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Make-up is incomplete without lipsticks but when it is affecting your health, you need to give it a second thought. However, you can make your own lipstick at home using beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter or cocoa butter, and beetroot powder, for a lovely red tint. These ingredients are not harmful and can moisturize and protect your lips. Moreover, it is inexpensive to make.
Toxic chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and dioxins are potent endocrine disruptors that cause damage to the reproductive system and fertility defects in both men and women. Aldehydes and sodium lauryl sulfate are other toxins that trigger skin allergies and are also associated with an increased risk of cancer, while phenoxyethanol, widely marketed as a 'safe ingredient', can cause skin irritation and damage to the central nervous system.
Toxic shock syndrome is caused when bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes release harmful toxins into your body. It can cause symptoms like a high fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, cough and a sore throat. You may also experience dizziness, confusion, swelling, pain and inflammation, breathing problems, and gangrene. A red rash and peeling skin and red eyes, mouth, and vagina are also characteristic signs.
Scientists and doctors still haven't been able to zero in on the exact cause of cancer. While studies have helped classify certain compounds responsible...
Allergies have increased by 300 percent in the last four decades. Most of the causes of allergies are man-made. The industrial revolution has caused global warming and climate change, which have a direct impact on the rise of allergic diseases. Though medications are used to treat allergies, they cannot prevent them and adversely impact cognitive development. Awareness of the lesser known causes of the allergies is important to prevent allergies.
Industrial farming produces inexpensive meat, but the environmental trade-off isn’t worth. Humans are now the greatest force on the planet. Raising, slaughtering, and processing farm animals emit toxic greenhouse gases. It’s even more than emission from vehicles. Pesticides, antibiotics, and arsenic are also released into the environment. These substances don’t degrade, and might even cause a loss of biodiversity. To stop fueling industrial farming, ditch the cheap meat. Buy local whenever possible.
If fish is a staple in your diet, you must familiarize yourself with the toxins that might contaminate it. Ciguatera and mercury accumulates in large fish. Instead, eat smaller fish. Scombrotoxin is caused by exposure to high temperatures. So, store fish in the refrigerator. Shellfish toxins are caused by toxic algae, so avoid them during algal blooms. Lastly, cylindrospermopsin is caused by blue-green algae. So, steam your fish for two minutes to avoid contamination.
A healthy diet must have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. We make sure of this every time we shop at the produce section....
Are you giving your breasts the tender loving care they deserve? While breasts are almost every woman’s favorite feature, most of us take them...
Several factors can have a negative impact on your gut health that further affects your immune system. Processed foods promote inflammation in the gut. Stress levels can cause an imbalance in the gut flora. Insufficient sleep can give your gut troubles, too. An overdose of antibiotics can disrupt the gut bacteria, making it prone to infections.
In today’s world of melting ice caps, changing temperature and increasing pollution, who wouldn’t want to live a greener life? However, with all the...
Research has proved that even in tiny amounts, many chemicals that are commonly found in our cosmetic products have hazardous impacts on our health...
Sleep is essential to your brain for storing important information, discarding useless material, and flushing out harmful toxins. Loss of sleep can, over time, hamper your learning ability, cause memory loss and associated diseases like Alzheimer's, and a decrease in cognitive function. Irregular sleep can also interrupt the communication between parts of your brain that help in processing and regulating emotions, thus leading you to be more emotionally volatile.
A build up of toxins in our bodies over time makes it difficult to lose weight. A fiber-rich diet and drinking lots of water will help flush most of these toxins out while exercising can also help rid your body of all its toxins through sweating. Eating organic foods and choosing all-natural cleaning products can further reduce your exposure to chemicals that are bad for your health.
In 2003, The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released data that exposed commonly consumed soft drinks for containing levels of pesticides that greatly exceeded the proposed Indian safety standards. For this reason, drinks like Pepsi and Coca-Cola are great for ridding your house of bugs. Since these drinks are also highly acidic, they're great for cleaning windows, removing stains, and getting rid of rust as well!