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Hey fellow BTD's. Day 21 for me on the Master Cleanse... Doing OK. Having some pressure in the sinus area the last two days... I don't like it. Perhaps more lemon juice will do the trick... Other than that, I started paying attention to the body fat/muscle thing. I really have lost almost all of the little fat I had. The muscles appear very tone. I do not appear to have lost any muscle mass at all.
On a more important note. I wanted to touch on a subject that everyone should be concerned with these days. TOILETRIES & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS!
We, as health conscious people, dedicate time, money, and effort to keep ourselves healthy and happy. We do this by avoiding the avoids, focusing on the beneficial, and grazing on neutrals. We do what we can to keep our stress levels in check, excessive right for our type, the list goes on and on.
Avoiding the avoids is a big part of being a follower of the BTD. Why? Because the avoids are poison! Why then, would we cover ourselves, and our families, with poison every day!? I'm talking about your toiletries gang. From head to toe, many of us cake ourselves in toxins, day in, and day out. Let's look at some of the stuff we liberally slather about our persons...
Hair and face: Shampoo, conditioner, chemical dyes, hair spray/gel/styling products, make up of all sorts, acne medications, topical poisons, lip balm, etc.
Mouth: Toothpaste, mouth wash, floss, ointments, teeth bleaching products, metal fillings, breath sprays, chewing gums, etc.
Body: Soap, deodorants, ointments, pain creams, topicals, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, panty liners, lotion, etc.
What the $&#!?@! Why would we do this to ourselves?! Sodium laureth sulfate, aluminum, mercury, propelyne glycol, fluoride, chlorine, titanium dioxide, alcohol, yellow 5 and assorted dyes and colorings, petroleum, CFC's, GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE!!!!
Industrial toxins people! GET RID OF THEM! Either throw them away now, or finish what you have and start buying natural products as soon as you can. I encourage all of you to read the labels on your personal care products. Now I challenge you to do a little research on some of the poisons/toxins/carcinogens that you find, and that I've listed above. You'll be shocked! Trust me.
Go to your local (or the closest) health food/grocery store. Check out the natural foods section or the natural personal care section if they have one. You'll find a vast array of products made for us to take care of ourselves without killing ourselves!
There is a nasty poison ALL of the most common products that I've listed above! There's also a perfectly natural and safe alternative on the shelf of the stores I just told you to visit! If you can't find them there, buy them on-line, or, through mail order.
Here is a short, and incomplete list of brand names that I've become fond of:
Avalon (Shampoos, conditioners etc.)
Burt's Bees (facial care, lotions, lip balms, hand creams, toothpaste, etc.)
Rich's MSM Lotions
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
J/A/S/O/N (toothpaste, mouthwash, hair styling, deodorant, etc.)
Of course there are MANY more. These are just the brand names I have lying around. I'll find some more and post them soon! Later gang!