In this Issue:
Omega 3 Fats:
the Most Important Fats for Your Health
The Story of Cosmetics:
Toxins in your Personal Care Products
of Fruits and Vegetables is Dwindling
Omega 3 Fats:
the Most Important Fats
for Your Health
Many of you probably are aware of the importance of omega 3 fats in your diet. You've probably seen the phrase “Good source of Omega 3” on the labels of all types of food products in your grocery store. A growing number of studies have demonstrated the amazing health benefits available from these essential fatty acids.
Omega 3 fatty acids are probably the most important fats for your health because they help reduce inflammation, a primary cause of many of the degenerative diseases so common today — heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, arthritis, and more.
Cold-water fish are the richest source of omega 3 fats, but toxicity levels in most fish, especially farm-raised varieties, make them not to be the best choice. In fact, the FDA recommends only one serving of farm-raised fish a month. And most of the fish in your grocery store is likely to be farm-raised.
That's why omega 3 supplements are so valuable. They'll give you your daily requirement of omega 3 fats without any of the toxic residues of seafood.
Check out the new omega 3 section on my website. I've added an entire section to my website -- 10 new pages in all -- that covers all the aspects of omega 3 fats. You'll discover their benefits, the best food sources for them, and different types of omega 3 supplements and their pros and cons. You can access all of the new pages from here:
Omega 3 Fats: the Most Important Fats for Your Health
Do You Know What's in
Your Personal Care Products?
The average American woman uses 12 personal care products every day; the average adult male uses 6. These include shampoos, body washes, deodorants, cosmetics and more.
It's natural to assume that the personal care products you use every day have been tested and found to be safe; after all, would the FDA allow companies to use toxic ingredients in skin and hair care products without even any warning on the label?
Unfortunately, they do.
Annie Leonard, author of "The Story of Stuff," has made a new short video called "The Story of Cosmetics." In this short animated video, she reveals the truth about the cosmetics industry and the potential hazards contained in the personal care products you probably use everyday.
Watch it here: The Story of Cosmetics
How to Find Safe Personal Care Products
Fortunately, there are safe personal care products on the market that you can use instead of the toxic choices offered by the big commercial manufacturers.
But beware, just because a product claims to be "natural" or "organic" doesn't mean that it's safe... many of them are not. Check the ingredients carefully for each one before deciding. If you see names that are strange or unfamiliar, investigate further. When in doubt, choose products that contain only ingredients that are familiar to you.
The Environmental Working Group features a Cosmetic Safety Database on their website to help you identify hazardous ingredients in your personal care products.
Your local drug store is probably not the best place to find safe personal care products; their shelves are full of products from major manufacturers who are among the worst offenders. Shopping online is a much better option.
At iHerb.com, you can browse through over 3000(!) name-brand natural skin care and hair care products. Ingredients for all their products are listed in the description, and you can also browse through the many consumer reviews to help you decide on one.
Check them out now by clicking on this link:
iHerb.com Bath and Beauty Store
Sunscreens are some of the worst offenders for toxic ingredients. You can discover which ingredients are hazardous and which are safe at: Sunscreen Ingredients
Study Shows Nutritional Value
of Fruits and Vegetables is Dwindling
While we've been dutifully eating our fruits and vegetables all these years, a strange thing has been happening to our produce. It's losing its nutrients. That's right: Today's conventionally grown produce isn't as healthful as it was 30 years ago -- and it's only getting worse. Read the full story here:
Nutritional Value of Fruits and Vegetables
This is just ONE of the reasons I believe in using nutritional supplements to complement my diet. I list 24 other ones at my page on:
What Causes Aging and Degenerative Diseases?
Worthwhile Causes to Support
The EWG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and others who work to expose threats to your health and the environment, and find solutions. Their website and newsletter make it easy for you to voice your concern over environmental issues to your congressman and others who determine policies.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization that deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, fair trade, environmental sustainability and other key issues that have to do with organic agriculture.
Click on the graphic below to join the OCA campaign to stop Monsanto from spreading the use of genetically-modified agriculture around the world:
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