Like putting animal urine on your body??

How do you feel about animal urine? Would you ever put it on your body? Ew, right? Well, have you ever bought a shampoo, conditioner, hair dyes, deodorant, mouthwash, or some type of body lotion? Have you ever seen the word urea on that product, or even those big words you can’t pronounce, Diazolidinyl Urea or Imidazolidinyl Urea? That’s animal pee, pee, peeps!!! Is that disgusting or what? Urea is used as a preservative and is found in sooooo many common beauty products! Are you shocked yet?! Wait, it gets better! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, urea is one of the main causes of contact dermatitis (an inflammation of skin that has come into contact with an irritating substance. In addition, urea releases formaldehyde. You know what that is, right? It’s the stuff they use to fill dead bodies to preserve them after the people have passed away. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen.

So my friends, rush and check all of the beauty products and mouthwashes that you have on the shelves in your home and see what might be lurking in them. And, remember to always read the labels of any products that you buy!

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SeaWorld’s worst nightmare: Lawmaker to proposes ban on orcas in captivity | SumOfUs

It’s about time someone steps up to protect whales. Don’t they deserve to be free, like all of us? I mean, how would you feel if you were torn from your mother and forced to do unnatural things, such as perform in front of millions of people, for the rest of your life?? This is what Sum of Us has to say:

Source: SeaWorld’s worst nightmare: Lawmaker to proposes ban on orcas in captivity | SumOfUs

 

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Are you experiencing any physical pain?

Are you experiencing any physical pain? Well, who wants to be in pain, right? Try some cayenne peppers. These natives of North and South America contain capsaicin which researchers have found to be effective as a topical analgesic. It depletes a neuropeptide known as Substance P (hmm, could that be Substance Pain? LOL), which is part of what makes you feel that pain. There are capsaicin creams on the market that you can try or, if you know what you’re doing, you can blend it with one of your own creams by crushing up the cayenne pepper and adding it in. Be sure to wear protective gloves if you’re going to do this because you wouldn’t want to touch the capsaicin with your bare finger and then touch your face. Ouch! Once you apply the cream, 3-4 times/day for 1 or 2 weeks, you’ll feel a burning sensation initially with the release of Substance P. Don’t worry. This is normal. :-). the burning sensation that will decrease as time

 

 

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Introducing Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, Benzyl, Isobutyl and Ethyl

Do you know Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, Benzyl, Isobutyl, and Ethyl? You do if you use most of the commercial shampoos, conditioners, creams, lotions, and some makeup that you buy from your local supermarket, Wally World, Target, or another store. They are all part of the parabens family and they are widely used by the beauty product industry. You see them on the back of your shampoo, or other beauty product, listed as Methylparaben, Propylparaben, etc.

Ok. So, what’s the big deal, right? I mean, they’re just some of the ingredients found even in your so-called “natural” products. Actually, it’s not a big deal, if you like covering your hair or your body in petroleum by-products! Yup, that’s right, thick gooey petroleum! I know what you’re thinking. Why would the makers of “natural” products add petroleum. Truth is that the parabens are cheap preservatives that are used by the cosmetic industry to inhibit microbial growth and extend the shelf life of products. These babies are toxic and have been linked to all kinds of problems for your body.

Many studies have found that Parabens interfere with estrogen receptors and can raise the levels of estrogen in your body. They muck up the enzyme that’s responsible for eliminating estrogen from your body.  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20132880) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19654335), (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18486175) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17121429), (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16021681). Also, they have cause many allergic reactions and skin rashes. In addition, there is one controversial study that has demonstrated that parabens gather together in breast cancer tissue.  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14745841).

Maybe it’s time to really check out what you slather onto your skin and pour onto your hair. You could be skin deep in an oil field, only not the kind of oil that going to moisturize and give your body the nutrients it needs. This stuff is petroleum! Yuck! Read the ingredient list before you buy!

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Natural medicine

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Natural Medicine by Dr. Richard Alan Miller:

Our Herbal Friends

Aloe Vera – Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders.
Basil – Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach.
Black Cohosh – Relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note: Do not use during pregnancy.
Black Walnut – Good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.
Cinnamon – It has been proven that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria can not live in the presence of cinnamon. So it makes a great antibacterial and antiviral weapon.
Cayenne- Catalyst for other herbs, useful for arthritis and rheumatism (topically and internally), good for colds, flu viruses, sinus infection and sore throat, useful for headache and fever, aids organs (kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, spleen and stomach, increase thermogenesis for weight loss.
Clove Bud – Improves the immune system, they are also an antioxidant and doubles as an antibacterial and antimicrobial fighter.
Cypress – The therapeutic properties of cypress oil are astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative.
Dandelion – Helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian hormones.
Echinacea (coneflower) – Boosts white blood cell production, immune system support, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, good for colds, flu and infection.Note: Use no more than two weeks at a time. Do not use if you are allergic to sunflowers or related species.
Eucalyptus – Anti-infectious, antibacterial and antiviral.
Garlic – Helps fight infection, detoxifies the body, enhances immunity, lowers blood fats, assists yeast infections, helps asthma, cancer, sinusitis, circulatory problems and heart conditions.
German Chamomile – Helps stress, anxiety and insomnia, good for indigestion, useful for colitis and most digestive problems, effective blood cleanser and helps increase liver function and supports the pancreas. Improves bile flow from the liver, it is good for healing of the skin that might come from a blistering chemical agent.
Geranium – Dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, antispasmodic, stops bleeding, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Ginger – Helps nausea, motion sickness and vomiting, useful for circulatory problems, good for indigestion, and is also an effective antioxidant.
Lavender – Assists with burns, antiseptic, used as a stress reliever, good for depression, aids skin health and beauty.
Lemon – Is known for its antiseptic properties, Essential Science Publishing says that: According to Jean Valnet, M.D. the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcal bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Lemon also improves micro-circulation, promotes white blood cell formation, and improves immune function.
Marjoram – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles.
Marshmallow – Aids bladder infections, diuretic (helps fluid retention), helps kidney problems, soothes coughs, sore throats, indigestion, and as a topical agent it is said to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing.
Melissa – Assists in issues with the nervous system, blisters, and has antimicrobial properties.
Mullein – Can be used as a laxative, good for asthma and bronchitis, useful for difficulty breathing, helps hay fever.
Myrrh – Anti-infectious, antiviral, soothes skin conditions and supports immune system. Also an antispasmodic that helps to reduce spasming due to spasms caused by nerve agents.
Oregano – is a powerful antibiotic and has been proven to be more effective in neutralizing germs than some chemical antibiotics. It has been effective against germs like Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pine – Antidiabetic, cortisone-like, severe infections, hypertensive
Rosemary – Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Cleansing and detoxes the body. Supports the liver and combats cirrhosis.
Rosewood – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiviral.
Sage – Used in anxiety, nervous disorders, as astringent, in abdominal disorders, anti inflammatory.
Spearmint – To calm the Nervous System, aide with Nerve Agents.
Tea Tree – Disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, burns, good for all skin conditions.
Thyme – Effective against Anthrax and Tuberculosis
Perhaps it is time that we begin taking more proactive steps in our physical well being. In the book, Natural Health Remedies: An A-Z Family Guide it states that natural medicine does not simply seek to suppress symptoms with drugs and so forth, but it attempts to discover and eliminate the root cause of disease. Even further, the author suggests that natural medicine teaches not only the treatment of disease but also itsprevention by instilling dietary and lifestyle habits that promote health.

Published by Tess Pennington on September 6th, 2011

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