Saturday, April 2, 2011

Trace Amounts

It is only trace amounts. Trace amounts of radiation, trace amounts of chemical food dyes, preservatives and hormones  in our food, Air pollution contains trace amounts of diesel exhaust, coal products, and other toxic industrial substances, trace amounts of chlorine and fluoride in our water, trace amounts of mercury in high fructose corn syrup, trace amounts of mercury, aluminum, thimerosal, aspartame and monosodium glutamate in vaccines, trace amounts of pesticides and poison in the earth and produce we eat and trace amounts of cancer causing chemicals in all conventional personal care products lining the shelves of supermarkets and drug stores.The list of trace amounts we are exposed to is endless.
What is in your products?
  OK, so we have been told that trace amounts of harmful chemicals are not a concern. The human body can handle these small amounts of toxins. We are told the amount is negligible, basically like nothing. BUT, doesn't all the trace amounts of all this stuff ADD up? We are essentially being bombarded by trace amounts of toxic stuff continuously. In nature, a small low pressure stream of water can eat away and erode the land over time. These trace amounts of toxic chemicals are building up in our bodies and in the earth. Over time they are no longer in trace amounts. They weaken, damage, harm and they kill. We are killing ourselves and the earth with these trace amounts, and not so trace amounts of toxic chemicals.
Creepy Reality
It feels overwhelming. How can we do anything about it if in fact these trace amounts are so prevalent? Well it would seem clear that less exposure would be better. Cutting back on the trace amounts of toxins that we come in contact with and expose the planet to is essential.
Where do you think the toxins end up?
   The first step is awareness. We need to open our eyes and see what is there. There are some things we can not avoid. There are some choices that our everyday existence seems to be dependent on like driving your car, or using your cell phone. It is when we have a choice and when that choice doesn't interfere or disrupt our lifestyle, that the decision should clearly be to opt away from using, consuming and supporting  toxic substances. So when we open our eyes where do we find these toxins that we can avoid by opting for a non-toxic alternative? When making changes I always like to start with what ever feels the easiest. Look to avoid toxins in the food you eat and the products you consume through topical application. Choose natural and organic. Choose no GMO (genetically modified). Choose no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives. Simply put, read your ingredients, and don't consume toxic chemicals. If you don't know what an ingredient is, find out. Look it up. If you are reading this, you have access to all the information you need on the ingredients in your consumable products through the Internet. Your choices matter to your health and the health of the planet. Think about the future of our children and their children. Show you care.

Be Well. Mahara


  1. Mahara-we share similar views on our blogs and sell similar products. Love your blog. Check mine out if you have the time. Alison

  2. Hi Mahara,

    I love your website and your blog. I've always believed in healthy products for the skin. We need to take care of ourselves from the inside out! Please check out my website and you'll see that we share the same beliefs!

    God Bless!
    Vivianne Hoag
    Bedford, NH