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'Hormone Disruptors' -- Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Many see "hormone disruptors" and think that they only matter to "...

How Dangerous Are Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates in Everyday Beauty Products?

Quora | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matt Harbowy, Data Wrangler, former Ph.D. student, Chemistry, Cornell University, 1991-1993 T...

YIKES! There Are Over 10,000 Toxic Ingredients In Beauty Products

Posted 09.03.2013 | Style

When it comes to toxins in your beauty products, you shouldn't wonder how often those dangerous ingredients are present in those pretty packages, but ...

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

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.

Ladies Need GYN Education More Than SEX Education

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

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.

4 Harmful Chemicals Lurking In Your Cosmetics

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

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.

Why I Threw Away $1,000+ in Luxury Makeup

Shannon Bindler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Style
Shannon Bindler

Like many women, I'm always on the lookout for new safe and amazing cosmetics. What are your favorite paraben-free/phthalate-free or natural beauty products?

Launching the Personal Environmental Movement

Estelle Hayes | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Estelle Hayes

Core to the Personal Environmental Movement is self-respect. It is time to love ourselves enough to eliminate the obvious poisons from of our own lives.

Putting It on Your Skin Does Let It in: What's in Skin Care and How It Affects Your Health

Deborah Burnes | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Burnes

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Deborah Burnes | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Burnes

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.

Study Finds Parabens in Cosmetics Linked to Breast Cancer

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health News
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

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.

Breast Cancer Study Finds Parabens in Virtually All Tumors

Organic Authority.com | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Organic Authority.com

A comprehensive study published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Technology shows more evidence of a correlation between parabens and incidences of breast cancer.

Natural Beauty

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Plenty of eco-minded women flip their silky manes at the stereotype of the frumpy, bare-faced treehugger. These cosmetic products, none of which wer...

What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most Americans would be astonished to learn that of the approximately 12,500 individual chemical ingredients in personal care products, the overwhel...

Huffington Post Living's 'Total Energy' Makeover Update

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

Getting rid of physical and emotional irritants, and exchanging them with healing practices: anything from yoga to better sleep, to vitamin D, to skipping the cheese.

Eco Etiquette: Is My Moisturizer Safe? 5 Petrochemicals to Avoid Now

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a guy who recently st...

Chemicals In Everyday Products Turning Boys Into Girls?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

A new report from the Danish Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlights the critical risks facing toddlers from gender bending chemicals in everyday products.

What's The Best Lubricant? 10 Natural Lubes To Bring Home (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jess Kapadia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You sip antioxidant drinks, practice yoga, and make sure your body and skin care products are paraben-free. But your love zone is asking, "what about ...

Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkling Skin Care Products: Cosmeceuticals

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The term 'cosmeceutical' was developed as a way to avoid subjecting the industry's claims to the authority of the Food and Drug Administration.

Do 'Natural' And 'Botanical' Mean Safer?

Los Angeles Times | Rosie Mestel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Containing substances such as neem tree oil and leaf or bark extract, cinnamon oil, chamomile and calendula, these products may indeed send Johnny or ...

The National Cancer Institute Should Delay Its Collaboration With Love/Avon

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The NCI should insist that Avon reformulate its products to phase out all toxic ingredients and replace them by safe alternatives before proceeding with their important initiative.

Think Before You Drink...Water

Hedrick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hedrick Smith

Chemicals in consumer products are finding their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into our drinking water. Millions of people are drinking endocrine disruptors in their tap water.

The Toxic Side of Beauty

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Hepler

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.

How to Green Your Genes

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Studies suggest that what we eat, how we live, and what our environment exposes us to today could have an impact on the health of our distant descendants.