Body Products

Most of us do not realize what we are actually putting onto our skin and into our bodies on a daily basis, when we use our everyday products. Our shampoos, soaps, deodorant, and cosmetics all contain many harmful and dangerous toxins – unless we start buying brands that use more natural ingredients. However, the US government does not regulate the words “natural” or “organic” – the USDA Organic Seal of Approval is only given to products that have at least 95% organic ingredients. The key to making sure we are using healthy body products is reading the label!

The first thing to check is to make sure the product is free of parabens (suspected endocrine disruptors & may interfere with male and female reproductive functions), phthalates (suspected endocrine disrupter & reproductive toxicant), sulfates (carcinogenic), and fragrance/parfum (can trigger allergies/asthma & may be linked to cancer and neurotoxicity).

Other ingredients to avoid completely are:

  • PEG compounds (carcinogenic)
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (carcinogenic)
  • Siloxanes (suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant)
  • Coal tar dyes (carcinogenic & may be contaminated with heavy metal toxins)
  • Petrolatum (carcinogenic)
  • Triclosan (suspected endocrine disrupter & may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria)
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (suspected endocrine disruptors & carcinogenic)
  • DEA (carcinogenic)

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Here are a few examples of how we educate our patients:

Here is a comparative of the ingredients in a bad deodorant vs. a good deodorant:

MITCHUM CLINICAL DEODORANT:

Aluminum sesquichlorohydrate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Tocopheryl acetate, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, PEG-12 dimethicone crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-19/19 dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, Xylitol, Hydrogen peroxide, Silica dimethicone silylate, Parfum (fragrance), Citronellol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Geraniol

MILK + HONEY CREAM DEODORANT:

Organic virgin coconut oil, Organic shea fruit butter, Baking soda, Organic arrowroot root powder, Organic beeswax, Vanilla oil

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Here is a comparative of a bad moisturizer vs. a good moisturizer:

JERGENS ULTRA HEALING EXTRA DRY SKIN MOISTURIZER:

Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Petrolatum, Stearic acid, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Laureth-3, Ceteareth-20, DMDM hydantoin, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Arginine, Sodium hydroxide, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Fragrance, Panthenol, Pentylene glycol, Lecithin, Alcohol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Tocopherol

365 LAVENDER BLEND BODY LOTION:

Water, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl alcohol, Brassica campestris oleifera (rapeseed oil), Gluconolactone, Sodium benzoate, Phenethyl alcohol, Glyceryl caprylate, Xanthan gym, Polysor-bate 60, Glycerin, Sesamum indicum (sesame seed oil), Lecithin, Sodium citrate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Simmondsia chinesis (jojoba seed oil), Tocopherol (vitamin e), Polysorbate 20, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender oil), Rosmarinusofficialis (rosemary oil), Mentha arvensis (cornmint oil), Cinnamomum camphora (camphor oil), Citrus aurantium (orange oil)

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Here is a comparative of a bad shampoo vs. a good shampoo:

PANTENE PRO-V DAILY MOISTURE RENEWAL:

Water, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Glycol distearate, Sodium citrate, Cocamide mea, Sodium xylenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Citric acid, Sodium benzoate, Polyquaternium-76, Sodium chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, Panthenol, Panthenyl ethyl ether, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

365 SHAMPOO – HERBAL MINT (Found at Whole Foods):

Water, Sodium myristoyl sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, Disodium cocoamphodipropionate, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Sodium chloride, Glucono-lactone, Sodium benzoate, Phenethyl alcohol, Glyceryl caprylate, Citricacid, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Panthenol, Arnica Montana (arnica flower extract), Thymus vulgaris (thyme extract), Polysorbate 20, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oil), Mentha piperita (peppermint oil), Mentha spicata (spearmint oil), Mentha arvensis (cornmint oil), Citrus medica limonum (lemon oil), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil), Thymus vulgaris (thyme oil)

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Here is a comparative of a bad toothpaste vs. a good toothpaste:

CREST COMPLETE TOOTHPASTE:

Sodium fluoride, Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated silica, Disodium pyrophosphate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Flavor, Sodium hydroxide, Alcohol, Xanthan gum, Sodium saccharin, Glycerin, Carbomer, Cellulose gum, Polysorbate 80, Sodium benzoate, Cetylpyridinium chloride, Benzoic acid, Titanium dioxide, Blue 1, Yellow 5

DOTERRA ONGUARD NATURAL WHITENING TOOTHPASTE:

Glycerin, Water, Hydrated silica, Hydroxyapatite, Xylitol, Calcium carbonate, Cellulose gum, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Citrus sinesis (wild orange) essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (clovebud) essential oil, Cinnamonum zeylanicum (cinnamon bark) essential oil, Eucalyptus radiate (eucalyptus) essential oil, Rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oil, Stevia rebaudiana (stevia) extract, Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) essential oil, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) essential oil, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate (this one is safe), Carrageenan, Titanium dioxide

