This was a random internet find that happens to work. It is called Horse Chestnut Cream and this brand is Planetary. The cost was about $20 US. Although it has many uses that include supporting hemorrhoids, arthritis, sprains, eczema and joint pain, it is also know for healing veins.
Horse Chestnut Cream is used in Europe as an effective and sanctioned remedy for veins with mild to moderate blood flow disorders and varicose veins. It is said to support vessel wall functioning and offers relief for pain and swelling.
There was a recent study reported that is attempting to link PTSD in war situations to genetics. Of course anything is possible, but I had to think this fringes on the ridiculous. War is a horrifying experience on so many levels that genetics seems to be the last of the possibilities.
A completely overlooked area of possibility is the influence of lead from weapon use. Lead is known to cause reactions that are very similar to PTSD with or without the experience of war. In fact, a known side effect of lead contamination is rage which can manifest in many ways that resemble PTSD.
If you consider that the military still uses mercury in dentistry, still feeds soldiers food contaminated with GMO poisons and pesticides and gives little support in the area of mental health, it seems reasonable that the combination of these elements would offer symptoms that strongly mimic what is known as PTSD.
An interesting and practical study would be to test soldiers with PTSD for mercury and lead levels. It seems a very basic first step.
This company claims to be selling NBMI, OSR, Irminex and Emeramide.
This is a false claim as this product is within FDA trials and cannot
be sold by the manufacturer, Emeramed. The product is being approved
for use as a metals chelator. The counterfeit sales are unauthorized.
PRODUCTS CLAIMING TO HAVE ESSENTIAL OILS
ARE NOT NECESSARILY WHAT YOU EXPECT.
Airwick is marketing a product called, Airwick Essentials that comes with a diffuser. The name gives the impression that the manufacturer, has created a new and improved product made of essential oils. The diffuser style adds to the belief that it is as beneficial as an essential oil that enhances the systems of the body, but is it?
The product reviewed was the Lavender and Almond Essential scent. Here is the advertising from the Airwick website:
New AirWick Essential Mist diffuser automatically transforms natural essential oils into a gentle, fragrant mist to surround you with the fragrance of fresh, natural Lavender and delicately sweet Almond Blossoms.
People suffering from perfume hypersensitivity should be cautious when using this product.
USE ONLY AIR WICK REFILLS, USE IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS, STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE,
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.
DO NOT: USE DAMAGED UNIT, USE CONTINUOUSLY, OBSTRUCT AIR FLOW, PLACE NEAR SOURCE OF HEAT/DIRECT SUNLIGHT, USE IN SMALL CONFINED PET AREAS, USE IN SLEEPING AREAS, INHALE VAPOUR DIRECTLY.
Below are the ingredients listed for the product. According to EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Data Base, found at ewg.org, the product is made of ingredients that present a moderate danger. Their rating system is 1-10 and includes thousands of ingredients and brand name cosmetics. The ingredients for this product are reported to have danger ratings from 1-6.
isoparafin, rated as a #1
fragrance unknown ingredient, remains unrate
linolool , rated as a #5
hexyl cinnamon, rated as a #5
citronellol, rated as a #5
d-limonene, rated as a #6
geraniol, rated as a #7
alpha-isomethyl lonone, rated as a #5
Even though the risks can be categorized as moderate, anything absorbed by the lungs must be detoxed if the body cannot use it, making extra work for your systems. Considering that this level 5 danger is offered as 45 days of continous use, the burden to the body is substantial. Pure lavender essential oil is a #1.
Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
Mix equal parts coconut oil solids with
baking soda and a drop of
a flavorful essential oil.
Your body is the machine that works 24 hours a day for you. When faced with toxicity that machine knows what to do to remove danger from the body, but that additional work takes time from its routine of endless chores, adding an unnecessary burden.
So does it makes sense to purposefully put poison in your system that will make your body work even harder? If you take the time to review the list of ingredients in your traditional toothpastes you might be surprised to find things that are making extra work for your already overworked body and you are doing it daily.
