Natren Probiotics


While there is no concrete proof yet that the chemicals used in deodorant and anti-perspirant sprays cause breast cancer, it may be wise NOT TO apply a mixture of chemicals under the arms and around the breast area for extended periods of time, as this could cause a build-up of toxic overload in the long term.

Deodorant sprays work by trying to destroy and reduce the bacteria on the skin and uses strong artificial fragrances to mask the bad bacteria smells. Common chemicals used include propylene glycol, parabens and triclosan.

- Propylene glycol is a chemical solvent and humectant, it has been related to a variety of disorders from liver abnormalities, kidney damage and depression to allergic dermatitis and eczema.
- Parabens are a particular concern to women as increased exposure to exogenous sources of oestrogen has been linked to increased risk of breast and uterine cancer. People exposed to these chemicals accumulate it in their bodies.
- Triclosan, a broad-spectrum anti bacterial agent used in some deodorants, has been found in some instances to cause allergic contact dermatitis and , over the long term, to cause liver damage in animals and encourage “anti-bacterial resistant bugs”.

What about Antiperspirant sprays?
Antiperspirants works by stopping the sweat from leaving the skin by blocking the pores. They work by forming tiny plugs where the sweat gland ducts open onto the skin surface. This stops the sweat emerging, keeping things dry. 

Almost all chemical deodorants include aluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate, and aluminum-zirconium compounds because it forms a bond that clogs up the sweat glands.These need to remain in the pores for a long time to work effectively, so they are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. As stated by various naturalpaths, heavy anti-perspirant use over long periods of time could be contributing to the rising rate of breast cancer.

Our bodies were not meant to keep ingesting these poisons and now there are alternatives.  I still shop at our regular grocery store, but I spend most of my time in the organic fruits and vegetables, and in the health section.  While there I found Crystal Body Deodorant a deodorant that is a miracle, no aluminum is needed or used.  This is a rock that you run under the water right before applying.  I am truly amazed at how well it works, and that it is better for my body.  

Each product we change are small changes to make in the delicate balance of getting back to what our body needs and does not need in order to maintain optimum health.

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