That lipstick on your teeth … You ate that.

Under current law, the FDA doesn’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments on their products.

There’s more to your makeup than meets the eye.

New research shows that health-related complaints about cosmetic products like shampoo and makeup are at an all-time high since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began keeping track more than a decade ago.

Currently, cosmetic manufacturers have no legal obligation to report health problems from their products to the FDA.

Cosmetics also do not need to go through a pre-market approval process before they are sold in stores, and regulators do not assess the safety and effectiveness of the claims on the products.

Check out this short video from Time.com.

It’s an EYE OPENER!

Dr. Steve Xu, a resident physician in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, citing his motivation for the study. “I get asked every day, ‘What is safe to use?'”

In the new research letter, Xu and his colleagues looked at the number of adverse events reported to the FDA and found that over a 12-year period, there were 5,144 health-related complaints submitted due to cosmetic products.

Harmful ingredients can be easily masked under confusing or deceptive titles like “fragrance.”

They may even be listed, plain and simple, on the label, but with no messages to inform consumers of their potentially harmful effects.

It’s vital to think about what we’re putting on our skin.

Our pores absorb what we put on them!

That lipstick on your teeth … You ate that.

Please join us on our next online webinar to learn about the hidden dangers in your household and cosmetic products.

Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your family.

Live Well, Love Well, Lead Well.

Donna Stewart

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TRICLOSAN

Are you someone that uses hand sanitizer?

Most people do. You will find a sanitizer dispenser in almost every public establishment. Even most schools recommend it for the children. Grab a quick dollop and your hands are free of germs. But what else is happening?

You need to know that hand sanitizers can be extremely toxic.

Of course we all want a fast and simple way to kill germs but what most of us don’t know is that these sanitizers may actually be making you sick!

The antimicrobial compound you find in hand sanitizer is called TRICLOSAN.

TRICLOSAN is not only found in sanitizers, it can also be found in many types of toothpaste, shaving creams, deodorants, moisturizers and more.

Yup…it does kill germs but you need to know that is has also been linked to hormone problems including but not limited to; infertility and early puberty. There was even a study on mice that were exposed to TRICLOSAN and they found that many had been shown to develop liver cancer.

Are you sure that want to continue using products that contain such a toxic substance?

People are becoming more aware and so manufacturers are making some changes.

So instead of TRICLOSAN they are now using BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE. Hmmm…is this a good swap?

BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE and other related quaternary ammonia compounds are known respiratory irritants. They can negatively affect anyone’s breathing, and even more so for those who suffer with asthma.

Take a moment, find those hand sanitizers (including wipes), read the ingredients and if you find TRICLOSAN or BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE listed, toss it in the garbage!

Join us on our next online #LiveWellJourney webinar to learn more about the hidden dangers in your household products. Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your home, your family and our environment.
Live Well, Love Well, Lead Well.

Donna Stewart

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DEBT IS NOT SEXY!

A whopping 31 per cent of respondents said they don’t make enough to meet all their financial obligations.

Two-thirds of survey takers said they are “less than very confident” about their ability to create an emergency fund.

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Spend a moment appreciating what you have.
Listen to or read something that inspires you.
Make your body stronger and more resilient.
Review and…

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One of my passions is to educate others on the chemicals that are found in common household products.

They are harming us, our families and our environment. Probably without you even being aware of it.

For me, this passion started because I suffered horribly

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Advice from a Snowflake

* Keep your cool.

* Appreciate small wonders.

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37 Things You Will Regret When You Are Old

1. Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling becomes infinitely harder as you age.

2. Not learning another language. You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.

3. Staying in a bad relationship. No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.

4. Forgoing sunscreen. Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself.

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Time to Dare

I came across a poem call “Dream Big”. It is full of encouraging words but it also captures what it takes to accomplish your aspirations. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Why Support Poison?

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio noted that in just one year, the exposures led to 769 children in the U.S. being hospitalized. Thirty went into a coma and 12 suffered seizures after handling the squishy plastic coated discs filled with laundry soap, softener and other detergents. One child died after ingesting a pod, researchers found.

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Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting

I hope you were able to attend our most recent webinar on Intermittent Fasting. Our guest speaker, Myrna did a fantastic job sharing the ins and outs along with her experience.

We are also having a follow up webinar where Myrna will be specifically going over exactly what plan she implemented and how she lost 16 pounds, 6% body fat and gained lean muscle in 7 weeks. All while still eating and drinking the foods she enjoys. See below for details on the webinar and our HoneyBoss Challenge!

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