Are you poisoning your pinkies with standard issue salon polish?
All of the toxic ingredients commonly found in polish, removers, and nail adhesives -- including acetone, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DPB), xylene and parabens-- can cause everything from headaches, dizziness and lung irritation to liver and kidney damage and reproductive harm, says the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
There are healthier, prettier, and more cost effective ways to nail it these days.
Whole Foods type markets sell a range of safe nail products for DIY care (or take them to your salon).
And what good deed can you do your teeth and bones you're probably not doing now? Invest in a bottle of the vitamin E family supplement, tocotrienals. The most popular form of vitamin E , alpha tocopherol, doesn't appear to do the trick. 430 to 860 mg a day helped to improve bone and dental health in recent studies.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
- Start 2018 with a few clear- conscience snacks -- and a spicy drink to have in front of that wintry night fireplace!
- Skip that fatty butter on your morning bagel. Spread with blender whipped yogurt and berries.
- After lunch munch-- Toss spears of English cucumbers with Maldron (or Himalayan) salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice. Beats chips and salted nuts
- Innovative imbibing at Happy Hour? Have a Sriracha-Lada! Combine 1 ounce of lime juice, 2 tsps of sriracha sauce, and a dash of worchestershire sauce, pour over crushed ice in a salt-rimmed beer glass and top with a good Mexican lager To cut down on foam, pour in beer over the back of a spoon). Hey, beer is rich in minerals like selenium and magnesium plus B Complex:)