I have borrowed the Ecoholic book from the library - I think Heather may have posted about it before - and the first chapter is about beauty products. Well, I only got to page 7 and I was already checking my shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer for their ingredients. I thought I was doing OK, buying them from the health food store, but I am disappointed to say that they have parabens in them. Apparently these are estrogenic; considering I am currently avoiding eating soy because of its estrogenic properties (so as not to encourage my ovarian cyst) I don't think I should be using products on my skin with these chemicals in them either.
I have just visited Nature's Gate's website and have emailed them to ask them why they are putting these ingredients into their products and whether they have any plans to remove them.
This issue is just another confirmation, if I needed one, that the multi-million dollar industry that is cancer research is a load of crap.......because all the wealthy companies out there who are manufacturing these chemicals, and all the people who are putting those dangerous chemicals into products that we put on our skin, know exactly what's making people sick. No research required.
Let's see - who's benefiting here? The chemical producers, the product manufacturers, the oncologists, the companies that make chemotherapy drugs and radiation machines, the researchers........all are becoming obscenely wealthy as long as people are sick. It's time to ignore the commercials on TV that tell us we have to use certain products to be happy, get some common sense, and think about what's going in or on our bodies. If a product isn't selling, it'll be discontinued.