Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Five: How Much is on YOUR Skin?

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Today I’m continuing with the Overall Wellness vs. Cancer series that I started at the end of August.  So far, we’ve gone over the importance of label reading, trust and the big brands, the so-called experts, and our food.  I still have many categories for this series and I will keep on writing until I’ve covered them all.  Ready for the next?  Here we go…

Personal care items.  What do we know about the products that we slather all over our bodies?  Did you know that most people put on around 150 toxic chemicals on their bodies before 9am?   From soaps to moisturizers, toothpaste, deodorants, hand sanitizers, mouth washes, makeup, sunscreens, shaving creams, nail polishes… There are a gagillion items we use in and on our bodies.  So let’s start from the top, our head…

We use shampoo, conditioners, hair color, hair spray, hair gel, what else?  Medicated shampoos, hair balm, perms, relaxers… Let’s think about this.  The stuff that goes on our head/hair it also affects our scalp, you know, the skin directly above and surrounding our brain?  Have you ever read the label for any of these products?  I promise, it’s like trying to read Greek!  Now think about this, skin, which is an organ on our body, absorbs.  So all those ingredients that we can’t pronounce or don’t know what it is… yup, our skin, including our scalp, absorbs whatever it is we put on it.

Next, products on our face.  Cleansing with soap or whatever items that’s used, moisturizers, toners, eye cream, shaving cream, sunscreen, cosmetics, lip balm, makeup remover, acne products, lighteners, eye lash growing serum… what else?  What am I missing?  I guess we could say that each of the items listed can have subcategories.  Again, have you read any of the labels for these items?  Same rules from above apply when it comes to skin absorption.

On to our body… Name the stuff we put on our skin with me, can you do it?  Let’s do it together.  Lotion, sunscreen, soap, baby oil, perfumes, powders, medicated creams like cortisone, neosporin,  and/or Bengay, acne body washes, lightening/bleach creams… That’s a LOT of stuff!  I’ll ask again… ever read the ingredient labels?  And remember, the skin absorbs!

Here are the extras that go on or in our bodies… Nails- Nail polish, nail polish remover, cuticle creams.  Feet- Foot creams, ointments and antifungals.  Underarms- deodorant or powders.  In the mouth- mouthwash, toothpaste, teeth whiteners, flavored floss, and plastic toothbrushes.  And another area that people don’t like to talk about, private parts.  There are medicated creams/ointments for those sensitive areas, front, and back.  Also, tampons and pads should be considered.  Yup, can you believe it?  Pesticide use in the cotton industry makes cotton susceptible to pesticide residue.  I dunno, just something to take into consideration.

Okay, did we do it?  I think we’ve covered most personal care products.  If you think of anything else, please share and put it in the comment section below as I’m always learning.  🙂

I knew there were a lot of stuff that we use on our bodies, but writing this post and listing them… geez, I didn’t realize how much is used on a daily basis!  I can name 12 items that I use on average almost daily.  How about you?  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) did a survey several years back and women use an average of 12 items which contains up to 168 unique ingredients!!  Not all ingredients are toxic, but unfortunately, with the amount of chemicals that we are exposed to, who’s to say what mixes and what doesn’t?  AND, there are certain common ingredients used in our personal care products that when combined, forms benzene, a known carcinogen!  Just in case you forgot what carcinogen means, here, as defined by Google… “A substance that is capable of causing cancer in living tissue.”

So.  We’re learning.  Together.  To understand Overall Wellness vs. Cancer doesn’t take a brain surgeon, or a rocket scientist.  It takes the willingness to learn, understand, and to make smart decisions based on what we’ve been talking about.  Poisons in our environment wether it’s in our own home or outside, or in the refrigerator, or medicine cabinet, shower, laundry room, backyard… When we pay attention with our eyes wide open and ask questions, we are able to clearly see what are the potential cancer causers and how to avoid them.

Personal care products are LOADED with chemicals and many people have no idea that these products may be a possible reason why they have a new rash on their arm or that their skin is absorbing a toxin that their body is reacting to.  Seriously, think about it, 150 plus ingredients on our skin every day?

