Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Little Poison Won't Hurt, Will It?

The following information is from Donna Stewart Online.

If you suffer with asthma, allergies, have young children and/or care about our environment, this information can help you more than you know!

Did you know:
  • Of the approximately 100,000 chemicals on the global market, less than 10 percent have been tested for health effects.(1)
  • 35,000 items found in a typical grocery store are mostly manufactured products; manufactured with a single goal in mind: to bring the companies’ shareholders the highest return.(2)
  • Centers for Disease Control research on over-exposure to environmental chemicals has found that most of us are walking around with a significant “body burden” of chemical residues … with known toxicity to humans.(3)
  • The asthma rate has tripled in the last twenty years with over 30 million people currently afflicted.(4)
It is possible to make steps, even small steps at first, to make a differece.
It is important to make investments for ourselves,
the environment and our children that will have positive impacts long term.
Melaleuca’s EcoSense products are not sold in any retail stores, so if you are
interested in learning how you can get them, get in touch with me on Facebook or email me!
1. Statement of the 8th Global Civil Society Committee to the 24th UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Nairobi, Kenya. Irish Doctors Environmental Association [IDEA]. 2007.
2. Lappe’, Anna and Bryant Terry. GRUB: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. The Penguin Group. USA. 2006. p. 6
3. The Third National Report on Human Exposures to Environmental Chemicals. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. July 2005. See also an analysis of the CDC study in Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in Our Bodies and Corporate Accountability. San Francisco, CA: Pesticide Action Network of North America. 2004. Available at
4. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality. American Lung Association. April 2004. See also: Is Your Home A Healthy Home? Barry, RM. RM Barry Publications. Littleton, CO. 2004

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I came across this article from last summer---

Sunscreens Exposed

Did you know any of this information?!

I've recently heard/read all sorts of information about products being banned all over the place- especially in Europe- for the ingredients in them. 

Sunscreen is something we lather on, especially in the summer!  Little "O" man definitely has to have it on. 

What I picked up most from this article is when you're looking for sunscreen this summer, pay attention to ingredients.  Mineral sunscreen is probably what you're going to want to stick with. 

If you're interested in Melaleuca's sunscreen~ let me know~ I can hook you up!  It protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays and it's active ingredients are avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene.

I've learned that we really do have to become smart shoppers~ not just cost wise, but ingredient and product wise as well!! 

Your health and your body are so important!!  It's the only one you've got!  Take care of it!