12 Things that may be Messing with your Hormones

Let’s talk hormones, specifically, “endocrine disruptors”. You may have heard the term, but do you know what they are and what they can do? Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the endocrine system (aka our hormones). Both men and women have hormones and can both be effected by them. So how do they chemicals…

What's Hiding in your Labels?

I have touched on label reading a bit in an older post, but I would like to dive deeper into it today. It is very unfortunate that as consumers, we should have to go to the length of always checking the labels on our food. For the most part, I try to stick with the…

Flammable Clothes?

Lately, I have become more conscience of reading labels. An interesting thing happened last weekend when I was doing laundry; I noticed a warning on my fabric softener. It said that “using this product can make clothing more flammable”. What?! I couldn’t believe I had been using this stuff and I had no idea!I knew…

Are you making this mistake when buying Organic?

Buying organic food is always better, right? The answer is not always. The word “organic” means how the food was grown and not necessarily the contents of the product. Do you truly know what the term “organic” means? There are a few different definitions of the word that you will see on packaging. Below is a…

Toxic Beauty?

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, beauty products! I am a hairstylist and makeup artist by trade, so switching out personal care products has been the hardest for me. I feel most of the natural products I have tried don’t give me the same results as the conventional toxic ones. But is it…

Healthy Foods Harming your Brain?

Lets talk a bit about food and your brain. Did you know that there are many neurotoxins and heavy metals in foods that are considered healthy? Everyday, we can be consuming healthy foods that are filled with chemicals. That sickness or disease you are suffering from could be caused by heavy metal build up. Our…

What’s up with your water?

Sure, you can get tap water reports from your water company, but can you really trust that it’s safe? According to the Environmental Working Group, most water companies are in compliance with federal safety standards, but the limits set may be higher than what scientists recommend to be safe. The Environmental Protection Agency has failed…

Everyday Items are Making us Fat

Yes, you heard that right. Obesogens are a category of endocrine disrupters that can interfere with hormones. There are approximately 20 known obesogens in items that we use every day. What they are how they make us fat Obesogens mimic estrogen and bind to anything in the body that looks like estrogen, in both men…

Toxic Food?

The FDA and government have our health in their best interest, right? Wrong! Did you know that back in 1958, a law was enacted that food additives were guaranteed to be safe? It was called the Food Additives Amendment. When this law as enacted, there were only about 800 additives. Now we have close to…