The truth is, we live in an extremely toxic world. Being healthy requires detoxing your personal care and beauty routine and your home environment. But it can be confusing, can’t it? It’s not easy to know which products to use, what eco habits to adopt, which methods really work and which resources to trust.
Allow me to help you simplify and alleviate the overwhelm. Say au revoir to confusion and stress with these free resources I created to help you go green with ease, manage stress, improve nutrition, lose weight and create a realistic natural lifestyle.
They are full of helpful tips and actionable steps you can start right away to feel better, look better, and be more eco conscious.
You have more control of your health and longevity than you can imagine
The green movement is growing. Women are realizing that toxins harm their health and the planet but misleading information makes it overwhelming and confusing. Join me, Kelly Bonanno, Eco Wellness Coach, each week as I help you clear the confusion and bring you the latest tips, trends, and advice to help you green your beauty routine without giving up glamour or going eco freako. Clean beauty, wellness and intermittent fasting for the real world with exclusive interviews with industry leaders, inspiring trendsetters and experts sharing skincare secrets, wellness methods and recommendations.
Are you feeling anxious or out of sorts? It’s completely understandable given the current climate. Sign up for the Virtual Self-Care Retreat for some targeted self-care and stress relief with activities and tips to help you manage anxiety, focus on the silver linings and improve your well-being. Devoting to self-care in the name of self-love will lift your spirits. I’ll share ideas to help you create healthy habits to make this time at home less stressful and more productive, enjoyable and relaxing. Enter the giveaway too!
Green your beauty routine without confusion and overwhelm. Did you happen to read the recent Vogue article, “The New Toxic Beauty Documentary Asks: Are Skin-Care Products the New Cigarettes?“? I’ve been saying this for years. I’m passionate about helping women like you go green so you can reduce your body’s toxic burden without giving up glamour. Discover my top clean beauty and wellness tips for glowing skin and more energy. (#7 alone will turn the clock back a few years!)
It might surprise you to learn that your home has up to 10 times more pollutants than there are outside. Toxicity levels in our system can wreak havoc on our health. This is your personal cheat sheet with simple tips that will not only reduce your family’s carbon footprint, they will also help improve your health by reducing your body’s toxic burden.
I’ll evaluate you and give you a crystal clear plan with key steps to reduce toxic load and manage weight for good. We’ll uncover hidden challenges that could be contributing to toxic load and/or sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. You’ll learn tips to detox your home and personal care routine. Learn sustainable lifestyle habits that create a healthier, energetic, slimmer body. You’ll leave the session renewed, energized and inspired to make the changes necessary to implement new healthy habits. REQUEST A CONSULT
Are you watching what you eat to look your best but find it challenging and overwhelming planning ahead and eating healthy when you have a hectic schedule? Make it easier for yourself, grab my Healthy Eating On The Go guide with simple tips and several delicious, nutritious options to grab and go when you are pressed for time. This is what works for me!
Discover which toxins increase your cancer risk, lead to autoimmune issues and mess your Endocrine system. Toxins impair your immune system. A strong immune system is your best defense during this pandemic. Avoid products with these toxins and you’ll reduce your toxic load which improves your health. This checklist is your personal cheat sheet when you shop for cosmetics, beauty and personal care products for you and your family. No need to slather yourself with toxins in the name of glamour.
Babies are born with over 200 toxins in their system before they are even out in the world. You want the very best for your baby. You’re doing all you can to ensure he is healthy, safe, and happy. But you know that environmental toxins pose a serious health threat, especially to a baby’s delicate, developing system. Discover the top toxins to avoid to welcome your precious baby into a healthier, less toxic home.
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The secret to adopting an all natural clean beauty and personal care routine is using products with clean ingredients. But long lists of ingredients are confusing, aren’t they? I’ve done the work for you. This is a comprehensive list of brands that I’ve vetted and researched. No greenwashing. You’ll find fantastic skincare, body care, hair care, makeup, and more.
You don’t have to resort to using toxic chemicals to keep your home sparkling clean! Transitioning to eco friendly household products will greatly improve the environment inside of your home which will help reduce your body’s toxic burden as well as your carbon footprint. Transition to using clean household products and you will be one less person contributing to harmful chemicals swirling down your drain and out into the waterways. This is a comprehensive list of cleaners, water filters, mattresses, clothing, accessories, candles and more.
