Additionally, it is imperative we make healthy choices with our foods and practice moderation when we decide to “splurge.” It’s just as necessary to understand that what we put ON our body can have as significant an impact as what we put IN our body.
Our epidermis (skin) is the largest organ of the body. What we put on our skin has a large effect on long-term health and a balanced system. So, becoming mindful of what personal care products we use on a daily basis (i.e. hair products, body lotions and soaps, cosmetics, and even household cleaners) is just as important as knowing about the foods we are ingesting each day.
Why, you may ask?
Because the majority of these products include harsh chemicals linked to cancer, as well as those acting an “endocrine disrupters” (i.e. disrupts fertility and hormonal balance) in both men and women.
Many of the big culprits to avoid include:
4. Artificial Fragrances
5. BPA (Bisphenol-A) as well as its counterpart and now substitute in many cases, BPS (Bisphenol-S)
These products are mostly used in the packaging of foods, personal care products and just about anything made of plastic, including baby toys and such. Although there have been strides made to create “BPA-free” products, many of those products use BPS in place of BPA. In general, it’s best to choose products packaged in glass over plastic, for example.
Unfortunately, we can’t trust the product by just reading the front label. Labels on these products can say “Natural” and “Organic,“ but that doesn’t mean the product is free from toxins. Learning to read the ingredient list on labels is a key factor in making educated choices in the products you purchase.
To check the toxicity levels in the products you use, get more education overall and receive updates on the latest regarding environmental and food news, explore these fantastic resources:
Wendy Obstler, CYT, E-RYT, is a certified yoga therapist, experienced registered yoga teacher and certified prenatal yoga teacher. Wendy is also the certified Lead Teacher and Ambassador of Strong Yoga™ 4Women. Since 2005, she has worked with countless women struggling with fertility challenges and has witnessed over and again the powerful benefits of yoga on fertility. Having used the practice of yoga therapy to heal her own severe back injury, Wendy enjoys sharing the transformational qualities of yoga with other individuals in chronic pain, healing from injury, post-operative rehab and as awareness for injury prevention. Wendy is a therapist/instructor at Beverly Hills Posture, a proud member of both the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance. Wendy Obstler, CYT/E-RYT ©2013 All Rights Reserved
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