Archive for the ‘Altzheimer’s and Deodorant’ category

Google’s Calico Aimed to be Data Source for Anti-Aging

December 13th, 2013

Google has started Calico as a data source for anti-aging and other diseases according to the media as described here by CNN. It appears as if Calico will take a ‘big-data’ approach to speed up health care discoveries on cryonics, cloning and nanotechnology — anything that can help extend human life.

The big question is who validates their findings? Harvard is attempting the same thing, so it makes for an interesting conversation.

For the New Year of 2014 Herbalix intends to continue with its mission of educating people about the success of its topical non-aluminum detox products including the Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant as a new scientific way towards better health. The products continue to receive testimonials from customers who rave about the results. Just a few are below:

For anyone who has been using commercial antiperspirants, it is probably a good idea to read the label and see if it contains any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol. All of these ingredients can lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms. And if you want to read more about why aluminum in body care products is so bad, then click the link.

Herbalix Detox Deodorant helps to cleanses away alum buildup then release waste fluids. It supports a healthy lymphatic flow, absorbing all types of aluminum, and encourages a reduction in any odors.

Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox Program – a special detox bundle: Read about the Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox program with protocol, which includes:
•Detox Deodorant
•Geranium Deodorant
•Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar
•Belly Fat Freedom
•Sentinel Breast Crème

The above products are all each available to purchase individually. Please visit http://www.herbalix.com.

Non-Aluminum Deodorants are Gaining in Popularity

February 8th, 2013

The New Year always prompts people to begin new regimens and promise new affirmations for better health. There are recent studies about the dangers of some of the various ingredients in our everyday personal care items and household products — causing everything from learning deficits to cancer. In fact there has been recent news about the possible link between aluminum and breast cancer. As a result non-aluminum deodorants are gaining in popularity.

Stop and think it through, and it makes sense. Our underarms feature the lymph node which is in turn linked by lymphatic vessels with fluids that surrounds our cells. The lymphatic system plus the sweat glands drain waste from human tissue. This helps the body fight off infections. Some waste leaves our bodies through the sweat glands, and the liver and our kidneys. However, if our lymph glands become filled up with aluminum from the use of antiperspirants, then our bodies can’t drain the waste effectively.

What really happens? Aluminum typically enters our bodies externally via pores and sweat glands, food, water, air and medications, then it collects in the tissues. Ultimately it ends up in our lymph glands. When aluminum is found in the body, it can be a contributing factor in neurological degeneration which is caused by cellular mutation.

Over the last couple of years, there has been an increase in the the use of non-aluminum deodorants as people have learned more over the Internet about the potential dangers of the ingredients in traditional antiperspirant. As organic and green products become more popular, many manufacturers such as Herbalix Restoratives (http://www.herbalix.com) are eager to market their products as genuinely organic.

There are a number of women, and some medical practitioners who believe that antiperspirants are linked to mammography. They often cite the hazardous health effects of radiation, and there are other studies that prove the dangers of many ingredients used in everyday beauty and personal care products including aluminum. This is why you see more and more aluminum-free deodorants on the market.

Natural Skin Care Trends for 2013

December 2nd, 2012

One fairly odd skin care trend for 2013 is a “Nightingale Poo” treatment which has beneficial enzymes in the bird’s feces. Lovely! This treatment can be used to exfoliate and help rejuvenate the skin, and is just one of the many new concepts surrounding natural skin care products. However, this is probably one we would not recommend. However, there is huge growth in the natural and organic skin care and cosmetic industry, as evidenced below.

Mintel, a market research firm, did a forecast back in 2010 showing that the skin care future would be bright with sales projected to increase from $4.35 billion in 2009 to $4.97 in 2013 after economic recovery in the United States and globally. The firm also said that the biggest year on year growth would take place in 2013 at 4.9 percent.

The latest trends today in cosmetics and skin care involve new projection motion sensor technologies. For example, in the Asia Pacific where space is limited, marketers are using technology to target the consumer and bring them into the buying experience. First they will track to find out if you are a man or a woman, and you may hear and see water, then when you walk away this water turns into a trickle.

