Finally, some sane and accurate advice about cosmetics and beauty products! Julie Gabriel pulls no punches in this frank, honest, and totally unbiased masterpiece about the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the cosmetic industry.
First and foremost, she helps you understand that when you buy a product that makes various beauty claims, you are dealing with a business that wants to sell you something that may not necessarily be good for your health, hi many cases, quite the opposite is hue. How do you know? Reading this book will make you very well-versed in the numerous chemicals that come packaged in facial creams, shampoos, and cleansers. You will know what’s safe and what could be harmful. Want to know what a xenoestrogen is? This book will tell you. Read this book because it could save your life.
You aren’t manipulated into buying any one philosophy or specific “green” product brand. Not only does this very well-researched book tell you what to look for and avoid in buying and using various lotions, potions, and beauty creams, but it gives you a very practical approach to shopping for what’s healthiest and best for your body.
Additionally, you will learn how to make green beauty products yourself from raw ingredients and the recipes provided in this book. Since prepackaged green beauty products can be expensive, knowing how to make your own could save you tons of money.
Do not underestimate the advice in this book in regard to your general health. I have been in the practice of natur al healing for more than thirty years, and I have had to help my patients undo damage caused by the toxins we find in our food, water, air, prescription drugs, and a long list of cosmetic or beauty products. The ingredients in most of these creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, and moisturizers are loaded with cancer-causing agents.
When you read this book, you will know what they are and how to find better natural alternatives that will actually enhance, not worsen, your general health.
Some of you may ask, “Shouldn’t we be getting this type of advice from a board-certified dermatologist?” The answer to this is a most definite no! If you want advice on how to suppress a skin disease like acne or psoriasis with toxic chemicals, see a dermatologist. If you ar e interested in prevention and health promotion, read this book instead and learn how to effectively deal with cosmetic issues.
Unfortunately, acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions are often heated with cancer-causing and liver-damaging pills and creams. Also, for seborrhea and psoriasis, coal tar shampoos—known cancer-causing agents—are commonly prescribed. Steroid creams and sunscreens are known to contain cancer-causing ingredients. Sure, such prescriptions will obliterate acne, psoriasis, eczema, and a long list of diseases, but at what price?
Another issue dealt with in-depth by Julie Gabriel is organic versus synthetic beauty products. If it’s organic, is it really any better? Here, the author helps the reader sort out fact from fiction in this wildly controversial area. Sometimes wliat’s labeled as organic may actually be a major problem for health.
While you are reading this book, keep in mind that the tilings you put on your scalp and on your skin can absorb into your system and cause health effects in your internal organs. Once you finish tins book, you may be convinced that if it’s not safe to eat, it’s not safe to use on your skin or scalp. Julie should be congratulated for showing us how to be beautiful and healthy at the same time.