Is Your Toilet Paper Polluting Your Body With Toxins?

In a recent study, scientists tested the umbilical cord blood from infants. Up to 287 chemicals and toxins were found in the blood. These toxins came from the mother via personal care products, air, water, and food.

What is one way the chemicals enter the body? Through the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It absorbs nutrients and chemicals through the air or by contact. After the skin is penetrated the chemicals go to the bloodstream and are carried to all parts of the body.

Now, I am going to expand this post from a previous post about toilet paper. Toilet paper made from wood pulp is treated and processed with harsh, dangerous chemicals.

Below is a sampling of the chemicals used in paper processing:

  • Ammonium Zirconium Carbonate (AZC)
  • Anthraquinone
  • Anti-Foam/Defoamer (highly insoluble in water)
  • Alkylphenol Ethoxylates
  • Alkenyl Succinic Anhydride
  • Caustic Lye or Caustic Soda or Lye
  • Chlorine Dioxide
  • Chlorine Gas
  • Diethylene Triamine Penta Acetate
  • Ethylene Diamine Tetra acetic Acid
  • Sodium Hydrosulfite

BPA (Bisphenol A) is also found in traditional wood-based toilet paper. It isn’t often intentionally added, but is added when toilet paper is used with recycled paper and plastic products.

According to Medical News Today : “Bisphenol a is an endocrine disruptor – a substance which interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can imitate our body’s own hormones in a way that could be hazardous for health.” (You can Google “BPA” and find dozens of health conditions that are caused by BPA.)

Now, think about how many times your skin comes into contact with traditional toilet paper during the day.

Unless you lived in a (BPA-free) plastic bubble, there is no way you could avoid all toxins. A great way to start, however, is by using hemp toilet paper, which is less chemically intensive in the processing and is cleaner and safer, for the body and environment. It is stronger than traditional wood-based toilet paper and less is needed.

Hemp toilet paper ~ your skin will love it.


Hemp Hearts For Heart Health

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), approximately 1/3 of Americans suffer from high blood pressure and high levels of bad cholesterol.

The ‘bad’ or LDL cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart disease (which is the number 1 killer in the U.S.). LDL cholesterol is a sticky substance found in the blood, and is one of the main contributors to plaque in the arteries. LDL is produced naturally by the body, but the unhealthy levels are attributed to the intake of saturated fatty acids (a few examples of fatty acids: propionic acid, butyric acid, caproic acid, capric acid, lauric acid).

Following are more statistics according to the CDC:

* 68 million adults 18 and older have high blood pressure or are taking blood-pressure lowering drugs. That’s 31% of the adult population.
* only one-third of these patients are getting treatment and less than half of these adults have their hypertension under control
* 86% of adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure have some form of health insurance

When it comes to high levels of bad cholesterol, the numbers aren’t very different:

* 71 million or 33.5% of adults 20 and older have high bad cholesterol levels
* 34 million (48.1%) are getting treatment and only 23 million (33.2%) have their cholesterol levels under control
* 82% of those with uncontrolled high cholesterol have some form of health insurance

“Treatment for this disease accounts for $1 in every $6 U.S. health dollars spent,” according to a CDC press release.

Lowering the levels of LDL cholesterol and blood pressure are very important, and doing so will save a lot of lives, as well as money.

Substituting polyunsaturated fats for the saturated fats is a great way to get on the road to reducing cholesterol. Intake of Omega 6 and GLA, which are found in hempseed, has been shown to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol.

Phytosterols, also found in hempseed, have been shown to reduce LDL and cholesterol. Phytosterols, also known as plant sterols, are in fact a fat are similar to cholesterol. It seems strange to think that “cholesterol” lowers LDL. Cholesterol is needed for metabolism, so “good” cholesterol does, in fact, do your body good!

Phytosterols help your body to get rid of the excess cholesterol, and they do so in a way that will not harm your kidneys or liver.

Hempseed has the perfect ration of Omegas for human consumption and is an excellent source of phytosterols to aid in lowering LDL cholesterol.

Add hemp to your diet, your heart will love you for it.

Hemp Toilet Paper ~ Treat Your Tush

What? Hemp toilet paper? Yes, I can hear you asking. And yes, it is HERE!

Imagine, a product that we all use every day. And it is TREELESS!

One acre of hemp can produce as much as 4 acres of trees, in a fraction of the time. Hemp heals the soil, does not cause erosion when it is harvested, and is environmentally viable.

Hemp not only heals the soil, it also cleans the air that we breathe. It is carbon-negative.

Producing any type of paper from trees involves a more chemically-intensive process. Processing hemp paper does not create harmful dioxins, or any of the thousands of chlorinated chemical compounds that are not only unhealthy, but dangerous.

A natural, organic source for toilet tissue? Good for the environment?

Yes, it is here.

Believe it.

Give Yourself The Gift Of Health

The holidays are usually the time when we think about giving to others.

What are you giving yourself? We often give of ourselves and (I do this myself) sometimes we neglect to give ourselves what we really need.

My gift to myself is health. I need to be at my optimum so that I can better give of myself to others, be it time, or a shoulder, or helping with errands, or whatever it may be.

One way I am investing in my health is by consuming and using hemp-based products.

Why hemp?

Hemp is one of nature’s most nutritious plants.

Industrial hemp has been shown to help numerous health conditions: stress, psoriasis, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, ADHD, poor circulation, migraines, immune diseases, addiction, multiple sclerosis, hair loss…the list goes on and on.

So, my gift is more hemp. And I will continue giving myself that gift into the new year.

What about you?

Will you give yourself the gift of better health?

Boost Your Immune System With Hemp

Did you know that there are approximately 150 known forms of immune deficiency diseases? As many as 10 million people worldwide suffer from some sort of immune deficiency disease.

Some examples of immune disorders are :

  • Chronic Fatigue Disorder
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Psoriasis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Fibromyalgia

The immune system consists of special cells, organs, and proteins, and they work to defend the body against germs. When there is a weakness in the immune system, infection and disease can occur.

Hempseed contains approximately 35% of protein, 65% of which is edestin protein. Edestin protein is very easily assimilated by the body because it is very similar to human globulin.

Hemp protein contains Omega fatty acids, and the fatty acids are the nutrients that help strengthen the cells and immune system. Omega fatty acids encourage the production of healthy cells and membranes.

In addition to being an excellent source of nutrition to  help with the immune system, hempseeds also help with inflammation that is a result of the immune diseases.