This Time, it’s Personal. Why I’m a Beautycounter Advocate

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Take a look around, there’s likely one person you now that has been affected by cancer, endocrine conditions, infertility, or maybe even a child born with endocrine issues. It’s no coincidence that the rates of these diseases are on the increase – right in conjunction with the number of environmental compounds we are exposed to on a daily basis. And …

Birth Control is an Endocrine Disruptor

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We’ve been on a roll lately, talking about cleaning up your living environment and reducing your exposure to toxicants. Everything from cosmetics to laundry detergent to fragrances. But what about the obvious elephant in the room? Don’t let the candid photo fool you, the little Pill you pop every day or IUD you had implanted are actually considered endocrine disruptors …

Detox Your Armpits Before Using Natural Deodorant

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Sweating is a natural process of cooling and detoxifying your body. And it’s an important feature of the body’s most unique organ: your skin. Nontoxic deodorant can be one of the last conventional products we switch over to natural. We understand the reasons people hang on to conventional deodorants and antiperspirants: we don’t want to look sweaty, smell stinky, or …

Acne Root Cause #3: Oxidative Damage

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What is oxidative damage? Oxidative stress is the precursor to oxidative damage. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to counteract their damaging effects through neutralization with antioxidants. Oxidative damage is the harm sustained by cells and tissues that are unable to keep up with free radical production. You’re probably …

The Problem with Fragrances

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Have you ever stopped to think about the chemical interaction of perfumes and fragrances with our body? Or perhaps you or someone you know is extremely sensitive to an air freshener or scented lotions – ever wonder why? In this post we will discover what a fragrance is, why it’s an issue in personal care products, and how your body …

Your Quick Guide To Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

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Today’s guest blog is brought to you by Lauren with The Zero Waste Memoirs. You can find the original article here. Today, I will be walking you through everything you need to know to make incredible, all-natural cleaning products at home, using only ingredients that you likely already have in the house!  When I first started cleaning with homemade, all-natural solutions, …