“Earth is not a platform for human life. It’s a living being. We’re not on it but part of it. Its health is our health” ~Thomas Moore
Achieve a youthful glow without slathering yourself with toxins
Going green with your beauty and personal care routine will help you make significant improvements in your health and in the way you look. But it can be confusing, can’t it? It’s not easy to know what to do, which products to use, which methods really work and which resources to trust.
You want to look your best naturally and achieve a more youthful appearance without slathering yourself with harmful chemicals, right? You can! Ditch the toxins with my free beauty checklist, The Savvy Girl’s Guide To Clean Beauty ?Look Younger Without Harmful Chemicals In 10 Easy Steps™.
This cheat sheet is for the modern woman who desires to be environmentally and health conscious without sacrificing style, quality and glamour. It gives you simple, actionable tips that you can start right away to look and feel hotter and even more fabulous than you already are.
I’ve done the research, I’ve tested methods and products galore. I want to share my top organic beauty secrets with you. These tips go way beyond skincare products to help you feel better, look better & have more energy.
These are my top clean beauty and wellness tips to help you look and feel your best. Self care is quite the buzzword lately but it really is important. I’m a firm believer that when you feel better you look better and when you look better you feel better!
There are many ways to show yourself love, eco friendly and wellness living is one of them… to me the most important one. Why? Because while you are healing yourself you are also healing the environment. You live in and among every single person living in that environment. Your desire to detox your body and your home creates a ripple effect. You are taking on a task that not many consider taking or will take in their lifetime.
It’s never too late to become aware and do your part for the environment and it’s never too late to take better care of yourself. What’s good for the environment is healthy for you and what’s healthy for you is good for the environment… it all works synergistically.
I also want to prevent you from getting greenwashed. What is greenwashing? It is when companies display insincere concern for our health & the environment claiming their products are clean when they actually are not.
Are you ready to turn back the clock naturally, look younger, improve your health & feel better without using unsafe products? Here’s How In 10 easy Steps
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- I’ll evaluate you and give you a crystal clear plan with key steps to get weight off for good.
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- You’ll leave the session renewed, energized and inspired to make the changes necessary to implement new healthy habits as well as learning about a proven method to lose weight once and for all.
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You’re smart, savvy & healthy.
Your beauty products should be too.
Your guide to clean beauty & personal care
The secret to adopting an all natural eco beauty and personal care routine is using products with clean ingredients. But it’s not that easy. Long lists of ingredients are daunting and look like you need a PhD to decipher. I was just as confused and frustrated as you so I did the research and found dozens of clean lines to make your clean beauty shopping experience a breeze.
You don’t have to give up anything! When it comes to products that do not contain harmful ingredients, there are many fabulous clean lines to choose from to help you take care of your skin and glam it up. Earth friendly does not have to mean earthy, ya feel me?
This is a comprehensive list of brands that I have vetted and researched. No greenwashing from any of these lines. Among them you’ll find fantastic skincare, body care, hair care, makeup and more. They do not contain any of the carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals found in most products on the market.
Many of these lines are completely pure, others may contain safe synthetics, dyes, etc. but every line you find here is clean. How green you want to go is your choice.
Curious to know how you can get your hands on my list of “bad” ingredients to avoid? Send your email address to me at kelly (at) kellybonanno (dot) com and I’ll send it right over for free or click here and have it delivered to your inbox.
You can find a comprehensive list of eco friendly household lines, including cleaners, laundry, clean candles, water filters, mattresses, clothing, jewelry, accessories, essential oils and more here.
I’m an affiliate for some* of the lines which means I’ll receive a small commission if you buy something through my link (this does not affect your price.) which I truly appreciate as it helps subsidize the free content I share here on my site, in my Facebook group, on Instagram, in my free newsletter, etc. Thank you for supporting me and my mission to help make your clean beauty shopping simple. I’m not affiliated with all of them but I do give my eco seal of approval to each one so happy shopping!
Find it overwhelming to figure out which products are best for you? I’ll take the guesswork out. Call, text or email me 818.235.2205 email@example.com or schedule a complimentary call with me. I’m happy to offer guidance in choosing which lines and products will meet your needs and budget.
Now, on to the list!
100% Pure This is one of my favorite lines for skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products. They are made with the highest quality ingredients, completely free of all harmful toxins. The lipstick is very long wearing and the mascara gives luscious volume & length!
