From: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
July 14, 2010 www.safecosmetics.org
We have the opportunity to reach millions of people around the world with “The Story of Cosmetics”, creating a wave of support for an effective, common-sense law that will ensure all cosmetics and personal care products are safe.Earlier this month we asked you to help launch this film – and we’ve been blown away by your response so far.
THANK YOU to everyone who has already who’s already donated and offered to spread the film far and wide! Because of you, we’re almost halfway to our goal of raising the money we need to put the finishing touches on the movie and create opportunities for viewers to turn their learning into action. But we’re not there yet!In the past six years, with your help, we’ve educated millions of people around the world about the problem of harmful chemicals in products like lipstick, cologne, soaps and even baby shampoos – and together we’re shifting the market toward healthier alternatives. Now, for the first time in 70 years, we have a real chance at national legislation that would eliminate chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from the products women, men and children put on their bodies every day. Thank you for everything you’re already doing to give the beauty industry a makeover. Stay tuned!
So it seems to have gotten popular in Hollywood to start having kids when you’re 45! But for the rest of us, our 40’s mean the onset of menopause and the end of possibilities for natural, organic conception and childbearing.
What is wonderful to bear witness to these days, however, is women’s beauty manifest at all ages and in so many forms, such diversity.
Menopause need be no different. It’s a time of womanhood that ushers in a new era of the feminine. Strong and beautiful and womanly. Here are some natural herbs that some of have suggested can ease the physical transition.
On top of these measures natural remedies for menopause include herbs, homoeopathic remedies and aromatherapy oils.
Herbs often used include: [In addition to Black Cohosh]
Let’s focus on Dong Quai. This is a popular herbal, natural remedy in China and other parts of the Orient. It is seen there as a sort of wonder remedy for women.
Dong Quai is, foremost, a blood tonic used to nurture the blood and invigorate the blood circulation. The interlinked acupuncture meridians are the Liver, Heart and Spleen. Some of the chemical ingredients of Dong Quai include vitamin B (nictonic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12), and vitamin A. Its ability to regulate and normalise hormonal imbalances means that this herb can be immensely worthwhile in alleviating symptoms asscociated with PMT, infertilty and the menopause.
Healthy Food And Exercise
Other recommended remedies are more of a lifestyle approach and include, healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables or the “Mediterranean Diet” of lean meats and fish for proteins. We always need to include fair doses of exercise and it’s highly recommended to avoid stress and stressful situations.
Soy is another key ingredient in alleviating some of the side-effects of menopause. The ‘active constituents’ in soy that act as a natural remedy for menopause are the soy isoflavones, and it is suggested that you take 50 mg of soy isoflavones per day or get it in your diet by eating tempeh, tofu, soy milk and other soy products.
Another little secret, from WebMD, is natural progesterone cream
A study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999 found that natural progesterone cream significantly reduced hot flashes compared to the placebo group. In The Wisdom of Menopause, Northrup says that a 2% progesterone skin cream works in about 85% of perimenopausal women.
A little as 1/4 tsp once per day can ease hot flashes. Make sure that you read the labels of natural progesterone cream products careful as there is great variability of progesterone content.
Madame Le Figaro, France’s premier intelligent women’s magazine, declares that Green Is Glam, even for haute fashionista Parisians! Read about Greening Hollywood and Green Celebs such as Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts in the June issue of Madame Le Figaro.
Here comes the all brand new eco friendly magazine, Shizen, which happens to be a goldmine of information for all eco friendly citizens! Well written, and with a good dose of humor, Shizen is printed with vegetal ink, on recycled paper, and wants to give a positive image of women, with in depths articles about major environmental problems. As an example , the last articles talked about the devastation of the Brazilian forest in favor of cattle breeding (When the beefs eat the Amazonian forest) and about the hidden side of our beauty products (Are we in danger when we pamper ourselves?). You can also upload Shizen in pdf version (a good gesture for the planet).