Svaha Spirit Series ~ The Story of Cosmetics

I’m just going to say it – I have issues with my hormones right now.  I’m dealing with it.  I’m determined to normalize my hormones naturally; without the use of synthetic drugs.  I’m at the beginning of my treatment so I’ll have to let you know how it goes.  Through all of this, however, I discovered that certain substances in the food we eat and the products we lather ourselves with can have a detrimental effect on our hormone levels.  Interesting.  The video below did not come as a huge surprise to me then.

After seeing Annie Leonard’s latest “The Story of Stuff” series entitled “The Story of Cosmetics”, I began searching through pages and pages of Health Canada’s website to see if we in Canada are any safer than our southern neighbors.  The good news is, I think we are. The bad news is, I don’t think we are.  It sounds like our government is strict about what substances are allowed but then it gets really wishy-washy about what they consider are safe levels of toxins.  And when I really think about it, I just don’t believe that Pantene and Estee Lauder recreate their products and then import Canadians their safer versions.  Tell me if I’m wrong…please tell me I’m wrong.  I do think we should all question these products and as powerful consumers, we should demand safe ingredients for ourselves and our families.  Awareness is the first step.