The Savvy Path

    A Story of a Runway Model

    [fa icon="user"] Eve Bynum [fa icon="folder-open'] Featured Member, Safe Cosmetics

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    My journey to living a toxin-free life began on a beautiful New York City afternoon when Armani's model booking agent sat at the next table at an outdoor café. It’s every model’s dream to be discovered by a happy accident and that happened for me. From that moment, my modeling career took off. Being a fashion model was exciting and exhausting at times. Endless amounts of makeup were dabbed, smudged, powdered, and brushed on my face and body.E636BB3E-45D8-466B-A49C-6B759E527B25 (1)-997623-edited.jpg

    A variety of hair products had my hair looking perfect, but also coated my skin and lingered in the air I breathed. When I wasn’t working, I auditioned and put on a full face to see clients. At the time I had no idea I was receiving a cocktail of toxic chemicals on my skin. But after ten years, I started to notice cysts/nodules under my eyes. My dermatologist mentioned it might have come from the use of certain skincare and makeup products that created an allergic reaction, irritated the skin and blocked the pores. He said the only way to get rid of it was to burn or laser it off.  

    When I heard my body was reacting to the products I had assumed were safe and approved, I started investigating what was in my products and why my skin had reacted. My research led me to go beyond just personal care products. I tossed every toxic cleaner I had in my house and replaced them with baking soda and vinegar to clean the kitchen and bathroom, and soap nuts to wash my clothes. Each transition took time.

    I found out my friend, Coki Tai, had breast cancer in her early 30’s and her doctor suggested it could have been because of something in her environment.  When I learned only about 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, I knew I had to be all in with the lifestyle. Coki lost her battle with cancer and passed away, but thanks to her story I can encourage others to take precautions that might keep them disease-free.

    As much as I’d love to have the time to make all my products by hand, I don’t. My goal is to spread the word about safe products for home and skin care, so that you don’t have to worry about chemicals. I love seeing how we women band together to change the world. Savvy reflects so much of my own personal beliefs and the conclusions I’ve drawn after years of study. I love that we can share and learn together. It’s not a “my way or the highway” kind of place.

    Putting my consciousness on toxin-free living will help me live a long, healthy life free of sickness and disease. And that’s what I want for you and your family too.

    ~ Eve 

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    Eve_profile.jpgI love seeing how we women band together to change the world. Savvy reflects so much of my own personal beliefs and the conclusions I’ve drawn after years of study. I love that we can share and learn together. It’s not a “my way or the highway” kind of place. Join in.Find your home.You’re always welcome here! 

     ~ Eve Bynum  Founding Savvy Writer 

    Andrea_Fabry_1-185589-edited.jpgMy goal is to encourage every woman to listen to her instincts as she seeks to sort through the complexities surrounding today’s toxic world. I look forward to sharing the Savvy Women’s journey with all of you.

    ~ Andrea Fabry, Author of It Takes Time Blog & Founding Savvy Writer 

     

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    It wasn’t until I sat in on a Savvy Board meeting that I truly understood the complex workings of this amazing organization and the scope of their efforts. I was immediately proud to be part of something so much larger than myself, and a company that I believed would truly change the world. I knew from that day forward that I would take any opportunity to be a part of Savvy again as it was established and grew.

    ~ Julia Condon Founding Savvy Writer 

    I wish I had had a network like this when I started my health and fitness journey. I want to help other women just starting out to cut through the endless pages of Google results, confusing articles, and conflicting information that have lead many to give up or never start. I want to empower women to take their health into their own hands and become aware of what they’re eating and how what they’re eating can change their mood, energy levels, and bodies. As I continue my own journey, I want to share what I’m learning with health, nutrition and other allies that are dedicated to making the world and our bodies a cleaner and healthier place.

    ~ Aimée Suen Founding Savvy Writer