Why I stopped using conventional deodorant

Every December I get a mammogram while striving to live a healthy lifestyle throughout the rest of the year with mindful eating and exercising as often as I can. I research and stay up to date on everything healthy, but I never really gave much thought to the products that I was applying to my skin and how they could also affect my health. This is especially true of the deodorant that I chose to use, until I dug a little deeper, so here’s why I stopped using conventional deodorant.

With so many women being affected by breast cancer, I started to wonder if the reports linking deodorant to the disease were true. Well, what I found out is most conventional deodorants contain aluminum; which is a neurotoxin and is not good for our health in any capacity, but especially applied within the tender under arm area. I’ve also learned that in addition to the link between breast cancer and aluminum, there are also other health issues this toxin can pose like impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain and bone diseases. Who knew?

After reading everything that I could about aluminum, I took a look at the ingredient list on the back of my deodorant and there it was, right at the top, nearly 20% of it was the toxic chemical; which made my stomach turn. More than fifty percent of breast cancers start in the upper outer quadrant sitting right next to the underarm area and I personally believe there has to be a connection with this toxin. Think about it, most women shave the under their arms everyday, then apply aluminum deodorants to that broken skin; which is probably one of the worst things that we can do.

The fact that there isn’t more concern over these unhealthy deodorants is confusing to me, especially with so many women getting breast cancer. But I’ve learned the reason is because it takes millions of dollars and years of research to prove a direct link to cancer. And although the National Cancer Institute says,”more research is needed”, I will not wait for that defining moment to happen, by then it could be too late.

We certainly wouldn’t deliberately swallow a spoonful of toxic chemicals, but for some reason we have thought it was ok to smear them under our arms, which is actually worse than eating them. When we eat something our digestive system breaks it down, but when we apply toxins to our skin they aren’t metabolized and can enter our bloodstream and blood tests have proven this, especially the aluminum in deodorants.

So what are we to do? I ditched my Secret and decided to go natural. With so many options out there, finding the best aluminum free deodorant that works was my new health mission and I did it! Native has knocked my socks off. Not only are the scents aromatherapeutic all day long (coconut vanilla is my favorite) the protection is unmatched. But what I really love best about Native is knowing that I’m investing in my health long term.

Native uses natural ingredients like baking soda, arrowroot powder and acidophilus to fight odor, while enabling me to feel confident and protected all day long. Plus, it’s made in the USA, never tested on animals and is also available for men too. And here’s another bonus, shipping is always free and Native believes in their product so much, if you don’t like it, you can return for free too, no questions asked. Check it out by following this link and get 10% off of your first order of $15 or more and use the code (health10) at checkout.

Stay healthy my friends. xo

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