Wellness Wednesday Series Begins!

Wellness Wednesday Series Begins!

Hi friends! 

Some of you have been telling me for a while now that I need to blog about all the health and wellness tidbits of information I am always relaying to you, but I have been hesitant because I am certainly not qualified as a health expert.  I have decided I will simply share what I have found on my journey, and let you take it from there to decide for yourself or discuss with your own health care professional. I will do my very best to post something on this topic every Wednesday, even if it is just a short "Did you know..."

Let's start with what I am passionate about: misleading marketing and the use of toxins and chemicals in the products we use every single day.

Those of you who know me well, know that I abhor the cosmetic industry here in the U.S. As a cancer survivor, and having been diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases, I put my curious mind to work at researching how to help heal my body without all the endless prescriptions. Prescribed pills quite honestly took my Mom's life, and are slowly taking my Dad's. Those are not the footsteps I did not want to follow. And, I didn't want a band-aid, I wanted to know why so much was happening to me! I wanted to know how to stop it from getting worse so I could live my best life, and to the fullest. So, since I have a passion for research, I started reading. Down one rabbit hole and up another, then over to yet another (Google brain and googly eyes, lol). What I discovered sickened me.  Most of the products we slather on our bodies daily are destroying our health!  

Ever hear of "The Dirty Dozen"? These are classes of chemicals and toxins that have been banned in other countries due to their effects on the environment and our bodies but are allowed here in the U.S.!  Why? Think about it. $$$

Think your favorite product is safe because it has a healthy sounding name and one of your favorite actors promotes it? Most likely, it's just well marketed and that well meaning actor is clueless and misled. Many companies will tell you not to worry about it, because the amounts are so small that it is hardly anything for us to concern ourselves with. After all, they are the experts, right?  I ask you... Do you trust these mega companies have your back? Do you trust that Big Pharma and the FDA have your back? I truly wish we could, but I don't. I don't believe they are putting our health and wellness over the mighty dollar.

I hear it all the time... "We can't avoid it, it's only a little bit, I love this product, and everyone dies of something, right?" 

That's not good enough for me; I don't want to live in pain anymore, I want to enjoy the years I have left, and God willing, make a difference in the lives of others in some way. 

I invite you to join me on Wellness Wednesdays, as we dive in to learn more about the Dirty Dozen and how to avoid them in our products whenever possible.  We will learn some simple steps we can take together, toward a happier and healthier future. Knowledge is power my friends!

Please feel free to share your thoughts and any helpful information in the comments, here or on Facebook, where I will be sharing these posts. 

Wishing you a Life of Love,


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