Hi Guys, hope all is well! I know there is a lot of snow back home on the East Coast, but I must say it feels a million miles away here in LA. Yes, one perk that my beloved New York has not! It has been sunny, though today there was a huge blast of rain.
Speaking of LA…Last night I went to the premiere of Valentine’s Day, starring 22 actors! The director Gary Marshall came out to announce the movie, and called out all 22 stars to stand up one at a time. Except Taylor Swift and Queen Latifah, all the others actors were present, and were all sitting within several feet of each other in the one-floor theatre. Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Shirley Maclain, Jamie Fox, etc. At the afterparty I spoke to my two favorites, who are so sweet and I love so much: Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway. They are fantastic in the film!
I also saw Anne tonight at the Inglorious Basterds Audi party. I thought Valentine’s Day was super fun, and sweet, and I totally recommend it! I also love Inglorious Basterds, I thought it was fantastic.
So anyways, I was in a spa Saturday on my birthday and I noticed they had aerosol Secret deodorant/antiperspirant sprays next to disposable razors. It made me cringe!! Many of us women tend to shave our armpits in our morning shower, only to put on deodorant/antiperspirant moments later. When you shave, you can be sure our skin pores open in the armpit area, and when we apply those products, chemicals go right into our bodies. The chemical I am mostly concerned with is aluminum. None of us should be using any underarm products containing aluminum! When we put it on, the aluminum has a direct portal into our lymph gland, and the breast. Look at the products out there- most all of them contain aluminum as an active ingredient!
Aluminum has been linked to many health complications, and some even believe that it is a contributing factor in today’s tremendous rise in breast cancer (high levels of chlorine and daily use of underwire bras may be other factors). It is toxic, and is found in abundance in the brain tissue of Alzheimer patients.
We do have to be very careful of the personal products we use, and this is one that I believe can be the most harmful. Here’s what we can do:
1. Shave your armpits at night, when you are not going to be putting on any deodorant on afterwards.
2. Be sure to use deodorant that does not contain any aluminum. There are many natural brands available, including Tom’s of Maine, which is available at even Trader Joe’s. I really like that brand, and I find it works really well. The other one that works well is the Jason brand.
3. Stop using antiperspirants immediately. Sometimes as a society, we use products because they are used in a mass, mainstream way, and we never stop to question their validity…or their purpose. Such is the case with antiperspirants. Why do we want to STOP our body from perspiring?? Our skin is our largest organ, and it detoxifies waste daily. If we STOP the sweat glands from working, we are holding the toxins in, not allowing them to flow out of the body. We do not want to hinder detoxification like this, and especially not on a daily basis. And on top of that we push chemicals in! Double uggh.
If you are concerned about this, remember that you can still use a deodorant, so you won’t stink! You can wear looser shirts to start so your body has more room to air out, and over time you may find that since your body doesn’t have to “fight” working against the products which are blocking your sweat glands, your sweat in that area may reduce. And of course, as your diet improves and you cut back on your consumption of animal foods, you will not have so many toxins to push out in the first place! I have noticed a huge difference in my sweating patterns from changing my diet, and I’ve been antiperspirant-free for years now. I don’t even think about it!
Don’t forget to throw out all the toxin-loaded antiperspirants today and possibly provide some headache relief! And restock with the natural stuff. Remember that toxicity enters the body in multiple ways.
Lots of love, Kimberly
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