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Make Your Own Flu Fighting Potion and Prevent Viral Invasion!

Since I believe health encompasses much more than just skincare, I bring a great resource to your kitchen and invite you to naturally strengthen your immune system this winter!

The kids are back to school, the weather is turning cold, viruses are getting rampant and our immune system is taking a hit. Just this past week, a personal friend and pediatric physician reported he saw over 60 patients in one day with viral related issues. THE TIME IS NOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HEALTH PLAN- AND HEALTH POTION!


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Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

BUT… if you can prevent viral-cell penetration, you can beat the flu even before you know it has arrived at your membranes!Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

I know all about cellular function. By education and practice, my Nursing Anesthesia career is built upon lipid soluble drugs that pass through the cell membrane to induce anesthetic sleep.
I understand the ramifications that occur when unwanted toxins (a virus is a toxin), penetrates the cell membrane and causes damage. My skincare line, Primal Life Organics was built upon this knowledge. Once inside a cell, the intruder becomes one with the cell and can even destroy or mutate the DNA of the cell. Sickness, cancer, endocrine disruption, altered immune function and inflammations can all be the result of cellular invasion of any kind (viral, chemical, toxin) whether from the environment (flu or skincare) or food.
So, I made my skincare products to improve my health. I want a strong immune system to help fight any uncontrollable and random exposures to chemicals and viruses. By feeding my skin and body the nutrients that support a healthy cell wall membrane, I increase the chances that my cells will prevent invasion by foreign substances. If by chance the substance does penetrate, my body is functioning optimally and has better defenses for neutralizing and eliminating the source with minimal insult.

But when flu season hits, I want extra protection! I trust my cell membranes, however, I know how strong the viral infestation can be and because of this, I go above and beyond the normal, everyday vitamins, probiotics, fish oil and kombucha.

I BREW MY OWN FLU-FIGHTER POTION!! (And it’s really easy… and the kids will swallow it!!)

Elderberries are little powerhouses- take advantage of what they do! Since they inhibit cellular membrane penetration from the flu virus, they therefore prevent invasion of the respiratory tract cells. Elderberries are especially great for preventing bronchitis, colds, coughs and influenza!

Before I give you my Simple and Easy Flu Fighter Potion, you should know what elderberries contain! They are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and phosphorus Elderberries also contain natural substances called flavonoids which help reduce swelling, fight inflammation, and boost the immune system.

What do you have to loose- beside a week home with the flu!

Flu Fighter Potion by Trina Felber
1 1/2C Dried Elderberries (I prefer Organic and purchase from here)   
7 C Water
2C Raw Honey (local preferred)

In a saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for one hour. You can also make in a crockpot, set on a medium setting. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Strain elderberries from liquid.

Let juice cool to room temperature, or place in the fridge. DO NOT ADD HONEY TO HOT LIQUID (the heat could destroy the beneficial nutrients of the honey).

Once cooled, add the honey and mix. Store in any glass container in the fridge

Children: 1/2 – 1 tsp a day
Adults: ½ - 1 Tbsp a day

At first sign of any symptoms, increase intake. I take a dose every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside. If my kids get sick, I increase everyone’s dose to 3-4 times a day.

I cannot say you will not get sick, but I believe in prevention. If I give my immune system the tools it needs to function properly, quite possibly, an infestation might not occur, or at least not be as powerful!

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***Since I love essential oils and the added benefit they bring, I love to include a few in my potion. My kids do not like the taste of the essential oils, so rarely do I add any to theirs. Essential oils have amazing antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and help boost the immune system- but make sure they are food grade and safe to ingest. You can add 5-10 drops of the essential oils you choose to approximately 8 ounces of Flu-Fighter Potion. These are my choices:
Lemon
Peppermint
Clove bud
Ginger
Frankincense,
Orange

Happy Potioning!!

Make Your Own Flu Fighter Potion and Prevent Viral Invasion!

Since I believe health encompasses much more than just skincare, I bring a great resource to your kitchen and invite you to naturally strengthen your immune system this winter!

The kids are back to school, the weather is turning cold, viruses are getting rampant and our immune system is taking a hit. Just this past week, a personal friend and pediatric physician reported he saw over 60 patients in one day with viral related issues. THE TIME IS NOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HEALTH PLAN- AND HEALTH POTION!

IMG_8332

Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

BUT… if you can prevent viral-cell penetration, you can beat the flu even before you know it has arrived at your membranes!

I know all about cellular function. By education and practice, my Nursing Anesthesia career is built upon lipid soluble drugs that pass through the cell membrane to induce anesthetic sleep.

I understand the ramifications that occur when unwanted toxins (a virus is a toxin), penetrates the cell membrane and causes damage. My skincare line, Primal Life Organics was built upon this knowledge. Once inside a cell, the intruder becomes one with the cell and can even destroy or mutate the DNA of the cell. Sickness, cancer, endocrine disruption, altered immune function and inflammations can all be the result of cellular invasion of any kind (viral, chemical, toxin) whether from the environment (flu or skincare) or food.

