Tag Archives: phthalates

Chemicals make children fat

June 26, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Are toys, pacifiers and even scented shampoos driving the epidemic of childhood obesity? Researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Center at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between a class of chemical substances known as “phthalates” and obesity in young children. The percentage of obese […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Your tattoo can make you sick

December 10, 2012

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation after new research turned up troubling findings about toxic chemicals in tattoo ink. The recently published studies have found that the inks being used can contain several potentially dangerous substances, including thimerosal, phthalates, lead, copper, lithium and hydrocarbons, which are known carcinogens and endocrine […]

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Makeup can be a toxic brew

February 27, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The average woman applies 515 chemicals to her face each day — makeup, perfumes, lotions, mascara and other beauty products — and these can make her sick, according to a British study. Here are the average number of ingredients the study found in various products: Perfumes: 250 ingredients Lipstick: 33 Body […]

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Why use organic beauty products?

February 23, 2012

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by Stephanie Schmidt —  “Whatever you put on your skin is in your liver in less than 60 seconds.” I will never forget hearing those words as I sat in Dr. Abram Ber’s office in Scottsdale, Ariz. We were discussing the fact that my sweet son has a birth defect, called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, causing […]

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