The Cost of Beauty

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“Search for the cure within the cause, the body itself is the best healer.”

Plato C 427 – C 347 BC

Whatever your collection of symptoms or health condition, there are many options to get you to 100% symptom free status.  Well-being is a journey not merely a destination. Although you are a unique individual, your symptom/condition equation will have some of the same common denominators as that of another person. What does your symptom/condition equation and body’s chemical equation look like? Rewriting your well-being challenging equations by cancelling out the contributing common denominators will bring you closer to your desired well-being goal. It is a good place to start on your journey to improved health.

How many toxic ingredients have you consumed today?

How many toxic ingredients have you consumed today through ingestion (eating), through absorption (your skin) and through inhalation (breathing)?

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Did you know that medication from a pain patch reaches pain receptor sites in 12 to 24 hours,


but toxic ingredients in nail polish are found in your urine in 4 hours?

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Read the research here – https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2015/10/your-nail-polish-could-be-disrupting-your-hormone-system#.W3gAYehKhPZ

How long would it take for those same toxins and toxins in your personal care products  to reach the brain or other body parts? Possibly becoming a part of your health condition equation (anxiety, depression, memory, confusion, other symptoms and conditions)?

After using products with toxic or harmful ingredients our bodies can reach a toxic threshold.  Depending on the number of toxic ingredients we are exposed to on a daily basis, our total toxic load, our body’s detoxification ability; we can become sick. Symptoms may not appear until many months or years later. Some people sooner than others and some more seriously if the ingredients are considered partial carcinogens. The Halifax Project research in this area is “focused on the possibility that complex mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals in the environment may be capable of carcinogenic effects that have yet to be fully appreciated”.

What are your personal health costs of beauty? Many personal care products contain harmful ingredients.  Many of the ingredients in the personal care products you use are potentially harmful. There is a high degree of nondisclosure about what goes into personal care products.  The FDA does not require companies to test their products for safety before marketing. How many of unsafe products did you use today? Are the unsafe ingredients that you have consumed now a part of your body’s pollution and well-being equation? Are the products you used today causing you harm and possibly responsible for your symptoms or condition?

Always be vigilant about investigating the ingredients for the products you use. Consider changing your beauty regime to eliminate your health costs of beauty?Ingredients sources and processing can change potentially compromising the products safety. Just as a pain patch delivers its dose throughout the body, harmful chemicals used on the skin can enter and can be dispersed throughout your body becoming a part of your body’s chemical equation; causing interference and dysfunction. Many of the ingredients in personal care products contain carcinogens (or partial carcinogens), endocrine disruptors and neurotoxins; ultimately becoming part of your body’s chemical equation and symptom picture.


DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them – https://www.ewg.org/research/dirty-dozen-list-endocrine-disruptors#.W306EehKhPY

Check out the toxicity level of your personal care products at the Skin Deep Database here – https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.W3gR0ehKhPY

Learn more from David Suzuki at What’s Inside? That Counts! –  https://davidsuzuki.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/REPORT-whats-inside-counts-survey-toxic-ingredients-cosmetics.pdf

Please check out individual product ingredients at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry database.

Safer Options:

For additional safer options visit

GO GREEN HEALTHY BEAUTY KITS: Create A Unique Gift For Kids, Teens and Health Conscious Adults http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1461

Eliminate the Health cost of beauty for a healthier you!

My daughter Noël Ray is a Certified Makeup Artist who shares her healthy beauty tips:

” I am a certified Makeup Artist,Certified Hair Stylist and Certified Nutritional Consultant. I completed my certification for makeup and hair at the Blanche MacDonald Center in Vancouver BC. My Nutritional Consulting certification is through the Packard School of Nutrition. After a few years in the industry doing weddings, photo shoots, special events and retail at MAC makeup;  I became more and more aware of the chemicals and toxins in the products I was using every day! I decided it was time to make a change! I no longer wanted to support these companies who were pushing their toxic products on society, with false claims about how great they were…..performance wise maybe yes, but health wise it was a complete lie! I wanted my clients and the people I love to be aware of the cancer causing chemicals in the cosmetics that they were putting on their skin – the body’s LARGEST ORGAN; not to mention on their mouths and around their eyes! I slowly switched all of my cosmetics over to safer and cleaner options and started working with organic and natural makeup on a regular basis. Ingredients used in personal care products and their sources can change.”

Buyer beware and informed!

As you all know, sometimes the “organic” and “natural” product choices aren’t always the best performers! You can read some of  Noël’s beauty product reviews on her Hippy Princess Blog at http://thisismylifethesearemypassions.wordpress.com/



Pacific 7 Free (considered a safer nail polish)

Gabriel Nail Polishconsidered non-toxic and “10 free”  is Free of: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients

ENJOY healthy beauty today! Consider changing your beauty regime to eliminate your health costs of beauty? You too can restore your health, one step at a time!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, elisabethlhines@gmail.com


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BODY POLLUTION: Who Is Responsible?

