Go Gray for Your Health

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A few years ago, I saw an article about an ingredient in brown hair dyes being linked to lymphoma. It’s called Para-phenylenediamine, or PPD. The article caught my attention, because a girlfriend who was also a holistic health coach, had recently gone through treatment for lymphoma. We wondered if her cancer could have been attributed…

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Fragrance: The New Second-Hand Smoke?

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Love the fragrance of your favorite perfume or shampoo? Unfortunately, scents can be deceiving. There’s a good chance that while you are inhaling that luscious scent, you may actually be harming your body. Is fragrance the new secondhand smoke? In high school, I used to love the scent of Herbal Essence shampoo, and Gee Your…

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Are Your Cosmetics Killing You?

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Many years ago I learned about EWG’s Skindeep website, the cosmetic database listing health and beauty products along with their ingredient safety ratings and health information. I checked it out, and looked up my shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and sunscreen. And I was shocked! EWG had rated most of these as “high-hazard” in terms of the…

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