LET ME TELL YOU A SECRET: COUNTING CHEMICALS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN COUNTING CALORIES!
Have you checked what chemicals you’re exposed to everyday?
When it comes to menopause, don’t think for a second that the personal care products you use are “just fine”. They are not….
Did you know that the average adult uses 9 or more personal care products each day, exposing themselves to over 126 unique chemical ingredients?
Even small doses of chemical exposures can cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, light sensitivity, hormone imbalances and fatigue.
Many of the chemicals found in personal care products have been classified as;
- carcinogens or cancer causing
- endocrine disruptors which disrupt hormones and can lead to;
- infertility issues (in both men and women),
- more intense menopausal symptoms such as:
hyper or hypothyroidism,
autoimmunity issues and much more.
Most of which, came on like a freight train…all at once.
I knew I needed to make a change and one of the ways I did was to give up my old reliable personal care products.
I decided to break up with my DIOR cosmetics, Aveda hair care and big brand labels in order to support my health on a greater level…
It took time to find the right replacements and alternative brands that I could trust.
Now, I have a completely non-toxic line of beauty, skin and hair products that I love.
By transitioning your personal care products to non-toxic brands….You WILL
Minimize the toxic load on your body
Reverse…or at least minimize the menopausal symptoms
Prevent them from happening in the future.
One of the tests I use with my clients to determine hormone levels is the DUTCH Complete Hormone Test
The DUTCH test is one of the most comprehensive sex hormone and adrenal test on the market for understanding what is happening in the body as it relates to hormone balance.
This test has all of the critical markers to truly evaluate your adrenal function and hormone balance including:
DHEA-S, Daily Free Cortisol and Cortisone Patterns
Testosterone, DHT, DHEA (PLUS their androgens and metabolites)
Estrogen and Progesterone (PLUS their metabolites and pathways)
Melatonin, Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepi/Epinephrine and Oxidative Stress
And nutritional elements related to hormones such as Glutathione, B12 and B6
To learn more about the toxins that might be lurking your personal care products, you should check out the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database…
Let me know if you have questions about what toxins might be lurking in your products and which alternative non-toxic ones you might want to try!
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