Personal care products to consider for health and wellness by Katie Wells


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You may know that personal care products often have enough iodine to be a real problem for those with thyroid disease. In fact, back in 2018, the FDA banned iodine from hand sanitizers when there were a lot of problems showing up with health care workers.

So many are asking what product is safe to use. Which ingredients to look out for? Is there a list of safe products? And the difficulty is that because they could change what's in the product, today can be different in the coming weeks or months and we can't keep up with all of them.

Joining us is Katie Wells for us to understand more about personal care products that may affect our health and wellness.

In this episode, we discuss:

(01:11) Introduction to Katie Wells

(02:29) What made Katie think about making personal products on her own

(03:01) We absorb about 60% of what goes on our skin

(04:12) The work of people like Dr.Weston A Price

(05:13) Her first product

(06:10) Oral healthcare guide

(07:45) Many products contain iodine

(08:30) What are the products?

(09:18) Avoid putting directly harmful things to our body

(11:09) Wellness other focus on kids

(11:49) 80 20 approach to personal care products

(12:59) Talking about mucous membranes

(13:53) Another one not related strictly to the personal care: Laundry products

(14:55) Steps for someone who wants to change their routine

(16:11) Natural products also contain iodine

(17:25) Some false general information online about iodine

(18:04) Analogy of people who struggle with changing their diet

(19:17) Personal care is almost easy

(19:44) Chilipad

(20:28) Katie’s thoughts to someone else who's just considering changing over and things they might expect

(22:29) Final thoughts for everyone

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder and CEO of and A mom of six with a background in journalism, she took health into her own hands and started researching to find answers to her health struggles. Her research turned into a blog and podcast, and she’s now written over 1,500 blog posts, three books, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness. When she’s not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, or recording podcasts, you can find her somewhere outside in the sun with her husband (who she met walking across the country) and kids or undertaking some DIY remodeling project.

Obligatory additional unrelated randomness: doula, speed-reader, hates bananas, loves baseball, scuba-diver, INTJ, highly experienced in answering the question, “why.”

For more details about Katie Wells, visit her website or connect with her through these platforms:





"When you were able to get into the place of love and acceptance of yourself, it will become almost effortless to choose things that are the best for your body without the resistance and without fear."

-Katie Wells

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