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Daily Detox Make Easy: Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant

January 28th, 2014

The dangers of aluminum in our bodies is becoming mainstream. The problem is that people still do not realize how much aluminum is actually present in their everyday lives — from food to prescriptions to personal care products, aluminum, alum or some form of this mineral compound, are in just about everything we touch, breath and eat. Today, many people are trying to follow an Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy (AAT).

If you are really interested in learning about the damage that Aluminum could do to your body, check out our white paper entitled, “The era of Aluminum Overuse.”

Below we list just a few sources that might contain toxic amounts of aluminum.

Any food with aluminized baking powder, which is a mixture of chemicals used as leavening in baking products to make a cake (for example) rise during the baking process. It is typically used in foods like cookies, doughnuts, pie crusts, waffles, as well as prepared cheeses, and meats. READ THE LABELS! Also, watch out for aluminum in creamers for coffee, microwave popcorn, hot cocoa mixes and pickles/relish. Just look for aluminum-free baked goods, and other products such as non-aluminum deodorants.

When it comes to personal care products, read the labels on the following products: Body lotions, face creams, anti-perspirants, crystal style deodorants (alum salts), commercial soaps, most cosmetics, shampoos/conditioners, lip balms, and almost all suntan lotions and sun screen or sunblock products.

Many over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs contain aluminum so again, read the labels and consult your doctor or pharmacist. You can ask your doctor for alternative, aluminum-free medications.

DetoxDeodorant Daily Detox Make Easy: Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant

Use every night for 30 days or longer to detox aluminum from your body.

If you find that most of the products in your home do have aluminum in them, begin a slow and steady detox program by using the aluminum-free Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Aluminum of any type, toxic air vapors caused by chem trails or gasoline and environmental toxins are absorbed through the skin and lungs. They enter the blood and are ultimately transported throughout the body, ending up in the lymph system and are stored in our cells as well. The Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep. It is safe, simple, convenient and works to cleanse your body thru the underarms. With frequent use, over time (usually a minimum of 30 nights) your odors and perspiration will become more manageable and less toxic. Here is what one happy customer had to say.

“Thank you so much for your nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. It has been the only deodorant to help my chronic armpit odor problems. I greatly appreciate the quality product that you offer.” – Melinda S. Stone Lake, WI.

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

Benefits of Nighttime Detox Cleansing Deodorant

August 5th, 2012

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is the latest rage among people seeking organic deodorants.

If you look online, you will see that folks everywhere have started asking questions — on Yahoo Answers, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, and on and on in social media sites. People are reading about the dangers of aluminum in our bodies, and are now afraid to put antiperspirants and deodorants under their arms.

“Aluminum is a neurotoxin which affects diverse metabolic reactions… Aluminum chlorohydrate is the “bad” ingredient used in many antiperspirants,” according to Pub Med.gov, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

According to The Chemical Book, aluminum is classified as follows: “Strong evidence of human neurotoxicity” Health Hazard: “TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death.

And, many people don’t realize that their skin is not a barrier to aluminum. What you put on your skin matters because it absorbs. Now more and more consumers believe that we now need to seriously investigate the absorption of aluminum on the skin – especially since it is already in so many personal care and cosmetic products.

Research continues regarding cleansing aluminum out of the body towards better health, because it can affect the lymphatic and endocrine systems. It’s just another indicator of why you should think about using only aluminum-free deodorants from now on.

And look for the Herbalix Nighttime Detox Deodorant used for 30 nights to cleanse aluminum from the underarms.

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.

Can Detoxing Underarms Cut Down on Abdominal Fat?

May 18th, 2012

The proportion of fat to body weight usually increases as we age. Especially women after menopause around 50 years of age. The extra pounds pile on around the midsection, causing that dreaded middle age spread also known as muffin top in women and beer bellies in men. This dreaded abdominal fat, is in actuality, visceral fat and it hides deep in the abdominal cavity of your body near the organs, which is why it can be a key component in many health problems. The other kind of fat that you can grab onto is known as subcutaneous fat.

Visceral fat is known to cause metabolic disturbances and increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Some believe it is also  associated with the need for gallbladder surgery and even breast cancer, which brings to mind how our bodies deal with toxins.

