Healthy Insider: Talcum Powder and Cancer

Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. Today’s post is about the dangers of talcum powder. A while back I briefly wrote about talcum powder being hazardous for babies when the fine powder becomes airborne and inhaled as it has been described to be like asbestos. The same has been said about the chalk for chalkboards. Now, the talcum powder is being linked to ovarian cancer. Daily products deemed safe are becoming exposed as many are realizing these products contain hazardous ingredients. These are products marketed for babies yet many of those baby products are the most dangerous (“No More Tears” has been linked to containing two cancer causing ingredients that was removed in 2014).

According to Mercola.com, Johnson and Johnson has to award “$72 million dollars in damages” to Jacqueline Fox who has developed ovarian cancer. Also, Gloria Ristesund has sued the company and is receiving $55 million dollars because she was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer and the powder was found in her “ovarian tissue.”It does not stop there, thousands are suing, but, somehow, J&J has not acknowledged the dangers of the product. I’ve said this before, but it is important to understand that our body is our biggest organ and what we put on it WILL be absorbed. Companies, knowing this, still place carcinogenic ingredients in their products. J&J is the classic ‘baby friendly’ brand that refuses to acknowledge the carcinogenic ingredients within its products. One thing I had no idea about was that J&J owned Splenda. Artificial sweeteners have also been linked to cancer and should be avoided at all costs. If you are interested in reading a detailed article you can read the rest of the article here. Also, I’ve talked about “Nature Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About” and how the book touches upon how dangerous certain ingredients are. Kevin Trudeau, regardless of his criminal charges, makes great points and exposes the pharmaceutical companies. I’ve quoted him before as he’s said, “if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” Finally, don’t forget to look at the ingredients in your products, research them, inform yourself. Only then can you fight the fight against life threatening diseases.

Works Cited:

Mercola.com

Natural Cures books by Kevin Trudeau

 

 

Healthy Insider: Non-Toxic Toys

I have decided to go green on all my kids toys and, sadly, I left my kids feeling gloom as I packed away all the toxic toys.

Why toxic? I recently found out (while watching a movie called The Human Experiment) that most toys contain toxins such as BPA, Phthalates, PVC, and lead (among other things). I found “non-toxic” toys at Marshalls by a company called “Green Toys.” In fact, they were on sale; one was for $2 and the second for $5. My son and daughter were pretty excited, so, I went for it. The box states that they are free from BPA, PVC, lead and Phthalates. I was compelled to purchase them.

What do you think? Do you have any experience with these toys?

The company has a website:

www.greentoys.com

Healthy Insider: Are we really “The Human Experiment?” Flame Retardants, BPA, Phthalates, Polyurethane and other Toxins. . .

At this very moment, where you are sitting, where you sleep, where your children rest their head, what your children play with, eat from, drink from, bathe with, the make-up you use, the nail polish you wear, the way you live may be filled with toxic chemicals.

I have a question for you, if you found out someone was poisoning you or your children, would you tell the authorities and file a report? Would you want that person behind bars?

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Healthy Insider: Ractopamine a Muscle Drug Pigs are Given to Grow

You may read labels stating that the U.S. government doesn’t allow hormone injections given to pigs, but there is something that the FDA approved in 1999 called Ractopamine. According to NPR news, which is where I heard this from while driving, it is given to the pigs in order to get the pigs adrenaline running to produce muscle. David Maren who founded Tendergrass Farms, realized he couldn’t make it known to consumers that his pigs were not only organic, but also didn’t include this drug because the USDA didn’t want to “confuse” consumers.

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Healthy Insider: Toxin Removing Plants Part II

I previously blogged about including indoor plants to assist cleaning indoor air. We are adding more to the family. I previously mentioned that the study was a bit conflicting because NASA, who conducted the study, doesn’t use indoor plants to clean their air and that a house would need to be filled with plants to clean it well, but I honestly feel that it brings so much life to our home. The study states that you need to include a 10″-12″ plant every 100 sq ft. to remove indoor toxins such as formaldehyde. I have decided upon including one-two in every room. I bought an Areca Palm for the Master Bedroom. What do you think? I like it because it is not too big and not too small for the night stand. I think I will buy a couple more for the room, this one is on my side of the bed, perhaps one for the hubby’s side and one one on the dresser, maybe the closet. I am hooked on these beautiful plants. What plants do you have in your home? It has been stated that the Areca Palm ranked #1 in removing toxins.

Here is the list again:

Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’)
Kimberly queen fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
English ivy (Hedera helix)
Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Devil’s ivy, Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
Flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum)
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Broadleaf lady palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Variegated snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)
Selloum philodendron
(Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Dendrobium orchids (Dendrobium spp.)
Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia spp.)
King of hearts (Homalomena wallisii)
Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis spp.)

Healthy Insider: ACV-Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

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Did you know ACV can help tone your skin, remove build up in hair, help with a sore throat (I use this during sick days), place it in the bath tub when I bath my girls for UTI’s, and so much more! Here is a quote from the website:

Vinegar can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range. Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow! It’s also great for animals. Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

I have been using this for years and we love it. We (my husband and I) are now used to the taste and can take a spoonful without any sweeteners, the kids, however, need it hidden. I do not like to give my kids antibiotics because it weakens the immune system, so, the time my oldest had a UTI, I used this in the bath tub and it went away. The doctor couldn’t believe it. I have used it when bathing the dog, for my nephew when he had cradle cap, when sick, to tone my skin, for build up on my hair. There are so many uses for this. There are some conflicting thoughts on this as I have met some holistic doctors that don’t like it and others do. I also have seen this work on reducing phlegm and mucus. Some people use this to lose weight.

Have you ever heard, “an apple a day keeps the doctors away”? Well, i like to say, “a shot a day keeps the ailments away.” LOL Yes, I still get sick, especially when I run out of ACV and I don’t consistently take it. Oh, let’s not forget I am at the end of my nursing stage–Noah will soon be 1 and that is it–and, as a busy mom, I don’t always have time to take care of myself.

Some ask, can I use regular white vinegar?

No, you need raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that has the “mother” in it.

Can I use the ACV that is far cheaper and is sweetened?

You can, but it won’t have the same effect as this one does.

What is the “mother”?

It is the cloudy pieces you see within the bottle.

Do your research, you may find it helpful.

Here is the website link:

http://bragg.com/healthinfo/acvdaily.html

Note: White vinegar is excellent in cleaning showers and is a wonderful household cleaner! I will post something on that. I use it at home all the time.

Healthy Insider: Toxin Removing Plants

We have a new addition to our family, she is a Bamboo Palm.

Did know plants help clean out indoor toxins such as formaldehyde?

It is true! In fact there is a list of plants that assist in cleaner indoor air. What are they, you ask?

Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’)
Kimberly queen fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
English ivy (Hedera helix)
Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Devil’s ivy, Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
Flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum)
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Broadleaf lady palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Variegated snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)
Selloum philodendron
(Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Dendrobium orchids (Dendrobium spp.)
Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia spp.)
King of hearts (Homalomena wallisii)
Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis spp.)

Now, I will say that my source is–gasp!–Wikipedia. I know, but there are some interesting book sources regarding this study. The study is a bit conflicting because it does state that NASA, who conducted the study, does not use plants to clean their own air and you would literally need a house full of plants to clean the air as stated, so, one plant ,such as ours will not do much, but we are going to add more and it adds life to your house. Why not adopt a plant into your home and why not try one of the plants that clean air? Hey, it is worth a shot! There are other studies that have been conducted and I’m sure having plants in the home is more helpful than not.

Works Cited:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study