How safe are the products you are using?

Dermatology products

Dermatology products (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most of the conventional products sold in supermarkets for personal hygiene and household cleaning contain toxic chemicals that impair one’s health. The Environmental Working Group has compiled a database of personal care products with a safety rating system and descriptions of the dangers of certain ingredients. It is a very useful resource in helping to determine if one wants to continue using a product as well as finding a new product to use or just comparing products.

There is a report on their Web site that contains information about household products. The report is updated regularly and contains some surprising data about the safety of home cleaning products.


Red Palm Oil

Fruit of oil palm tree

Fruit of oil palm tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Red palm oil is derived from the fruit of a palm tree (elaeis guineensis), unlike palm kernel oil which is derived from the kernel of the fruit. The oil palm tree is native to the tropical areas of Africa.

It contains a high level of antioxidants, including carotenes and tocotrienols. The carotenes are what gives it its red color and red palm oil contains far more carotenes than carrots or tomatoes. Tocotrienols are form of vitamin E and have been shown to be more potent than the tocopherol form of vitamin E.


Essential Oils vs. Drugs

essential oils lavender, lemon and sweet orange

Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t

If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school, students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t then they can’t be effective.


Bee Pollen

A European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) flying b...

Bee pollen — nature’s ‘superfood’ – Napa Valley Register

At the top of the list of nature’s “superfoods” is bee pollen. Bee pollen is a mass of pollen that has been packed by worker bees into granules found in brood cells. Brood cells are chambers of woo …


Natural Health & Wellbeing

There are many unhealthy chemicals and production processes being used in our food supply and the products we use in our homes every day. The goal at AmaVita is to share information about how one can live a healthier lifestyle and eliminate many of these toxins from their daily living. This site will also discuss ways to achieve overall wellbeing in other areas of life.