Okay, so what can we do about it?  First thing first… it’s OVERWHELMING the amount of junk that we have to deal with, so take a deep breath!  I just did.  My best advice?  Take 10 minutes a day and start reading labels.  At first it feels like you’re reading a whole new language, and you are!  Here’s what to look for that may help while you’re trying to decipher the ingredients…

  • Look for the Nos- Meaning, look for “No” Sulfates or “No” Paraben… stuff like that.  The more Nos on the package, the better.
  • Look for organic ingredients or better yet, purchase products with the Organic Seal.
  • Don’t be fooled by the word “Natural” as it has become a catch-all word that doesn’t necessarily mean anything natural at all.
  • The less ingredients on the label, the better.
  • If you use phone apps, EWG has a Healthy Living app that can help you out.

It’s a lot, I know, but if we do a little something every day to broaden our ingredient language, it will get easier.  Everything we do, every choice we make, we CAN push cancer and other ailments away when we become aware of what it is that is in our every day environment, including our bodies.  TM ❤

 

~I am not a doctor, a scientist, or professional advisor.  I am a concerned citizen for our planet, the critters, and our children.  Everything I write is from my heart and the knowledge that I share is from many many hours of research.  TM

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part One: Label Reading

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Two: Trust & the Big Brands

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Three: The Experts?

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Four: Food is Medicine

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Four: Food is Medicine

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Hi and welcome back!

Today is all about the food we eat.  This post will be a bit longer than the others in this series as there is much to cover, so thanks for sticking around.

What does food have to do with cancer?  Well, first of all, food is not the same as what our grandparents ate.  How do we know this?  Look at the ingredients in the foods we eat, I highly doubt that “imitation grape flavor” were a part of Grandma’s daily diet.  We have become a nation of fast food, microwave TV dinners, and a generation of people that are too busy to cook.  We are not eating whole organic foods that nourish the body and helps to keep us healthy.  It’s easy to buy a prepackaged meal loaded with unpronounceable ingredients or have pizza delivered, but the problem with this?  We have become nutrient deficient.  We are eating chemicals and pesticides.  We are eating foods without thinking about what it is that we are actually eating.  We are making ourselves sick and not even realizing it.  Eating pesticides and harmful ingredients, well, think about this… pesticides are a known carcinogen which means… cancer.

Yes, even the food that we think is nourishing our bodies can be cancer causers.  I can’t believe I have to write something as horrible as that.  We would think that food, any food, would be healthy and nutritious once we put it in our mouths and start chewing.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat” and in today’s world of processed, prepackaged foods and ingredients that we can’t pronounce, this couldn’t be more relevant.

Here are a few reasons why…

~Food crops are doused in synthetic pesticides.  The pesticides then travel through the roots, the stem, the leaves and eventually the fruit.  You can’t wash that stuff off.  Think about the word “pesticide.”  Cide means to kill, and just because there is “pest” or “insect” or “herb” in front of cide, cide is not picky.  Cide doesn’t necessarily know the difference between the words that are put in front of it.  Crop seeds are also now manipulated and most (corn/soy) are injected with a pesticide so that when the plant grows, bugs that try to eat that plant will die by their inners exploding.  Sound familiar?  Eat enough of that type of food and viola!  Gut problems!  You can’t wash the pesticides off of those particular crops either as it has been injected.  Eating organic is the best way in avoiding synthetic pesticides.  Yes, organic uses pesticides as well, but it is not synthetic and it breaks down quickly and can be easily washed off.

~When was the last time you looked at the back of a food package and read the ingredient label?  See all those unpronounceable words?  Most are preservatives, fake colors, imitation flavors, fillers, ingredients that have nothing to do with that food item that you’re about to put into your mouth, basically, chemicals.  My question to you is, why?  Why put that chemically laden, fake cheese flavored pretend crunchy snack into your body?

Our bodies are not made to eat poison… period.  So when people wonder why they can’t lose weight, or they have gut problems, or now they have symptoms that they never had before, well, think about it.  We are loading ourselves up with toxins and now our liver is doing double time.  Or our gut is constantly not feeling well, maybe headaches come on a regular basis or even dizziness or constant fatigue.  And then there are skin problems as well, as our bodies will do whatever it takes to get toxins OUT and it may be in the form of bumps, rashes or rough patches on our largest living organ on our body.

Look around you.  Our country is not healthy, and the number one killer disease in children is now cancer.  We are feeding our children nutrition lacking foods that all bodies need to thrive, grow and stay healthy.  When our bodies don’t get the proper vitamins and minerals that keep our system intact, our body has no way to fight or protect itself from the toxins that are so prevalent in our daily lives.

