February 18th Show
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On today's show:
Special Guest, Dr. Neal Barnard, New York Times bestselling author of
the Cheese Trap
Today, January 28th in History
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.
1950 Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.
On this day in 2006, Clint Eastwood becomes only the 31st filmmaker in 70 years of Directors Guild of America (DGA) history to be given the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
1832 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter best known for Luncheon in the Grass.
1899 Humphrey Bogart, U.S. film actor (The African Queen, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon).
1957 Princess Caroline of Monaco. (60 today)
What's Really in Your Skincare?
What's Really in Your Skincare...? You Might Be Surprised!
We did an ingredient list comparison so you can become more aware of what is popular and more importantly, what it contains and why we might be missing the point.
We, in theory, buy skincare because we believe it is good for our skin. Why then, do the leading skincare products contain mostly skin irritants? Because those ingredients make it look nice and smell good, not for the benefit or your skin, but to get you to buy it... and because no one else is paying attention.
We selected the "bestseller" face wash off of a major drugstore's website search and here is the ingredient list. Keep in mind the FDA does not review whether or not the list is truthful or accurate. Many a private citizen has called out companies because in a lab test several of the most toxic ingredients had been left off the label. To be forthright, they make no claims of natural, good for you or your skin or that it was healthy, just that you would be clean and fresh.
Bestseller face wash in U.S.:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (associated with irritation and allergic contact dermatitis), Sea Salt, Laminaria Saccharina Extract (sugar), Fragrance (Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive) Phenoxyethanol (Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive);), Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben (Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.), Caprylyl Glycol, Propylparaben (Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.), Ethylparaben (Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors), Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide (Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards).
Next we looked at Moxie Creed's Moxie Skin Moisturizer. It is noted as being natural, organic, vegan, with no animal testing and promotes repair, renewal and nourishment of your skin.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Water, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Capric/Caprilic Triglyceride Diacetyl Boldine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid (Vegan), Glyceryl Stearate, Cucumis Sativis (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus aurantium (Neroli) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose Absolute) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract.
Knowledge is power and with all that is known in this area of study, we can easily make incredibly empowered decisions for our own well being! That's Moxie Creed!
The Cheese Trap
Dr. Neal Barnard, joined us to discuss his facinating new findings on our love affair with cheese, and why it may not be so loving after all.
Cheese—a beige, high-fat, high-cholesterol, and high-sodium topping—is nearly everywhere, from K-12 school lunch rooms to elegant dinner parties. It even has its own aisle at the grocery store. Could steering clear from this product, one that’s a linchpin in the standard American diet, be the catalyst to weight loss, optimal health, and disease prevention? One doctor says so.
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., has published more than 70 clinical research studies and dietary reviews. He’s influenced our nation’s dietary guidelines, in a good way, and it’s his research that fueled Beyoncé’s foray into plant-based nutrition—along with many others, including Oprah.
He is filming his fourth PBS special about diet and health, teaches nutrition and preventive medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and in his 17th book, following two New York Times bestsellers, he has a message about cheese: We shouldn’t eat it.
Special Guest, Dr. Neal Barnard
President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine, Physician In Supersize me, Fellow of American Academy of Cardiologists. Author of today's topic
The Cheese Trap
A must listen to interview! Here are a few bullet points for a sneak-peek:
Why is cheese bad?
1. It’s addictive.
2. It’s adding pounds to our waistlines.
3. It’s contributing to our diabetes epidemic, which will affect one in three children if our dietary patterns remain stagnant.
4. It’s draining our economy, but earns government subsidies.
5. Its nutrients come from supplements, which we could easily consume without the added calories, cholesterol, and fat.
The average American today consumes 30 pounds more cheese, per year, than we did 100 years ago.
In 1909, the average American consumed 3.8 pounds of cheese each year.
In 2013, the average American consumed 33.4 pounds of cheese each year—a tenfold increase over a 104-year period.
Listen... then get the book! The recipes included are amazing!