Take charge of your health today by using a combination of botanicals, vitamins and herbs that work synergistically together

to promote healing, anti-aging, moisturizing and healthy living.
In your search to make the best decisions for your family’s health, remember that being healthy is not only about avoiding toxins, it’s about feeding your skin—your largest vital organ—with the purest products available.10

Get educated and start taking better care of you and your family today


Is There Motor Oil in YOUR TOOTHPASTE?
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?
Cosmetics, shampoo, body lotion, laundry detergents and softeners, furniture polish, pesticides, toothpaste, fertilizers, city water, plastic storage containers and even some foods contain deadly ingredients. The problem today is that most products are made from petrochemical derivatives of nonrenewable crude oil. What is wrong with that? It’s what petrochemicals do to the nervous system and hormones that is the problem. “Neurotoxins are so called because they are toxic to your nervous system. The core of your nervous system is your brain, which not only affects thinking and feeling but regulates every system in your body. When your nervous system is damaged, your entire body can be affected,” said Debra Lynn Dadd, an internationally-recognized consumer advocate specializing in identifying products that are safe and environmentally responsible. Are you tired all the time? Sadly, you may be causing yourself to feel this way because you are using everyday household products that contain toxic ingredients. In some of these products, the neurotoxins, often derived from petrochemicals, can even act as mutagens when found in sufficient amounts. That means these substances can change the genetic coding in cells. Other product ingredients are not harmful by themselves, but when combined with ingredients humans often intake, they can be dangerous. Finally, many of these neurotoxins come from the same petrochemicals that cause cancer.

“Cancer and health risk experts just
concluded reviews

Don’t be overwhelmed by reports or do nothing. Begin today to take better care of you and your family by choosing only the safest and purest cosmetics and personal care products available.

that indicate

1. 2.

m a i n s t re a m cosmetics and
personal hygiene products pose the
highest cancer risk

Cancer Prevention Coalition press release. 17 June 2002. Debra Lynn Dadd, Home Safe Home (New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnum, 1997), p. 167-168. 3. Dadd, p. 167-168. 4. Dr. Rita Goad, Ph.D., Toxin Awareness Workshop. September 2002. 5. Dadd, p. 18. 6. Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer. Mad Cowboy (New York: Touchstone eBook, 1998), p. 11-13. 7. Dadd, p. 168. 8. Ruth Winter, M.S., A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999), p. 1-2. 9. Winter, p. 2-3. 10. Goad.

What’s the Big Deal?
Simple contact with petrochemicals and toxins is enough for them to get into your bloodstream. “In just 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals, they can be found in every organ in the body” according to an EPA flyer called “Top 10 ‘Killer’ Household Chemicals”. That’s why many medications, even some life-saving medications, are applied to the skin instead of being injected. It’s a great way to get medicine working quickly. Unfortunately, it is also the way many products with harmful ingredients affect the body. Many lotions, cosmetics and other products have a mineral-oil base—and mineral oil is a petrochemical. Mineral oil is such a common ingredient that you are probably applying this petrochemical to your skin daily.

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exposures to the general public, higher than smoking.


Are you experiencing any of these side effects? Do you feel older than you really are? Common Side Effects Of Neurotoxins are:
Fatigue Skin Irritation Personality Changes Vision Damage Destruction Of The Immune System Memory Loss Headaches, Sexual Dysfunction Hormone Problems Personality Changes Sleep Disturbances Disease Nausea Vomiting Muscle Dysfunction Aches and Pains

