Toxic Truth About Nail Polish PLUS Healthier Alternatives

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Nail polishes and other related salon products can be very toxic.
Air Date: 10/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carol Alt
Carol-AltCarol Alt is the ultimate pioneer and chameleon; constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new frontiers. Since her days as the world's most renowned Supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to be multi-award winning actress, bestselling author on Raw Food Nutrition and hosting her own show, A Healthy You, on Fox News. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine's Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 Alt was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit franchise. Alt's other activities include hosting various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Good Day Live, GMA, Access Hollywood, and E! Entertainment. Forever touted as "the model that started the Supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models – made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Supeer Elite Division." The press therefore dubbed her the first "Supermodel."
  • Book Title: A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day
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Toxic Truth About Nail Polish PLUS Healthier Alternatives
Most everyone likes to have nice, clean, pretty nails... even some men.

But nail polishes and other related nail salon products can be very toxic.

When you're at the salon, you're breathing in all of the chemicals used in the products. 

This doesn't mean that you have to stop having your nails done, says Carol Alt, who has come up with solutions to avoid all that toxicity.

For instance, there are certain brands that are organic and do not contain the harmful chemicals of mainstream polishes. Mineral Fusion is one option, and they manufacture both polish and nail polish remover (without the harmful acetate).

Other brands include Priti NYC and Ella+Mila.

Once you invest in these safer options, you can bring your own nail polish with you to the salon. If you're getting a pedicure, don't be afraid to bring your own lotions and moisturizers as well. You might get a few odd looks, but the bottom line is that it's your health and it should be your number-one priority. 

Listen in as Carol joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about the dangers of mainstream nail polish, as well as healthier options.