Credo Beauty A vast array of high performing eco-friendly, cruelty free, organic cosmetics and skin care lines including Kari Gran, Antonym, Gressa, Innersense, Josh Rosebrook, Lily Lolo, Priti NYC, Alima, RMS Beauty, Skin Owl, Vapour, W3ll People, Love Fresh, Rituel De Fille. Get 20% off with code: CREDOFAM
Madison Reed High quality, salon-worthy clean hair color actually does exist! Find your best hair color, cover those grays, get that glossy shine you want WITHOUT ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PPD, phthalates or gluten. With over 45 shades of gorgeous, multi-dimensional hair color with superior gray coverage, you’re guaranteed the perfect shade for YOU. Use code KELLY123 and receive 15% off plus free shipping on your first order!
Indie Lee After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009 (then fortunately recovering), Indie made it her mission to educate and empower others to make informed, healthy life choices and to create a line of clean products that are as effective as they are safe.
Love Goodly A large selection of wonderful clean, eco beauty lines plus a subscription box containing 4-5 mostly full size products. Each month you’ll receive beauty and skincare, a style or home accessory and an occasional healthy snack and wellness item. With each purchase, they give back to a cause.
Annmarie Skincare Handcrafted organic, wildcrafted skin care made with a 3-step, proprietary process. Very nourishing beautiful products that I highly recommend.
Safe and Chic An extensive selection of organic green beauty, skincare and hair products that are environmentally safe and never tested on animals. Over 1500 products and 85 brands to choose from.
Pur a’dor Clean skincare, haircare, and body care. Buy something and you’ll bring another tree into the world. They plant one tree for every bottle purchased at their online store. Hands down the BEST hair spray! Light with great hold, not sticky or wet.
Aether Beauty Clean vegan beauty that harness is the power of crystals with gorgeous makeup including award winning zero waste, 100% recyclable pallets. Get 15% off with the coupon code KELLYBONANNO
goPure Exceptional skincare based on the most potent active ingredients and botanical extracts. High quality skincare products at the lowest possible price.
The Detox Market A wide variety of offer pure, effective, and elegant products. They are committed to curating the best of natural beauty while never compromise efficiency.
Living Libations Unique, pure, healing beauty and personal skincare products formulated with some of the highest quality organic and wildcrafted essential oils found around the globe.
Pure Haven Nourishing skin & body care, non toxic hand sanitizer, exceptional hair care, safe baby & kid’s care, makeup, excellent pet care, effective home cleaning & quality essential oils. Every item scores 0 – 1 on the EWG Skin Deep Database. No animal testing, everything is gluten free. Order direct through my affiliate site @ Pure Haven Essentials, or fill out this contact form for product inquiries, advice and orders.
Follain A healthy beauty store with safe and effective products from over 40 brands, all made in the USA. To be Follain approved, a product has to be safe, effective and luxurious. They test each for effectiveness by consulting with aestheticians, dermatologists, makeup stylists and other pros.
Silk Naturals Clean make up that is free of harmful ingredients and affordable. Their philosophy is makeup should be fun! I agree. I love that they have several wonderful dupes for your favorite toxic makeup items.
Waxelene Safe petroleum jelly alternative. (One of my MUST have, holy grail items!) Organic therapeutic ointment that moisturizes, nourishes and protects dry and cracked skin without clogging pores. Comes in a tube, in a jar & in a lip balm which is my absolute favorite lip balm ever – totally keeps my lips soft and kissable.
The Honest Company LOVE the mascara and primer in one, lengthens without clumping and is not pricey!
Juice Beauty Authentically Organic Formulas Made With USDA Certified Organic Ingredients: to enhance the powerful antioxidants and to limit pesticide and synthetic fertilizer residue. LOVE their CC Cream with SPF and the Green Apple Brightening Essence.
True Botanicals They work with researchers at leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell, to identify the most nourishing ingredients for skincare: botanical extracts packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids creating high-performance formulas by combining ingredients known to combat specific skin issues, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
Hynt Beauty Luxurious color and skincare cosmetics with rigorous ingredient quality specifications. Co-founded by breast cancer survivor, Meryl Marshall.
Pure & Coco All-natural, vegan, coconut skincare born out of the founder’s necessity to heal her chronic, dry, cracked and often bleeding skin in the winter months and year round.
Tata Harper High performing products formulated with more than 300 different botanically based ingredients sourced from all over the globe in high levels of concentrations.
Salty Girl Their goal is to have you ‘feeling beautiful, badass and ready for the day’, enhancing your natural beauty with clean nourishing ingredients and beautiful colors #OWNYOURBEAUTY
Roccoco Botanicals Superior skin care. Fantastic anti-aging skin care that is results driven as well as high quality skin and body care safe and effective for acneic and hyper-sensitive skin including rosacea and eczema using select anti-inflammatory active.