So, I made my skincare products to improve my health. I want a strong immune system to help fight any uncontrollable and random exposures to chemicals and viruses. By feeding my skin and body the nutrients that support a healthy cell wall membrane, I increase the chances that my cells will prevent invasion by foreign substances. If by chance the substance does penetrate, my body is functioning optimally and has better defenses for neutralizing and eliminating the source with minimal insult.

But when flu season hits, I want extra protection! I trust my cell membranes, however, I know how strong the viral infestation can be and because of this, I go above and beyond the normal, everyday vitamins, probiotics, fish oil and kombucha.

I BREW MY OWN FLU-FIGHTER POTION!! (And it’s really easy… and the kids will swallow it!!)

Elderberries are little powerhouses- take advantage of what they do! Since they inhibit cellular membrane penetration from the flu virus, they therefore prevent invasion of the respiratory tract cells. Elderberries are especially great for preventing bronchitis, colds, coughs and influenza!

Before I give you my Simple and Easy Flu Fighter Potion, you should know what elderberries contain! They are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and phosphorus Elderberries also contain natural substances called flavonoids which help reduce swelling, fight inflammation, and boost the immune system.

What do you have to loose- beside a week home with the flu!

Flu Fighter Potion by Trina Felber
1 1/2C Dried Elderberries (I prefer Organic and purchase from here)
7 C Water
2C Raw Honey (local preferred)

In a saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for one hour. You can also make in a crockpot, set on a medium setting. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Strain elderberries from liquid.

Let juice cool to room temperature, or place in the fridge. DO NOT ADD HONEY TO HOT LIQUID (the heat could destroy the beneficial nutrients of the honey).

Once cooled, add the honey and mix. Store in any glass container in the fridge

Children: 1/2 – 1 tsp a day
Adults: ½ – 1 Tbsp a day

At first sign of any symptoms, increase intake. I take a dose every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside. If my kids get sick, I increase everyone’s dose to 3-4 times a day.

I cannot say you will not get sick, but I believe in prevention. If I give my immune system the tools it needs to function properly, quite possibly, an infestation might not occur, or at least not be as powerful!

IMG_8332

***Since I love essential oils and the added benefit they bring, I love to include a few in my potion. My kids do not like the taste of the essential oils, so rarely do I add any to theirs. Essential oils have amazing antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and help boost the immune system- but make sure they are food grade and safe to ingest. You can add 5-10 drops of the essential oils you choose to approximately 8 ounces of Flu-Fighter Potion. These are my choices:
Lemon
Peppermint
Clove bud
Ginger
Frankincense,
Orange

Happy Potioning!!


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — October 05, 2014

BLACK Is The NEW White (Toothpowder that is!) Whiten Those Pearly White the Natural Way!



Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder with Activated Charcoal Can Help Whiten Teeth!

I have had numerous requests to offer the popular Dirty Mouth Toothpowder with activated charcoal.  There is a lot of information available about using activated charcoal as a natural alternative to help whiten the teeth.  I did my research, tested our formulation, and saw great results- seriously, I look in the mirror and cannot believe how white my teeth are!  I was amazed at how quickly it worked- and how white my teeth are! Don't believe me?  Watch one of our recent webinars- or catch our webinar tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm to see for yourself!  

Brighten your smile with 25% off ALL Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder flavors, Boost Gum Serum, and the Dirty Mouth Package that contains both the Toothpowder and Boost Gum Serum.  Use coupon code "BLACK ME" at checkout to receive 25% off good thru September 30th. 

Dirty Mouth Black will be available in just two flavors at this time: Black Peppermint and Black Spearmint.  Please note that Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder is not to be used EVERY day- we suggest using it for one week a month in collaboration with our regular formulas.  

So... How does it work?  Activated charcoal adsorbs materials.  Activated charcoal is very porous and this allows the surface of the charcoal to attract and hold material and debris within the pores.  Brushing with activated charcoal will help remove discolorations, stains (coffee, tobacco, tea, etc.) and debris and leave the surface area of the tooth clean and appearance will be whiter.

  • Activated charcoal is safe to ingest and has been used in emergency situation in the Emergency Room for overdoses of medications, drugs and alcohol.  It binds strongly to materials (good and bad) to help facilitate the removal via the feces.  Activated charcoal has been ingested to help prevent the gastrointestinal flue with the onset of symptoms.  This should not be done if you are taking prescription medications however, because the charcoal is not selective and can bind with prescription medications.
  • If taking prescription medications, Primal Life Organics does not recommend using Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder.  The amount of activated charcoal should not cause any problems, especially if the toothpowder is spit out, however, we do advise against any risk that could occur while using this product. 
  • Because activated charcoal does bind with all materials (including vitamins, medications and supplements), Primal Life Organics recommends using Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder in conjunction with our regular formula that does not contain activated charcoal.  Dirty Mouth Black should not be used consecutively for more than 1 week.  We recommend using Black Formula for one week per month.  

