It is Sunday. It is 2:09pm. The baby is sitting on a checkered blanket in front of me. Both of her hands are resting on a soccer ball. The garbage in the pantry is full of cosmetic products with toxic ingredients.

There’s sodium lauryl sulfate in the soap. OMG.

Can you cook with olive oil at high heat? Yes or no. Why?

What’s a natural, non-toxic deodorant? Magnesium oil. Or essential oil mixture. 

I don’t know what’s gotten into me. I’m obsessed with nutrition and mental health and optimizing our flesh machine. Herbalife products all got dumped. Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxproplsulfonate Laurylglucoside Cross Polymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Tarate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol. The list goes on. 

According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology, PEG-120 can contain harmful impurities, including: Ethylene Oxide, known to increase the incidences of uterine and breast cancers and of leukemia and brain cancer, according to experimental results reported by the National Toxicology Program. Sounds like a fun addition to a “Soothing Aloe Cleanser.”

Throw out the dish soap. Throw out the baby butt cream. Throw out the deodorant. Google everything. inspect the fucking labels.

It started yesterday with the canola oil, which should be banned. It’s genetically modified and partially hydrogenated. Animal studies done with GMOs result in significant numbers of test subjects (43%) showing allergic reactions, immuno-suppression, cancer, increased hypertension, heart disease, and risk of traumatic coronary event. Not that this is a nutrition blog. But it’s so damn fascinating. 

i listened to an episode of the GOOD, the BAD, the YUMMY podcast this morning about black seed oil—an ancient remedy with modern uses for cancers, heart health, eczema and skin health, autoimmune disease and more.

Does University of MN offer PhD’s in Practical Nutrition? Hmmm. Herbal Sorcery?