Is Your Deodorant Your Best Friend? It shouldn't be.
There are few things in life, like deodorant, that you apply at least once a day, maybe twice, and - if you are a teenage boy – three to four times a day. If you are applying deodorant this much, you want to be sure that it is not toxic, or else that means that you are ritualistically dumping toxins into your body, which may lead to disease.
You’ve probably heard of the research linking aluminum, parabens, and preservatives in deodorants and antiperspirants to diseases like breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Your body uses your armpit as a key detoxification spot on your body. Your armpit, and neck region contain a large population of lymphatic drainage nodules that are trying to flush toxins in the body. Deodorant and antiperspirants are clogging this detox spot as well pushing toxins directly into your lymphatic system and skin.
Have you ever wondered why you use deodorant or antiperspirant? You weren’t born with a deodorant stick in your hand, so why do we “have” to you use it. I’m here to let you know that artificial deodorants or weak “natural” deodorants that leave you smelly are not your only option.
Before I tell you your other option, let me first tell you why you smell. It’s not actually you or your sweat that smells; it’s the decaying bacteria that live on you. Their decomposition smells. Is that a relief?
Deodorants attempt to mask the smell of these dying bacteria by using artificial scents. But they only work temporarily at best, because the deodorant itself creates an environment for the bacteria to grow, much like agar in a petri dish. Anti-persperants are blocking your body's ability to sweat altogether. Sort of like if you had a cold and blocked the snot from forming to get it out. Does this mean the virus is gone? Overall this increases the toxic load, and your body has to figure out another way to flush toxins because it's main exit route is blocked. In fact the skin is one of the largest detoxification systems you have in your body.
Dr. Molly Kallenbach and her family recently changed to using a salt block, which uses the natural alkalinity of salt to kill and defend against these bacteria that live on your skin. These smelly bacteria cannot live in a highly alkaline environment and salt’s natural PH is around 8.5 on a PH scale. Bleach is 12 on a PH scale.
It is said that your immune system is your body’s first line of defense. That is not true. Your PH level is your first line of defense – your natural acidity or alkalinity. Have you ever heard someone recommend that you gargle saltwater to defend against “colds?” This is why.