Did you know that the vagina is an absorbent organ? “The vagina is a mucus membrane and organic tampons and pads seem to be the latest trend. Chemophobia has sweep over the feminine hygiene aisle and it’s a multi-billion dollar organic industry. The U.S. organic market is big business with over $43.3 billion in sales in 2015.
No only is your overall health and well-being affected by what foods you consume but it’s also affected by stress, environmental endocrine disrupting chemical’s (EDC), lotions and potions you apply to your body, medications and many other factors.
Most of the pads and tampons on the market have been bleached with chlorine and the cotton has been sprayed with a Pesticide-residue. Chlorine leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin, which is linked to cancer as it’s a known carcinogen and endometriosis. Dioxin can also be found in the air, water, and ground. Let me not fail to mention the toxic heavy metal dyes that could be on the on the cord of your tampon.
The FDA oversees tampons and considers them a class II medical device (some pregnancy test kits and contact lenses are also considered class II medical devices). There are three classes of medical devices—class I, class II, and class III—and class I devices are considered the lowest risk (dental floss is a class I device, for example). Class II devices are higher-risk than class I and “require greater regulatory controls to provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness,” the FDA says, noting that condoms are classified as Class II devices.
If you’re already on the organic,eating clean and pesticide free, band wagon: inserting unnecessary chemicals in your vagina should spark some sort of interest.
As I further investigate, I’ve found that Organic tampons are not entirely pesticide-free. The crops are sprayed with a insecticide application.
The FDA considers cotton as a food crop even if its going to be used for textile purposes. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs, Part 172 that “cottonseed products may be used for human consumption.”
There are many products used by women that have Both BPA and phthalates in them such as odor control items, soaps, body washes, douches, pre-moistened wipes, towelettes, powders and deodorant sprays. What do all these daily used items have in common? They all are “endocrine disruptors.” Endocrine disruptors are the nasty little chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune destroying side effects.
Are organic tampons necessarily better than the “traditional” non-organic ones you’ve been using since you started menstruating? The FDA’s regulations are the same regardless if it’s organic or conventional tampons/pads and they both have same level of absorbency. If the tampons you’re using has a plastic applicator it will contain phthalates in that plastic so why not use a tampon that has a non plastic applicator? If you find that you have a burning sensation or itchy when using conventional tampons that can be caused by an allergic reactions to the fragrances; why not switch to a fragrance free brand? If you want to completely eliminate all soaps, perfumes and fragrances that are used in most brands, find a brand that doesn’t have any of these things in them even if its going to a organic brand. No need to worry about Toxic Shock Syndrome which is a rare, life-threatening bacterial condition that were linked to super absorbency tampons, and the FDA has stopped manufacturers from making those anyways. There is such a thing called Toxic Shock Sydrome and you should change out your tampons every two hours never ever leave them in longer than 8 or you will have a chance of getting TSS. Since the late 1990’s they are now using a type of chlorine-free bleaching process for all tampons organic or conventional but even with that process a small level of the dioxin hazard can be even found in all tampons even 100% cotton ones.
My take on all of this is; it’s really a personal decision. If you are still bombarding your body with these over the counter Endocrine disruptors that women use in everyday products whats the use of trying to use organic tampons and pads? If you are making your own products, clean eating and are aware of the things that you stick in your body and on your body then YES, Organic tampons and pads could be the new route for you to consider. I’ve found some organic pads at Target the other day for the same price as the name brand pads that I’ve been using ( $6.99). I grabbed a pack and I like them.
One or two big arrows will kill you just like a thousand tiny ones.
There are period alternatives for people who prefer not using pads or tampons.
Period panties, menstrual cups, sea sponges, washable reusable Cloth Pads and Beppy Sponges.
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Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs
Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism freedom
I wish somebody had given me a step-by-step road-map back when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. I’ve done my best to pull from all their expertise, as well as my own knowledge and clinical experience. I want to make it easy for you to find the answers quickly, all in the one place, because I’m all too familiar with that awful side effects of hypothyroidism. I certainly don’t want you to have to spend years finding solutions, like I did. I also want you to understand that there isn’t an easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health
The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn Cookbook
I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play. In this book, you will find a collection of many fall favorite recipes that you and your family are sure to love. If you’ve ever considered a hypothyroidism diet, this recipe book is a great starting resource.
Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission
There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.
A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.
Do you need foods that promote your thyroid health? Let’s heal your body from the inside out. We’ve all heard that our gut is called the “second-brain”. Given how closely the two interact with each other one thing you may not realize is your emotions and weight gain can start in the gut. Your gut and digestion can also cause you to hold onto that excess weight and just feel lousy. I’ve included 101 hypothyroidism fighting recipes that cook themselves. Our main concern is kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hope this book inspires you to use your slow cooker more often and create your own new recipes. Let’s together shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life.
Hypothyroidism: The beginners Guide
This book thanks everyone suffering from hypothyroidism and looking for answers. Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write this book to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written this book to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. I’ve done my best to pull from all their expertise, as well as my own knowledge and clinical experience. I want to make it easy for you to find the answers quickly, all in the one place, because I’m all too familiar with that awful side effects of hypothyroidism. I certainly don’t want you to have to spend years finding solutions, like I did. I also what you to understand that there isn’t an easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed. Get ready to go on a journey of discovery where you are going to learn how everything ties into one. A lack of knowledge is a lack of power.
Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!
I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.
Reset Your Thyroid, 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot
This is a 21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid and jump start your weight loss journey. It is filled with 21 breakfast recipes, 21 lunch recipes and 21 dinner recipes. They are packed full of nutrients, healthy fats and proteins. All are easy to make and I’ve done all the thinking for you! All you have to do is prepare the foods and eat. It takes 21 days to form a new habit, it will most likely take that long for your mind and body to stop opposing your new lifestyle change. Three weeks really isn’t a very long time. If you find yourself in a rut and coming up with excuses. You can regain control by reminding yourself that you only have to do it for 21 days. Motivate yourself to exercise. Choose something you honestly like to do and won’t loathe at least 3 times a week. Create an exercise plan that seems easy to accomplish. (And, stick to it!) Give yourself a chance and commit to yourself to stay with the program for 21 days.
Hypothyroidism clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT. I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my eating issues WITHOUT dieting. All the recipes are specially crafted to be easy, super delicious and they have been kid tested-mother approved. A family-friendly way to eat that your entire family will enjoy. This book contains wonderfully crafted hypothyroidism recipes for your home and body that will help transform you and your family’s life.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness.
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