Boulder Therapeutics believes that healthy living is a lifestyle choice and something we do for ourselves and family everyday. During our massage sessions various health-related issues and topics are often discussed and we feel this information should be shared with all of our clients.
We have created a list of links that we refer our clients to regularly. By paying attention to the products you use and the food you eat, you can take some simple steps to have a more healthy lifestyle. The list is always changing and being updated, please check back often.
Safe Body Care Products
Many skin care products, shampoos, toothpastes, and cosmetics, etc. contain ingredients that are harmful to your skin and your long term health. Read ingredients labels and whenever possible, choose products with natural ingredients.
Toxic ingredients to avoid: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), Paraben Preservatives, Propylene Glycol, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG),Isopropyl Alcohol, Aluminum, Mineral Oil, Talc, DEA, TEA, MEA.
For more information, click on the link below.
Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
Environmental Working Group Verified Products
An amazing resource that allows you to search by product, ingredient or company to find or compare great, natural products.
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
Salve: Good for wounds, sores, bites, burns, itching & rashes including diaper rash. Kuumba Made Herbal Healing Salve.
For faces, La Defense by Luzern Laboratories.
Safe Baby Care Products
Baby Shampoo & Body Wash: California Baby
Bottles:: It’s best to avoid plastic bottles when possible. Evenflo makes a glass bottle in 4oz and 8oz sizes. Several companies sell these online.
Diapers: 7th Generation offers chlorine-free diapers. They’re good for the environment and for your baby too.
Diaper Rash Cream: Weleda (from Germany) makes a calendula diaper cream that works and smells great.
Organic is BEST!!! You can buy organic in most stores now, and you can even have organic produce delivered to your door every week. Check out Door to Door Organics.
Avoid dairy and meat with rBGH. Genetically-engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in milk increases cancer risks.
Avoid sugar when at all possible. Sugar is in much of the foods we eat, so make sure you read ingredient labels. For example, sugar is commonly found in yogurt, bacon, crackers, peanut butter and pasta sauce.
When cooking or buying food that contains oil, stick to olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and butter. Canola and soybean oils should be avoided. These are marketed as healthy oils, but are far from being so.
GET OUT OF THE BOX!!! Try buying and eating fresh food instead of processed food that comes packaged. Although this is difficult and more time consuming, your body will thank you.
Water Bottles: Klean Kanteen has stainless steel water bottles for adults and children.
Water Sanitizers (Hot Tub): Water Tonic is a great chemical-free hot tub solution. Easy to use and it works great!