The Road To Life

Combing a healthly eating plan and a healthy work out routine and a positive mental attitude can be hard work at times.
So I have put this site together to help myself and others. I will be posting video’s images and post’s to help us on this road to a better healthier life. Please feel free to visit at anytime thank you and I hope you will enjoy my articles.

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What’s the Big Deal with Organic Facial Products?

Description:The use of organic facial products has been gaining popularity because, as it turns out, wonderful results from using these products is achieved safely and without any adverse side effects.

On the average, you will slather, lather, rub, and spray five or more different facial products on your skin daily, from soap or cleanser to moisturizer to night cream. But because the skin is more of a sponge than a barrier when it comes to absorption, you could be exposing yourself to around 130 chemicals from these products alone. Think about how much chemicals you will have in your body, including your face, if you use these products for five years!

Some of these chemicals have been confirmed as hazardous to our health like phthalates that are used in skin care products, including those for the face, which have been linked to feminization of male infants, sperm damage, birth defects, and infertility. Nearly 90% of some 10,500 ingredients of skin care products have not been reviewed for safety by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Cosmetic Ingredient Review.

While there are over 1,100 ingredients for personal products that have already been banned by the European Union (EU), the U.S. has only ten on its list. Being aware of safe and potentially harmful ingredients is the first step towards making an informed purchase decision.

Develop a Keen Eye for Reading Labels

Simplify your facial care regimen. A cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen are all you really need to maintain clear and healthy skin. Develop a keen eye when reading product labels. Look up ingredients in the database of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website for ratings with specific hazard scores based on a one to ten toxicity scale.

Follow the “No Fragrance” Rule

You may not be aware of it but companies are not required to disclose a product’s fragrance composition under Federal law. Artificial fragrances contain phthalates, as mentioned previously, that could be in skin care products and trigger allergies. When organic products have fragrance, it is from natural scents like fruits (lemon, strawberry, apple), herbs (mint, clove, cinnamon) or other plants (vanilla, lavender, magnolia).

Check the Packaging

Skin care products in glass are the best ones to use. Not only is glass recyclable, it poses no danger of leaking chemicals or toxins into products contained inside it. Refrain from buying facial products that are in containers which have the letter “V” or recycling code #3. The former translates to polyvinyl chloride or PVC, also known as “poison plastic,” which is both a health and environmental hazard.

The lifecycle of PVC – from its manufacture to its use and to its disposal – results in the release of toxic, chlorine-based chemicals that build up in water, air, and the food chain. Packaging of facial and other skin care products in containers made with PVC can result in cancer, damage to the immune system, and disruption of hormonal function. Additionally, PVC contains additives that may react with a product’s ingredients.

Don’t Be Fooled By Terminologies

Ingredients grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are typically used in the formulation or organic products, including those for the face. Occasionally, though, some facial products will claim to be organic just because they have been created without chemicals but with bizarre elements such as cow placenta. This is when you should seriously look for the USDA 100% Organic Seal on the products.

Don’t be fooled by terminologies of ingredients posing as “renewable” or “environmentally friendly.” Petrochemicals, for instance, have been shown to make the list of ingredients for some facial products including face creams. Simply put, petrochemicals can work wonders for your car but definitely not for your face. Some of these petrochemicals will appear on labels as petrolatum, paraffin, and mineral oil so be careful!

So what’s the big deal with organic products? Everything, it seems. After reading all that information, using nothing but organic products should be the only way to go. It is not about being in on a trend or a fad; it is about looking after your health. Because it is always a big deal when you choose to use organic facial products that make you feel and look good naturally and safely.

A Road to Life

There is an expression which states that life is about the journey as opposed to the destination. So, the road that we travel can make all of the difference in the world. This can be a tricky feat to master, for we are often very distracted and far too busy to appreciate how even minor changes can dramatically affect our overall satisfaction. So, what are three separate components to address that will enable us to live longer, happier and more fulfilling lives?

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We are what we eat. If we ingest a great deal of unhealthy food, we will likewise feel unhealthy and in some cases, we could even suffer from illnesses. In fact, some of the most common ailments are caused by a poor diet. These include:

  • Obesity
  • Heart problems
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke

It is apparent that the best way to combat these and other conditions is to adopt a well-balanced dietary plan. Avoid fatty foods and cut down on your sugar intake as much as possible. As excess carbohydrates can be stored as fat, it is also best to limit your intake of these substances. A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and lean meats is considered much “cleaner”.


Keeping in shape and achieving a positive mental outlook has much to do with our activity levels. Not only will regular exercise help to eliminate many of the toxins which can build up within our systems, but such activities also release countless “feel-good” hormones such as epinephrine and serotonin. Working out is therefore just as important for our mental health as it is for our physical bodies.

Of course, not everyone needs to participate in high-endurance marathons or hours of weight training each day. The levels of activity should be based upon our body type, our age and what we are looking to achieve in the long run (no pun intended). It is always wise to consult a personal trainer to determine which programme may be the most appropriate. It has been proven that regular exercise massively cuts the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Some even believe that such a regimen could help stave off deadly diseases such as cancer.

Mental Outlook

Stress can be a killer. There is a growing body of evidence that a stressed or depressed mind can have a very real effect upon the body. For example, certain hormones (such as cortisol) can contribute to weight gain. This is known as the mind-body connection. So, it is critical that all of us try to maintain a positive mental outlook. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done.

Many are now choosing to take up habits such as yoga or meditation as a way of clearing away any negative thoughts. We should begin to look at our brains as tiny recycling plants. If this waste is not removed from time to time, it will build up and begin to affect us in many ways. Maintaining an optimistic perspective is a great way to “recycle” the destructive thoughts within our minds.

Finally, we should recall that misery loves company. It is therefore a great idea to surround ourselves with positive people. Not only will we tend to absorb their energy, but we are likely to further contribute to their positivity. Our minds are powerful tools. We need to learn how to utilise them to benefit as opposed to hinder our personal growth.

All of these are excellent habits which will help to place us upon the most productive roads. Naturally, changing our habits so profoundly may take a bit of time. Rome was not built in a day. It is still a fact that adopting these changes can have a very real and drastic impact upon our existence on this wonderful planet.