What to do about Bug Repellent and Sun Screen?
As we get ready to send our precious kids and selves out into the summer sun and outdoors, it's important to find products that protect without being toxic. Read this article online.
Keep in mind that anything that you put on your skin can be absorbed into your body. Chemicals and hormone-disrupting substances in lotions and sprays will be able to get into your blood and throw your immune and endocrine (hormone) systems off track.
To read more about the dangers of bug repellents and pesticides, here is a recent article in the Huff Post Green
Even many "natural" sunscreens contain chemicals and potentially hundreds of undeclared ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and damage healthy cells.
Of course it is important to prevent sunburns and insect bites, so we do need good solutions for summertime play.
Simple Strategies for Fun in the Sun:
1. Wear a hat, shirt, loose pants, and/or sunglasses.
2. Keep your "time in the sun" to under 15 minutes at a time, and early or late in the day.
3. Use plants that are natural bug repellents (Citronella).
4. Check for ticks after spending time outdoors.
My tips for finding products you can trust:
I'd love to hear of products that you find and recommend.
Have a wonderful time this summer knowing you are protected from the sun, insects and the products you use.
My summer hours starting July 9th
Appointments by phone and in Port Jefferson
Tuesday 10 to 2 and 5 to 7,
Wednesday 10 to 2
Every other Saturday 11 to 1
Appointments in Manhattan
Thursday 2 to 6 (once per month)
Saturday or Sunday 10 to 2 (once per month)
Appointments in Stamford, CT
Thursday 11 to 4 (once per month)
Remember to use my online store and online scheduling!
The fastest and easiest way to reorder what you've been taking when you are running low is through the supplement store on my website: www.doctordoni.com.
I'm busy putting together packages of products at 10% off the individual price to make it easy for you to keep up with taking the products that are most important for your health.
Thank you so much for your support of the NY licensure bill
Unfortunately, the bill came to a halt when the Assembly committee chair asked our Assembly bill sponsor to wait on passing the bill. Even with hundreds of calls and emails, New York legislators are not quite ready to license NDs - but they are getting closer - so your continued communication with your NY legislators about what you want for your health care options is important!!