Why Use Natural Products?

A while ago I wrote about going to the gym where there were 12 TV screens. Every commercial on at the same time (because the ads are synchronized) was for a product that has unhealthy chemicals in it.  Either it was a household cleaning product, a drug, a product to use on your body, lawn etc. 

This article explains the dangers of those chemicals because they are hormone disruptors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/opinion/kristof-this-is-your-brain-on-toxins.html?_r=0

The end of the article states that you should not use plastic containers or water bottles and you should choose organic foods in order reduce exposure to pesticides.

I read every ingredient on everything I buy.  I also noticed that even perfume has some harsh chemicals on their ingredient list.  You would not want to eat the stuff they want you to spray on your body so you shouldn’t put it on your skin either because it gets absorbed. Some people say “yeah but I spray it on my clothes, not on my skin”. Well, you are actually breathing it anyway, so it is still a toxin.

Try Nantucket Natural Oils instead.  This is a company that makes perfume from essential oils.

I also love JUJU Skincare.  I have been using these products for a while now. I went for a facial after using the products for a few months and it was the first time the woman doing the facial didn’t tell me how dry my skin was and try to sell me new products.  Then I stopped using them. I ran out, I had to order them on line, I got busy, blah blah blah and I picked up a new product in the health food store. I went for another facial and sure enough the same woman who always gives me my facial told me how dry my skin was!  I am back on JUJU!!

My thinking is – why not use products as close to natural as possible?
Yours in health,
Lisa
Posted in Uncategorized at October 23rd, 2013. No Comments.

Today is my first day of chiropractic school!

When I started working with Lisa my sophomore year at NYU, I had no idea what chiropractic was or the impact it would have on my life. I wanted to pursue holistic medicine before I even understood what it meant, but my mentors advised me to pursue something (anything!) more substantial. I decided to go pre-med my first year at NYU, and switched to psychology when my advisor told me that my B in chemistry wasn’t good enough. Well, I thought my grade was just fine, and I was happy to pursue a more interesting major anyway. As much as I enjoyed psychology, I didn’t see myself pursuing a career in it. I was a typical college student: clueless about life and searching for something to be passionate about.

One day while I was getting adjusted by Lisa, I started wondering if maybe this is something I could do too. I told her that I was considering chiropractic, and I still remember how shocked she was! (I’m pretty sure we picked out my school right then and there too.) I felt that if I could just do some of what she does, I could contribute to the world in a small but special way. Since then, I’ve met many other chiropractors, healers, and body workers that have such a passion for what they do. I’m so honored to be able to be a part of that community some day soon.

In the five years that I was at Tribeca Chiropractic, I’ve seen so many lives touched and transformed. Seeing people come alive and leading such vibrant lives inspired me to live a fuller life. I was constantly learning about what it meant to truly be well. There was always another way to move better, eat better, and feel better. I attended seminars with Lisa, and even though all the terminology flew over my head I always left with a renewed sense of purpose.

It’s going to be a long few years with a lot of hard work, but I truly believe that it’s going to be worth it. Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes. Please feel free to keep in touch with me by leaving a comment, or you can email me at [email protected]

Be well!
Janet

Posted in Uncategorized at October 7th, 2013. No Comments.