Pour Le Monde Certified 100% natural and very beautiful fine fragrances made from entirely pure ingredients with great names like Empower and Envision.
Lauren B. Beauty High quality couture eco nail care and polish in 85 beautiful colors that are glossy, long lasting and chip resistant, especially when you use one of their awesome topcoats like the Sun Activated UV Gel Topcoat. The brush is pre-lacquered with twice the standard amount of bristles, so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free giving you a gel-like couture polish that dries fast. Use code kellyb20 and get 20% off! You’ll love their gorgeous colors, nail growth serum, cuticle oils, hand cream and the monthly Beauty Box.
Blissoma Holistic Skincare 100% natural, Certified Vegan, made in-house, packed with certified organic botanicals, bioavailable vitamins, essential fatty acids, and skin-soothing seed oils. They specialize in care for demanding skin types such as extremely sensitive skin, allergies, or other skin problems.
Wildling Empress Stone is a facial gua sha tool for lymphatic drainage is designed to help revitalize and sculpt facial skin and neck and alleviate tension. Empress Oil works with the tonic to hydrate and plump skin.
Zoe Organics Baby and mom care made with high quality botanicals, waxes and minerals.
Real Purity All natural products designed for the most sensitive of skin to soothe and soften.
Mad Hippie This award winning line of vegan skincare is dedicated to the preservation of the environment with their eco business practices and donations of $1 to conservation from every web sale. They have high performing serums, creams and oils that produce results.
Pure Anada Makeup, beauty tools, body care, mens care and skincare formulated with Olivem®1000 Crystal Skin™ and Leucidal® Advanced Aloe, a safe preservative.
Jane Iredale A wonderful collection of hypoallergenic non-nanoparticle mineral makeup and skincare products that nourish the complexion. This line is one of my personal favorites, superior products.
Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Skin Perfecting Primer Soft Focus The Soft Focus liquid formula is designed to balance normal sensitive and combination skin types while instantly providing a naturally soft satin finish with beauty-boosting botanicals including Vapour’s proprietary Herbal Enlightenment Complex and Deep Moisture Complex of rich organic Pumpkin and toning Elderberry. Savvy girls, let me tell you, this is by far the best primer I have ever used. You will love it!
Pleni Naturals Non toxic products for babies, kids and the whole family made with nourihing vitamins, antioxidants. A portion of proceeds go to Life Lab, a pioneering nonprofit cultivating children’s love of learning, healthy foods, and nature through garden-based education.
Eco Girl A women-owned and operated shop offering natural products for your health, beauty, style, home, and the planet. They’ve partnered with One Tree Planted to help support global reforestation by donating 1% or more of all website sales. A single tree can provide a habitat for hundreds of species. Trees are vital for the air we breathe, our water, medicines.
Acure Skin, hair, body, lips and baby care formulated with targeted plant and food based ingredients. I love their face scrub, cleansers, fruit enzyme peel and hair care & more. Affordable high quality.
Inlight Organic Skincare Exquisite plant based skincare formulated with effective organic food-grade and cold-pressed oils, herbs, the purest essential oils and beeswax.
Odacite They source the highest quality ingredients, precious plant extracts, magical oils and potent cosmeceuticals to create highly effective skincare with ultimate potency, absolute freshness and complete purity.
Crunchi High performance, safe, toxin free, beautifully pigmented cosmetics. My rep is Kerry, she’s super sweet and helpful, tell her Kelly says hi!
Puracy Organic Hair Care & Skin Care Gift Set Award-Winning Organic Hand & Body Lotion, Natural Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner. Sulfate-Free, Developed by Doctors (pack of 4).
LURE Essentials 100% Pure Rosehip Seed Oil Certified organic, cold pressed, unrefined, virgin for face massage, skin, hair and nails. Hydrate lips, dry itchy skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, address hyperpigmentation.
Manda Naturals reef safe organic food grade sun care.
Lily Lolo Natural Organic Mascara Nourishes and conditions eyelashes – Enriched with chamomile and vitamin E. Adds volume and length to eyelashes evenly and smoothly with no flakes, smudges or clumps. Vegan and gluten free.
Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion SPF 18. Lightweight hydration and ultra-sheer broad spectrum protection SPF 18 provide daily, easy to wear protection. Be aware, this is not 100% clean, however, it does contain anti-aging ingredients such asFruit stem cell complex, resveratrol, CoQ10. Plus, some of you are looking for ‘safer’, not necessarily the purest.
Ever Skincare Clinically proven to target visible signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and dark spots with clinical-grade level ingredients.
