Health & Wellbeing Podcast
About This Show
Alison's Health & Wellbeing Podcast: Discussions on various health conditions, health tips and nutrition from a Naturopathic perspective.
Sometimes it's just me, sometimes I'm interviewing guests. I hope to share with you information on health and wellbeing with the aim to empower and educate.
I am a Clinical Naturopath based in NSW, Australia. Contact me on Facebook or via my website www.naturopathnsw.com.au
All information is general and not a specific recommendation that replaces consulting with a practitioner. Please talk to your healthcare practitioner before undertaking any changes to your treatment regime.
Intro music is Flutter by Jahzzar http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Onus/Flutter_master.
Most Recent Episode
Interview With Therese Kerr From The Divine Company - Health & Wellbeing Podcast #22
Health & Wellbeing Podcast #22
Interview with Therese Kerr from The Divine Company
If I asked you to go into your cupboard and examine the labels of all your beauty products, I bet you wouldn't be able to tell me much about the ingredients. And that's fair enough, I wouldn't have either. And possibly, like me a while ago, you may have assumed that there was a good amount of safety testing that took place to ensure these products we used were safe. But the extent that most testing goes to is to see whether the product will give you a skin irritation, not whether that chemical will interfere with your hormonal and immune health.
But if you look close enough, it's possible you will encounter a chemical that does much more harm than good. Chemicals which are classed as Obesogens, Neuro Developmental toxins, Endocrine disrupting toxins, reproductive disrupting toxins, developmental disrupting toxins, Teratogens (synthetic chemicals suspected to cause birth defects), Immunotoxins, and Carcinogens can all be found in beauty products.
Our skin absorbs a great deal of what we put onto it, and unlike our digestive system which has a detoxification process, our skin is unable to filter a lot of the chemicals contained in our beauty products and so these go straight into our blood stream.
Why should we worry?
These chemicals can accumulate in our tissues and not only affect us, but also our children. Chemicals are passing through to our babies and into our breast milk, and this can have some pretty serious consequences for some.
Therese released a range of beauty products which utilise the actions of herbs such as Lemon Myrtle, Rooibos and Aloe Vera, and are Australia Certified Organic.
Therese is an Author, Visionary, Public Speaker, The Health and Wellness Ambassador of Australian Organic, a Wellness Ambassador for Mindd Foundation, Animal Rights Activist, Advocate for holistic family health and an Ambassador for Endometriosis Australia. In late 2015 Therese was voted Australian Organic Industry Leader and one of Australia’s Top 50 Most Influential Women. Therese is a recognised Public Speaker, sharing evidence-based research on holistic family health specialising in the impact of chemicals on the endocrine system and on overall health.
Therese and the fellow Directors through The Divine Company: http://www.thedivinecompany.com provides the world with the highest quality, nutrient and antioxidant-rich, Australian Certified Organic (ACO)