We’ve fallen — for seasonal skincare

Everything in life is cyclical, like the seasons.

We know that in the longPrimal Life Organics Fallen Face Serum and Body Butter days of summer we’ll be out and active in the sunshine, soaking up the Vitamin D and avoiding sunburns. As the air cools for winter, we’ll spend more time tucked away indoors, away from sunlight and battling the burn from cold winds instead of sunny afternoons.

This time of year, most of us try to enjoy the harvest season and every last bit of warmth we can get before it’s time to prepare for a long winter of bundling up from the cold.

We change the rest of our behaviors based on the season, so why not do the same for our skin? Each season takes a toll on our skin in a different way, so it makes sense to add the unique nutrients it needs to replenish from the harsh aspects of one season and prepare for the next.

Feed your skin what it needs to be at its best this fall. Our bodies need sunshine, but the harshness of summer can do long-lasting damage to our skin. Even if you take every effort while you’re in the sun (like using our sun protection products), give your skin the jump start it needs for the cold, dry air of winter.

Our Primal Seasons products have everything your skin needs to transition from one season to the next with our seasonal Fallen Primal Face Serum and Body Butter. Our Fallen line is only available from September to November, and mixes nutrient-rich and organic Argan oil, pumpkin seed oil, rosemary oil and black cumin oil with cinnamon EO. Argan oil is known for its moisturizing and healing properties, while rosemary oil has antimicrobial antiseptic properties that can help with skin issues like acne, dermatitis and eczema and leave skin feeling toned, protected and not oily.

Still not convinced? Check out our seasonal line for 10% off the order with the coupon code “season.” This code is only good for one week, so don’t wait until the season changes!

 


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 22, 2014

‘Tis the Season: Garden Grown Paleo and Fall Skinfood

Guest Cavegirl blogger Heather Seikel ha been waist deep in her garden this summer harvesting fresh zucchini and kale! She’s got a few recipes that will show you Primals how rewarding growing your own garden really is! 

All that Zucchini 

Baked Zucchini Spears and dip 2“Waste Not, Want Not” is a motto Guest Cave Girl blogger Heather Seikel  grew up hearing and lives by even today, especially when it comes to quality produce from her garden.

If Zoodle making wasn’t fun enough, Zucchini Breakfast Casserole is worth the time and effort! FreZoodlessh zucchini picked from my garden and Brunty Farm fresh eggs made this an instant favorite for my husband and I.

Later on that day, Baked Zucchini Fries with Bloomin Onion Dipping Sauce was yet again another win!

Pizza Kale Chips (1)Pizza Kale Chips  Home-grown Kale

Kale is another successful grower this season and she has mastered
Pizza Kale Chips and Kale Stem Pesto.

All-in-all a VERY successful and rewarding gardening/baking experience.

Even though summer season is fading away, the effects of all that time in the garden may leave your skin in need of extra hydration and nutrients.  Check out our latest paleo skin care product, Fallen Face Serum and Primal Body Butter. They have all the moisture rich oils your skin needs after a long summer in the sun — Available from September to November only!

Learn more about primal skincare PrimalLifeOrganics.com and stick with us at CavegirlSkinCare.com for tips and tricks for your primal lifestyle!


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 07, 2014

Break the Habit… Go Primal. Live Primal. Choose Primal Products.

Hi.  My name is Trina Felber.  I had a bad habit.  I am a nurse, and I poisoned myself daily for 40 years.  It was a bad habit… it was making me sick, and bloated, and tired, and forgetful, and fat and lazy, and my skin was dull and broken out and oily.

I broke my habit seven years ago- and I never looked back. Today, I have energy, normal functioning GI, reproductive, nervous, immune and endocrine systems.  A healthy metabolism and radiant, glowing, beautiful skin.

My habit?  I never read my labels.  I didn’t know I was poisoning myself with chemicals.  I didn’t realize how commercial skincare was harming my body- causing acne and bloating and oily skin.  My immune system was failing.  I was full of inflammation and disease.

Today, I know better.  I read ALL of my labels… and I made my own skincare to be sure I only feed my body real food nutrients.  And what a difference it made!

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Habit

habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously.[1][2][3] In the American Journal of Psychology (1903) it is defined in this way: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.”[4] Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. Habits are sometimes compulsory.[3][5] The process by which new behaviours become automatic is habit formation. Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioural patterns we repeat are imprinted in our neural pathways,[6] but it is possible to form new habits through repetition.[7]

As behaviors are repeated in a consistent context, there is an incremental increase in the link between the context and the action. This increases the automaticity of the behavior in that context.[8] Features of an automatic behavior are all or some of: efficiency, lack of awareness, unintentionality, uncontrollability.[9]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habit

Your life is filled with habits. I bet we each have at least 100 habits we are unaware of. Habits we live EVERY DAY!