Lure BLISS Face Cupping and Anti Cellulite Cups Face & Body Cupping Set: Cupping Massage is known to help: improve circulation, reduce inflammation , release toxins (lymphatic drainage and detox) , lower blood pressure , relax muscles , relieve joint pain , fibromyalgia , regulate hormones, release endorphins, promote healing, improve sleep.
Genetix Organic High performing organic serums for a variety of skin issues including their cult favorite Enhancement Oil with herbs that penetrate to stimulate blood flow and promote the growth and longevity of new cells. Can be used to enhance your breasts, butt and lips. Va va voom.
Pacifica A full range of lovely natural cosmetics, perfumes, nail polish and skin care.
Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow A highly pigmented natural loose-mineral eyeshadow with a matte finish.
Amara Organics Vitamin C Cream Face cream with coconut oil, cocoa butter & jojoba oil nourishes skin, softens fine lines, fades age spots, and gives skin a radiant glow.
Babo Botanicals Skin, hair, sun and baby care made with a combination of pure plant actives, naturally derived, certified organic and all-natural ingredients.
Clean Tan Self-tanning concentrate, natural bronze color that lasts like a spray tan, add to any lotion, serum or oil for a dream tan.
Suzanne Somers’ Skincare, Haircare & Makeup Superfood for your skin feed to nurture and hydrate your skin, while giving you flawless coverage. They use effective botanical actives with ingredients like shea butter, jojoba, aloe, argan oil, grape seed oil, bamboo powder, tapioca, rich mineral powders, raspberries, oranges, Vitamin E and more.
For those of you who have curly hair, I have heard RAVES about Suzanne Somers True Brazilian!
Carina Organics Citrus Extra Gentle Shampoo Specially compounded for color treated, permed, bleached, hi-lighted, and dry hair, the extra gentle shampoo gently cleanses without stripping hair of it’s colour and replenishes your scalp with essential moisturizing nutrients.
Sex Oil Hydrates and soothes with vitamin E, coconut and rosehips oil. High in antioxidants. Dual function as an unscented body or massage oil.
Black African Soap Body, hand and face wash that can soothe eczema, acne, psoriasis and more.
Puriya Cream For eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, shingles and rashes. Powerful 13-in-1 natural formula provides instant and lasting relief for severely dry, cracked, itchy, or irritated skin.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Multi-tasking products formulated to address your specific skincare concerns. Their sunscreen is fantastic, one of my top sunblock picks.
Zoya Nail treatments and 10-free nail polish in several gorgeous colors.
Prim Botanicals Lovely skincare, eco perfume, haircare, clean burning candles and pretty beach blankets.
Prim and Pure Affordable, safe, natural products for children and teens.
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes Tonic-infused natural face wipes to reboot dull, tired or oily skin with aloe, bamboo and green tea (20 individually wrapped bamboo wipes)
Jurlique Holistic Skin Care Pure & natural skin care combining ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine & homeopathy.
Madison Reed High quality, salon-worthy clean hair color actually does exist! Find your best hair color, cover those grays, get that glossy shine you want WITHOUT ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PPD, phthalates or gluten. With over 45 shades of gorgeous, multi-dimensional hair color with superior gray coverage, you’re guaranteed the perfect shade for YOU. Use code KELLY123 and receive 15% off plus free shipping on your first order!
Palette By Nature Natural hair care and color free of PPD, PTD, Artificial Dyes, Amines, Ammonia, Peroxide, Resorcinol, Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates and pet grooming products.
Hair Print Non toxic hair color for dark shades.
Deodorants That Work
Coola (fantastic under makeup), MyChelle Dermaceuticals (love this one too), Acure, Mad Hippie, Ever (this one has nice shades if you want tinted sunscreen), Manda Naturals, Block Island Organics, 100% Pure, Babo Botanicals.
Blissoma, Osmia Black Clay Facial Soap, Roccoco Botanicals, Pure Haven Skin Care, Andalou Naturals brightening line, Suki clarifying toner & purifying acne serum. Tea Tree essential oil can be used as a spot treatment in some cases, check with me or your esthetician.
Dr. Wang Herbal Rescue Balm Herbal & NON-steroidal care for itchy, dry & irritated skin. Winner of 2017 Good Housekeeping Seal, safe for kids, developed by a dermatologist and herbalist.
For Baby & Mama
Ecocentric Mom Monthly delivery club for moms who want to discover and save on the very best non-toxic, organic, natural and unique products for themselves, their babies and their homes. Each product meets their rigorous product standards.
