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Mar 28, 2007

Is your paraben habit making you fat?

The Bite:

We interrupt our regular easy-breezy style to bring you this important nugget o’ knowledge: Parabens are synthetic preservatives found in shampoos, make-up foundations, shaving gels and even food. They have a chemical structure similar to estrogen that interferes with production of the body’s natural hormones - potentially leading to weight gain (and more importantly, containing potential links to cancer). So, look for products that don’t contain any parabens - methyl, propyl or butyl - to ward off the pounds and other health risks.

The Benefits

  • Shed some pounds.  We wish we could back that up with personal experience, but until then, we defer to the studies.
  • Protect yourself and the environment from cancer-causing components.  Products containing parabens and other dangerous chemicals are often flushed into our water systems after use, spreading even to the people who are avoiding them.
  • Preserve your looks naturally. Buy self-preserving organic products like moisturizing body oils made from organic cocoa butter, sunflower oils, peppermint oil, coconut oil, and organic spearmint oil. They stay preserved naturally for up to 18 months.

Personally Speaking

Go grab a bottle from your bathroom and scan the ingredients. You’ll be shocked how many contain parabens.  Try to buy products without parabens, parabens cause cancer!  Check your labels!
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