We all have them. We all live them.

Consider this: almost everything you do, use, eat and touch is a habit. The toothpaste you use is a habit. The shampoo you use is a habit. Your face wash, deodorant, hair spray, moisturizer, soap, anti-aging cream, styling agents… all habits. Taste, smell, sound of the bottle opening. Habits. Habitual items we use every day.

Our feet take us right to them. Our arms know exactly which shelf they sit on and what height to rise to. We grab them.  Our hands know exactly what the bottle feels like- the shape, the texture- so familiar and comforting. We don’t even need our eyes to know it is the right bottle. In fact, our eyes have never even looked at the ingredients… EVERY STEP IS A HABIT! Break the habit and LOOK at the ingredients.

Once home, we put them in their place. Our body knows where they are stored. At the proper time, we reach for them, recognize the bottle, smell the toxic fragrance, apply and are so familiar with the lather, smoothness and texture. NEVER DO WE GLANCE AT THE INGREDIETNS. That is not our habit!

BREAK THE HABIT! Don’t walk directly there. Don’t raise your arm. Instead, STOP…make the conscious effort to turn the bottle over and READ THE INGREDIENTS!

Make THAT your new Primal habit!

Awareness is the only way to stop a habit. Awareness that almost everything we do in a day is a habit brings new meaning to living.

If you have chosen a Paleo or Primal Lifestyle, break free from your skincare habit and read what you are putting on your largest organ. An organ that is supposed to protect you. Serve you. Feed you. Heal you.

Feeding your largest organ a cocktail of multiple chemicals (fragrance, petroleum, phalates, parabens, sodium larueth sulfate, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, triclosan, mica, etc) numerous times a day will lead to disease. After all, these lab-made chemicals have no place in a Paleo or Primal Life. They disrupt your hormones, reproductive system, cause damage DNA, impair your neurological system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, immune system. They cause inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and more.

Don’t set yourself up for failure… set yourself up for success… and health.

If you have chosen to go Primal in your diet, choose to go Primal in your skin-food! Living a Paleo or Primal Lifestyle is not complete until certain habits are broken.

Live Primal

Love Primal

Be Primal

Think Primal

Choose Primal

Go Primal

Buy Primal products from Primal Life Organics and break a habit of disease!

I made all of my skincare for myself and my family.  I created Primal Life Organics so I can share my real-food skincare with you.

Primal Life Organics feeds the body real nutrients from plant sources. Vitamins, minerals, omegas and antioxidants that feed the cells the nutrients they need to reproduce, metabolize, and function the way they were intended. Health is not just about what you feed your body. It is multifaceted.

We face a world of pollution. It is in the air we breathe. The soil we eat from. The water we bathe in and drink from. Eliminate the toxins in your skincare and improve your health. Feel better. Improve your immune system. Decrease your chance for Alzheimer’s, coronary artery disease, diabetes, arthritis, reproductive and fertility problems.

Healthy choices… over 100 Paleo and Primal products to compliment your life choice and your health!

Primal Life Organics…. The only Primal Skincare Company that makes more than 100 products to fit your needs. Order today and receive $25 off your order of $75 or more with coupon code “go primal”…make this your first step to break your habit!  To read more about me, please click here!  

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Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 02, 2014

Open Your Eyes to the Dangers of Commercial Cosmetics

“I wear make-up almost every day.  I did not know that my favorite products were polluting my body with chemicals that can make me sick.  I did not know the colors came from mica…a chemical  known to cause cancer!  I refuse to put chemicals on my face to make me beautiful that also could cause cancer, clog my pores, and essentially destroy the very thing that I was trying to beautify!

So I did something unusual — I created a line of Colors made from real food and plant sources.  Now I feed my skin antioxidants that actually help fight cancer by destroying free radicals!”  -Trina Felber RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO of Primal Life Organics

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We women put it on our faces every single day. But how often do we really stop to think about what is in the products that we routinely put on our face? My honest answer was never.

Once I began my research, however, I was less than impressed with the quality of the products that I was using on a regular basis. A quick Internet search revealed that it was impossible to find an ingredient list for the commercial foundation I had been using for a long time. So, I had to peel off the label on my bottle because the ingredients are listed on the inside of the label – the sticky side that you can’t see unless removed.

Out of the 25 listed ingredients, 23 of them were completely unrecognizable to me, and 11 of them were almost impossible to pronounce! The only two that were familiar were water and synthetic wax. Less than half (11) of those ingredients are scored as a zero by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), meaning that they have not been found to be toxic or hazardous. Six of them are scored in the moderate hazard category, and there is even one scored in the high hazard category.

