Hidden Perils

Denise Connects

Hidden Perils

Many years ago I visited a clinic that offered support and advice to cancer sufferers.  They advised all patients with cancer to switch from using chemically laden products to 100% chemical-free and organic. On site was a shop that only stocked chemical-free hair and body products, which were very limited at the time. 

 
I was very impressed by this and it led me to really think about my own experiences. Through ill health and a compromised immune response I had become deeply allergic and reactive to regular skin care products. (The final straw came via an eye serum bought in duty free, which resulted in puffy eyes and painful ulcers that took weeks to heal. It was at this point that I started making my own products.)
 

 

My own experience has taught me that my body happily accepts pure products that come from nature. What doesn’t come from nature appears to cause my body some distress – especially my lymphatic system, as it recognises these chemicals as toxins and creates a defence response in me.
 
But many people don’t see or feel their body’s distress until it has manifested as cancer. They don’t realise that the beauty and cosmetics industry is so poorly regulated that carcinogens, potent toxins and hormone disruptors lurk within many commonly used shampoos and skincare products. Or that the skin, the body’s largest organ, also acts like a sponge, soaking up every one of these chemicals and absorbing them directly into the bloodstream, before they are deposited in the tissues, heart, liver, brain ...  And for anyone still not convinced about the effects of these residual amounts, what about the accumulation of deposits from many tens of products daily or even twice daily for months, years, or even decades? 
 
I wrote last month about the ‘love’ that really matters. Eliminating chemicals from our skincare and shampoos, cosmetics and cleaning products has to be the best way we can show it to our bodies, and those of our family.
 
Denise
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24 May 2012