Health and Beauty

Do you know that what you put ON your body is just as important as what you put IN your body? Do you know that a Chronic Illness, like Fibromyalgia, depresses your immune system and makes it more difficult for your body to clear toxic compunds? Do you know the goverment cannot mandate safety studies of cosmetics and only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients FDA has documented in products have been assed for safety by the cosmetic industry's review panel? Do you know why regular soap is better for you than anti-bacterial soap? If you answered no to any of these questions, read on!

One of our goals at The Grove Approach is to educate you in all ways that we can and Health and Beauty is one of those ways. In our Class Debi Lyon will teach you all about some of the harmful ingredients in our everyday products. Does this mean go home and throw away all the products in your home? No. It means it's time to be consumer conscious. If there is a product that will work better for you and make you feel better because you have fibromyalgia why wouldn't you want to use it? She will educate you on these products and also tell you where to find them! Right here in Erie for those in class and on our website for those of you who aren't local.

Everyday products such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, and cosmetics contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, and other serious health consequences. Why? Because cosmetics manufacturers are allowed to use almost any chemical as an ingredient without government approval. You also need to beware the "Natural" ploy. Just becasue it says natural doesn't meant it's safe. The natural plant could have been contaminated by pesticides and other toxins. Cosmetics should be made with safe, non-toxic ingredients. Some leading companies agree and have signed the Safe Compact Agreement. What this says is if any ingredient is found to be not safe they will remove it from their product. Afterglow cosmetics is one of these companies. The Grove Approach is proud to offer their product to you. Check them out on our product page.