New technology in Brazil projects images of real live people in digital form onto a screen featuring products along the side. If you are a customer, you would simply point at the product you wish to try, then use your finger to pretend to apply lipstick, and it will suddenly appear on your lips in the image on the mirror.

When it comes to natural skin care products, in 2013 the trends will continue for pure organic skin creams, and serums that support skin cell regeneration. Detoxification creams will become more and more popular – even those that help target belly fat for weight loss – such as Belly Stripper. One detoxing product is called the Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant, which cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep, removing any buildup of metals like aluminum caused from antiperspirants. This ultimately supports healthy lymphatic flow, and ultimately reduces underarm odors altogether.

Herbalix Nighttime Detox Deodorant and Metal Detoxificaiton

November 14th, 2012

Metal detoxification in the human body is big news lately – among dentists due to the silver fillings in your mouth, also known as amalgams.

Dental amalgams can contain up to 50 percent mercury and other heavy metals. Today’s research indicates that exposure to toxic mercury from these fillings can be bad for our health. These fillings can leach into the brain causing distressing symptoms both mentally and physically.

Heavy metal toxicity has been tied to diseases from brain disease to breast and prostate cancer with symptoms that can include brain fog or memory problems, headaches, fatigue, mood disorders, joint pain, muscle pain, constipation, digestive issues, hormone imbalances and blood pressure concerns.

In today’s environment, we are exposed to many sources of heavy metals in environmental contaminants including dental amalgams, but also pesticides, cosmetics, vaccinations with mercury and aluminum based preservatives, and even fish.

Herbalix has been doing research on aluminum exposure and toxicity for years, and it is why the company came up with its Herbalix aluminum-free cleansing deodorant products that help remove the aluminum accumulation resulting from the use of antiperspirants and other sources. Recommended by health care professionals, Herbalix provides organic and natural alternatives to chemical and environmental irritants found in most personal care products.

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is used nightly for 30 nights, then as needed to help control accumulation. There are a lot of people who believe it is best to make the switch to non-aluminum deodorants. Aside from the irritation they can cause skin daily, the preservatives and chemicals used in most popular brands of antiperspirants and deodorants have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure and even cancer. And also be very careful because some “natural” deodorants claim to be natural, but upon closer look usually reveal that they have aluminum, alums or other bad ingredients. These brands may just not be as toxic as the more well known, bigger brands.

For more information go to http://www.herbalix.com

Sweating is Good For You When You Use Detox Deodorant

September 18th, 2012

Our bodies sweat for a reason, and sweating is good, if not necessary. Sweat means that your body is operating efficiently and releasing toxins from your body. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. We must keep it functioning properly.

Unfortunately traditional antiperspirants and deodorants simply plug up your sweat glands using aluminum and other ingredients like parabens that can do more harm than good.

The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University reminds us that antiperspirants are a drug as they are classified as such by the FDA. If you have used regular deodorant and would like to make the switch to organic deodorant, first use Herbalix Detox Deodorant to help rid your body of toxins like aluminum and petroleum. With a blend of sea vegetables, olive leaf, and coriander, it smells lovely while helping to purify your system.

Use the non-aluminum nighttime Detox Deodorant for thirty consecutive nights. Then a maintenance program will work. Believe it or not, you wont smell any more after using it. Therefore you barely need deodorants at all, but just because we are all so accustomed to them, try organic Herbalix Daytime Deodorants — it comes in no fragrance for those who are sensitive.

For more information visit: http://www.herbalix.com

The Benefits of Olive Oil in Skin Care Products

June 30th, 2012

Olive oil has been a Mediterranean cosmetic and culinary staple forever. You might have read about it in history books –the ancient Romans used it in their baths to collect dirt and sweat.

Sadly, today we have embraced health and beauty products made from primarily synthetic ingredients. But, olive oil is prized for its lubricating properties for skin and hair because it is brimming with vitamins A and E.  Plus olive oil contains a triterpene called squalene that is highly valuable, which has antioxidant properties and is believed to inhibit UV damage.