The purpose of the EWG is to “serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment. We use the power of information to create cutting-edge research and advocacy that transform government policies and the marketplace in order to conserve land and water, produce and use energy responsibly and ensure that food and consumer products are free of harmful chemicals” — Environmental Working Group. Their website harbors a plethora of little known research on the harmful chemicals that we encounter every day through the products that we consume.

So looking deeper into my ex-foundation, I found that the moderately hazardous ingredients included propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane (CPS), PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, titanium dioxide, talc, and mica. Do you know what any of those are or how they can harm you? Let me enlighten you.

CPS may be associated with environmental toxicity, organ system toxicity, ecotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity (so it can negatively affect your environment and ecosystem, as well as your organs, your brain, and your hormones).  Propylene glycol has been shown to be linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive issues, allergies/immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, as well as being associated with contact dermatitis and contact urticarial (rashes). PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone may be contaminated with potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers, posing risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer. Mica may be linked to endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, cancer, ecotoxicology and neurotoxicity.

But the two most alarming ingredients found in commercial make up – propylparaben and methylparaben – are considered great health hazards because of the overwhelming evidence to back up the risk factors associated with them. These mimic estrogen and can act as potential endocrine (hormone) system disruptors. There is also strong evidence that they are an immune toxicant or allergen. These are considered highly hazardous according to the EWG, to the point where their concentration is restricted in cosmetics. But if the risk is so real that their quantities have to be limited, then why are they being used at all?

I know I’ve only scratched the surface of the potential toxins in one specific commercial make up product, so I want to encourage anyone and everyone to go to the EWG website and look up your preferred cosmetics, as well as the ingredients in them. What are the risks associated with some of the ingredients? I realize you only use a tiny amount of make up with each application, but do you wear it every day? If we are reading our food labels to ensure that we are not putting toxins IN our bodies, shouldn’t we be reading personal care labels to see what we are really putting ON our bodies?

tumblr_inline_mt1jdzmxN61qz4rgpPrimal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals.

We invite you to try Primal Colors.  Please view our Primal Colors instructional videos.  These video thoroughly explain how to obtain the perfect look without harming your skin with chemical make-up. We always welcome questions and our Primal Colors Specialist, Carrie, can be contacted via carrie@primallifeorganics.com.

Paleo embraces Nature.  Nature embraces Primal Life Organics.  Primal Life Organics embraces Primal Colors.  The Re-Generation of Makeup.

Paleo makeup is now available to compliment your lifestyle and your complexion!

For those interested in additional information, click here for an article from EWG on the topic of chemicals in cosmetics

Written by Carrie Perkins
Primal Colors Specialist
carrie@PrimalLifeOrganics.com


Don't Poison Your Gums! Poor Dental Health Is How Inflammation Begins!

                    

“Most toothpaste contains a number of slow moving poisons that accumulate in the highly sensitive and permeable mucous membranes in the mouth and lead to toxic overload. Over time, these toxins can cause serious health risks.” (1)

Poisons.  A harsh word, I know.  But lets call it what it is.  I refuse to pretend a toxin is safe even in small doses!  After all, how do you measure how much is absorbed anyway?  Obviously, for a child, even a small amount is toxic.  

What about how these toxins enter our bodies?  Our mouth and gums are VERY vascular.  Some medications, like sublingual nitroglycerin, are prescribed to be administered under the tongue.  Ever give much thought as to why???  Let me enlighten you!

The first-pass effect (also known as first-pass metabolism or presystemic metabolism) is a phenomenon of drug metabolism whereby the concentration of a drug is greatly reduced before it reaches the systemic circulation. It is the fraction of lost drug during the process of absorption which is generally related to the liver and gut wall. After a drug is swallowed, it is absorbed by the digestive system and enters the hepatic portal system. It is carried through the portal vein into the liver before it reaches the rest of the body. The liver metabolizes many drugs, sometimes to such an extent that only a small amount of active drug emerges from the liver to the rest of the circulatory system. This first pass through the liver thus greatly reduces the bioavailability of the drug. Alternative routes of administration, like sublingual, avoid the first-pass effect because they allow drugs to be absorbed directly into the systemic circulation. (2)

One of the main functions of the liver is to cleanse the blood of drugs and other poisonous substances and toxins.  When we brush our teeth, some of the toothpaste is absorbed sublingually and some is swallowed.  Sublingual absorption is direct, and much faster.  It ensures that the substance will risk degradation only by salivary enzymes before entering the bloodstream directly and travels full strength throughout the body.  This is excellent for cardiovascular drugs that you want to work quickly without being broken down.  This is NOT what you want when it comes to poisons and toxins that are in commercial toothpaste.  Toothpaste that is swallowed will pass through the gut and some will be broken down and detoxified by the liver.  Toxins and chemicals that do not pass thru the liver are more potent as they travel to other organs such as the brain, lungs, heart and all tissues.  Fat is a great place to store toxic build up. 

