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Mom-preneur Joy McCarthy, founder of Joyous Health and author of 3 books on the topic of natural health, is our guest on today’s episode, which is brought to you by Life Choice’s Professional Therapeutic Medicine featuring their Fermented L-Glycine formulated by Dr Eldon Dahl. 90% of conventional products contain the “toxic 10,” and Joy’s motivation to create natural products was driven by her desire to eliminate these chemicals from her life, and the life of her young daughter.

Since 2012, Joyous Health has grown from homemade sunblock and lip, to a wide range of certified-organic skin and health care products which are professionally manufactured.

We discuss some alarming findings from research conducted on the impacts of “toxic 10” ingredients, and Joy shares some tips for helping you to avoid them. Our conversation also delves into the multitude of benefits of home cooked meals, and some stress reduction techniques. Nothing you put on your skin should compromise what’s underneath it; natural is the way to go!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The small team behind Joyous Health.
  • Challenges that come with creating a natural health product.
  • What motivated Joy to create natural health products.
  • How Joyous Health has grown since it was founded in 2012.
  • A brief explanation of what parabens are, and why they are a controversial topic.
  • Examples of ingredients that Joy uses in her products.
  • Why it’s not a good sign if your hair has a lasting smell after you wash it.
  • Greenwashing tactics that skin and hair care companies are using.
  • Alarming findings from research that has been conducted on phlathales.
  • The proliferation of microplastics, and a particular concern that Joy has around this.
  • How Joy minimizes her daughter’s exposure to plastic.
  • Differential exposure of children to phlathales across income brackets.
  • Benefits of home-cooked meals.
  • Joy shares her top tips for success in the kitchen.
  • Why Joy doesn’t cook meals in big batches, and her alternative strategy for planning ahead.
  • Stress reduction tips for parents.

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