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Monthly Archives: September 2016

“The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment…. We work for you. Do you know what’s in your tap water? What about your shampoo? … “ Since our skin is our largest organ – we should be aware of what we are putting on it. The EWG…

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category.  He said, “No…

Click here: My Beauty Counter Website I’m trying to start making the changes necessary to live a healthy life in every way. A big change I made last year (when my daughter, Lindsay, twisted my arm) was switching to non-toxic skin care and beauty products by BeautyCounter. “Since your skin is your largest organ,” Lindsay said,…

I thought I was protecting my family by buying antibacterial soap for them to wash their hands. I’ve been using it since it first came on the market. A couple of years ago, I heard that some of the ingredients in it might be harmful. Now, the FDA has banned 19 of the chemicals used…

In October of 1979, I went on a “go-see” for a magazine named Jours De France. Upon arrival, I was ushered into a room with a wall of windows and sunlight streaming through. A rack of clothes was in the center of the room, and models were in various states of undress as the stylist…

I’ll be honest. When I hear charcoal – I think BBQ. My daughter did a mask on me and initially it made me look like a chimney sweep. Charcoal draws out impurities. My skin felt wonderful afterwards. The mask was from BeautyCounter – Click here to view it: Charcoal Mask

As a former model who spent years with TOO much makeup on my face – I realize that means I had a lot of toxins sinking into my skin. When I decided to make a change – my first purchase was BeautyCounter lipstick because I didn’t want to be eating, consuming, and swallowing chemicals, lead,…

I know there has been much written about antiperspirant vs deodorant. Is Anti-perspirant bad for you? Studies have been done and when you google it, so much information pops up that it’s hard to know who to believe. We all sweat and body odor is a byproduct of that bodily function. So what should we…

Three years ago, after my husband, Ron, and I both had back surgery, our doctor recommended that we have “aqua therapy.” It was soothing doing our exercises in the warm salt water pool. We enjoyed exercising in the water so much that we eventually joined a local gym that had an aqua aerobics class. After…

My daughter, Ashley, and I headed out early this morning to the Irvine Farmers Market at Mariners Church, corner of Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge Road. The hours are posted as 8am – 12 noon (Rain or Shine). If you want from “farm to table” for your family – this is the place to go. There…

Tonya Ruiz

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