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.