I’m sure you’ve heard this saying.  When I was a kid, I mostly thought of it in terms of people being something gross or weird that they ate. 

Now that I’m a few years out of childhood, it means something a little different. 

I have a young and otherwise healthy nephew that was diagnosed with MS recently.   

My father-in-law has terminal liver cancer. 

I know of many other seemingly healthy people who have been diagnosed with cancer and other autoimmune diseases.   How does this happen?

No doctor can exactly pinpoint the cause of any serious disease.  It could be genetics. It could be a risk factor like smoking or inactivity.  Or it could be your diet and the things you put on your skin and breathe into your lungs.

Obviously nobody can control genetics.   But you can be aware of increased risk and take precautions. 

And we can control most every other thing on the list if we are aware of the facts.

Trying to decipher food labels is a daunting task.  Cosmetic labels are even worse. And household cleaners?  Ugh. 

Once you do figure out what works, you will find that buying products that are safer is typically quite a bit more expensive.   

This is where I am on my journey, and rebate apps, reward programs and grocery store research are helping lower the cost. 

In the long run, buying things that are safer is an absolutely worthwhile investment in your health.   Organic groceries and beauty/cleaning products with less dangerous chemicals will help reduce the healthcare spend later in life.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a whole food diet, clean beauty products or rebates to join in this journey, here are some helpful links (these are not affiliate links, shop for the lowest price or try to find these books at the library):

Blood Sugar Doesn’t Lie: How Hidden Blood Sugar Imbalance Drives Chronic Disease and Brain Disorders – And Your Guide To Fixing It! (1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/154397127X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2iZoEbC8NKF5P

Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health https://www.amazon.com/dp/0806538945/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_flZoEb0XDZRVS


I do sell Beautycounter, but this is more of an informational link.  They have a lot of great info on the website. 

https://www.ewg.org/  you can download a free app from EWG (environmental working group) that can be used to check the safety of products.

https://ibotta.com/r/dbnqhmf. This is a link to the rebate app Ibotta.  You will be surprised at the amount of healthy items you can find that have a rebate.  Download it and check it out! You’ll get a $20 welcome bonus the first time you redeem a rebate.