Your Journey Toward a Healthy Lifestyle Begins in Your Home and in Your Body.
You are focused on being healthy, but are you aware of the hidden dangers that lurk in your home?
Aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium are the active ingredients used in antiperspirants. They stop your body from sweating by plugging your sweat glands and pores. If you don’t sweat, you don’t smell. Aluminum has been linked to breast cancer, kidney failure, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. There have been many studies on this with conflicting results and more studies are needed.
Use a natural deodorant that does not contain aluminum or parabens. Some common alternatives contain mineral salt (ammonium alum) which eliminates odor by preventing bacterial growth. Ammonium alum doesn’t clog your pores and allows your body to perspire naturally. Essential oils like tea tree, sandalwood, lavender, lemon and Neem can also be used since they are antimicrobial and do not cause sensitivity.
Use a detoxifying supplement to help your body cleanse itself of aluminum.
Avoid products that contain aluminum:
Products and additives to avoid:
- whitening toothpaste
- Tylenol Extra Strength
- baking powder
- buffered aspirin
- food coloring
- processed cheeses
- dry cake mix
- croissants made from frozen dough
- E173, E520, E521, E523 E541, E545, E554, E555 E556, E559
- aluminum trisilicate
- sodium aluminum phosphate
- aluminum sodium sulfate
- aluminum sodium phosphate
- aluminium salts
- anything dyed red (FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, Allura Red, FD&C Red)
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