Detox Your Underarms and Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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Many people perform detox programs in order to have a healthier body, but how many of us think about our armpits? OK, so armpits are funny and maybe you think that this article isn’t serious, but it is!

Are you still using those dangerously toxic underarm deodorants?  These are just a few of the toxic ingredients found in most deodorants/antiperspirants:

  • Propylene glycol – Otherwise known as antifreeze. Yes, antifreeze, that stuff you pour in your car’s radiator.  Environmental groups state that this ingredient gives you an increased risk of developing allergies and immune-toxicity.
  • Aluminum – Linked in some studies to certain types of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Formaldehyde – Although it does kill germs, it’s also a well-known carcinogen. Yes, this is the stuff used to embalm corpses.
  • Phthalates – This chemical is known to interrupt the body’s production of hormones. It’s often found in plastics and has been linked to infertility problems, especially for men.
  • Parabens – This substance has been found in biopsied breast tissue that has become cancerous.
  • Antibacterial Compounds – Such as triclosan, these are known hormone disruptors that not only breed those antibiotic resistant superbugs, but they have negative effects on your immune system.

Even so-called “natural” cosmetics and deodorants that are sold over the counter contain carcinogenic compounds such as TEA and DEA as preservatives or to help keep pH levels steady. Some of these supposedly natural deodorants even contain artificial colors and “perfumes,” which are also hormone disruptors. Read more about top 10 shocking toxins that are inside your home right now.

These compounds above are just a few of the reasons that, if you haven’t already, you should ditch that deodorant and make your own deodorant. There are numerous recipes that use only natural ingredients online.

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