Chemicals in Our Daily Items to Avoid

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When I first started to want to switch my family from non-organic to more organic, I would have never thought that it would educate me like it has. There are so many things out there that are just horrifying, that these companies would even think to serve us. So many toxins and helpers of disease and death. Even in our baby products, we are literally asking those little bodies to entake so much, that I can’t even understand how they don’t get sick quicker. Please take these into consideration. And try to take them out of your home, especially for the little ones. The link at the bottom gives a more detailed version of what these things do to your body.

1. Synthetic Presevatives

“Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben are frequently used in cosmetics.

Formaldehyde is listed under a variety of names on labels, including dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM) hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bronopol). Methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone are two other widely used synthetic preservatives.”

2. Triclosan

3. Fragrance (Phthalates)

“The term “fragrance” on a label can indicate the presence of any combination of an array of ingredients, some of which are derived from petrochemicals. Phthalates, a group of chemicals used in plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and regularly labeled ‘fragrance,'” Also watch for the unscented versions who could have synthetic fragrances.

4. SLS and SLES

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). The chemical reaction of the sodium laureth sulfate by companies are also known as: sodium lauryl sulfate into sodium laureth sulfate, which creates the byproduct 1,4-dioxane

5. Propylene Glycol

“Look for these synonyms on labels: PPG; 1,2-dihydroxypropane; 2-hydroxypropanol; methylethyl glycol; 1,2-propanediol; and propane-1,2-diol. ”

6. DEA and TEA (Nitrosamines)

Diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA)

7. Retinyl Palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A)

8. Oxybenzone

Which are in sunscreens. http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/health/sunscreen-report

Learn more about the seven to avoid: http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/ingredients-to-avoid-zmfz12jazmel.aspx#axzz2dAzWqwYa

Kristine Sandy

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Homemade Orange Juice

So I just bought a Black and Decker Juicer, someone bright it back to target from online abs I got it for $7. Woo what a steal. Anyways I went to go try it out, and it works really well!

I bought four medium oranges which made 16 oz of juice! Love it. Really don’t need anything else, no sugar or salt.

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Corn Epidemic

Now the reason why I am calling this post the Corn Epidemic, is because it is a plague to our nation and to our bodies. The corn industry started to boom, in the U.S. after the first Depression set in. The government established using things like corn to be use in everything we eat. It’s crazy, how much corn has changed and changed us. Corn use to be very pretty, not the yellow ugly color it is now. No, it use to be colorful, and had much more protein in them. The ones we have now have less than what we need in protein.

This movie, King Corn, goes in to a lot of detail of how much corn is really out there. And what it is doing to our bodies every time we consume it. But, it also goes through what farmers have to do to keep in the today’s world and what has happened to our everyday farmers. Have you ever stopped to think why people can’t just go out and farm and make a living off of it anymore?

http://www.kingcorn.net/

Another movie to watch is Food, Inc. Which goes into detail of what we eat when we don’t go organic, and fully organic. And shows what cows (and other animals) go through everyday in the government world. It will make you sick what the government has done.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/foodinc/

Ever since, I saw these videos, I have gone organic with everything that I can – if I can afford it. That is the only thing, one must have the pocket money to afford anything healthy anymore, which is stupid. You would think people would care that others are in need of healthy food, not just a lot of it. It is sad because everyday, people die from the germs that are produced from the way the farm industry is ran. It scares me, as a mother and wife, that I could be feeding my loved ones bad food. Especially my son, who’s body cannot retain and fight back the germs, yet. So, the next time you decide to go out to McDonald’s, just remember what is in their food…is it really that safe to take your children out to? No, I don’t think so. Stay home and get out your chef hat and start making homemade meals.

Horizon’s Milk

Since I have started working at Target, I have noticed I sell more of the Horizon’s milk than any other type that we carry. It concerns me because I cannot say anything to the customers that, hey I think your drinking bad milk. Even their Organic line, is not even organic. As my husband tells me that is why we go to Whole Foods, our local organic food store and grab the milk from there. I have done some research from a few websites, and they are pretty disturbing, to say the least.

But before anyone can just say that certain things are not organic they must understand the controversy behind it. As this article has done, one must understand what kind of milk they are wanting and what the milk does have in it on the list of ingredients.

http://bodyecology.com/articles/understanding-milk-controversy.php

 

Here are the links specifically putting down Horizon Milk, and their organic lines.

http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/2041

http://www.wisebread.com/horizon-organic-milk-is-it-all-just-lies

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/despite-horizon-brand-dairy-giant-dean-foods-really-doesn%E2%80%99t-get-organic/

 

If you know someone who is drinking this milk, please inform them of what they are drinking is really not organic but just the same stuff as everything else. Corporations have taken the initiative to do the lazy work and just get the animals that can withstand horrifying conditions.  Its just like our corn epidemic. Don’t get me even started on corn. Sigh. If you want to know more about the crap we eat and why it is really important to eat organic just keep reading my posts. AND do your own research!!