For instance, did you know that many of the branded deodorants today on the market have aluminum, and other ingredients known to clog the sweat ducts underneath your arms?  One of the best-selling products is the Herbalix Detox Deodorant, which helps detox aluminum from the body through use nightly. More and more consumers are switching to non-aluminum deodorant today.

Check the labels to see if your deodorant products contain any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol.  These ingredients can lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms, resulting in irritation or worse. Antiperspirants may leave  alum salts in the underarm and some believe it can cause undetermined DNA damage.  Just remember that the detox deodorant Herbalix makes can help clean out your lymph glands and tissues to rid the body of aluminum.

And remember that  toxins in our bodies cause the accumulation of abdominal fat, which stores the toxins deep in the visceral fat, often causing excess inflammation and metabolic disorders.  That is why Herbalix is soon to announce a new and exciting product that uses the same theory of detoxing the underarms, to detox the fat in your body — and in particular, helping to rid the body’s visceral fat of toxins – while you sleep.  What for news soon. Visit www.herbalix.com

Organic and Natural Skin Care Trends Globally

February 17th, 2012

When new trends emerge it can be confusing. One example is the natural food and organic or natural skin care products trends. We all notice labels with the ingredients stated as “natural,” but what that word means isn’t always what you think. Have you noticed there has been a big trend in the last year towards using the words natural or organic on skin care product labels? The fact is that all the big brands now have lines of organic skin care products.

So how do we know these claims for “organic” or “natural” are real? Neither the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided a definition for the term “natural” except for within the meat and poultry industry. Therefore, the word “natural” on other products like skin care products doesn’t actually reflect any standard or mean anything at all.

Over the years many food manufacturers have been capitalizing on the confusion surrounding the term “natural.” Now that there are so many  natural skin care products being called natural, what does this really mean?  Does it mean that the ingredients are grown using methods that don’t rely on artificial substances or processes?  If a consumer sees a product described as natural, they might be fooled into buying it, even though it uses processes and substances they want to avoid, because there are no standards.

Even the term organic means different things in different contexts. Foods that have been labeled with the “USDA Organic” seal are 95 to 100-percent organic, which means that they use only the most natural methods and ingredients. Foods that bare the phrase “contains organic ingredients” typically contain less than 70 percent of truly organic ingredients. Here is what you should watch for when it comes to the term organic when used along with natural skin care products.

You should seek companies that make clear claims to back up their organic skin care products.  See if the products are made in a controlled lab environment with respect for quality and purity during the manufacturing process. Make sure they are using stainless steel tanks, paddles, and piping, and no plastic, silicone, or other harmful components. In other words, no raw materials should ever pass through plastic.

Furthermore, look for companies using safe packaging — environmentally sound and ingredient-protective. Check to see of the packaging is leach-free and EA, BPA-free. The products must remain free of second-hand synthetic chemicals and phthalates.

What’s more, make sure that the companies behind the natural skin care products that you use are committed to a clean America with clean energy, and that they are taking responsibility for cleaning up the environment by switching to clean energy, green building and alternative fuels.

The Dangers of Crystal Deodorants

February 3rd, 2012

Mineral salts are in the water we drink, and they are also in most of the foods we eat. Miceral salts are actually in the air we breathe as well.  Alum, in its natural form, is the third most abundant element that has been found in nature on earth.  Alum is a basic building block, and its has been part of our environment since the beginning.

However, there are some controversial and potentially harmful aluminums that are found in most many commercial antiperspirants For instance,  aluminum chlorohydrate, a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, and also aluminum zirconium.  This is a chemical that is used in most consumer deodorants and antiperspirants, and it can cause allergic reactions in some people. And, crystal deodorants are made of a natural mineral salt that  has been harvested directly from the earth. It is also known as alum.

Crystal deodorants help prevent body odor by creating a thin barrier above the skin so that bacteria cannot form, and it is the bacteria that cause odor. Crystal deodorants are made from natural mineral salts (alum).  Even though crystal deodorants do not use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or any other harmful aluminum, some people believe them to be dangerous to the skin.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are the most common products  used to control body odor in recent centuries, as deodorants mask, suppress or prevent body odor.  But they don’t reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. On the other hand, antiperspirants are made from chemicals made to inhibit the activity of sweat glands. Even as deodorants are considered to be a cosmetic product (only controlling odors), antiperspirants are considered drugs.  Why? Because they affect the physiology of the body, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls any active ingredients that are used in antiperspirants due to this drug classification.