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Here is a comparative of a bad powder foundation vs. a good powder foundation:

PHYSICIANS FORMULA MINERAL WEAR TALC-FREE ALL-IN-1 ABC CUSHION FOUNDATION:

Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, Mineral water, Ethyl macadamiate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Butylene glycol, Mica, Calcium aluminum borosilicate, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Aluminum hydroxide, Water, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, Smithsonite extract, Malachite extract, Rhodochrosite extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, Retinyl palmitate, Alpha-arbutin, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, Tocopherol, Alumina, Hydrogen dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, Disodium cocoyl glutamate, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 crosspolymer, Hexyl laurate, Magnesium sulfate, Malic acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium chloride, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Synthetic flurophlogopite, Sodium citrate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, PEG-32, PEG-10 dimethicone, Silica, Hexylene glycol, Dipropylene

W3LL PEOPLE ALTRUIST FOUNDATION POWDER:

Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxides, Ultramarine blue, Mica, Kaolin clay, Serecite, Silica, Organic aloe barbadenis (aloe), Matricaria recutita (chamomile), Camellia sinesis (green tea)

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Here is a comparative of bad eye drops vs. good eye drops:

VISINE ADVANCED REDNESS + IRRITATION RELIEF:

Dextran, Polyethylene glycol, Povidone, Tetrahydrozoline HCl

Benzalkonium chloride, Boric acid, Edetate disodium, Purified water, Sodium borate, Sodium chloride

SIMILASON REDNESS & ITCHY EYE RELIEF:

Apis mellifica, Euphrasia officinalis, Pulsatilla, Sabadilla

Borate buffer, Purified water, Silver sulfate (as preservative), Sodium nitrate

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Here is a comparative of a bad sunscreen vs. a good sunscreen:

BANANA BOAT SPORT SUNSCREEN:

Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone, Octisalate

Water, Stearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylyl glycol, Hydogenated dimer dilinoleyl/Dimethylcarbonate copolymer, Triethanolamine, Cetyl alcohol, Carbomer, Glyceryl stearate, Behenyl alcohol, Xanthan gum, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene glycol, Disodium ethylene dicocamide PEG-15 disulfate, Glyceryl stearate citrate, BHT, Cetearyl alcohol, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Retinyl palmitate, Tocopheryl acetate, Lecithin, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Phenoxyethanol, Methyldibromo glutaronitrile, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

BADGER SPF 35 SPORT SUNSCREEN (Found at Whole Foods):

Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 22.5%

*Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, and *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) oil. * = Certified Organic

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Here is a comparative of a bad bug spray vs. a good bug spray:

OFF! ACTIVE INSECT REPELLENT:

Deet, Ethanol, Butane, Propane, Isobutane, Fragrance

HONEST BUG SPRAY:

23% Glycine soja (soybean oil), 10% Ricinus communis (castor) oil, Essentials oils of 4% Cymbopogon nardus (citronella), 2% Cedrus atlantica (cedar), 2% Cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass), 1.5% Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), 1% Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), 1% Mentha piperita (peppermint); 55.5% Water essential oil of 0.5% Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen)

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Here is a popular sports drink and protein bar comparative too!

GATORADE:

Water, Sugar, Natural flavors, Citric acid, Salt, Sodium citrate, Monopotassium phosphate, Sucralose, Acesulfame potassium, Colour

Here is a healthier alternative to Gatorade – with 6x the electrolytes, no added sugar, and L-Citrulline for your muscles!

WTR MLN WTR:

Watermelon flesh, watermelon rind, and organic lemon

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We know that no protein bar is perfect, but here is a common brand filled with a lot of sugar and inflammatory ingredients vs. a great-tasting healthier alternative:

NATURE VALLEY PROTEIN BAR – PEANUT BUTTER DARK CHOCOLATE:

Roasted peanuts, Soy protein isolate, Chicory root extract, Semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural flavor), Vegetable oils (palm kernel, palm, canola, peanut), Sugar, Corn syrup, Whey protein (peanuts, salt), Cocoa, Vegetable glycerin, Rice starch, Soy lecithin, Salt, Corn starch, Natural flavor

*Only 10g of protein

QUEST BAR – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH:

Protein blend (milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate), Soluble corn fiber (prebiotic fiber), Almonds, Water, Unsweetened chocolate, Natural flavors, Erythritol, Cocoa butter, Palm oil, Sea salt, Calcium carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol glycosides (stevia)

*Gluten-free, High fiber, Low sugar, Low carb, 20g of protein

OR

PALEO BAR

Egg Whites, *Prebiotic Fiber -From Tapioca, *Sunflower Seeds (Ground), Cashews, Water, Cocoa, *Chocolate Flavor, *Coconut Oil, MCT Oil, Cinnamon (Ceylon), Lou Han Guo -Monk Fruit, *Vanilla Flavor. (*Organic) – 20G of protein

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