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Choose a company that won’t use mineral oils.2 The results were disturbing.Because It’s for Sale Doesn’t Make It Safe Now let’s talk about cosmetics. Apple. This means makers of cosmetics no longer have any place to report the ingredients they are using. find a company you can trust to use only safe ingredients. the animals—bones. Choose a company with a philosophy of health. Green Tea. heads. cosmetics. No matter how high the quality of mineral oil a company claims to make. the remains after it is slaughtered road kill. Of the 884 toxic ingredients. are not found in nature. soluble alcohol. In fact.000 chemicals used in cosmetics. sleep disturbances and sexual dysfunction. Even worse. These kinds of ingredients are commonly found in skin peelers. it is sent to a rendering plant to be disposed of. If a product changes the structure of the skin. botanical principles. like mineral oil. there is no such thing as good mineral oil. Almond. Calendula. Sunflower and vitamins E. Irish Moss Extract. whether it is a cow ravaged by disease. There. These oils are hydrogenated. The FDA can only remove a cosmetic from the market after enough complaints have been registered and enough evidence has been collected to prove the product harmful. After all. This cut included secretaries and clerks.9 “The FDA can take action on a case in which harm is done only after a product is on the market and only after it has received enough consumer complaints and enough evidence has been collected to prove in court that the products is hazardous. consumers must look out for themselves. hooves. a House sub-committee called for the analysis of nearly 3. acute toxicity by 778. the consumer needs to be looking out for himself and understand ingredients and their effects. skin lighteners and darkeners. “Home Safe Home lations. it is always advantageous to be educated. Alarmingly still. A reliable company can save you hours of ingredient checking and even studying. these derivatives of nonrenewable crude oil. Castor Oil. waxes and soaps are also made with animal renderings. Once again. All kinds of side effects varying in degree can then be expected.4 Often. ingredients and safety issues because there aren’t enough people to make that happen. Know what the harmful ingredients are and look for them on ingredient labels. Laboratory studies have also been reduced or suspended. Get It Off the Shelves! Clearly. Then the plastic coating keeps the skin from effectively eliminating toxins and regulating temperature. healthy ingredients like Cucumber Ginseng. It forced the suspension of the Cosmetics Voluntary Registration Program. and one that hasn’t been tested for side effects. mineral oil. Mineral oil blocks all nutrients that might be in a product.7 . the Food and Drug Administration isn’t moving fast enough to keep us protected. the evidence raises concerns. diseased and euthanized animals possibly be good for you? BUYER BEWARE! Check for these harmful ingredients commonly found in personal care products Mineral oil • Petroleum-based products • Sodium Fluoride • Collagen Until times change. cancer tumors by 146 and skin and eye irritation by 376. First. higher than smoking. nervous system damage and respiratory damage in a 1989 government hearing on the safety of cosmetics. Fennel Extract. Certainly these items are safe. which deals with this industry and functions under the FDA. emollients and so forth. or nonrenewable rude oil. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) studied 2. the FDA isn’t even required to test cosmetics for safety before they are sold. But maybe even more importantly or more conveniently. and the human body doesn’t know what to do with them. many of the same oils that cause these symptoms are also known to cause cancer.3 Mineral oil molecules are too large to penetrate the water after a spill so they stay on the surface. Therefore.983 ingredients and found 884 to be toxic. mixed together and steam-cooked. because there is no one else doing it. Dandelion Extract. Citrus. When an animal dies.”1 After cosmetologists complained of headaches. blood. long-term effects and so forth. And mineral oil is toxic to the human body. petroleum-derived products. And in 1999 the Cosmetics Office. biological mutations could be caused by 314. Borage Seed Oil. yet unregulated and untested. A and C. is the same substance that kills marine life after an oil spill in the ocean. Ginger. Choose a company you can trust to go beyond FDA regu- EASILY RECOGNIZABLE PETROCHEMICALS • Mineral Oil • Petrolatum • Petroleum • Artificial Dyes • Aftificial Colors • Artificial Fragrances Choose a company that offers all-natural. It actually draws any nutrients the skin might have away. reducing its staff from 27 to 15 people. And many products do have powerful. making them act like plastic in and on the human skin. asthma. The more common symptoms are fatigue. that the cosmetics industry has begun to use the word “cosmeceutical” to refer to products that have druglike effects. reproductive problems by 218. “Cancer and health risk experts just concluded reviews that indicate mainstream cosmetics and personal hygiene products pose the highest cancer risk exposures to the general public.” –Debra Lynn Dadd. a goat or a sheep or a cat or a dog euthanized by the city. because you can buy from it without worrying about what it uses in its products. had its funding cut by 50 percent. The cuts also meant there is virtually no place to go for questions about products. memory loss. lanolin. collagen and elastin of high-molecular weight or animal products.8 The cosmetic industry has become so big. headaches. then it is a drug.5 Many lubricants. It’s the same with human skin. horns. one based on all-natural. intestines and all—are dumped in huge grinders. Comfrey Extract. coating it and forming a barrier. Ginkgo Biloba.6 Disgusted? How could the fatty leftovers of dead. Then the fatty substance that floats to the top is scraped off and used to make these common household products. phthalates. memory loss. personality changes. lotions and hair-care products. A company like that won’t lead you astray. loss of balance. Hydrogenation basically plasticizes the oils. ingredients. paraffin wax. Things to look for in a health-care company: • Botanically-based • pH correct • Hypoallergenic • Dermatologist-tested • Never tested on animals • Formulated without animal products or by-products • Formulated without mineral oil • Formulated without dyes or chemical fragrances What Has Gone Wrong? Most skin care and personal hygiene products have a common ingredient—mineral oil. the cosmetics and toiletries industry makes $36.4 billion a year. and it offers no nutritional value in return. and in many cases the products so powerful.

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