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Go Green or Go Home!

by Joe Lawrence | April 29th, 2010 | Shopping Secrets
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Have you ever wished that you acted on an idea to make a new product or capitalize on your idea?  I would be a billionaire twenty times over if I had acted on many of my ideas.  However, I am not.  One such thought which still offers much opportunity is the green revolution our nation is going through.  I predicted about ten years ago that we would make a shift from the industrial world we live in to a more nature friendly one.

Obviously, we are making leaps in creating and harnessing new energy sources.  However, in terms of the everyday consumer, we are flocking to organic foods and all-natural products.  My wife has been doing lots of research into the chemicals we ingest and plaster our bodies with.  It is really a scary thing.

According to www.safecosmetics.org, 61% of women’s lipsticks contain lead.  Seriously?  Remember the push to go from leaded to unleaded gas?  The ban of home paints containing lead.  Why?  Because it is toxic to humans.  Now people are putting it on their lips.  Consider that the average woman eats 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick throughout their life (www.steadyhealth.com).  This is just one product.  This one product that is so common is delivering toxins right to the stomachs of women by the pound.  Forget counting carbs, count lead!

Stores like Whole Foods have outstanding alternatives to these toxic products.  My wife bought shampoo from there that is truly great.  It is some mint concoction, but very low on processed chemicals and high on nature’s gifts.  My hair is less dry, and I have confidence that my skin is not being bombarded with man-made ingredients that I can’t pronounce.

Even meats and produce in your neighborhood grocery store are starting to catch on to this concept.  Animals are given less steroids and hormones.  The meat is just as good, if not better.  Not to mention the vegetables are grown with less pesticides.  Things are starting to go back to the way our grandparents were raised, and I am excited!  Maybe my daughter will experience a chemical free life.  One could only wish.

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