Using olive oil based skin care products also help maintain and restore skin’s elasticity, and when used after a bath or shower, can help the skin to retain hydration by inhibiting water loss.  Herbalix Supreme Solution body moisturizers contains high concentrations of not only olive oil, but also skin nourishing emollients including sweet almond oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (which also contains squalene).

The Herbalix Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizers are quite potent, water-free moisturizers that are formulated for both men and women.  They are free of petroleum products, propylene glycol, parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Herbalix moisturizers deliver a heavy dose of lubrication to parched skin.  They are available in either fragrance-free versions or suffused with fresh and invigorating essential oils including clary sage essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, blood orange essential oil and cinnamon bark essential oil, among others.

Supreme Solution moisturizers are very intense, unlike most commercial lotions. In order to receive the full benefit, one must massage the lotion deeply and thoroughly to allow the nourishing oils to penetrate fully.  Once fully absorbed, Herbalix Supreme Solution Body Lotion will provide continuous skin softening properties for hours on end.

It’s important for your skin to look as radiant as possible.  Before heading out to the beach or any sun-intensive summer destination, try treating your skin to a natural, soothing and luxurious Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer.

For more details about Skin Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer, visit us at www.herbalix.com.

Is Sodium or Alum Salts Really Bad for Us?

January 3rd, 2012

With the New Year in swing, many of us are back to our usual resolutions – dieting, more exercise and other health regimens like reducing our meat or salt intake. We have all heard that salt increases the risk for heart disease, but new research shows that while a diet high in salt does increase the risk for heart disease, even more important is the ratio of harmful sodium to protective potassium. Potassium activates nitric oxide which reduces pressure in the arteries, and this lowers the risk of hypertension. This study was based on data from more than 12,000 adults in the United States. On the other hand, a higher level of sodium in the diet raises the blood pressure and with it the risk of chronic hypertension by blocking nitric oxide and stiffening arteries.

What’s more, there are many others who have researched the harmful effects of aluminum and alum salts commonly found in anti-perspirants, and more and more people are turning to non-aluminum deodorants.

Despite efforts to get Americans  to eat less sodium, typical intake of this nutrient has increased significantly since the early ’70s due to more consumption of processed foods, and restaurant foods, which we know  rely on salt  to enhance flavors and preserve the meals.  The average American consumes more than 3,400 milligrams of salt daily. Approximately ninety percent of the sodium in our diets in the U.S. comes from salt, and three quarters of that is consumed in processed and restaurant foods.  But our body’s requirement for sodium is at about  220 milligrams per day.   The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans regarding their salt intake recommends a maximum of 2,300 milligrams (a teaspoon of salt) for those over age two, but only 1,500 milligrams for the 70 percent of adults at high risk of sodium-induced illness.  Those are people  50 plus, all blacks, and anyone with diabetes,  chronic kidney disease, or high blood pressure.

Sadly, the study also revealed that when meals with little sodium relative to potassium were compared with meals that had a high sodium-to-potassium ratio, nearly 50 percent of the latter group were more than twice as likely to die from ischemic heart disease during a follow-up period averaging about 14.8 years.

When it comes to the other health risks associated with alum salts or aluminum, keep in mind that even most crystal rock deodorants contain alum salts, and therefore can clog the underarm lymph glands.  It has long been suspected that aluminum is harmful to our overall health, and that aluminum-free deodorants are a better choice. To find out more about non-aluminum deodorants, visit the Herbalix Knowledge Center.

Links Between Mercury in Vaccines and Autism

December 6th, 2011

Once again the link between mercury in vaccines and autism is in the news with new findings by the nonprofit group known as Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) is proving that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) deliberately manipulated, by covering up scientific data showing links between vaccines containing mercury and autism.

CoMeD obtained critical documents via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and has now officially exposed the CDC  and its role in manipulating a key Danish study that showed a clear link between vaccines containing mercury and autism. Now the CoMeD is pressing the CDC to conduct a criminal investigation then make a formal declaration about whether or not there was scientific fraud.

