• Brad McDonald

The Cosmetic Chemical Circus in Australia



Ok Lets jump right in and paint a picture here.


Humans have found or made over 50 million chemicals.

Global chemical production rose 400-fold between 1930 and 2001. Over 140,000 chemicals are now registered for use in Australia – 75% of which have never been tested for safety for toxicity on the human body or on the environment.


Babies are now being born with on average 287 chemicals at birth. It is the first time in history our children are dying before us.


Studies have analysed the presence of cosmetic chemicals in the umbilical cords of babies and guess what, they found all of them they tested for.


The number one disease for children under 15 is cancer.


Hormone-related illnesses are at an all time high including - endometriosis, fibroids, Infertility, Breast, Ovarian, Testicular cancers, thyroid disease, & malformed genitalia in baby boys.


There are over 100 types of autoimmune disease alone in Australia, Alzheimer’s (Including Dementia) is the second leading cause of death and the list goes on.


I believe the time to question 'why' has passed. Now is the time to make the shift or future generations won’t have a future to play in.


The Skin


Cosmetics

60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our bloodstream, bypassing the liver.


Did anyone know that there isn’t any premarket or health testing done on any cosmetic product before it is released onto the market?


The idea that chemicals should be considered innocent until proven guilty is insane.


There have only been 10 chemicals banned in cosmetics in America over the last 39 years. Who knows what it is here, my guess is that theres too much 'paperwork' involved for Australia to be bothered suing pharmaceutical companies for misleading the public ;)


Amongst the worst offenders are fragrances. Furthermore, these ingredients are kept secret—the vast majority of manufacturers currently are not disclosing fragrance ingredients on websites or on the product label. Nor do they have too...


Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to create modern day fragrances. There are many well proven health impacts ranging from:

- eye and skin irritation

- hormone imbalances

- increased risk of breast cancer.

There is no safety net for us, just the illusion of one. Since we were all coned into believing that the so called professionals knew what they were talking about. How long does it take to brainwash the spectrum of currently alive generations. From my research and observations, I'd say 100-120 years. Why would we ever righteously act as if man-made chemicals that copy nature somehow trump the natural symphony of compounds in herbal, plant based extracts? I'd say, money and power sit firmly in the throne of that deceit. Nature has it worked out, just honour it. The concoction of pharmaceutical toxic shit that most are calling medicine is perhaps the biggest con in human history.


The profiteering of corporations is considered by our government to be far more important then our health. Fact - Did you also know that in Australia, according to Bill Statham – the author of The Chemical Maze, that Australia follows blindly the American Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel, which was set up by the cosmetic industry to determine whether or not the chemicals they themselves use in their own products are safe.


Snake feeding the snake in this case, is a conflict of interest. The people creating the safety regulations are the same people conducting the testing. Hmm...sound familiar.

Yet in saying that, we have already given away too much power to these greedy conglomerates.

Everyone needs to take responsibility, and consumer responsibility is ultimately the deciding factor.


We stop buying their toxic crap and educate each other, we move the hands of change.


I find it greatly annoying, that even now we have the scientific evidence, people are still using toxic crap on their children. Understandably, the mothers of children, adolescents and young parents of this time, grew up in a generation of its own social inheritance. The glamorous nature of the late 1900's was very suggesting of improving ones aesthetic appearance regardless the health consideration. So many beauty products were developed to satisfy the social acceptance in a 'culturescape' of beauty despite the beast.


The very thing which was meant to exhume their femininity, is now costing them it. And its costing their children too.


Yet, unfortunately many were completely unaware that the makers of these beauty products couldn't give a flying f*$k about their wellbeing. And the public back then, when applying their skin products; tended not to think about the fact that human made, synthetic chemicals are absorbed via our skin only to wreak havoc in our internal environment. The saturation of this becoming normal in the human mind, has meant many of the public are emerging in their awareness, we could say, yet continue to use these products out of sheer convenience and laziness. This is a genuine factor contributing to our current health crisis. Virus's have been and continue to be a part of the natural world, the real war on our health started approximately 120 years ago.


So its time to speak up amongst your friends and family. It can be tough to offer information to people that challenges their acquired bias and vibrates a new possibility through their cognitive dissonance. There is simply no polite way to tell somebody, they have been with 'false' or have neglected to look and instead buy into the mainstream illusion that if everyone is doing it, then it must be 'safe'. Especially with children involved. No one wants to be a parent that has so called 'failed' their child. Personally I would never cast that spell, but isn't that what motherhood is all about. Failing and learning and adapting. Nows the time to move past the fear of a wounded ego or the pride of a belief thats served us well. Now is the time to educate yourself and speak with a level of compassion that is equally met with a fierce knowing that it must be said, even if it hurts your feelings.


Knowledge is power. You know it. We know it. Print this, share this with friends. Do what you must. My first recommendation however, is go through all the chemical products in your home and cross check the lists in this blog. Get the trash bag ready...







Water & The Skin


How many of us have drinking water filters installed at home?


How many of us have filters installed in their showers & bathrooms?


Do we all know about Fluoride? Do we all agree the benefits to our teeth do not outweigh the risks to our body & brain? Heres a few considerations about Fluoride...

  • Dr Dean Burk who spent 34 years at the American National Cancer institute has stated – “In point of fact, fluoride cause more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical.

