There are toxins everywhere, in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and what we put on our bodies, there’s no question about that. Many of the lotions we can buy in the store have chemicals to give it a slick feeling like Dimethicone, which is a synthetic chemical compound similar to plastic.
There have been quite a few issues popping up all over the news about large companies being sued over what is in their products too, for example, Johnson and Johnson, “The Family Company”, is involved in multiple lawsuits involving a number of products.
The talcum powder and the feminine hygiene wash they produce harsh chemicals that are alleged to cause ovarian cancer. The company has lost billions due to settlements and new found skepticism. Most antiperspirants also have chemicals linked to breast cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute and the Federal Drug Administration aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants.
These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin's surface. Some research suggests that these compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause an increase in estrogen production.
Estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells. Also parabens, which are preservatives in some antiperspirants and deodorants have been shown to do the same thing.
However, parabens continue to be used in cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products.
How do we avoid all these chemicals? Do we start filtering our water, buy food without GMOs and fewer pesticides, buy essential oil products, or do we go completely natural and make everything ourselves? With 1/3 of the industries personal care products containing ingredients linked to cancer, it may not be a bad idea.
The alternatives out there may seem a little far-fetched at times, but some like young living essential oils have been around for decades. Claiming to be all natural which would lessen the chances of cancer.
The Billings stores are growing in the all-natural products industry.
Stores like Lucky’s, All Natural Grocers, Mary’s Health Foods, and Montana Harvest all have the alternatives to the market with natural food and health products.
The more natural alternative may take longer to heal an infection or stop a cold, but it may be worth a try. If you want to try it out do some research and decide for yourself what is best for you and your family.