Environmental toxins are linked to EVERY chronic health issue
I know women of color like me are more exposed to toxic chemicals in personal products, beauty, and cleaning products.
Research shows that women of color are disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals and that the personal care, cleaning and beauty products we are using are the sources of the exposure.
And because of a difference in the number of personal care products used daily — black women on average purchase nine times more beauty products than white women — the potential harm of these toxic ingredients is multiplied.
These are the same types of chemicals that have been measured at higher levels in the bodies of women of color and have been linked to reproductive disorders, such as fibroids and early onset puberty — disorders where racial and ethnic disparities are notable.
It is time to go toxin free. Due to chemicals and toxins we have the HIGHEST rates of obesity with 4 out of 5 women being overweight or obese. Nearly a quarter of Black women between 18 and 30 have fibroids compared to about 6% of white women, according to some national estimates. By age 35, that number increases to 60%. Black women are also two to three times more likely to have recurring fibroids or suffer from complications. We have the highest rates of depression, are are 60% more likely to have high blood pressure and these are just a few scary facts.
It’s time we start fighting back and showing companies we won’t be marketed and we don’t need their toxins. We have to break the cycles and realize we are and were conditioned to use these chemicals and are being played by savvy marketing designed just for us. How many times have you seen an ad on Facebook, and it’s of that Dove bubble bath with the black baby on it, probably from Target? That isn’t on accident, someone took the time to study you, your browsing and spending habits and target you for that ad.
We often fall for marketing terms like “natural”, “free and clear”, “green”, “dermatologist recommended” and so many others. It isn’t your fault.
Because, though claims like “paraben-free” and “phthalate-free” are starting to appear for some beauty products, they’re not showing up as often in products marketed to people of color, like products for curly, coily hair or dark skin tones. So when we see products that have those terms designed for us, it is easy to assume that they are what they claim. Unfortunately, that isn’t accurate.
That is why I am here, I help women of color reduce and reverse their toxic burden internally and externally so they can improve their gut health and reverse the damage and stop being a statistic. Fill out the form below and we can get your health journey started on the road to toxin free living. If you have questions about something you already own, I do offer ingredient readings for either a stamp of approval or denial for being nontoxic or a more detailed listing of what you are using.