Earth Mama Organics Clean, safe and effective herbal solutions for the entire journey of motherhood, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby care.
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15 Things You Can Do To PREVENT Breast Cancer
Only 10% of all cancers are genetic, even breast cancer is not usually caused by a genetic predisposition. A mere 15% of breast cancer patients actually have a family history. We must look at lifestyle habits in order to prevent this terrible disease ~ what we are eating, breathing and what we are putting on our skin.
- Eat less red meat. A study published in the BMJ that followed 89, over a 20 year period revealed that women who had an average of 1.5 servings of red meat each day had a 22% higher chance of breast cancer over women who limited their red meat intake to once a week. With each addition daily serving of red meat, the risk appeared to increase by 13%
- Avoid parabens. You know how I feel about parabens if you’ve been reading my blog for a while. Use cosmetics and sunscreen that are formulated without them because parabens mimic the body’s natural hormones increasing the risk of breast and other cancers. They are found in 99% of breast cancer tissue samples.
- Hit the gym, lace up those running shoes , pop in a work out DVD – choose some type of physical activity because just 30 minutes of exercise each day reduces your chance of getting breast cancer. Plus exercise boosts t-cells that help your immune system work at full capacity
- Stay at a healthy weight. Exercise also helps keep your body fat percentage in check. Too much fat on our bodies creates hormones, particularly estrogen, which has been found to stimulate cancer
- Garlic, turmeric and cruciferous vegetables including brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and bok choy are good breast cancer fighters because they bind estrogen in your GI tract
- A study showed that drinking 3 cups of green tea a day can reduce risk of breast cancer by 50%
Survival rates are at an all-time high for those with breast cancer. In the last 20 years, there has been a 30% reduction in mortality and over 90% of breast cancer patients survive after 5 years with early diagnosis.
- Steer clear of Bisphenol A. I have written about the dangers of BPA in several posts. It’s found in everything from plastic containers to the lining of canned foods to cash register reciepts. BPA is problematic because it imitates estrogen so it disrupts our endocrine system and messes with hormones. It’s been associated with many cancers including breast cancer
- Choose lean protein. Replace those red meat meals with nuts, beans, organic chicken and low mercury fish such as wild caught salmon
- Pesticides can also affect the way your hormones react so buy organic when possible, use green cleaning products and stay away from hand sanitizers & soaps containing the endocrine disruptor triclosan. This cousin to agent orange is classified as a pesticide
- Ask your doctor about taking the active form of vitamin D3 with K, 1000 iu’s a day may slash your risk of breast cancer up to 50%
Approximately 20 – 30% of breast cancers recur. The most common places it metastasizes are the bone, lungs, liver and brain
- HER-2 is a rare but aggressive form of the disease. Another study found that eating lots of raw salad veggies dropped the risk of developing it by close to 35%
- Curb your alcohol intake to no more than one drink a day. Studies show that over imbibing on a regular basis increases the risk factor
- Breastfeed. It’s been shown to lower risk and it boosts infants health and immune system
- Know your family history. While Only 15% of breast cancer patients have a family history, if you do, your risk is higher so you need to know and take precautions
- Get screened. Early detection is the key. Be sure to conduct monthly self exams and seek proper screening based on your age group and family history. You may need an ultrasound or sonogram in addition to a mammogram. The most effective type of mammography is the Genius 3D which has been found to detect 41% more invasive cancers and is proven to detect cancer 15 months earlier. Tell your doctor you’d like that one, it’s available in every state.
- This is a bonus tip but perhaps one of the most important: For the love of all that’s good in the world, DITCH THE TOXIC DEODORANT & ANTIPERSPIRANT! Parabens and Aluminum have been found in breast cancer tissue. Want a safe, healthy alternative that actually works ALL day and night? You’ll find it here. *Please share this info ~ Tweet this, post on FB & Google+, Pin it & forward to all the women and men in your life, yes, men can get breast cancer too*
It is beyond time to put a stop to all the abhorrent Pinkwashing that goes on every October. Raising awareness for breast cancer research and prevention is important, I applaud companies that raise real funds. HOWEVER, isn’t it horrendously hypocritical of certain companies to sell products with ingredients that have been shown to CAUSE BREAST CANCER?!
Everywhere you turn in October companies are Pinkwashing us by claiming to be in support of breast cancer research while using ingredients that are mammary carcinogens, or carcinogenic contaminants that behave as endocrine disrupting compounds in our bodies, causing hormonal imbalance. As the Gerson Institute calls it, ‘carcinogens for the cure.’ True that.