Triclosan is an antibacterial added to soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics and body washes with FDA approval. It can also be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture and toys which are less regulated.
Here is what FDA.gov says about Triclosan:
Some short-term animal studies have shown that exposure to high doses of triclosan is associated with a decrease in the levels of some thyroid hormones. But we don’t know the significance of those findings to human health. Other studies have raised the possibility that exposure to triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. At this time, we don’t have enough information available to assess the level of risk that triclosan poses for the development of antibiotic resistance.
There are other ongoing studies that involve the safety of triclosan. One is a study investigating the potential of developing skin cancer after a long-term exposure to triclosan in animals. Another is a study on the potential breakdown of triclosan to other chemicals on human skin after exposure to triclosan to ultraviolet (UV) rays. At this time, neither study has been completed.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is a compound classified as a chemical and is responsible for almost everything you know and love that bubbles or foams, like toothpaste, soaps, body wash, shampoo and mouthwash. The problem is that it is responsible for skin irritations, disrupting hormone balance and has suspicious, but unconfirmed links to cancer, neurotoxicity and organ toxicity. According to EWG’s Skin Deep, it is a moderate treat.
The real problem is that a “moderate threat” becomes a “dangerous threat” when it is in so many commercial products that the quantities of absorption and ingestion are beyond intended regulated limits. We know that the body will store SLS because of quantities found in the brain, heart and liver.
Artificial Sweeteners, a normal additive for toothpaste, all have varying harmful effects. Only natural products like stevia or monk fruit are trustworthy options, having no links to cancer or diabetes.
Fluoride is a topic of much debate. The American Dental Association, ADA, stands behind its use (but these are the same people who bring you silver, amalgam fillings containing mercury and claim that storing that mercury in your head will not harm you).
The FDA classifies it as a drug. Even if you believe in fluoride as being helpful to teeth, you cannot believe in being drugged without your consent or knowing the proper dosage. In the case of children who ultimately swallow toothpaste and possibly combine that source with fluoridate water, this is a real problem. Meanwhile science is fighting the ADA’s claims, calling it poison. For those who believe its qualities should be left to its use as a pesticide, the thought of putting fluoride into the human mouth is without question wrong.
Propylene Glycol is a humectant in cosmetics, bringing a creamy texture to products. It is also used in industrial antifreeze and the major ingredient in brake and hydraulic fluid. Even though it is a strong skin irritant known to cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage, it is used to improve the consistency of cosmetics and some food products.
This compound causes the fatal destruction of red blood cells, yet is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics. It permeates the skin better than glycerin, and causes greater sensitivity reactions. This cancer causing agent, can be found in some dog food as a preservative. With that said, it seems like an unnecessary addition to your toothpaste.
In your quest to clean at least some of the toxicity out of your life, trying healthier versions of toothpaste is an obvious choice. *In that quest, be aware that many of the popular health based companies are being bought by Corporate America. For consumers who care, that means reading and deciphering ingredients. Don’t be fooled by “natural” or the addition of an essential oil.
So in the end, if you want a simple and cheap alternative try this homemade version of toothpaste.
Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
Coconut Oil Solids
Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix equal parts of coconut oil solids with baking soda and a few drops of peppermint or another essential oil. Store in a small jar or dish that can manage any melting of the oil on a hot day. There is no need to refrigerate.
Just FYI these are some of the Corporate America purchases of trusted healthy brands. It would seem unwise to buy without investigation, as these manufacturers are responsible for much of the poisoning of America and the globe today.
Burt’s Bees is now owned by Clorex
Tom’s of Maine is now owned by Colgate Palmolive
The Body Shop is owned by L’Orleal
Annie’s Homegrown is now General Mills
Lara Bar is now General Mills
Kashi is Kellogg’s product.
Odwalla is owned by Coca Cola
Honest Tea is owned by Coca Cola
Naked Juice is a Pepsi product