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Endometriosis Blog: Environment And Endometriosis… What Can We Do To Minimize Symptoms And/Or Possibly Prevent Endometriosis In Our Loved Ones??

Below is a follow-up to two previous posts:

From the Monday August 25 post: “Endometriosis Blog: What Is Epigenetics?? Can Environment Become Heredity”??

From the Tuesday August 26 post: “Endometriosis Blog: Are There Environmental Factors that We Can Control”??

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the problems associated with environmentally harmful products and ingredients??

Here are some websites that may help you to make safer choices for your health & the health of your loved ones!!

Personal Care Product/Cosmetic Safety:

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1 (This is an EXCELLENT database I’ve had listed in my favorites for some time now. I highly recommend it. It has an enormous amount of information and you can search for specific products and compare their safety to other products)!!

http://www.safecosmetics.org/ (The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition working to protect your health by calling for the elimination of chemicals used in the cosmetics industry linked to cancer, birth defects, and other health problems).

Is there triclosan in your soap or other personal care products? You may want to read this…

http://www.ewg.org/node/26701

You may also be interested in this…

Environmental Working Group’s Report on Pesticide in Soap, Toothpaste and Breast Milk:

http://www.ewg.org/reports/triclosan

Here are some more resources:

Health Care Without Harm

http://www.noharm.org/us

Women’s Voice for the Earth:

http://www.womenandenvironment.org/newsreports/media/News%20Item%202008/Postarticle

In addition to the above sites, you may wish to do more reading on the topic of environment and endometriosis…

Here are a couple of books that I have been really wanting to read for some time but have not gotten to as of yet. (Maybe an endo blog reader out there may read one or both of these books and let me know what they think!!! I’d be happy to post your thoughts on one or both of these books here in this blog).

Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for me to read all of the books I’d like to read (!!) but I’ve wanted to read these two for awhile:

1 – Our Stolen Future by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers

See website associated with the above book at—

http://www.endometriosisassn.org/environment.html

2 – Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

If you look through the following website:

http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/Sources/recentbooks.htm, you’ll see a list of books about endocrine disruption.

Endocrine disruption is an important topic for endometriosis patients and changing the personal care products you use can make a huge difference!! (See the Skin Deep website above on how to find safer products to use).

Maybe you have some insights on the environment and endometriosis??? Do you have information on products that are safer than those mass marketed???

This blog doesn’t normally get into specific brands but this is one area where specific brands may be extremely helpful to assist endometriosis patients to know what to look for or what to avoid!

For example, companies like Natracare sell pads and tampons that are made using organic materials. Since the chemicals used to bleach the mass marketed products can actually harm women with endometriosis, it’s good to know there are alternative products available!

Maybe you know of website links or books that provide information on how to reduce or minimize harmful chemical exposures for endometriosis patients?

If so, PLEASE provide this information in your comments to the environmental articles here on this endometriosis and chronic illness blog. You could be helping other patients make healthier choices!!

Some of the best information I have become aware of over the years came from fellow chronically ill patients! So please keep those comments coming!! You may very well have information that can help fellow endometriosis and chronic illness patients tremendously!!

Thank you in advance for your feedback and valuable information. I know there are readers out there with useful information to offer to fellow patients! I have learned over the years that fellow patients can provide incredible amounts of information to assist others who are suffering. Let’s work together to get that helpful information flowing freely!

Finally, I’d like to end with some good news regarding the preventability of many illnesses that ties together much of what has been covered in this post and the two preceding it. Check out this portion of the “Our Stolen Future” website:

http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/Commentary/JPM/2006-0401goodgenesgonebad.html

So don’t feel helpless. Information is power. Using the above information to alter your lifestyle choices can help you personally to be healthier and, yes, to possibly prevent loved ones from experiencing the challenges of endometriosis (and other illnesses)!!

This article was posted by Jeanne via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at www.endendoat.blogspot.com.

This post was written by Jeanne at http://chronichealing.com. Copyright © Jeanne — chronichealing.com. All rights reserved.


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2 comments

1 Alex { 08.29.08 at 6:53 pm }

Hey Jeanne! I’ve been MIA for a while, but just wanted to resurface and thank you for all your hard work and wonderful research! How are you feeling as of late?

2 Jeanne { 08.30.08 at 4:14 am }

Hi Alex!

It’s nice to hear from you! As you may have noticed, I’ve on a big of an environmental kick this week with 3 posts on environmental factors and endo plus adding a widget regarding the environment!

I’ve also been working on revamping my blog. I’ve changed fonts and colors but I’ve also removed and added widgets and tried to make things a bit less cluttered to the eye. I’ve been streamlining a bit.

Please let me know what you think, as it’s a work in progress!

There is certainly no need to thank me but I’m glad you have found my blog helpful in some small way.

I am feeling pretty lousy actually but I’m trying to focus on the positive. After a family emergency which caused enormous turmoil, I am just now getting back into the swing of things.

I’ve also come to realize that I need to do a better job of pacing myself with blogging. So I’m trying to do that.

After all of the “heavy duty”/serious environmental posts this week, I’m looking forward to “lightening things up” in the near future, so as not to overwhelm anyone (and that includes me)!

I really appreciate you taking the time to post a comment and would absolutely love your feedback on my blog’s new look.

It’s not that different than before to most people out there but it looks radically different to me since I look at it day in and day out!

How are you feeling? Are you feeling any better? I hope things start looking up for you really soon. You have been through so much.

Thanks again for stopping by. The more visitors, the better as far as I’m concerned. 🙂 So please keep those comments coming!!

Thanks,

Jeanne

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