My mother told me about this concern when she was under-going treatment for breast cancer and she never used antiperspirants again. My mom was very frugal and when she heard about this, she was convinced enough to throw out all the antiperspirant in the house. Knowing my mom, that was proof positive that she believed that antiperspirants could cause breast cancer. I tend to lean toward any natural treatment and alternatives whenever possible, so the concern about aluminum in antiperspirants blocking toxins in my body – resonated with me. You will have to make your own decision and all I can do is share the information so you can make an informed decision. But, remember that the fourth largest killer of people in the western world is prescription drugs.
One of the active ingredients in most underarm antiperspirants is aluminium chlorohydrate. You may know there has been a controversy about aluminium, since the 1950's when it was a popular metal used for making cooking pots, saucepans and fry pans. The controversy is because it could be a contributing factors to Alzheimer's and it could also be tied to breast cancer.
Research shows one of the leading causes of breast cancer could be the use of antiperspirants. The human body has a number of areas that it uses to purge toxins, these include: behind the knees, behind the ears, the groin area, and the armpits. The toxins are purged from the body in the form of perspiration and antiperspirant as the name clearly suggests prevents you from perspiring. That means that it inhibits the body from purging toxins through the armpit area.
These toxin do not just disappear, instead, the body deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms, because it can’t sweat them out. A concentration of toxins builds up in the areas such as the armpits. When these toxin build up it can lead to cell mutations, which is cancer.
It is hard to ignore that nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outer quadrant of the breast area, where the lymph nodes are located. Men are less likely (but not totally exempt) to develop breast cancer prompted by the use of antiperspirants, because their antiperspirant is more likely to be caught in the armpit hair, rather than directly applied to the skin. Ladies, who shave their armpits, increase the risk by causing imperceptable nicks in the skin, which allow the chemicals to easily enter the body through the armpits.
It is important for ladies to be aware there are a few antiperspirants on the market made from natural products, but basically they would still trap the toxins in the same areas of the body. While you likely don’t like to sweat, the best solution is to use deodorants, rather than antiperspirants. It is also good to remember the eight essential sugars in glyconutrients can help to fight off toxins.
There is a lot of controversy about the content of this article. Many medical professionals and big business scoff at the idea. But think about it, there are huge numbers of people that scoff at the problems associated with fluoride in drinking water. You can make up your own mind on whether there is something you should consider in this article or not.
For more details about this topic and many more can be found on Keith Londrie II’s web site at http://treat-breast-cancer.info/
Nikki Leigh – Love and Relationship Coach and Master Sexpert