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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

(Our Essential Reading List and External Links)

 

Not Just A Pretty Face, by Stacy Malkan

 

No More Dirty Looks, by O'Connor & Spunt

 

Aromatheraphy for Bodyworker, byShutes & Weaver

 

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, by Ruth Winter M.S.

 

Healing With Whole Foods, by Paul Pitchford

 

The Body Toxic:  How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being, by Nena Baker (New York: North Point Press, 2009).  A look at all consumer products and the toxins they expose us to, with a good chapter on personal care.

 

Perfect health:  The Complete Mind/ Body Guide, by Deepak Chopra (Easton, PA: Harmony Press, 2001).  Based on ancient Indian philosophy, Chopra outlines the keys to great health (which gives back as great beauty).

 

Skinny Bitch:  No-nonsense, Tough-love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap And Start Looking Fabulous!, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 2005).  These spitfires launched a million vegan diets with their best-sellar, which looked at how the evils of the food industry were impacting women's looks.

 

The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances, by Julie Gabriel (Deerfield Beach, FL. HCI, 2008).  The exhaustive eco-chick beauty book, with loads of recipes and research about skin care.

 

The Truth About Beauty:  Transform Your Looks and Your Life from the Inside Out, by Kat James (New York: Atria Books, 2007).  This is a great read for a more in-depth look at how beauty products, food, and wellness impact our looks and our health.

 

External Links

 

safecosmetics.org

 

ewg.org/skindeep

 

karavedder.com

 

ccof.org