03 Oct Keeping abreast with it all
It’s October and that means it’s a very important month of awareness for our girls. National Breast Cancer awareness month brings the topic of checking our girls to the surface and the very harsh reality that 8 women lose their lives to breast cancer every single day.
Alarming statistics right? Studies prove that 60% of the toxic chemicals that our body comes into contact with are absorbed into our bloodstream. We, as human beings, inhale, ingest and topically consume toxins every single day, most of the time without any realisation whatsoever.
So what can we do to assist in the way of staying clear of nasty toxins? Let’s start with what we are putting under our armpits as they are our breast tissues neighbours.
As most of us are now aware, most antiperspirant deodorants contain aluminium-salts. These salts pinch the sweat glands in your armpit closed which then gets in the way of the natural function of sweating.
There are three ways for your body to release toxins from your body and one of the most important ways is from sweating. So you can see how pinching these sweat glands closed rather than allowing your armpits to naturally sweat can be a bit of an issue in the process of removing some nasty toxins.
What you want to start looking for is a more natural deodorant that won’t inhibit the natural function of our sweat glands but also mask any nasty body odour, after all this is one of the main reasons we use a deodorant right?
We also want to make sure that our deodorant is paraben free. WHY? Parabens are a preservative most commonly used in skincare and cosmetics and studies have shown that they can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. Look on your ingredients label for ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparabem and any other ingredient ending in “paraben”.
We recommend: Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste RRP $18.50. Australian Made. Vegan. Cruelty Free. Paraben Free.
And with the timing of National Breast Cancer awareness month the team at Black Chicken Remedies are once again a proud partner of the NBCF, meaning that with every sale of their PINK JAR Axilla Deodorant Paste, they will donate $2 directly to helping breast cancer research. So what are you waiting for? Grab your PINK JAR of deodorant paste now and do a might act of pinkness this October.
*RESOURCES: nbcf.org.au, webMD, healthline.com