Natural Toothpaste

Have you ever feel like you’ve been tricked? Well I have! For about the last year I have been using a toothpaste that promotes a fluoride free “natural”, no chemicals added approach. Of course, I took the company word for it. My whole family started using this toothpaste, – kids and all. That is up in till about a month ago..  I was brushing the kids teeth and happened to look at the back of the bottle…
” Made with natural ingredients” umm really?? –
Glycerin,Sorbitol,Silica, Xylitol, Calcium Carbonate, Carboxy Methyl, Cellulose Gum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, THEN THIS…… FD&CBLUE#1&2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

Really!?!?!  so on top off all the additives, food coloring is natural?

Here is an excerpt from the ” food and beverage litigation update March 2016.

     The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling on foods containing synthetic food dyes such as FD&C Green 3 and FD&C
Blue 2. CSPI’s latest move follows its January 2016 publication of a report critical of FDA’s inattention to food dyes and pointing to studies allegedly linking food-dye consumption to behavioral issues in children, particularly those with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The health advocacy group’s proposed labeling would state: “WARNING: This food contains synthetic food colorings that may impair the behavior of some children.”

Wow, so you are telling me this toothpaste I am giving to my children “may” cause behavioral issues. hmmmm.  In addition to this, FD&C BLUE dyes have been linked to cancer, and mass health risks.  I dont know about you but I think I will pass on this one.  

So you ask whats in your toothpaste?

Since the removal of this “shall not be named toothpaste” we have been using a toothpaste called “Dessert Essence”  tea tree oil and neem. I really like this toothpaste. I leaves my mouth fresh and clean without a artificial taste, because there is no artifical flavors, or additives. I will also say coconut oil and baking soda works just as well, and will all the healing properties coconut oil has and disinfecting properties this contagious combo has, its a keeper. 

I say all of this as just another example on why it is so important to read the ingredient list.

Stay healthy  friends

Rebecca

 

 

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