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Keep It Clean

March 10, 2020


Essential takeaways:

  • Skin care, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies don’t get much attention when it comes to functional health.

  • Many of the products available contain harmful ingredients that could compromise cellular health.

  • Choosing products that are natural, science based and minimal is the best approach - if you don’t know, do you research. You’ll be glad you did.

  • There are a number of field tested and approved products that take the guess work out of creating a clean functional ecosystem.


      Let’s face it (pun intended), skin care, hygiene products and cleaning supplies are probably the last area most consider when trying to optimize their functional health. They are generally thought to be a necessary evil and very little time goes into choosing purposeful products – but creating a functional ecosystem means choosing products free of harmful toxins and dangerous compounds. Not to mention, your skin is the first line of defense against the harsh world and your body’s biggest organ – it must be treated as a critical player in the fight against harmful toxins. Don’t set it up for failure!

      The unfortunate truth is that most skin care and hygiene products are composed of dangerous chemicals and synthetics, which ultimately leave us damaged at the cellular level. Companies are filling the items we use every day with nasty chemicals, heavy metals, and carcinogens – all without penalty or question. This is the result of a lack of regulation and a culture that demands they be as inexpensive as possible. But people everywhere are now paying the price without even knowing it.

      This extends beyond skin care and personal hygiene. The products we use to clean our homes every day are often worse, filled with stripping chemicals and harsh toxins. Even when we avoid making direct contact with the skin, breathing in the fumes and touching the items that have been cleaned creates a harmful situation.

      The best approach to optimizing this area of our life is to treat it like food. If you can’t read the ingredients on the label, then you likely don’t want them on your skin. Choosing companies that consciously source their ingredients and keep it as minimal as possible is often the way to go. If you don’t know, consult the company’s website – if they’re doing the right thing, they will tell you. If they aren’t, it will be obvious.

      Luckily, there are companies with integrity producing products that work – naturally - and like natural foods, natural skin care can leave us feeling nourished and healthy


      Field Approved:

      Indie Lee: We love Indie Lee products because they are sourced consciously and derived from nature. They use science as the basis for formulation and offer a wide range of products to fit varying needs and applications. The company is committed to keeping it clean and views the user holistically – much like we do! Use these products to keep your cells healthy and clean.

      Counter Culture: Keeping the environment around us clean and free from toxins is also important in promoting a functional existence. We choose Counter Culture for our cleaning supply needs because they reject the traditional notion that cleaning supplies should be filled with toxins. Counter Culture actually uses a strategic probiotic blend that targets bacteria and doesn’t kill indiscriminately. As a result, these products are safe to use and promote a healthy, functional home.

      Microcosmic: This product also harnesses the power of probiotics to keep your home clean. The company, Aunt Fannie’s, offers a variety of different cleaning tools from spray to wipes to hand soap. The functional formulation smells great and works really well too!

      Bathing Culture: As active people, we sweat. A lot! Bathing culture offers the solution for getting clean. Their purposefully created products are free from toxins, comprised of organic ingredients and extremely effective. Better yet – the company is super eco conscious and offers biodegradable products and solutions for cutting down on waste including reusable containers.


      Medical Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Monette nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Products sold on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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