Learn more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/034038_vaccines_autism.html#ixzz1fidwmDfw

Herbalix continues to do research regarding the dangers of aluminum in personal care products.  The Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant enables the body to detox from unhealthy toxins like aluminum or mercury.  Recommended by doctors Herbalix non aluminum deodorant — the  Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant — cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep while the  Herbalix Daytime Deodorant provides effective protection all day long.

Using Natural Deodorant Benefits the Environment

August 17th, 2011

We have all heard about the possible connection between the chemicals found in cosmetic products and potentially increased rates of cancer. This is just one reason why many people have already switched from a traditional deodorant to a natural deodorant because they are free of toxic chemicals and other ingredients that can cause skin irritations or even allergic reactions. However,  in addition to keeping your body free of chemicals, keeping our environment free from chemicals is a good idea too.

Did you realize that traditional deodorants are often releasing dangerous chemicals into our environment? For instance, mineral oil releases a great deal of carbon emissions into the air during manufacturing.  This is an ingredient used in traditional deodorants. What’s more, there are other substances like  formaldehyde triclosan and harming the earth’s plants and wildlife after  entering the atmosphere. Even the process of mining the aluminum used in many traditional antiperspirants will pollute the waterways, and destroy the landscape. And not only that, but it also consumes large amounts of electricity.

According to Lester Brown’s Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, carbon emissions that are released during the mining and production of mineral oil and aluminum contribute to greenhouse gasses and global warming.  The aluminum industry consumes as much electricity as the entire continent of Africa.

Even more frightening,  chemical residue from deodorants with chemicals like aluminum washes off when we are taking a shower, and then  flushes down the drain and into the water system.  Aluminum chlorohydrate is a recognized drinking water pollutant that damages the ecosystem, and it is the active ingredient in many traditional antiperspirant products. Then there is triclosan, an antimicrobial agent that accumulates in the streams and rivers, and ultimately damages our marine life.  Formaldehyde, and mineral oil, parabens  and diethanolamine  also accumulate in the water sources and  eventually will contaminate our drinking water.

Natural deodorants do not contain ingredients that harm the environment. The ingredients found in a natural deodorant is usually biodegradable and does not damage our environment the way their traditional counterparts. What’s more, their manufacturing processes are  environmentally sound and requires fewer resources.

Visit www.herbalix.com to learn more about its organic skin care products, including the nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Remember what you put on your skin matters.

How to Find a Real Non-aluminum Deodorant

July 17th, 2011

There are a number of so called aluminum-free antiperspirants or non-aluminum deodorants on the market these days. As you may already know, a deodorant prevents unpleasant odors whereas an antiperspirant helps decrease the amount of sweat.  All in all – aluminum compounds are what is  found in antiperspirants. Just look on the labels, and you will find that  antiperspirants and deodorants are comprised of many ingredients, including different forms of aluminum.  Typically, these products use zinc ricinoleate and other nature ingredients. And there are also products on the market using sage oil that mimics the antiperspirant action found in traditional deodorants. Others use baking soda, corn starch and essential oils. These products are readily available at conventional drug stores or health food stores and cost about the same as a traditional deodorant or antiperspirant.

Aluminum in antiperspirants combines with your sweat and then forms plugs that block a percentage of perspiration.  Both zinc and corn starch are controversial  ingredients  that are less desirable than arrowroot or tapioca because of GMP and also allergies. There have been some studies indicating that aluminum could cause Alzheimer’s disease or breast cancer.

Many people are  allergic to the aluminum found in underarm deodorants, and they would be better off using a natural deodorant. Aluminum chloride, an ingredient often found in antiperspirants, has been known to cause skin irritation, including contact dermatitis. If you suffer from contact dermatitis, switching to a non-aluminum deodorant can help prevent irritation. There are many effective deodorants that don’t use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or potassium sulfate that are found in antiperspirants and mineral crystal stones.