  • Fluoride can interfere with the function of the thyroid gland, resulting in iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of brain damage and mental disability in the world.

  • Anyone here have issues with sleeping? Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin which regulates our sleep patterns.

  • As of September 2017, a total of 59 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and over 40 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals.

  • Of these investigations, 52 of the 59 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 45 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and/or memory capacity of animals. The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 12,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain.

  • Having filters throughout your home is the minimum really. Most foods are made with fluoridated water. Crops are sprayed with fluoridated water and treated with pesticides that contain fluoride. Eat a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast and a can of coke with lunch and you have already consumed 230% of the recommended safe dose.


Agricultural Chemical Run-off into water supplies


Did you know the testing of chemicals for their ‘safety’ is almost always done singularly, in controlled trials without the prevalence of other chemicals. That’s not a real-world scenario!

Heres why...

Bioaccumulation is the gradual accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism. Bioaccumulation occurs when an organism absorbs a substance at a rate faster than that at which the substance is lost by catabolism and excretion. Thus, the longer the biological half-life of a toxic substance, the greater the risk of chronic poisoning, even if environmental levels of the toxin are not very high.

Conditions caused by toxic herbicides & pesticides

- Many types of cancer including bladder, brain and bone, liver, prostate and pancreatic cancers.

- Autism

- Asthma

- Birth defects

- Reproductive dysfunction

- Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s

- Auto immune & inflammatory disorders

Did anyone know that Australia has the highest rates of cancer in the world?


Australia’s "allowable safe” limits of pesticides allowed in our tap water, are actually twenty times higher than limits set in parts of Europe?


We’ve all heard of Monsanto and Roundup ...yes?


Glysophate (round-up) the most widely used agrochemical product in the world is a known carcinogen and neurotoxin and its sprayed on most of our food. It also runs off from farms and makes its way into our water supplies and is also easily airborn.


We’ve all heard of aluminium and its potential for toxicity?


What most don’t know about aluminium is that Its serves no biochemical purpose in the human body and It cannot be destroyed in the environment—it only changes its form by attaching or separating from other particles.


We now live in what’s called the 'Age of Aluminium'.

Aluminium is added to: baking powder, self rising flour, salt, baby formula, processed foods. Drugs, such as antacids & analgesics. Vaccines, Cosmetics and personal care products such as antiperspirants, deodorants, sunscreens, and shampoos. Aluminium products, including foil, cans, juice pouches, tins, and water bottles.


So now we know about those two what about Aluminium-Glysophate?


Aluminium-Glysophate cause many issues for the natural world within and around us. Particularly, it creates issues for the Pineal Gland. Glysophate and aluminium operate synergistically to induce dysfunction in the pineal gland leading to the sleep disorder that is characteristic of multiple neurological diseases, including autism, ADHD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, anxiety disorder and Parkinson’s disease.



What Can We Do?


The way to true health and wellness, including hormone health, mental health and overall physical general well-being is to understand the symbiotic relationship that exists between each other and the natural world.


We are the custodians of this planet and at the moment corporations are shitting all over our backyard.

We have the internet. Anything you need to create more innerstanding around is at the click of a button.

Let’s use this opportunity to grow in our awareness and help others to do the same.


If we don’t buy their toxic food, they can't make toxic money.

If we don’t use their toxic cosmetics, they can’t make toxic money.


The change starts with us as consumers, we have the power to dictate to these monstrosities in our choices. We are the still the majority.


Heres a short list of basic tips which is a great starting point for any wellness journey


1. Eat strictly organic foods – go to a local farmer’s market and speak to the grower and/or plant your own. Wash in bicarb soda and apple cider vinegar prior to eating to remove toxic residues.


2. Cut out all preservatives, food additives & GMOs. Take a break from gluten and stop consuming dairy.


3. Remove all synthetic toxins from the home including laundry, cleaning and hygiene products. There are loads of recipes online.


4. Drink the ‘right’ water – filtered, restructured, re-mineralised


5. Take anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic herbs &mushrooms on a daily basis to help the body to evolve and cope with stress


6. Detox seasonally with juicing and/or water fasting. Parasites are a major root causation for illness, yet they stopped being talk about.


7. Due to agricultural practices and a lack of soil regenerative farming, our food and water are heavily depleted in minerals so it’s important to supplement with activated minerals such as fulvic & humic acids, sulfur (MSM), magnesium, selenium & nascent iodine are common deficiencies. Mineral Bathing is an ancient and extremely effective way to do this. So is eating more fruit!


8. Cultivate a healthy micro biome of bacteria within the gut with pre & probiotics, but most importantly eat ALIVE food.


9. Taking synthetic chemicals is violating biological law. Find a natural, traditional remedy. The cookie is not worth the crumble.


We do have solutions to share with you as well - available on request.

Please feel free to contact us directly info@atghealth.com for any information that may be of assistance to you and your families wellness journey.


NOTE: The information in this blog is not intended as medical advice, and nor do the opinions in this blog infer a therapeutic effect for any products. Everyone is encouraged to critically evaluate any information relating to health and wellbeing, including the information on websites and other parts of the Internet that promote both traditional and natural medicines. This blog is not a discussion about medicines, in the conventional sense, however it is a discussion about skin care products and the changes in quality and integrity since the early 1900’s and the impact of this change on health. Your health and wellbeing are dependent on you making informed and wise choices: nobody else has as much at stake as yourself.






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