Disillusioned by decades of disease-focused medicine, more doctors and patients are now shifting their focus to whole-person health. Ancient practices (yoga), alternative therapies (acupuncture), and commonsense strategies (nutritional counseling) are complementing conventional treatments, expanding our notions of healing — and leading the way to greater well-being and vitality.
What’s best for our health and the planet can also be great for our bank accounts. All it takes is shifting how we spend our money and our time.
The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. We connected with one of the original study participants to see how this initiative changed her perspective on personal-care products a decade ago.
Although the Minnesota ban won’t go into effect until 2017, it’s possible that manufacturers will begin to phase out the questionable ingredient before then.