“Pinkwashing – verb 1. the sale of items containing known carcinogens, while marketing these products in support of breast cancer awareness 2. also, capitalizing on the promotion of breast cancer prevention when only concerned about bottom line profit margin.”
It’s said that Evelyn Lauder’s dream was to end breast cancer. Why doesn’t the company jump off the breast cancer awareness bandwagon and honor her memory by reformulating their products WITHOUT harmful cancer causing ingredients?! L’Oreal, Proctor & Gamble and many others do it too. How do they sleep at night?!
According to the Breast Cancer Fund, which is doing amazing work in the name of prevention, “thousands of chemicals linked to breast cancer in scientific studies.”
Avon’s part in all of this is perplexing. They raise millions with their walk, have created a “Center of Excellence” in breast care and claim the mission of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Program at San Francisco General Hospital is to ‘provide comprehensive breast care, education and research in a compassionate and culturally sensitive environment.’
WHY, then, do their products contain MANY known CARCINOGENS??!! The Avon 2 in 1 Cleanser is a NINE on the EWG database & has TEN carcinogens. Fucking insane.
Interested in a site that actually helps patients? Various companies offer patients free items such as scarves, make up, house cleaning, hats, wigs, etc. Breast cancer survivor Bethany Kandell created Breatcancerfreebies.com where patients can go to find items they can receive. You can make a donation on the site as well.
This is disturbing but so important for parents everywhere to be aware. Even if your kids are toddlers, they’ll be tweens one day. Jamie is 13 and hasn’t even kissed a girl. But he’s now on the Sex Offender Register after online porn warped his mind… A cautionary tale.
Clean your home without inhaling harmful chemicals or spending much money at all. All you need are the things listed in this article. Put These Five Nontoxic Essential Ingredients In Your Cupboard!
I’ve been hearing about the wonders of ghee for a long time so I finally bought some. Now I just have to start using it! Ayurvedics have long known the wonderful benefits, it’s time everyone learn the 15 Amazing Benefits Of Ghee.
Who doesn’t love a great beach day? This California girl sure does! Surfers and beach combers beware. Some beaches need some serious cleaning up. If everyone was kinder to the environment they wouldn’t be so bad. You might want to see if your favorite is on this list before you hit the beach this summer Top Dirtiest Beaches In America
Many adults have issues with acne so I thought this might be helpful for those of you dealing with this frustrating skin condition What Your Skin Breakouts Are Telling You. Often times it’s the chemicals in personal care products that cause our skin to react. Try a skin care line free of toxic chemicals like Pure Haven Essentials, several people are OFF toxic Proactive thanks to this line.
You may have already seen this video, perhaps even on this site. I try to post it once a year since it’s such important info. If not, take a few minutes today to watch, you’ll be glad you did. It might shock you and it will certainly enlighten you.
This video sums everything up so powerfully! “We are trashing the environment, we are trashing each other, and we are not even having fun..” Toxic chemicals in our personal care products are a HUGE issue!
If you want pure, safe, luxurious personal care products for you and your kids that do NOT contain harmful ingredients, my favorite line is Pure Haven Essentials. No green washing with this company, their products are truly safe and effective (and affordable!) which is why I sell is on my site. Check out the video & let me know what your favorite clean, safe products are in the comments section. I’m always looking for suggestions!
I’ve been slathering coconut oil all over my body and cooking with it for years. To reap its many health and eco friendly beauty benefits, use high quality unrefined organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
- Coconut oil strengthens the immune system.
- Coconut oil has a high smoke point so it’s ideal to cook with. Its antiviral and anti-fungal properties prevent it from oxidizing so it won’t go rancid at a high heat like other oils. Dr. Mercola says that although it is a saturated fat, the fats are small/medium chain fats so they diffuse and provide energy.
- Coconut oil is an amazing natural moisturizer, it works wonders on dry skin and has been shown to firm skin and help prevent wrinkles. Apply it directly or mix it with your favorite facial and body moisturizers.
- It has strong anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral properties so it helps fight infections in the body and on the skin.
- Dr. Oz says 1 tablespoon a day will boost your energy level. It goes directly to the brain so it’s quickly used as energy rather than being stored like most fats. Try it on toast and in recipes instead of butter.
- Coconut oil has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, it’s high in lauric acid so it boosts metabolism and may help with weight loss.
- It helps control blood sugar, aids thyroid function and helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium.
