Dr Joelle was quoted in an article called “Paraben Paranoia: The Truth About this Cosmetic Preservative”, written by Kelly Burch. The article is about the debate over paraben’s safety.
Dr Joelle’s Quote:
“Parabens are also xenoestrogens, meaning that they mimic the hormone estrogen in the body, according to holistic practitioner Joelle Cafaro. Too much estrogen can cause breast and ovarian cancer as well as produce female characteristics in males, she says.”
“Since the safety of parabens has not been proven or disproven, I recommend using products that are paraben free until more definitive answers are found,” Cafaro says. “Paraben-free products are not difficult to find and many name brand products are labeled paraben free.”
Cafaro suggests switching from mainstream brands to natural brands found in health and natural food stores.
“Look for products that are preservative free or that use an alternative preservative such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate),” she says.
You can read the entire article HERE