What are these toxins?

Most commercial toothpastes contain at least three potentially harmful, possibly toxic, and at the very least unnecessary chemicals: Glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and artificial sweeteners. Fluoride, which many people choose to avoid due to toxicity concerns, is also common to commercial mouth care.  What most don't realize is that these chemicals can actually weaken the enamel and cause the minerals theat strengthen the teeth to leech out of the teeth.  A weakened tooth is very susceptible to the elements- including sugars and chemicals.  Once breakdown occurs, cavities result.

Glycerin is thought to leave a coating on the teeth, possibly contributing to de-mineralization and preventing re-mineralization (the layering of minerals back into the enamel structure). Re-mineralization strengthens the enamel and protects the tooth.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is readily absorbed by the body and is considered a “probable human carcinogen” by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  According to the EWG, SLS may cause skin irritation, eye irritation, and even hormone imbalances; exposure may also cause denaturing of structural protein – including the membranes in our mouths. A review of the available literature on SLS by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (3) (nicnas.gov.au) indicated eye and skin irritation as clinically observed.

SLS and Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate are the synthetic chemicals used as the foaming agents in toothpaste (1).  SLS is also commonly found in engine degreaser, garage floor cleaners, and car wash soaps (4).  In the scientific community, SLS is commonly acknowledged as a skin irritant and has been linked to mouth ulcers and canker sores (1).

Commercial products often include a variety of artificial sweeteners intended to make them palatable. For instance, saccharin is manufactured from petroleum products, and, like most artificial sweeteners, has been linked to cancer. (EWG) 

Two other commonly used artificial sweeteners include sorbitol, and aspartame. These can cause horrible side effects (this list is SCARY) like headaches, dizziness, mood changes, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain/cramps, change in vision, diarrhea, seizures/convulsions, memory loss, fatigue, numbness in legs, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, and various cancers (5). Symptoms many may suffer from, but difficult to link to a cause.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure.  Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.  Did you know that a by-product of aspartame is formaldehyde??   For a great article on the dangers of aspartame, I suggest you read the article Aspartame is, by Far, the Most Dangerous Substance on the Market that is Added To Foods 

Fluoride has actually been categorized as a “toxic drug” by the FDA (1). If you are buying organic food to avoid pesticides but using commercial toothpaste, you might be interested to know that Sodium Fluoride was at one time widely used as an insecticide and a rodenticide (1).

Fluoride toxicity can occur due to the toothpaste that may be ingested with every brushing. Fluoride toxicity, which may occur with chronic fluoride exposure, can have harmful effects on the entire body.  In children, dental fluorosis (enamel discoloration due to damage to the tooth forming cells) can occur.  Studies have shown that fluoride can also cause damage to the brain, possibly causing IQ deficits in children. Fluoride can also adversely affect the pineal gland, thyroid gland, bone, gastrointestinal tract and has been linked to bone and bladder cancers (6).

Now, think of your kids. Do you think that, on occasion, they probably swallow some of the toothpaste you put on their brushes? Maybe even you do sometimes? And even if you’re not swallowing it, you are still putting it into you mouth where it has access to the rest of your body (Sublingual absorption). Is that a risk you are willing to take on yourself and your family?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  We need to start reading labels and paying attention to what we are putting in and on our bodies! We need to be educated to know what to look for on those labels! For all of you gum chewers, diet pop drinkers, diet yogurt eaters, or “diet” and “sugar-free” anything- PAY ATTENTION!   Aspartame is used in almost all “sugar-free” and “diet” substances.  We are conditioned to be blissfully unaware – and ok with that!  NOT ANYMORE!!!

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Concerns over toxic or harsh ingredients may seem over-blown, but consider this: if you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, your gums are exposed to the paste you’re using for a full 24 hours each year! In the long run, every second counts; so using a paste that is nontoxic and free of industrially-formulated chemicals is critical. Why take a 24-hour chemical bath every year? 

What about brushing? You’ve probably heard that hand-washing should last at least two minutes for maximum effectiveness. Just like washing your hands, brushing for two minutes is actually as important as the products you use. If you can’t source a good toothpaste, you can simply use water. In fact, the simple act of BRUSHING for two minutes is likely more effective at cleaning your teeth than conventional toothpaste! (2)

The toothpowder from Primal Life Organics (Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder) is made from direct-from-the-earth ingredients, no laboratory required. Our toothpowder provides protection from plaque and cavities, delivers nutrients for healthy gums and teeth, and can be used without fear of the ingestion of toxins. This toothpowder provides essential minerals that can be absorbed through gum tissue and porous teeth. It whitens and cleans with gently abrasive earthen clays, and leaves the delicate oral tissues feeling fresh. Furthermore, since the teeth are living tissue, re-mineralization can occur and your teeth can become stronger with use. The minerals that are contained in Dirty Mouth Toothpower are the minerals your teeth need to maintain integrity, strength and to fight cavities.

