As we are discussing chemicals, it is important to know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. However, the European Union has banned more that 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more products. Currently, the US has only partially banned 11 of these same chemicals!
All this to say...Do you know what is your in your lotions, potions and makeup?!? You need to! The FDA (surprise, surprise), isn't doing their job to keep the chemicals out of our products, so now it has become your responsibility! One of these chemicals, parabens (commonly listed as ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, etc), is known to be an endocrine disrupter, can contribute to reproductive and developmental disorders, amongst other health concerns. It is hard to believe it is still WIDELY used in personal products.
If you are not familiar with endocrine disruptors, it is important to understand that these chemicals can interfere with the endocrine system...which means any system in the body controlled by hormones. They can contribute to cancerous tumors, birth defects, thyroid disorders, etc.
We ALL know how common thyroid disorders, breast cancers and infertility has become. Well, it's time to check your products!
The good news is that several companies have started developing because people cared and people decided to do something about it. I have been using BeautyCounter products for the last couple of years because they are passionate about keeping our products clean. Young Living also has a skin care line with the same passion.
Dr. Heidi Henrickson-Zohn and I are here to help if any questions arise on this topic as I know it is a sensitive one!
Here's to keeping it clean on Election Day 2016!
Dr. Heather Elton
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Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.