Are Your Cosmetics
Getting You Down?
One comment that we frequently hear from people is how
good they feel both physically and emotionally after using
Evan's all-natural skincare and other products.
Conversely, there's a lot of evidence now to support
the devastating physical and emotional toll caused by
chemical-laden, mainstream cosmetics.
We ran across the quote below in recent research and
wanted to share the info with you. It appeared in "Our Toxic
Times", a newsletter of the Chemical Injury Information
Network (CIIN). CIIN is a non-profit support and advocacy
organization run by the chemically injured for the benefit
of the chemically injured. You may visit them at: http://www.ciin.org/
CHEMICALS AND EMOTIONS
One evening while taking a sauna, I had a life altering
experience. I noticed that I was feeling
depressed and angry.... I was compiling a laundry list of
all the people who injured me in my life.... As I was
listening to myself rage, I had the thought that
`well, this always happens to me in the sauna.' This always
happens to me in the sauna! I was shocked.... [T]his
phenomenon happened time and time again. While taking a
sauna, I would get angry, anxious, depressed or paranoid.
The light bulb finally went on. My moods were a
reflection of the chemicals that were being released from my
fatty tissue back into my blood stream. When I left the
sauna, and my body cooled down, they stopped. The chemicals,
like alcohol, altered my neurotransmitters thus creating an
emotional state of anger and paranoia.
The next step in logical thinking was easy: If alcohol or
can make me angry or weepy, if marijuana can make some
if LSD can make some users have psychotic experiences, why
can't any common
chemical do the same thing to a person who is sensitive to
the substance?... After all, psychotropic drugs alter them."
(The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
acknowledges there are 30 chemicals in the workplace that
can cause apathy, 26 that cause delirium, 40 depression, 58
excitability, 25 hallucinations, 39 irritability, 29
nervousness or tension, 31 restlessness, and 119 that can
cause sleep disturbances.) -Robert Mayer, Ph.D, New York,
212-677-2922, in Our Toxic Times, February, 2002, P.O. Box
301, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645, 406-547-2255.
Way to go, Robert! People need to know this
information for many reasons.
First, they can eliminate toxic conventional products from
and probably experience real improvements not just
physically but emotionally. Second, by using safe
natural products and eliminating the chemicals, they may
also avoid being lured into taking dangerous, mind-altering
drugs to "treat" mental phenomena that more likely are
side-effects of toxic exposure. Finally, people may
live much longer, healthier and happier lives just by
knowing this information. Hats off to the scientists
blowing the whistle on the chemical industry's excesses and
We're doing research in this area all the time.
Email us if you have
questions or would like further info on solutions.
Kevin and Evan
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Disclaimer: The above information is presented for
educational purposes only. The reader should consult a
licensed health practitioner for his or her health needs.
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