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, nutritional supplements, 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,”
– 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.
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.
Are you experiencing any of these side effects?
Do you feel older than you really are? Common Side Effects Of Neurotoxins are:
• Skin Irritation
• Personality Changes
• Vision Damage
• Destruction of The Immune System
• Memory Loss
• Sexual Dysfunction
• Hormone Problems
• Personality Changes
• Sleep Disturbances
• Muscle Dysfunction
• Aches and Pains
Because It’s for Sale Doesn’t Make It Safe
Now let’s talk about cosmetics, lotions and haircare products. Once again, the evidence raises concerns. “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, higher than smoking.” 1
After cosmetologists complained of headaches, loss of balance, memory loss, asthma, nervous system damage and respiratory damage in a 1989 government hearing on the safety of cosmetics, a House sub-committee called for the analysis of nearly 3,000 chemicals used in cosmetics. 2
The results were disturbing. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) studied 2,983 ingredients and found 884 to be toxic. Of the 884 toxic ingredients, biological mutations could be caused by 314, reproductive problems by 218, acute toxicity by 778, cancer tumors by 146 and skin and eye irritation by 376. 3
Get It Off the Shelves!
Clearly, the Food and Drug Administration isn’t moving fast enough to keep us protected. In fact, the FDA isn’t even required to test cosmetics for safety before they are sold. 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. 7
Choose a company you can trust to go beyond FDA regulations.
Choose a company with a philosophy of health, one based on all-natural, botanical principles.
Choose a company that won’t use mineral oils, petroleum-derived products, paraffin wax, soluble alcohol, lanolin, phthalates, collagen and elastin of high molecular weight, or animal products.
Choose a company that offers all-natural, healthy ingredients like Cucumber Ginseng, Green Tea, Apple, Citrus, Borage Seed Oil, Calendula, Castor Oil, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Comfrey Extract, Dandelion Extract, Irish Moss Extract, Fennel Extract, Almond, Sunflower and vitamins E, A and C. A company like that won’t lead you astray.
Easily Recognizable Petrochemicals
• Mineral Oil
• Artificial Dyes
• Artificial Colors
• Artificial Fragrances
Things to look for in a health-care company:
• pH correct
• Never tested on animals
• Formulated without animal products or by-products
• Formulated without mineral oil
• Formulated without dyes or chemical fragrances
Take charge of your health today by using a combination of botanicals, vitamins and herbs that work synergistically together to promote healing, anti-aging, 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 body the purest products available. 10
Don’t be overwhelmed or do nothing.
(1) Begin today to take better care of you and your family by choosing only the safest and purest cosmetics, personal care products, household cleaners, and supplements available. (UNTOX)
(2) Remove the toxins that have accumulated in your body already (DETOX)
1. Cancer Prevention Coalition press release. 17 June 2002.
2. 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.
“I advocate liquid zeolite in my book, ‘Toxic Free’. And that’s where Pure Body comes in. When the toxicants are gone, all the rest of your cells can function, your organs start functioning and then you have health. There are other zeolite products out there, and from what I’ve seen, none of them compare.”
—Debra Lynn Dadd, Consumer Advocate