Monday, 21 January 2013

Finally, I found one that works.

You stink. Just kidding!

Everyone sweats. Some of us more than others.

Did you know we have between 2 and 5 million sweat glands? That's a lot. 

I've been searching high and low for a natural deodorant that works. I came to a point where I had tried so many brands of sprays and crystal, I decided I was never going to find something that worked as much as the aluminum-filled 'Dove' brand I guiltily love so much.

You might be happy to know that sweating can be a very natural thing. It's the body's way of cooling itself down, and how we release toxins. Sometimes our pits smell rank though! That's why most people want to play it safe, and wear a strong antiperspirant.

That means we're blocking our body from doing what it naturally should.

Depending on the studies you look at, there are many Doctors saying that there is no proof that the aluminum in deodorants or antiperspirants (yep it's true, aluminum can be found in both) hasn't been proven to be harmful. But if you look deeper into the scientific studies that have been done, you see that there may be some links to breast cancer.

A British Doctor named Chris Exley did a study on breast cancer patients. They had all had mastectomy's as a result of breast cancer, and there was aluminum found in their breast tissues. Another study showed breast cancer patients with a higher aluminum content in their body, and most of it was found in their armpit.

Well, Dang.

Although aluminum does a good job in stopping the body from sweating, it's not supposed to be in our bodies. Doctor Exley admits that it's not proven that the cause of aluminum in the armpit was from antiperspirant; although, doesn't that make the most sense?  I appreciate his honesty in admitting that we just don't have enough evidence, and more studies need to be done. He states, "not knowing is not a reason to assume safety." The article goes on to discuss aluminum that can also be found in certain sun screens, as well. See the whole article, here.

This Health Nut would rather play it safe, and find the best natural deodorant that works, without aluminum and parabens.

Join the Health Nutty Professor in switching to a natural deodorant that works! 

I'm so excited to share this awesome brand, Green Beaver. The tea tree oil smells great, goes on clear, and you feel dry all day! My trick is, applying in the morning and the afternoon.

Click here to check out Green Beaver's Awesome Tea Tree Oil Natural Deodorant

Did you know that your body odour is often a result of your diet? Want to change your diet to a "non-stinky" one? Check out this article from Discovery Health that talks about red meat changing the smell of our sweat! See this interesting article, HERE.

Already switched to a natural deodorant you like? Tell me which one! Tried changing your diet and noticed a difference? Tell me about that too!


Until next time, stay healthy ya'll!


1 comment:

  1. This is one I am going to try out. I am with you on the stinky pits. And dove is my guilty pleasure.