Q & A – Can sunscreen actually increasing my risk for cancer?

Q:  Can my sunscreen actually be increasing my risk of cancer?

A:  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reviewed over 2000 sunscreens and over 257 brands. They found more than 75% of the sunscreens contained toxic chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer and other health issues. Oxybenbzone and  methoxycinnamate are two toxic ingredients that are commonly found in sunscreens that disrupt hormones and increase the risk of cancer. There are safe alternatives that do not contain toxins. For more information, resources and access to purchase safe alternatives visit my website at DrDanniCares.com or come on in for a FREE 15 minute coordination consultation with Dr. Danni and see how you can advance yourself to better health.

Safer Skin Care Products

Environmental Working Group – Sunscreen
75% of sunscreens are toxic what to do instead

List of Unsafe, Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen

  • Para amino benzoic acid
  • Octyl salicyclate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Cinoxate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Phenylbenzimidazole
  • Homosalate
  • Menthyl anthranilate
  • Octocrylene
  • Methoxycinnamate
  • Parabens


Expert Advice Q&A – How can I make healthy choices when eating out?

Check out my expert advice Q&A every second and fourth Tuesday in the Auburn Journal.

Q: How can I make healthy choices when eating out?

A:  It is all about making the right choices.  The first rule is to honor your food sensitivities or dietary restrictions.  Do not be shy to ask questions about how the food is prepared:  does it contain gluten, soy, corn, dairy, tree nuts, eggs, or whatever it is that you are trying to avoid. Next, ask very nicely for substitutions; like having your burger served on a bed of greens, or substituting potatoes or French fries with steamed veggies or salad.  Ask to have salad dressings, butter, gravy, and sour cream on the side so you can control how much you consume.  Choose grilled, sautéed, or poached meats and veggies over their battered or fried versions. Watch your portions, you do not have to clear your whole plate.   Eating slowly and chewing our food thoroughly allows your brain to receive signals that you are, indeed, full so stop eating! Whenever possible choose organic, free range, hormone free, antibiotic free foods. For more healthy tips and resources visit my webpage, or even better come on in for your FREE 15 minute coordination consultation and learn how Dr. Danni can help you advance to better health.




Expert Advice Q&A – Are my skin care products safe?

Check out my expert advice Q&A every second and fourth Tuesday in the Auburn Journal.

Q: Are my skin care products safe?

A: Beauty is way more than skin deep.  Our skin is one of the largest organs of the body second to the liver, and what we put ON our body is, in fact, just as important as what we put IN our body. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetics and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market. Most commercial cosmetics, soaps, lotions, deodorants, perfumes, colognes, and sunscreens are loaded with chemicals and heavy metals.  Many of the ingredients found in commonly used products are known carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors that can contribute to many common health issues. Knowledge is powerful!  There are safe alternatives out there.  Now that you know! Come visit my website for links and resources for safe alternatives, or even better, come on in for your FREE 15 minute consultation and see how Dr. Danni can help support you on your way to optimal health.

Skin Care


Dr. Danni Ballere

The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
    • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
    • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere)Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Treat the Whole PersonNaturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
  • PreventionNaturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

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