This is very personal to me, and I'm wondering who out there can relate? I have have many "memories of the heart", namely several babies that I lost due to miscarriage. They all hold a very special place in my heart. If you've ever suffered a miscarriage, or more than one, I know you can relate with the devastation and loneliness from this.
After years of learning about the toxins in our everyday lives - from what we eat to the thoughts we have, from what we are putting on our bodies to what we are telling ourselves, I can see where I really wasn't healthy. And I can't help but wonder about these toxins in my life when I had those miscarriages and the potential connection between them.
I'm so grateful I have learned the connection between toxins, chemicals, and disease and now I take steps and protect myself and my family the best way possible.
On that toxin and chemical note, do you know that cosmetic industry is worth over $62 billion? And, did you know that this $62 billion industry is largely unregulated? I’m sure many people assume the products on shelves in the stores are tested for safety and this is absolutely not true. The FDA does not, and cannot, test for chemicals in products that have been shown to be linked to cancer, reproductive harm, allergies, and so much more. What’s more, terms like “natural”, “organic”, and “hypoallergenic” are used without any oversight, therefore in many cases, these terms are used in an untruthful manner. What’s most bothersome is that companies are not required to disclose all of the ingredients in their products. These “trade secrets” can be a concoction of the tens of thousands of chemicals registered for use in personal care products. These chemicals are known carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, and so more such! Aluminum, formaldehyde, lead, petroleum, fragrance, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and others are being allowed in our everyday products, with the average women being exposed to 128 chemicals just from her normal “beauty” routine!
Now, go out and take care of yourself. And remember to look for the love. All around you.