~”Processed foods” are two words that we are all familiar with, but how well do we actually know how processed foods are made?  What exactly is processed food?  If you Google it, the definition is, “… foods that are packaged in boxes, cans or bags.”  Usually, there is a high sugar content (almost always from GMO sugar beets), high sodium, refined oils (some oils in foods are also used to clean machinery), “natural flavorings” which is a mystery ingredient that can have who knows what in it, unrecognizable ingredients, and imitation blah blah blah.  Yuck.  And I don’t even wanna get into how these factories make these foods as it’s definitely not how Grandma used to make!  Not all processed foods are bad though, as long as you’re using your knife or buying a bag of organic precut carrots.

Food is medicine.  Organic whole foods have all the nutrients that our body craves and needs.  Most fast foods, prepackaged foods, and processed foods are missing essential vitamins and minerals that help maintain our health.  Most Americans are deficient in iodine (Essential for healthy thyroid functioning), magnesium (Helps with heart, muscle and nerve functions and keeps bones strong), B vitamins (Regulates skin, nails, hair, improves circulation, digestion, nervous system, cells, and red blood cells), D vitamin (Helps with maintaining levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood), potassium (Maintains healthy blood pressure levels), vitamin E (protects against several cancers), calcium (Helps with strong bones, gums and teeth) and vitamin C (Vital for a healthy immune system).  Can you see why I say food is medicine?  I am not a doctor, but I probably know more about nutrition then they do, as medical doctors only get 23.9 hours of nutritional education and I’ve been researching health and nutrition for years now.

I don’t want cancer.  I don’t think you want cancer either.  I have found that the more I research and do my homework, I’m able to connect the dots and put the puzzle pieces together to avoid cancer and one of the ways I do it, is by eating whole organic foods.  Real spinach, real bananas, real tomatoes, pasture free range eggs, shopping at the Farmers’ Market every weekend and fixing all my household meals.

I’m not saying what I’m writing is the silver bullet that will magically end cancer, but what I am saying is this… Do your best to be informed so that you can make educated decisions about what you put into your body.  The more you become familiar, really familiar with the foods that nourishes your body, you will understand why I continue and keep continuing to say, “Food is Medicine.” TM ❤

 

~I am not a doctor, a scientist, or professional advisor.  I am a concerned citizen for our planet, the critters, and our children.  Everything I write is from my heart and the knowledge that I share is from many many hours of research.  TM

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part One: Label Reading

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Two: Trust & the Big Brands

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Three: The Experts?

 

 

Overall Wellnes vs. Cancer- Part Three: The Experts?

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Thanks for visiting!  I know that the topic in this series I’ve been writing about isn’t fun, and it’s easy to click on outta here… so thanks for taking a look.

In Part One, I talked (well, wrote) about the importance of reading an ingredient label.  This simple act can help you decipher if the product has cancer causing or other toxic ingredients just from noticing and or asking questions about an ingredient that is unfamiliar.  In Part Two, we went over creative marketing by corporations that we’ve known for generations and ask ourselves if we trust them to be safe.

Today I want to talk about the “experts” that we believe to have our best interests, but do they?  Well, I think intentions are well meaning and I don’t think they mean any harm, but most are trained or are educated in their precise field.  They usually don’t have an overall view of what’s connected with what (in our lives), and that makes it difficult when trying to figure out a solution at why you have a new rash on your arm.  Then there are experts who may know, but don’t move quick enough in making change for the better.  Here’s a couple of examples…

~Doctors are supposed to help us diagnose an ailment that we might have and give us a solution to help fix the problem.  But in today’s world of processed foods, toxic environments, not enough exercise and over the counter synthetic medications, another prescription to add to the mix really doesn’t seem like a good idea on an already full schedule of unhealthy, which the doctor probably doesn’t even know that your calendar has already been filled.  Did you know that out of about 14 years of education to become a doctor, learning about nutrition is only 23.9 hours of study?  One would think that learning about food and the benefits of certain minerals and or vitamins that are naturally present in organic foods would be important to understand.  If a patient is diagnosed with a certain deficiency, instead of prescribing synthetic medication, maybe an apple (organic) a day really DOES keep the doctor away.

~The Federal Drug Administration aka FDA, the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are all government departments that helps to regulate stuff that could be harmful and keep us safe, right?  I mean, these guys are supposed to be the experts of all experts.  These government agencies were created for the health and safety and to protect the people and that should be TOP priority.  But that’s not always the case.  Let’s take glyphosate (chemical found in most herbicides) and use that as an example.  Why glyphosate?  Well, this pesticide (herbicide) is used on agriculture such as corn and soy.  The World Health Organization (WHO) now states that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.  The EPA says otherwise, BUT, also admits that their studies are flawed.  And on top of that, the EPA are the ones that tell us the levels of “allowable daily intake” (ADI) in which we can ingest!  Imagine that, we can ingest probable carcinogens!  Move along folks, nothing to see here!

