sunscreens, skin care, and body care products. Many of the compounds in fragrances are cancer causing or otherwise toxic. “Frangrance” on a label can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients. Most or all of them are synthetic.
Symptoms related to synthetic fragrances reported to the FDA have included headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing, vomiting, and allergic skin irritation. Clinical observation by medical doctors have shown that exposure to fragrances can affect the nervous system, resulting in depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes.
All petroleum by-products coat the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. This interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. It also slows normal health skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Used in many body care products (baby oil, is 100% mineral oil). Many mineral oil derivatives can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH’s (polcyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Manufacturers use petroleum, paraffin oil and wax because of the very low cost.