In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.
I know too many women who are menopausal, suffering with hot flashes and have reached adulthood with sex education under their belts, but without a firm grasp on their our own gynecological and hormone health.
The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.
Since we know without debate that some chemicals can and do enter your bloodstream through topical application, I you're better off doing your best to avoid all known harmful chemicals on the chance they are entering your bloodstream.
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned with toxic chemicals in personal care products. However, we don't only need to know what to avoid but also what to look for in order to get the best results for skin.
Researchers from the University of Reading in the UK found that virtually all -- 99 percent -- of the tissue samples collected from women participating in the study contained at least one paraben, and 60 percent of the samples contained no less than five parabens.
Why does being a woman often include surrounding yourself with toxic chemicals? That question seems to come up daily as we discover ingredients inside of our favorite hair dyes, nail polishes and lipsticks.