So why do you need to start using natural deodorants?
Deodorants and antiperspirants are common products in today’s world and the truth is that they are actually dangerous and potentially cause cancer!
Why? Removing the toxins is vital to our health. The fact that the body has so many different ways to remove toxins is a proof of that. Sweating is a big and important way of getting rid of toxins. The lymphatic system carries waste from inside the body through the pores of the skin. Sweat literally “expels” toxins from inside the body through the pores of the skin with the largest pores found in the armpits.
Now, if you eat food that is not in sync it’s likely your sweat will smell bad! Many people assume that sweat always stinks, but it just not so. I have not used deodorant for 10 years and even when I exercise it does not smell.
As the diet and lifestyle changed and we’ve became more “smelly”, the deodorants are now considered standard product that most people use without thinking. But logically, if our sweat stinks, is it not reasonable to look at the cause rather than conceal it? And what dangers lie behind the use of these products?
That’s what really stinks
There are some very good reasons not to use commercial deodorants.
First, most of them contain chemical fragrances that cause hormonal disturbances, which are absorbed into the skin and disturb the endocrine system. “Fragrance” is a sneaky plan to include chemicals in the formulations, which most people generally have no idea. Most of these “fragnances” contain a bunch of known carcinogens (carcinogen is something that is known to cause cancer).
Second most deodorants contain propylene glycol, another carcinogen that blocks and covers the skin and is also used as liquid for the car radiators.
So, as the body tries to eliminate toxins, placing on it something that is known to cause cancer, is probably not the way to deal with the problem.
But even worse than the fragrance and propylene glycol, are the antiperspirant ingredients. This is because antiperspirants contain aluminum, which is specifically designed to clog the pores and does not allow you to sweat. This process actually changes the physiology of the body and antiperspirants are considered counter medicine.
Most antiperspirants contain aluminum in the form of aluminum salts such as aluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium compound. Researchers from the Department of Medicine at the University of California published a study in 2010 showing how extended exposure to aluminum salts cause neurotoxicity. Aluminum is also associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Aluminum, antiperspirants and breast cancer
If you look at the statistics of women with breast cancer it is quite shocking. Many studies showed disproportionately high incidence of breast cancer in areas where deodorants are applied. For women it is almost impossible to find a commercial deodorant in the grocery store which is not antiperspirant. Breasts are composed of a large network of lymphatic tissue. I believe there is another connection to breast cancer which is wearing smaller size bras that clog the lymphatic system. Wearing bras that prevent the removal of toxins plus the application of aluminum and other chemicals in the area is just “spell disaster”.
Natural ways to eliminate body odor
Imagine a situation in which a body is full of toxins and the lymphatic system tries to eliminate these toxins through the armpits and then you block this process and apply other toxins that can cause cancer. Surely there must be a better way?
The alternative solution here is simple. Opt for use of natural oils or deodorants which do not contain artificial fragrances, propylene glycol, aluminum or other toxins. Instead, use natural deodorants that contain plant-based essential oils (many essential oils also help reduce bacteria on the skin, another reason for the smell). Here are some great natural deodorant recipes to try!
Even more important it is to get to the source of the smell by assessing your diet and lifestyle. Make sure you eat clean food, and that all purification canals are “open” and function optimally. This includes a clean colon, drinking plenty of water and breathing exercises.