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    The Harmful Effects of Fragrance

    Fragrance, parfum, perfume, cologne, eau de toilette, scent.  Call it what you want.  I prefer “chemical $h!tstorm,” for the sake of transparency. Fragrance = unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals, and environmental toxicants. Air fresheners, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, disinfectants, dish detergents, all-purpose cleaners, scented candles, wax melts, fake essential oils, sunscreen, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, cosmetics, deodorants, wipes, shampoos, conditioners… A single fragrance in a product can contain a mixture of hundreds of chemicals. A survey of selected scented consumer goods showed the products emitted more than 100 VOCs; some are classified as toxic or hazardous by federal laws. Even…

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    CBD – BEYOND THE HYPE.

    CBD supplements are all the rage lately.  “What is it?” “Does it get people “high?” “Should I take it?” “Will it help with _____?” “How do I take it?” “Which one do you recommend?” These are just some of the questions I’m asked, most often, about CBD oil.  So, let’s do this! HEMP AND MARIJUANA Before we jump in, let’s clear up the difference between marijuana and hemp.  Cannabis is a genus (group) of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family, which consists of three primary species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.  Hemp and marijuana are varieties of the same plant species.  The most known difference between the two…

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    MY STORY

    Almost fifteen years ago, I learned a hard but invaluable lesson. While trying to restore my health, I found that no matter how many doctors or specialists I saw, not a single one of them was as invested in my health as I was. That was some hard truth. My story went like this: prescription, side-effects, a new set of symptoms, new prescription… THIS. IS. ABSURDITY. However, it took me years to see that. Once that realization finally did set in, I wanted answers. Real answers – outside of, “manage your symptoms”. What a wild ride. Over the course of a decade, I had the privilege of meeting with some…