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The Problem with Personal Hygiene Products

The Problem with Personal Hygiene Products

Personal Hygiene Products. Now I know what you’re thinking—The last thing I want to become is a tree-hugging meat-hating vegan. Vegans often get a bad rap for being labeled as judgmental, attacking, conceited, and just downright annoying. Allow me to be the first to agree with you that some of us are. Some annoy the hell out of me. But it’s often from a place of love. It’s not an attempt to belittle you or back you down into a basement of shame, but it’s a cry out to love yourself, animals, and the earth. To me, it’s absolutely amazing how such a simple decision of what we choose to put at the other end of our fork becomes such a powerful choice. It’s not only capable of changing your life, but it’s also powerful enough to save it, and even the life of another animal. Because every time you eat a plant-based burger instead of beef, chicken, pork, or fish, you’re voting with your dollars. I wrote this book to empower you to take your health back into your own hands. We are far more powerful than we know. When laws and policies are passed that determine what is deemed safe for us to eat but still contradict a vibrant bill of health, we can make the powerful decision to not purchase those products. 

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Personal Hygiene Products. When we choose to buy local, organic, plant-based, we inevitably force the food industry to adjust to our demands. Legislation like the DARK Act shows us that there is no ballot to vote for healthy foods.  What we really vote with is our dollars and how we choose to spend them. When we support nutritional and hygiene products that are designed for bottom lines and not for natural health, we support the corrupt system that says it’s okay to spray our foods with pesticides, replace standard organic foods with genetically modified foodstuffs, and put chemicals that increase the shelf life of products but reduce human lifespan. I see a lot of people going green using less water and electricity, paper instead of plastic, or switching out their gas guzzler for a Prius, but totally disregard what they’re eating and the hygienic products they use. Let me first start with hygienic products. Many people have a fear of being condemned to a life of prescription medication. To some degree, this is a healthy fear, according to a 2016 study conducted by John Hopkins University School of Medicine published in The BMJthat reported medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for roughly 10% of all deaths. Personal Hygiene Products.

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Personal Hygiene Products. And when I say ‘medical error,’ in most cases, these medications were properly prescribed and administered. So while our apprehension about the pharmaceutical industry and its products is warranted, we seem to overlook hygiene products and deem them as safe and harmless, when in most cases they are quite the opposite. Every time you brush your teeth, roll on deodorant, apply makeup, moisturize your skin with lotion, or use any other hygiene product, you are consuming that product. What most consumers don’t know is that the long and complicated list of ingredients on the label is one of the greatest contributors to your decline in health. If I were able to share with you everything I know about chemistry, and you then took a look at the average label, you would have a firm understanding of just how dangerous those products are and what all those chemical names mean. We consume these products on a daily basis fresh out of bed and often several times a day all over our skin, on the scalps of our heads, and inside our mouths. These daily doses of chemicals go undetected, but their impact is far from unnoticeable to the educated eye. Personal Hygiene Products.

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 Many of the ingredients in beauty products today are actually pretty ugly. It’s impossible for me to educate you on the 80,000-plus ingredients used in personal care products. However, they contain industrial chemicals that range from reproductive toxins, carcinogens, hormone disruptors, pesticides, and heavy metals. Let’s just evaluate a typical deodorant, as an example. If you were to look at the anatomy of a woman’s breast in connection with the lymphatic system under the armpit, you would be able to see how  intimately connected the two are.  The lymph nodes under the armpit are the first place breast cancer is likely to spread. Lymph nodes are located primarily in the folds of the body, such as behind the knee, groin, and the armpit. These are areas we sweat the most in order to remove toxins and infections that are collected by the lymphatic channels and excreted out of the lymph nodes. Using anti-perspiration deodorants reduces perspiration and thus causes toxins to build up, which creates the perfect environment for cancer to thrive. Personal Hygiene Products.

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 In addition, most deodorants contain cancer-causing paraben chemicals that mimic estrogen activity. Studies have shown that in 99% of breast cancer patients, paraben esters were found. Start reading the ingredient labels on your products. You can spot these chemicals often listed as methyl, ethyl, propyl, or butylparaben. These same chemicals are also present in shampoos, conditioners, shaving gels, toothpaste, lotions, makeup, and food additives. This provides a clearer picture of how we unknowingly give ourselves daily doses of cancerIt’s supremely important to remember that anything we apply to our skin is absorbed through our pores and rapidly passed into our bloodstream. Applying chemicals to your skin is in many ways more dangerous than ingesting them. Because via oral administration, there are enzymes in both our mouth and stomach that aid in the metabolism and elimination of these chemicals. Personal Hygiene Products.

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Personal Hygiene Products. Most women are using ten or more beauty products daily, and often they are expired. The harmful combination of all of the chemicals from the various products has a tremendous impact on your long-term health. It has been estimated that women who wear make-up on a daily basis absorb roughly five pounds of chemicals into their bodies annually. While there is no man, including myself, who wouldn’t encourage women to be glamorous and beautiful, I want to implore women to take an organic approach through plant-based nutrition, fitness, and selecting natural products that are consistent with human biology. Beauty products are a largely unregulated industry, so even labels are difficult to trust; so find a strong brand that stands by its products’ ingredients. Below is a list of the Dirty Dozen chemicals for you to look out for. My rule of thumb is, if it has more than five ingredients (especially ingredients having scientific-sounding names), no matter how fancy it looks, it’s trash, and you should leave it on the shelf. 

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Vegucation Over Medication

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Dr. Bobby Price

Plant-Based Pharmacist; Fitness & Nutrition Expert

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