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What goes on your skin goes in your body!

My goal is simple – to educate & empower you to make the best decisions for your health. I didn’t learn about the correlation between what I put on my skin, in my hair and on my nails for a long time and I wish someone had educated me!

EWG is the Environmental Working Group and they are a nonprofit company. You may have heard of them from their work with the Clean 15 and The Dirty Dozen which evaluates pesticide residue on non-organic produce. EWG also has a database of personal care products and rates them based on their ingredients and the effects on our health, called skin deep. Head to or search your app store for the EWG Skin Deep app.

The scale provided is from best “EWG Verified” to worst which is red #10. I attempt to use products that are the best for my health which are EWG Verified, and green levels #1 & #2.

My goal is to educate and empower you and you need to make that decision as to which number you're willing to use. I fully respect how expensive some personal products can be and how well they might work, so my recommendation is to pick the products based on 2 criteria:

  1. The products that you use the most often, and are not green (#1 or #2) or EWG verified, and replace anything ranking above #3 first. I'd start with the highest number or those affecting an organ or organ system that may already be operating less than optimally for you. For example, if you are suffering from infertility, I'd recommend starting by replacing and products that are endocrine disruptors, hormone disruptors and have reproductive organ toxicity.

  2. The products you're going to be run out of soon, go ahead and purchase cleaner alternatives to those products.

Action task:

So go ahead and select a few personal care products that you use on a daily basis, enter them into the website or scan them in the app to see how they rank. Review the additional details provided to see what they are affecting your health. When deciding on cleaner alternatives, I searched for products that #1 worked amazingly well and #2 the company had great return policy in the event the product did not work out well for me. The company I use and trust is Beautycounter. Use this link to select clean replacements:

Please feel free to email me if you would like some assistance or recommendations, I’d be happy to assist you!

Yours in health,

Dr. Anya

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