As of late there have been many claims that crystal deodorants, being promoted as all-natural deodorant alternatives to chemically laden commercial deodorants, are composed of mineral salts, which form a topical layer on the skin. In reality, many of the deodorants on the market today simply mask odor with fragrance.

Many people believe that salts in antiperspirants form temporary plugs in some of the sweat gland openings, and it is this that inhibits the secretion of moisture, or sweat.  Antiperspirants use the main ingredient which is an aluminum-based compound such as Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Chloride, Tricholorohydrex Glycine, Aluminum Zirconium, or Aluminum Hydroxybromide orThese are all considered unhealthy ingredients.

It is for these reasons that Herbalix reasearched, tested and developed  the non-aluminum deodorant known as Herbalix Nighttime Detox Cream.

Preventing Breast Cancer

January 28th, 2012

A new report is out based on a two-year-long study designed to determine if there is a defiite link between breast cancer and our environmental factors. Based on a panel of 15 cancer-research experts and nine members Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science, the members to a look at hormone therapies, plastic, hair dye, heavy metals, flame retardants, chemicals, pesticides and industrial chemicals, radiation, drinking tendencies and smoking and evencanned food. Sadly, about 230,000 women have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the year 2011.

As of yet the report produced inconclusive evidence that chemicals were party to causing breast cancer. It also excited a lack of reliable scientific literature — however, for the first time, the Institute of Medicine is now alerting doctors to pay more  attention to chemicals.  There are even some studies showing biological activity which could be a link to breast cancer.

Researchers did not yet come up with a definitive answer but that does bot mean the chemicals in question are safe. Plus the data on suspect chemicals like parabens or BPA was not as complete as it could have been, partly due relaxed chemical regulations that have allowed 40,000-plus chemicals to be released onto the marketplace without any testing whatsoever for long-term health.

There have been numerous conflicting reports over the years. Some scientists proposed that certain ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants may be related to breast cancer because they are applied to skin next located next to the breast, and lymph glands. Human exposure to aluminum results in its accumulation over time. This has caused many consumers to start to choose non-aluminum deodorants.

One  chemical widely used as a preservative in  pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products has recently been found in tissue samples from 40 women who have breast cancer. There were numerous studies since 1998 which have raised concerns about the potential role of these parabens, which had they have oestrogenic properties. in breast cancer –  The research team studied these samples from 40 women who were having mastectcctomies, finding 99 per cent of the tissue samples contained at least one paraben.

Parabens are a chemical compound found in many toiletry products and that includes underarm deodorants. The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are propylparaben, butylparaben and methylparaben, and also  sobutylparaben and benzylparaben.   millions of people globally still use traditional products that are made with alum salts or aluminum and parabens, although many people have migrated towards non-aluminum deodorant in recent years.

What is interesting is that the team found even women who didn’t use underarm deodorants still had parabens in their tissue, which suggests that they are entering the breast tissue via other sources, ultimately confirming there is, “no simple cause and effect relationship between parabens in underarm products and breast cancer.”

There are companies like Herbalix Restoratives that make detox cleansing deodorants that rid the body of excess aluminums, and it is recommended that women use non-aluminum deodorant and anti-perspirants.

Even though the treatment for breast cancer has come a long way, and the death rate has fallen by more than 30 percent since the year 1990, actual breast cancer prevention has not come very far as of yet. Even though there has been evidence that links chemicals and other environmental contaminants to the disease, there are some other science-based ways that could protect women.

It is essential to be active and cut any excess body fat to avoid risks for breast cancer risk dramatically. Obesity, along with genetics, contributes to about 30 percent of the breast cancer diagnoses, so watch what you eat — go organic to avoid chemicals, and avoid canned foods. Try a non-aluminum deodorant, avoid excess radiation, research your hormone therapies carefully, watch the amount of alcohol you drink, and quit smoking.

The study’s researchers have also placed a big emphasis on the possible role of benzene in causing breast cancer. You can get a whiff of benzene as it vapors off when you pump gas for your car, or inhale air pollution. Always avoid running your car inside a garage, and be careful around gas-powered equipment such as leaf blowers or mowers. Don’t store these items in your home’s basement. Benzene also often emits from scented candles, creating indoor air pollution. Get beeswax candles instead. And overall start using green products to reduce chemicals in your home.