I’ve been researching and doing my homework over the years and what I have learned is that food is medicine.  Manmade chemicals are usually damaging in our bodies and in our environment.  We have been led to believe that it’s okay to consume, ingest, put on, use freely, and dump chemicals that are highly toxic on, in, and around our personal bodies.  But here’s the problem with that… these chemicals are found in our food, drinks, water, cleaning solutions, personal care products, outdoor gardens and space… shall I continue?  It’s not that it’s a singular problem and we can easily fix it.  We must realize that it is a combination of all the “allowable daily intake” for each and every thing we use on a daily basis.  Once we take note of that, we’re able to make smart decisions to make positive change.

The reason I bring up the “experts” in this post is to make us question who truly advocates health and safety for the people?  I can answer that question.  WE are our own best experts if we choose it to be.  TM ❤

 

~I am not a doctor, scientist, or professional advisor.  I am a concerned citizen for our planet, the critters and our children.  The words I write come from my heart and the knowledge that I share is from many many hours of research. TM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Two: Trust & the Big Brands

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In Part One, I spoke about reading labels and how reading labels helps to identify ingredients that are toxic, or a carcinogen.  That’s a start.  That was the beginning of my toxic free journey and by reading labels, I’ve learned even more than just ingredients.

Okay, so for today’s post, I’m gonna write about products we think helps us to be healthy.  Who helps us to think about a product and if it’s healthy or not?  Unfortunately, creative marketing throughout the years by corporations that we’ve become familiar with since we were kids, have altered our views and made many content in believing in the product that is being sold to us.  The corporations ‘help’ us to decipher what is healthy and we’re okay with it.   We’ve been comfortable with the idea that, for example,  Johnson&Johnson’s baby products would never harm us!  I mean think about it… what’s their tag?  “No More Tears” right?  And yet as I read the label of their products, why would they use ingredients that are carcinogens?  Or endocrine disruptors?  And this is supposed to be safe for our babies?  This is where some of our problems with our health start and most people don’t even realize it.

We think that we can trust these big brands that we grew up with because, well, shucks, we grew up with them, sang their songs… “I’d like to teach the world to sing…”, and what’s the difference now?  Part of the problem is that too many don’t ask questions, don’t read labels, and continue doing what they always have and purchase the same products.  But the products have changed over time and ingredients that may have been okay before are now replaced with cheaper, man-made, untested ingredients that keeps the corporation profitable and the consumers are unaware and wondering why they have a new rash on their arm.  It’s not just rashes, it’s more than that… there are now ingredients that are known carcinogens in the products that we purchase and we think that because we’ve seen these companies all our lives, we trust them to be healthy and safe.

These harmful ingredients give the person who uses them a higher percentage of cancer and or other health problems.  Come on, let’s think about what I just wrote, I’ll say it again but worded differently…  If we are using products with carcinogenic ingredients, do you think that we have a higher risk of getting cancer?  Common sense would tell us, yes.

Cancer sucks.  Chronic illnesses suck.  Obesity sucks.  Being unhealthy sucks.  This has become the norm for waaaaay too many people.  We need to stop the chaos that is attacking our health everywhere we look.  The solution starts with us.  Read labels, ask questions, be informed because YOU looked into it, not because of a commercial.  A different way of thinking needs to happen, a mindful way that no amount of marketing can duplicate.  We can change it, the more we know… right?  TM ❤

 

**Please note… I am not a doctor and everything I write in this post is my opinion only.

 

 

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part One: Label Reading

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Cancer. It’s all around us. I hear about it through people I work with, people around me talking about one of their friends, on FB, strangers that I overhear at a public place… it’s maddening and it’s a heartbreak.

