Are we really taking care of our entire body?
With the New Year bringing in resolutions including losing weight, quitting smoking and eating healthy, it seems that the focus for 2017 is overall health.
For a few years now people have begun doing their research into the effects â€œjunk foodâ€ has on our body. This has caused people to ban fast food and other food they deem as junk. Recently there have been more discoveries of food that we thought to be good for us, now having harmful contaminants. Things like chicken have preservatives, vegetables have chemicals and the amount of sugar/sodium we consume in all of these foods in our day-to-day lives is making us unhealthy. With all of this being said, we are now more careful then ever by reading the ingredient labels, knowing our brands and ensuring we shop at stores we trust.
The question that I have to ask is, if we are so concerned about what we put in our body why arenâ€™t we concerned with what we put on our bodies. What I mean by this is our creams, cleansers, toners, make-up removers, make-up, hair products â€“ the list goes on and on. Why do we suddenly care about what we are putting inside our bodies and not out? One would think that in order to look healthy we not only have to eat healthy, but take care of our skin naturally as well.
In a society where our image is now the center of attention were eating healthier, working out more â€“ we need to take care of the outside of our body (skin) to be able to see the results we want. My goal for everyone this week is to go home and look at the ingredients listed on all of the products you use on the outside of your body. How many ingredients are there? Can you pronounce these ingredients? Are these ingredients chemicals you have never heard of? How do you know what this is doing to your body?
Did you know that companies put food colouring and perfume into their products to prevent you from knowing when their products have expired? This increases the longevity and overall profit of their products. So we shouldnâ€™t be surprised when companies put in other chemicals to help with that as well. Can we really trust these name brand companies we have used all our lives, which are mass distributors and only worry about the next big buck?
Again, I encourage you all to go home and evaluate the products you currently use through the ingredients displayed. Look up what the side effects of these ingredients are or what theyâ€™re made out of. Maybe this will push you to make the change today â€“ take care of every piece of you from the inside out!