Are beauty products only skin deep?

posted on November 23, 2011

It isn’t common that one looks at their skin care regimen as a health matter…but we need to start exploring what we are feeding our body from the products we put on our skin.  Skin is our largest organ of absorption and transport.  What we put on the outside of our body can be transported inside.  Look at your face wash, shampoos and creams…are those things you would put in your mouth?  Likely not; but beauty product chemicals are not only getting in your body, some are staying there and wreaking havoc.   The problem is knowing which ones are the really bad ones….

The David Suzuki Foundation lists the nasty cosmetic chemicals in this article: 'Dirty Dozen' Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid.

Movie Plug: Forks Over Knives

posted on November 22, 2011

The movie Forks Over Knives has us thinking about getting back to our roots…in plant-based foods!  This documentary follows patients’ pursuit of a whole-food diet in place of processed foods and a high protein, high fat animal-based diet.  It also highlights the impact of our SAD (Standard American Diet) in our health as a society and reviews outcomes of massive research projects (like the China Study). 

Bottom Line: Most degenerative diseases (especially our number one killer – Heart Disease) can be managed or reverted by adopting a whole-food diet. 

Check it out!  The official movie website