Yes, toxins can sure build up fast and furious, can't they?!?!? Before you know it there are more of them then us, we are living proof!!
I "truly" believe that the best way to share this message with others is to lead by example, as well as offering positive, loving and kind suggestions. I personally have seen a shift in my family, friends and co-workers in the 9 1/2 months I've been on the protocol and thus focusing on "really" making my world non-toxic.
I only use Dr Bronner's hand soap in my home and even placed a bottle of it in the women's restroom at work right next to the toxic overloaded hand soap our company provides. I've given gifts of essential oils, salt lamps and norwex products to name a few. Also, even though I stopped having my nails done over a year ago when this all started, I just this week had a great conversation with my previous nail tech about the non-toxic nail polish and nail polish remover I purchased and absolutely love. She said she's going to check into carrying it as an option to offer her clients. Maybe someday soon I'll be able to treat myself to a mani/pedi again. :)
So bottom line is, I believe that as long as we continue to focus on healthy choices in our life; spiritually, physically and mentally we will inevitably be sharing these with others!!! In the words of my brother in Christ, Peter, stay the course folks!!!
Love, Peace & Prayers,
I'll bet you're right about women using more toxins. I was shocked at all the toxins I've exposed myself to when I started examining products I've used. I've always been a major fan of all cosmetics, cleaning supplies (the more perfumed the better, and candles / home fragrances). Like most women, I like things clean, looking pretty, and smelling good...from self to surroundings. I'm sure missing my Botox right now...but I suppose the second syllable says it all..."tox." I read somewhere that metals from fillings and Botox are two of the biggest toxic body offenders...and I still have some metal fillings from childhood. I've also renovated an old house for years...don't even want to think of all the toxic contents of all the old paint I've stripped and sanded...also have a garage full of solvents. If Home Depot carries it...I probably have a bottle of it.
Aighhh!!!! No wonder I was a prime candidate for getting this disease!
I wish there was some way we could warn other people about this...to be so so careful with things they use in and on their bodies and in their surroundings.
First and foremost, thank you to Peter and Craig for this very helpful and very informative information!!
I couldn't agree more with Craig's final statement, "It's a toxic world we now live in ,folks. We must continue to look deeper and find alternative approaches as consumers."
I also find it interesting that research shows that women are affected at a higher percentage than men with both Morgellons and Chronic Lyme. Here are just a couple of places I came across this information; http://www.mayoclinic.org/morgellons-disease/ART-20044996?pg=1 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2913779/.
Additionally, the higher percentage of women definitely shows within our own community.
Could it be the simple fact that women are adding more toxins to their bodies on a daily basis? As Craig mentions above feminine hygiene products are "most" definitely a MAJOR concern. However, women are also typically adding toxins with make-up, nail polish, hair products including hair dye, not to mention the standard use of deodorant, tooth paste, moisturizers, etc.
I previously mentioned an app for your phone called "Think Dirty", it's a wonderful app that rates products from clean to dirty on a scale of 1 to 10. It offers clean options of most products as well. As an example, I used Sensodyne toothpaste for years it is rated at a 6 due to carcinogenicity, allergies and immunotoxicity (adverse affects on the functioning of the immune system), I now use Redmond Earthpaste which is rated a 0 or is basically as clean as you can get.
There is also a website, ewg.org, where you can locate similar information. I use both resources and have found them very beneficial in detoxifying my home of several harmful products. It's a work in progress and I am always looking for additional ways to remove toxins from my space in this world!!
Peter and Craig again thank you for bringing this VERY important information forward!! I hope that everyone, especially the ladies, who seem to be more at risk, really looks deeper and makes the changes they can!!!
Love, Peace & Prayers,
This comes to you by way of Craig. Thought it might enlighten.
"During the conversion of cotton into conventional clothing, many hazardous materials are used and added to the product, including silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia and formaldehyde — just to name a few. You might want to opt for items colored with nontoxic, natural dyes when possible. Businesses investing in organic farming and natural dyes include PACT (undergarments and loungewear), Boll & Branch (bed linens, blankets and towels), Jungmaven (organic hemp and cotton T-shirts), Industry of All Nations (clothing) and many others.
Cotton is not only used for clothing, of course. In addition to linens, towels, furniture coverings and drapes, women may also be using cotton tampons. A 2016 investigation13 by a French magazine found traces of harmful chemicals in 11 brand name tampons and sanitary pads, including dioxins, organochlorine pesticides — including glyphosate — and pyrethroid insecticides. Another safer alternative is the Diva Cup, which works in a similar way as a diaphragm, allowing you to avoid tampons altogether.
It's a toxic world we now live in ,folks. We must continue to look deeper and find alternative approaches as consumers. Thank you Craig!