- Coconut oil is a great conditioner for your hair. Massage it into your scalp, work it onto the ends of your hair, leave it in for about 30 minutes then wash and condition your hair as usual. I saw a friend at a party and thought her hair looked especially beautiful, she surprisingly attributed it to advice that I had given her a month earlier: coconut oil.
- Its anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make it fantastic for use on diaper rash and cradle cap in infants.
- Countries whose diets include high amounts have been shown to have lower rates of heart disease. However, because it is saturated, it can raise cholesterol levels. This is the controversial aspect of coconut oil to keep in mind and talk to your doctor regarding concerns if you have cholesterol issues
- Oil pulling with it whitens teeth and keeps your mouth healthy and kissable. Swish it around for 20 minutes first thing in the morning then rinse and brush your teeth.
Guest post by Cassie Brewer
Your hair is your crowning glory, it should be beautiful and bright just like your diamond rings. Achieving tantalizing tresses is a lot like looking after your skin. Follow this natural routine and you’ll enjoy good hair days every day.
- Shift Your Shampoo Routine You shouldn’t wash your hair daily, 2 – 3 times a week is plenty. When you apply shampoo, take time to massage your scalp. This is an important step because it boosts blood flow to the scalp, which stimulates your hair’s natural oils that coat the hair and let it shine.
2. Use a High-Gloss Conditioner Conditioner is a must to ensure smoother hair and coconut oil is a brilliant deep conditioner that promotes softness and shine thanks to its fatty acids. Just a small amount is all you need for detangled, gorgeous hair. Apply, leave on for at least 30 minutes then shampoo.
3. Eat Foods that Promote Shine For extra gloss, consume foods that have smoothing properties. Besides ensuring you eat several servings of fruits and vegetables every day (which is also vital for all-round health), eat foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and tuna.
These boost your hair’s health, making it glow. L-cysteine also makes your hair healthier. This amino acid makes up 18% of your hair and forms keratin, a protein your hair needs to grow healthily. You can find L-cysteine in eggs, poultry, and dairy.
4. Brush Twice Daily You want to brush your hair twice a day, just like your teeth! But make sure that you brush your hair at the bottom first and then work your way up. Brushing your hair distributes its natural oils so that it doesn’t become dry. Make sure you clean your brushes at least once a month with some lukewarm water and baking soda.
5. Switch to Air-Drying For stronger hair that looks healthy, start letting your hair dry naturally. If you simply must use heated tools, limit their use to once or twice a week max.
6. Slap on the Sunscreen Choose products with SPF protection for your hair so that when you’re spending time outdoors enjoying summer you’re not putting your hair at risk of becoming weak and dry from all the heat it absorbs.
7. Look After Your Skin Your hair is a halo surrounding your face, the right color and shine can enliven your complexion. Take care of your skin with safe products and healthy habits, such as not smoking and eating nutritious meals – the bonus is that these habits will also benefit your hair.
Guest post by Naomie Pierre
- Keep Things Shaded
Most of us have heard by now that it’s smart to use sunscreen and stay out of the sun for long periods of time when possible. However, experts are finding that avoiding sun all together can be harmful. It actually does the body good to take in a little sun each day, you’ll get a natural dose of vitamin D. Morning exposure has the least harmful rays. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. So, try stay out of the sun during those hours or seek shade and wear a hat. It’s also important to use sunscreen that does not contain harmful chemicals.
- Avoid Smoking
We know that smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do for your health but it’s also one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Taking in the heated, chemically-infected air of a cigarette dries out the skin, makes the skin appear aged and adds to the creation of wrinkles. Smoke decreases blood flow to the exterior layers of the skin which takes away important nutrients and oxygen. In addition, the components that aid in youthful, tight skin – collagen and elastin – are also destroyed by smoke. Another way that smoking wreaks havoc on the skin is by the same facial gestures being done over and over again as required by a repetitive habit like smoking. These facial gestures will eventually become wrinkles.
- Be Kind To Your Skin
Despite what many facial cleansing companies might tell you, it’s actually very damaging to the skin to wash it too frequently. It is also harmful to use water that is too hot, soaps that are too strong (they strip oil from the skin), or to dry with too much gusto. Instead, pat your skin dry, use mild cleansers without toxic ingredients and be sure to moisturize every day.
- Eat Plenty Of Fruits And Vegetables
Mother Nature’s resource for vitamins is one of our great friends when it comes to helping our skin shine. By eating organic vegetables and fruit, you are aiding your cells in staying healthy and being able to fight off pollutants, sun damage, free radical and acne outbreaks.