I have been researching and studying for years now about what makes us healthy and what makes us sick. Learning about wellness in general. I’ve been fascinated at the same time overwhelmed from what I have discovered by trying to put all the pieces together. Through researching and having some common sense, I’ve been able to keep my household in pretty good all around good ‘wellness’ shape. 🙂

The thing is, if we don’t want cancer, then we must pay attention to what causes it to begin with. It starts with our own environment. It starts with knowing our bodies and it starts with thinking outside of what it was that we’ve been taught throughout our lives. We have to start over as that information is no longer correct.
It does take time to transition into a new way of thinking. It’s not instant. I think that if we can learn one thing new every day, I mean REALLY learn it, even some small piece of information that changes the way we view that one thing, it helps the overall big picture.
The one thing that I have incorporated into my life that has had (and still have) a major impact for me? Reading labels. All labels. Food, shampoo, cough syrup, laundry soap… on and on and on. Label reading in the beginning is like learning to read Greek. Seriously! What label reading does, is it makes you ask questions. It makes you aware of that ingredient that you can’t pronounce. It makes you put that item back when there are waaay too many ingredients for something that should only have maybe 2-3 ingredients, like peanut butter.
What does label reading have to do with cancer? It teaches us about ingredients. It teaches us that maybe we don’t need to eat that chemical preservative that is a known carcinogen. It teaches us that maybe we don’t want to rub petrolatum (petroleum/crude oil found usually in lotion or lip balms) on our body as this too is a know carcinogen and endocrine disruptor. It teaches us that phosphates in our dish soap or dishwasher soap destroys marine life and contaminates our drinking water.

 

It is ALL connected to our health and well being. My advice for today? Get in the habit of reading labels. It will open your views on more than just ingredients. The more we know, right?  TM ❤

 

 

**Please note… I am not a doctor and everything I write in this post is my opinion only.

Top 10 Purposeful Change Parents Can Make For Their Children

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I was a bit frustrated when I wrote my last post.  The thought that parents don’t do or don’t have time to make our world a better place for our children didn’t sit well with me.  I really feel that people aren’t aware and if they knew what was really going on with our world, they would get mad, they would want change, and they would want what’s best for coming generations and the future of the only home we have… Planet Earth.

I am a very passionate person who believes that whatever we want, whatever we can dream up, we can have that, as long as we work at it and put our hearts into it.  I am currently putting my heart into researching information about our food, our environment, toxic chemicals, current events (politics)… I’m working hard at sharing my knowledge, and figuring out solutions so that we all can make better decisions from this day forward.  I didn’t know this would be the path I would travel.  I had no clue that this place even existed, but one turn lead to another and the more I would travel, the more paths would open up, interconnect, wind around in circles and take me so far away from the original source that once I found ‘here,’ I can no longer go back.  Truth has set me free, and I now know what it is that I must do… Be a Mommy Warrior and help spread awareness to all who will listen when it comes to protecting our children.

Our children are currently being attacked from all angles.  The foods they eat are not nutritious for their growing bodies, toxic chemicals in their personal care products such as carcinogens in their shampoo absorbs through their skin, the casual use of plastics such as water bottles interferes with hormones, and reproductive toxicity is at an all time high… the list of harmful ingredients that bombard our children on a daily basis is outrageous.  Now include the destruction of clean water (toxic pesticides, nuclear leaks, coal ash, oil spills), clean air (fracking explosions, industry and manufacturing emissions) and clean soil (toxic pesticides, mono-cropping), and what do we have left that is ‘pure’ to give our children?

I am hoping that these words that are in front of you will encourage you to look deeper into the current happenings that affect your day to day lives.  I am hoping to inspire you to make positive changes for you and your loved ones.  Do something meaningful every day and make it happen.  What?  You’re too busy?  Then consider it an adjustment for the way you think… all these unfavorable topics can be overwhelming, there’s so much to learn and do, just take it one step at a time.  Baby steps until you are able to run a 5K and next thing you know, you’ll be sprinting to the finish line with 3…4…5 productive and worthwhile habits that will have an impact on your life and those around you.

Okay, so now that I gave you motivation to make a difference for our children’s future, what do we do now?  Well, that’s what I’m here for!  I’ll give you a list of purposeful change, but remember, it takes time to adjust to something new.  So start off with one item on the list until it becomes comfortable, then add another and another and so on.  If you prefer to do a different item each day, that’s fine too, there is no rules, just wanting you to get used to doing something positive each and every day.

