We are big advocates of label reading! By simply reading ingredients on body products and food products will open your eyes wide to what is going in and on your body. Goal for this week: Read your toothpaste!
Sadly, most toothpastes contain harmful dyes, chemicals, flavoring, and sweeteners. Yes, sweetener. (Lordy, we will give the anti-artificial-sweetener spill anther day). Why not try to make this switch this week? These tasty pastes have been proven to work, without the nasty chemicals. This is one more step in removing harsh products from your sweet body 🙂
What to look for:
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – SLS is used to create the foaming action you may expect when brushing your teeth. You’ll find it in other cosmetic products (e.g., shampoo, body washes, etc) as well. SLS is a problem because it can damage your cells. It can leave you with canker sores and other skin problems.
Sodium laureth sulfate – This ingredient is known to be an irritant.
Fluoride – This ingredient may be linked to cancer. Some scientists think that it can actually be damaging to your teeth over time.
Petroleum dyes such as FD & C Blue No. 1 – This artificial dye may cause allergic reactions and possibly tumors
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Head over to your local health food store, and even some conventional grocers are selling this! Spread the word, and brush your teeth!
C & M