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ANTI-AGING COSMETICS EFFICACY AND CELEBRITIES

I have good news and bad news about the anti-aging cosmetics being hyped by celebrities today. The good news is that some of them have ingredients that are active on the skin and may have benefits. The bad news is if those ingredients are active, their producers may be breaking the law. Ivanka Trump’s Cosmetics The…

SCAM:”FREE” IS NOT REALLY FREE

I wanted to know what the ingredients were in the widely promoted “new” miracle anti-aging products. Since I have written seven editions of A Consumers’ Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (Crown Publishers), I wanted to find out about the ingredients. I sent for various “free” samples of the products. I filled out my address and foolishly gave them my credit card number for the $4.95 “delivery fee”. A few days later, I looked at my monthly credit card bill and there were numerous debits for $89-$95 for my “Free samples” (To be automatically taken out every month).

NEW BLOOD TEST TO DETECT BREAST CANCER

I am scheduled for a yearly mammogram and I am not looking forward to it. The routine is a vise-like squeeze and an x-ray. I always told my sisters that if a man had to undergo the procedure with his male appendage, a new test would be soon be developed. Now progress toward a less…

TOOTHPASTE TROUBLES

My mouth and gums were red and sore. Since I write so much about ingredients (Consumeringredients.com), I assumed it was probably the “whitening “in my new toothpaste since I did not have any new food or medicine that might cause the discomfort. In a hurry, I rushed into big chain pharmacy to buy a toothpaste…

Cosmetic Regulations Facing the Trumps

Donald Trump, our president-elect, colors his hair and uses make-up to touch up his allegedly tanning- bed-colored skin. His daughter, Ivanka, has her own line of perfume and make-up. Will the chroni… Source: Cosmetic Regulations Facing the Trumps

Cosmetic Regulations Facing the Trumps

Donald Trump, our president-elect, colors his hair and use make-up to touch up his allegedly tanning- bed-colored skin. His daughter, Ivanka has her own line of perfume and make-up. Will the chronically understaffed cosmetic office of the Food and Drug Administration become even more of a paper tiger without teeth? Will it be able to…

WARNING LETTERS FROM THE FDA

  Thought you would like to read yourself about the FDA and warnings to cosmetic manufacturers. Below are the Agency’s effort to control the claims which may intrigue you. The Warning Letters appearing below illustrate an important legal distinction, the difference between a cosmetic and a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

COMING CLEAN ABOUT SOAP

The Food and Drug Administration on September 2 2016 banned the use of triclosan an ingredient in nearly half of the liquid soaps and triclocarbon used in many bar soaps. The Agency based th… Source: COMING CLEAN ABOUT SOAP

COMING CLEAN ABOUT SOAP

  The Food and Drug Administration on September 2 2016 banned the use of triclosan an ingredient in nearly half of the liquid soaps and triclocarbon used in many bar soaps. The Agency based the ban on the industry’s failure to prove the ingredients were more effective than traditional soap or that they were safe…

THE POWER IN YOUR POCKET

I walked down the aisle of a supermarket yesterday and was very impressed about how food producers have responded to consumers and their advocates. Although many legislators have tried to in… Source: THE POWER IN YOUR POCKET

FISH FROM FARM TO TABLE   Fresh fruits and vegetables are now being offered from local farms direct to your table. What if you could have fresh fish delivered the same way? In fact, you may grow fish in your own back yard. Many varieties of fish, including tilapia and trout, can be raised at…

THE POWER IN YOUR POCKET

  I walked down the aisle of a supermarket yesterday and was very impressed about how food producers have responded to consumers and their advocates. Although many legislators have tried to introduced bills to stop the use of antibiotics, hormones, and other potentially harmful ingredients in animal husbandry, they failed. The lobbyists who fought the…

WHAT THE FDA KNOWS ABOUT COSMETICS

Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients     The following is straight from the FDA’s” mouth”. You will find in my Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients( Crown Publishers), there are still harmful ingredients in what we put on our skin and a number of chemicals that should be banned. But the information below is appreciated.   What ingredients are…

NO BODY SECRETS: TECHNOLOGY MAY REVEALS ALL

    The FDA recently issued: “A guidance to clarify that manufacturers may share patient-specific information recorded, stored, processed, retrieved, and/or derived from a medical device with the patient who is either treated or diagnosed with that specific device. FDA believes that providing patients with access to accurate, useable information about their healthcare when they…

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? My Mother used to tease me when I was a child: “Can you keep a secret?” “Yes”, I would reply “So can I” she would smile. Can you keep a secret today? Probably not. Have you answered a survey? An E-mail charge card form? Are you a Facebook Member? You…

SEX, SCENT AND UNDERARM HAIR

  Do you worry about your under arm odor? If more men are not shaving their faces  today, they may be encouraged to shave under their arms instead. Procter and Gamble researchers just published a paper in March in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology: The title was “A comparative clinical study of different hair removal…

 TALC AND CANCER—THE ENIGMA

  Regulatory agencies such as the FDA and the IRAC are not sure about the link between cancer and the mineral talc. Yet a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to a family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for “feminine hygiene”…

CAN YOU REALLY BUILD YOUR BRAIN POWER?

My husband, a neurosurgeon, walked with me to an appointment I had with an editor. He noticed on her desk she had a number of books on body building. “You know,” he commented, ‘you can do the same thing with your brain. Cognitive exercises will build up it up.” The young editor was not interested….

What Is El Chapo Hiding?

  El Chapo, the infamous multi-escape drug lord, took a big chance. He snuck away from his hideout to have penile surgery in Tijuana, Mexico to restore his potency, according to the Mexican newspaper Reforma.[1] I have a number of questions about the story: Did it really happen? Who did the surgery? Who tipped off…

Why Did You Buy That ? 

You think you may think you made a free choice but you picked up that item because a buyologist most likely tapped into your subconscious mind. Source: Why Did You Buy That ? 

Why Did You Buy That ? 

You think you may think you made a free choice but you picked up that item because a buyologist most likely tapped into your subconscious mind.

WHAT’S IN A NAME–ON A FOOD LABEL?

How do we know what some of the words on a food label really represent? The sugar companies, led by the Western Sugar Cooperative, sued the Corn Refiners Association in 2011, alleging that giant food makers engaged in a $50 million advertising campaign to promote high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar”;  ”natural” and “nutritionally the…

THE NEWS ABOUT CANCER AND PROCESSED MEAT IS NOT NEW!

In my first book, Poisons In Your Food published by Crown in 1969, I wrote: Potassium Nitrite is used as a color fixative in the multibillion dollar a year cured meat business: Sodium nitrite has the peculiar ability to react chemically with the myoglobin molecule to impart a blood-redness to processed meat, to convey tanginess on…

HOW WELL CAN YOU SMELL?

Do you know we humans can follow the scent almost as well as our dogs? The British, those great pet lovers, were tuned into the BBC which presented the story of a woman, Joy Milne, who claimed she could smell Parkinson’s disease. She was the widow of a Parkinson’s patient. Her husband suffered the progressive…

WHO IS WATCHING YOUR WATCH?

  The good news is both your medical provider and pharmaceutical companies can test new medications more efficiently by checking the biodata from your body if you are wearing a smart watch. The bad news is that hackers may see your information and your emotions are on display to others no matter how you try…

BICYCLES FUN AND HAZARDOUS

The only really big fight I had with my husband, a neurosurgeon, concerned our children having bicycles. He didn’t want them to have wheels because every spring he spent many operating hours patching up the heads of newly winter-freed young bicycle riders. I noticed that our kids were riding other children’s bicycles because they didn’t…