Looking good is important in our society! Hopefully looking natural, healthy and happy is getting back into fashion. If you think of it from a historic perspective there has always been some form of mutilation of the (female) body. As my 17 year old daughter said; ‘What’s the difference in between the Japanese women’s binding of their feet and todays breast enlargements or putting deadly substances on our skin?’
I think our grandkids are going to say; ‘Did you really put parabens and propylene alcohol on your skin?’ and we are going to say; ‘Yes, but we didn’t know better, we thought it made us look good and smell good!’ It happened before, things we thought were harmless became dangerous, so hopefully the awareness comes soon, like it did with DDT and smoking.
The worst and most common substances to stay away from are Parabens, BHA, BHT (preservative), Phthalates (fragrances and perfumes), Sodium Laureth Sulfate or other ending in “-eth” (for foaming). I could make the list much longer but I rather want you to start googling and making a habit of checking or if you prefer to not spend time on it, just don’t buy any funny names. Here are two pages, one from a cancer fund, and the other from an environmental activist and scientist from Canada, David Suzuki, whom have taught me a lot in this area.
The best detox is the daily one! At our retreats we you learn more at our natural facial, but this is a good start for now:
Cancer Fund – Chemicals to Avoid
Chemicals in Cosmetics to Avoid
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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