The chemicals in commercial toothpaste can actually leech the minerals from the teeth- causing a weak and brittle surface that is more prone to damage and decay.

Many, native cultures with robust dental health practice oral hygiene in ways that may seem unfamiliar to us, but we can certainly learn from them. The practice of “pica” – the ingestion of dirt or clay – is common among tribal communities.  Pica is the body driving us to obtain minerals that are lacking in the diet. I’m not suggesting you eat a bowl of dirt for dinner, but knowing that traditional cultures valued clay for its mineral density, and understanding how critical minerals are to the health of the mouth (they can be considered nutrition for the teeth), using clay for dental health and re-mineralization just makes sense!

 

Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder:

Primal dirt:  Fill your mouth with vital and trace minerals important to maintain dental health the natural, paleo way.  Mildly abrasive, gently polishes, detoxifies and refreshes.

 

    

    Available in Refills too!  

 

Also available as a package with Dirty Mouth Boost Primal Gum Serum for added protection.

 

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References

  1. http://voices.yahoo.com/fluoride-other-hidden-toxins-toothpaste-70307.html?cat=5
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_pass_effect
  3. http://www.nicnas.gov.au/publications/information_sheets/existing_chemical_information_sheets/ecis_sls_pdf.pdf
  4. http://dherbs.com/articles/beware-of-toothpaste-222.html
  5. http://www.medicinenet.com/artificial_sweeteners/page8.htm#aspartamecon
  6. http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/

    Daily Use Of Makeup- Open Your Eyes To This!

     

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    I wear it almost every day.  I did not know they were polluting my body with chemicals that can make me sick!  I did not know the colors came from mica... a chemical  known to cause cancer!  
    I refuse to put chemicals on my face to make me beautiful- after all, how beautiful will I be when I need chemo and radiation?  No makeup will make me beautiful then!

    So I did something unusual- I created a line of Colors made from real food and plant sources.  Now I feed my skin antioxidants that actually help fight cancer by destroying free radicals!

     

    Make up. We women put it on our faces every single day. But how often do we really stop to think about what is in the products that we routinely put on our face? My honest answer was never.

    Once I began my research, however, I was less than impressed with the quality of the products that I was using on a regular basis. A quick Internet search revealed that it was impossible to find an ingredient list for the commercial foundation I had been using for a long time. So, I had to peel off the label on my bottle because the ingredients are listed on the inside of the label – the sticky side that you can’t see unless removed.

    Out of the 25 listed ingredients, 23 of them were completely unrecognizable to me, and 11 of them were almost impossible to pronounce! The only two that were familiar were water and synthetic wax. Less than half (11) of those ingredients are scored as a zero by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), meaning that they have not been found to be toxic or hazardous. Six of them are scored in the moderate hazard category, and there is even one scored in the high hazard category.

    The purpose of the EWG is to “serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment. We use the power of information to create cutting-edge research and advocacy that transform government policies and the marketplace in order to conserve land and water, produce and use energy responsibly and ensure that food and consumer products are free of harmful chemicals” (http://www.ewg.org/about-us). Their website harbors a plethora of little known research on the harmful chemicals that we encounter every day through the products that we consume.

    So looking deeper into my ex-foundation, I found that the moderately hazardous ingredients included propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane (CPS), PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, titanium dioxide, talc, and mica. Do you know what any of those are or how they can harm you? Let me enlighten you.

    CPS may be associated with environmental toxicity, organ system toxicity, ecotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity (so it can negatively affect your environment and ecosystem, as well as your organs, your brain, and your hormones).  Propylene glycol has been shown to be linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive issues, allergies/immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, as well as being associated with contact dermatitis and contact urticarial (rashes). PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone may be contaminated with potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers, posing risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer. Mica may be linked to endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, cancer, ecotoxicology and neurotoxicity (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/).

    But the two most alarming ingredients found in commercial make up – propylparaben and methylparaben – are considered great health hazards because of the overwhelming evidence to back up the risk factors associated with them. These mimic estrogen and can act as potential endocrine (hormone) system disruptors. There is also strong evidence that they are an immune toxicant or allergen. These are considered highly hazardous according to the EWG, to the point where their concentration is restricted in cosmetics. But if the risk is so real that their quantities have to be limited, then why are they being used at all? 

