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Antiperspirants versus deodorants
A wet patch under the arm, which then turns into body odour………… is a social killer.
No women wants this.
So, every morning, one of the first items that “goes” on…. is an underarm cosmetic.
Now, these products come in different
- formats, including roll ons, sprays and powders
- formulations, including deodorants and antiperspirants.
My personal choice is a vanilla scented deodorant spray.
Deodorant versus antiperspirant
Now I use deodorant.
The job of a deodorant is to simply mask the smell.
Which for the record, is NOT actually coming from you, but from the micro-organisms that move in to feast on the “free” food, you’ve so thoughtfully provided, during your sweaty experience.
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I don’t use an antiperspirant.
An antiperspirant is formulated in such away, as to STOP, the sweating.
Blocks the ducts
The way this is achieved is physical.
The product contains Aluminium in one form or another. It turns out, these Al salts are kind of “big”, big enough, so that when they get together with cellular materials, they form a plug.
That plugs up the sweat ducts…….
Stopping underarm perspiring
Which as you can imagine…………… stops the sweat.
Well, under the arm, it does.
It does still dribble out, just from other “sweat” glands. And for the record, you’re covered in sweat glands.
It’s actually one of your “super powers” as a human… but I digress.
The underarm is connected to…
Now, anatomically speaking, the underarm is close to the breast, specifically the upper outer quadrant. So, Al plugs have the possibility of drifting downward, into the breast tissue.
And, when researchers look in the breast tissue, they do find Aluminium there.
In fact, Aluminium levels are significantly higher in breast tissue, than in blood. And when a women has a diagnosis of breast cancer………….. the levels of aluminium in her nipple aspirate fluid, are double that of “normal”.
Which is kind of ominous…..
Aluminium is a metalloestrogen
Especially when you realize, aluminium is considered to be a metalloestrogen.
Which means, Aluminium can bind to the estrogen receptor and fire it up.
And TOO MUCH estrogen, is often associated with breast cancer.
Does this aluminium cause breast cancer ?
Maybe. Maybe not.
The Aluminium is in the right place. Most breast cancers happen in the upper outer quadrant.
Plus aluminium has been shown to “upset” breast cells grown in a dish…
These “upsets” include
- Increased proliferation and
- Decreased adhesive properties and motility
These are both features of cancer…..
But, there aren’t any studies, making the connection.
YET ! Not too many people are actually looking.
But breast cancer, specifically ductal carcinoma, in the upper quadrant of the breast has increased in the last 30 odd years, so has the use of antiperspirants.
No smoke without fire
As with most biological things………… it is complicated.
Some people will be more vulnerable than others.
For example, people with the BRAC mutation, are likely to be less able, to repair any Aluminium derived cell damage.
The point is………… exposing your breast tissue to aluminium is not “necessary”.
Create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY, by opting to not use an antiperspirant on a routine basis.
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