Let’s get started…

 

  • Start reading your labels- This is definitely the hardest part on this list as it is a continual learning, and when I mean labels, I mean all of them.  From foods to shampoos, toothpastes and cleaning products… get used to seeing the different words that can barely be pronounced and one at a time, learn what the ingredients are.  You’d be surprised at what you normally buy gets put back on the shelf because of what’s on the label.  It takes time to understand what’s printed on the labels and I wish when I started, I had an app for that!  There are now many wonderful apps for your smart phone to help decipher these unpronounceable words.  Here’s a link to apps and websites I use that can help you figure out what you’re looking at and save some time in the store aisles.  https://tracymadlener.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/can-you-pronounce-those-toxic-words-me-neither/

 

  • Know your GMOs- Memorizing the top GMOs makes it sooooo much easier to read food labels!  When you see the following ingredients on a label, it’s probably a good idea to buy organic.  As soon as you know that about 90% of all corn grown in the USA are genetically modified, easy peasy to know that when the label has cornstarch, corn flour, corn oil, masa, ummm, what else?  Well, you get the point, it’s a GMO.  Buy organic corn.  Almost all soy grown in America, yup, GMO.  Okay, you’re getting it.  Here’s the top GMOs when you go food shopping…
  • Corn
  • Canola
  • Cotton (cottonseed oil)
  • Soy
  • Sugar beets (sugar)
  • Papayas from Hawaii
  • Zucchini and Yellow crookneck squash (summer squash)
  • Dairy (most animals are fed GMO feed)

 

Clean out your fridge/pantry- I’m not saying to throw out everything you just bought (though I’ve been know to do that!), I’m saying take a look, what’s in there?  Is it a brand that is filled with stuff you can’t pronounce?  Replace it the next time you run out.  Start with one item that is used frequently and find a replacement.  Then the next, and so on.  Please remember, it takes time and the whole family needs to adjust.

 

Clean out your bathroom cabinets– Basically, same as above.  Use your Skin Deep smart phone app and scan your personal care products and find out if they’re toxic or not. (App link up above in the label reading section)

 

Make a phone call- Do you have a favorite food item that you’re not sure if they use GMO ingredients?  Do you want to ask a personal care brand why they put formaldehyde in their product?  Call them!  Almost every product that you buy has a phone number on it.  Bring that item with you when you make the call and just ask.  When you call a business, it does a number of good things.  It let’s the company know that you’re checking on them.  It let’s them know that you’re paying attention and if they have GMOs or other unwanted ingredients, you let them know that you will no longer purchase their brand until they are GMO free or toxic free.  Simple.  This takes about 10 minutes of your day.

 

Write an email- If you like writing better than calling, do!  Almost all businesses are easily accessible on their packaging or very easy to find their contacts online.

 

If you’re a social networker- Leave comments on a business’s Facebook page.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and if you’re online already, take the time to speak up.  Leaving a comment takes seconds.  And while you’re there, share your knowledge with your friends.  Hit the share button on topics that matter.  Not sure of a good page to follow?  Try GMO Free America- https://www.facebook.com/gmofreeamerica?ref=hl

 

Sign petitions- They either come in your inbox or there’s a TON of them online.  Find what matters to you and sign up with those organizations in your area.  When an organization brings 50,000+ signatures to a politician, it speaks volumes.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and every signature counts.

 

Register to vote- Yes!  It does matter!  Find out who your Representatives are and really pay attention to what their views are on our basic needs… clean food, clean air, clean water, and clean land.  There are websites out there that give you the politicians voting records.  No matter what a politician says, it’s their voting history on wether a Bill has passed or not that will give you the truth.  Here’s a link that will help you find who or what for the politics in your area… http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml

 

Join your community’s grassroots organizations- Change starts at a local level and when you connect with others who care like you do, there is a common ground to make great things happen.

 

Speak up- Pretty easy, huh?  Ask questions, talk to the cashier at the grocery store, talk to your neighbors, talk to the Moms while you’re at a park day or waiting to pick up your kid… talk about important matters, the food, the bee die off, fracking, Fukushima, Monsanto, I guarantee that there are others who are just as concerned as you.  When the dialogue opens up, you’d be surprised at how many allies you have to create change for the most important people in the world… our children.

You can do it.  You have to do it.  For our health.  For our future.  For our children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Encouragement… One Peace at a Time

So I did it… I published my very first ebook.  It is an encouragement book for homeschool moms (and dads) to let them know that they can do it.  Words of encouragement is so important to the people who travel down this “unknown” path.  To know that you’re not alone, that someone else has had the same thoughts, the same frustrations and the same victories makes for a less bumpy road.  I wrote this book with every intention of making the reader smile, take a deep breath, and know that it’s okay… and it IS okay.  Here’s the link where the book can be purchased…   http://amzn.to/15pKEFD  If you find it in your heart to write a review, I’d greatly appreciate it!  Aloha Always… TM 🙂