    I know I’ve only scratched the surface of the potential toxins in one specific commercial make up product, so I want to encourage anyone and everyone to go to the EWG website (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/) and look up your preferred cosmetics, as well as the ingredients in them. What are the risks associated with some of the ingredients? I realize you only use a tiny amount of make up with each application, but do you wear it every day? If we are reading our food labels to ensure that we are not putting toxins IN our bodies, shouldn’t we be reading personal care labels to see what we are really putting ON our bodies?

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    Primal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals. 

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    We invite you to try Primal Colors.  Please view our Primal Colors instructional videos that can be found on our website.  We always welcome questions and our Primal Colors Specialist, Carrie, can be contacted via carrie@primallifeorganics.com

    Paleo embraces Nature.  Nature embraces Primal Life Organics.  Primal Life Organics embraces Primal Colors.  The Re-Generation of Makeup. 

     Paleo makeup is now available to compliment your lifestyle and your complexion!

     

     

     

    For those interested in additional information, click here for an article from EWG on the topic of chemicals in cosmetics

    Written by Carrie Perkins

    Primal Colors Specialist

    carrie@PrimalLifeOrganics.com

     

    Heal Your Body By Going Against The Social Grain!

    Sometimes we just don't want to hear the truth.  Sometimes, we have to take a leap of faith and jump right in!

    Sometimes, you have to go against the social grain!  

    That's what I did when I learned how harmful the chemicals in commercial skincare can be to the body.  Disrupting my hormonal system was no laughing matter when I decided I wanted to try to conceive.  Considering the fact that most chemicals in commercial skincare are neurotoxins- I found this no laughing matter when it came to my developing baby- so tiny her neurological system just forming.  Inflammation is the root cause of most systemic disease- including heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, irritable bowel, rosacea, acne, dental disease, arthritis and much more.  The toxins that are put in commercial skincare to increase shelf-life, emulsify oil and water, as thickeners and softeners cause inflammation in our body.  They are every part of UNNATURAL!  

    AMAZING things happen whey you feed the body real food- this is true for skincare as well!  Kimberly found this out when she made the switch to Primal Life Organics- a real food skincare company that provides fresh-made products!  Here is her story:

     
    "Hey Everyone my name is Kimberly and my journey with Primal Life Organics began late last May (2013). I had been hearing great things about PLO on the online community, and I had been wanting to try them out for quite some time. I had gone Paleo the September before, and suddenly found myself very conscious of the products I put on my skin, and began to make efforts to go toxic free – but the college student in me couldn’t justify spending extra money on things that I could possibly do from home – so for months and months I attempts to find a toxic free hair shampoo, and failed.


    I tried  a bunch of different things with my hair – including the no poo method, along with a couple of other things. To say my hair didn’t like it would be an understatement. Within a few hours of washing my hair with the no poo method my hair would be limp, stuck to my scalp and greasy, only to be brittle and dry the next day – it was a strange combination. For months I told my self “its just the adjustment period, it will get better”, but it didn’t – it only got worse. After about 6 months of wearing a hat nearly every day and trying to convince myself that my hair didn’t look that bad – I broke down and ordered the Dirty Poo Primal Hair Wash, along with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, Boost Gum Serum and the Carrot Seed Cleanser.


    Let me tell you – the Dirty Poo was a game changer. For the first time in months I didn’t feel embarrassed to go out in public because of the way my hair looked, and the need to was it became less frequent, and my hair would even start to look better a few days after washing it. If that wasn’t enough, my hair began to do what I want when I styled it and for the first time in my life my naturally limp and fine hair began to build up some body! I was ecstatic, and will honestly never go back if I can help it. I was equally impressed with the Toothpowder and Gum Serum.

    I have had gingivitis/teeth/enamel/yellowing problems since I was a kid. The vast majority of my teeth have cavities in them and I was told as a teenager that if I didn’t do something about my teeth soon I'd have denture by the time I was 20.

    Hearing that put me into panic mode, and I began to take extra care of them.  

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    I managed to avoid dentures,but until I switched to the tooth powder/gum serum I still struggled with gingivitis, bleeding, yellowing, plaque build up and sore teeth.  No more! The last time I was at the dentist my dentist could not believe how good my teeth/gums looked, and even asked me if I went somewhere else to bleach them because they were looking so white. When I said no she asked me a lot of questions about the product I was using – to which I happily told her.

    My gums no longer bleed, my I have not had a cavity in ages and don’t think I ever will, and they are stronger and whiter than ever.  

    I have also used the Carrot Seed Cleanser and Primal Colors (make up) Lid Stains (I am still learning the art here!) and have had great experiences with them both! I would love the opportunity to use more of Primal Life Organics, and it is my first recommendation to people when they are looking for non-toxic products. \

     


     

     

     

     I have included a picture of myself here – this was taken 6 days after washing my hair with Dirty Poo and its still looking good, and my teeth are looking whiter and healthier than ever.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you for changing my life Primal Life Organics! Your products make me feel beautiful."

     ~Kimberly