Updated March 14, 2021

As a holistic wellness practitioner I spend a lot of time talking to people about body pollution; how it gets in, how to prevent it from getting in and how to get it out. We are all polluted as a result of what we consume, breathe and absorb through our skin on a daily basis. It is a hard reality which many do not want to believe.

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The evidence of body pollution is clear:



Once you accept this fact, the next step is to eliminate your body pollution. To do that you have to stop adding to the your body pollution and eliminate your current body pollution. Strategies for these can be found on my website DETOX page and in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION


You are partially responsible for your body pollution. There are factors that are beyond your control like air pollution, work place toxins, polluted groundwater and contaminated foods. Every day you make choices about the products you will consume and use. Each of the decisions you make can come with a POTENTIAL POLLUTION COCKTAIL. The toxic chemicals and other ‘garbage’ that are a part of the body pollution found in humans and wildlife is every person’s responsibility. The products that are a part of your ‘lifestyle’, provided for you by manufacturers and other producers; create body pollution for you, wild life and the earth. That reality is so clear, of what we can see, let alone the toxin pollution that we cannot, in the short video MIDWAY by Chris Jordan. Click on the image to see the video.



Something to think about! Something to talk about and take action about!

Start eliminating your body and life pollution and enjoy better health today! Your body and brain will thank you!  Wildlife and the planet will thank you!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

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Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy: Dealing with Potential, but Unproven, Risks to Child Health


Are you pregnant? Are you considering getting pregnant? Maternal exposure to toxic chemicals before and during pregnancy can have a negative impact on the development and health of the fetus.

The following statement was made by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in their Scientific Impact Statement No. 37 in May 2013.

“Despite uncertainty surrounding the effects of common environmental chemicals, mothers should be made aware of the sources and routes of exposure, the potential risks to the fetus/baby and the important role that the mother can play in minimizing her baby’s chemical exposure. Such information should be conveyed routinely at infertility, antenatal and well woman clinics as well as via the media. In this way, women will be made aware of the uncertainties which will enable them to make informed choices regarding lifestyle changes which can be made to minimize environmental chemical exposure to their unborn child”.

Are you being advised by your healthcare practitioner and/or midwife to take appropriate precautions? Click the picture below be read the results of the chemicals found in umbilical cord blood.

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Determine your body pollution today!

Detoxify your body pollution today!

Learn how to protect you and your unborn child!

Let me show you how to protect your unborn child and future children in THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

ORDER blood tests to determine if you have harmful chemicals in your body.

Find out your baby’s genetic health risks:

ENJOY better health today!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca


Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy: Dealing with Potential, but Unproven, Risks to Child Health, http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/5.6.13ChemicalExposures.pdf

Environmental Working Group, Pollution in Newborns, http://www.ewg.org/research/body-burden-pollution-newborns

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DETOXIFICATION: A Natural Body Process That May Need Some Help

“GOD made the earth yield healing herbs, which the prudent man should not neglect”.

Ecclesiastes 38:4


Detoxification is a naturally occurring process that takes place in the body automatically on an ongoing basis. So why is everyone considering detox strategies?  Should you? The finely tuned orchestra of detection, identification, communication and responding that are critical for optimum and effective detoxification can become compromised.  Interference, malfunction or damage resulting from multiple sources, including stressors, can seriously hamper natural detoxification.

There are many self-help strategies that you can implement to promote natural detoxification. I list these in my book, THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION. Adding herbs to your diet is one way to encourage detoxification of toxins and heavy metals from your body.

  • Horsetail binds with lead
  • Bladderwrack and turmeric bind with aluminum
  • Cilantro, chlorella and turmeric bind with mercury

Additional herbs bind with developmental toxins, hormone disruptors and carcinogenic chemicals. My research and study of herbs have provided me with insights into the right mix of herbs to synergistically remove body pollution common to your environments. With this information I have formulated BOTANICAL SPA THERAPY HERBAL BATH TEAS recipe; which use the body’s largest organ the skin, to promote detoxification through binding of harmful, foreign toxics. The bath tea approach can be more effective than taking internal supplements and cleanses. If the body’s detoxification systems, including the liver are compromised, the herbal bath tea method is the better choice.   Make your own herbal bath tea bags using the recipe in my book. Learn more about detoxification by visiting my webpage www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/detox.htm.

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Make your own herbal bath teas using the recipe in:

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Consult your regular healthcare provider before using herbs therapeutically. It is important to be supervised by someone knowledgeable about body pollution as you transition through assisted detoxification. There may be contraindications due to health status, medications or other factors. Do not stop taken prescribed medication.

ENJOY better health today!

Thank you!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

Copyright © 2013, Elisabeth Hines

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No portion of this post may be copied and distributed in any manner without

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