Every Choice Every Day Matters

The wonderful thing about life is that it is filled with choices and second chances. When we realize we have been going down the wrong road we almost always have the freedom and the time to change direction, make new choices and alter our destiny.  In recent years the media has prompted many people to change directions in areas of diet and exercise. But what about the choices we make with our skin, hair, cosmetics, and bodies?It is becoming increasingly obvious the body care, cosmetic, and hair care industries are taking the easy (or cheap) way out when it comes to the products they produce. Keeping products natural is neither easy nor economical. Synthetic chemicals and petroleum products can make creams and lotions silkier and more profitable.But there is a cost to the consumer. Those kinds of ingredients can work their way into our bloodstreams and our tissues rather quickly. And over a period of years, considering how many salves, balms, lotions, cosmetics and makeup items include petroleum-based or synthetic chemical properties, dangerous levels of these products can build in our bodies.

If you wonder which companies resort to petroleum and chemical additives, make it a practice to read ingredient lists.Or go do a little research Online.It easy to find.The website for The Organic Makeup Company says, “Your skin covers your body and acts as a physical barrier to many of the pollutants in the atmosphere. When you use products on your skin such as cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos, the ingredients in these products come into direct contact with your body largest organ; your skin. You may ask yourself, where do the ingredients in the products go? Modern research at the Herb Research Foundation found that the skin absorbs up to 60% of the chemicals in products that it comes into contact with directly into the bloodstream. Today, hormone therapy treatments and smoking cessation medications are often prescribed as patches that you apply directly to the skin. The medication passes through the skin and directly enters the bloodstream.

 For pregnant women, the risk is not only for her body but also for the developing fetus. If the chemicals found in cosmetics readily enter the bloodstream when applied to the skin, then they will also reach the developing baby. Researchers at the Brunel University in England are looking closely at a family of preservatives called parabens. Their research has recently linked parabens to the possibility that male babies will have lower sperm counts. These preservatives are derived from petroleum and help to maintain the freshness and integrity of the product. Currently, many manufacturers add parabens to cosmetics to allow a minimum of 3 years shelf life. Therefore, the parabens kill any bacteria that could potentially enter the product. If these chemical ingredients can kill the bacterial cells, what are they doing to your skin cells? In most cases, there is no conclusive answer to this question. However, the research mentioned strongly suggests that the synthetic ingredients may have a significant impact on our bodies.

In many cases, the long-term effects of many of the chemical additives in our cosmetics are not known. However, other chemical additives are known carcinogens. These types of chemicals can cause cancer in humans. Such chemicals include some artificial colours in cosmetics. The effects of chemicals and other synthetic ingredients in cosmetics may lead to mild allergic reactions causing rashes and minor skin irritation to more significant problems such as lesions on the skin.

 So, just like with your food choices, the daily decisions about what to apply to your skin, hair or teeth becomes increasingly important. Healing Leaf LLC has a line of skin care products that struggles valiantly to stay natural.Using rich oils, healing herbs and botanicals, they produce solutions for eczema, psoriasis, warts, skin tags, toenail fungus, athlete foot, and numerous other conditions.All their products are natural, safe and earth friendly.

 A caution here, just because a product is natural, it can be overused and even abused.The high resin oils and even an ingredient like oregano oil can be extremely strong and effective. But when overused or applied in a manner other than directed, they can cause irritations and even rashes.

Simply because a plant grows wild does not mean it is weak or ineffective.Many of the expensive prescriptionmedications at your pharmacy are created from these same botanicals.

Daily choices are the building blocks to our futures.‚ So when you start planning your diet and your exercise regimen, take time to read the labels and the product ingredients for everything that touches your body. And if you have a special skin care need or problem, go visit www.NoFungusAmongUs.com. Healing Leaf LLC is all about all natural and safe for your body.

Beverly Vines-Haines is the Marketing, Research and Text Coordinator for Healing Leaf LLC.‚ This is a company that tackles the toughest skin and nail conditions known to man.‚ A best-selling author for years before she became a part of Healing Leaf LLC, she is dedicated to natural healing and creating pure products that are both safe and earth friendly. To learn more about these effective products, visit www.NoFungusAmongUs.com.

 

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