Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Skin.......The Absorber!

Most people unknowingly underestimate how permeable our skin is! Did you know that you can wear any supplement against your skin or in a breathable material to gradually absorb the nutrients out of it? Any nutrient works as a medicine patch does, being absorbed through skin and entering the blood stream for the body to utilize. I learned this from our Master Herbalist, but "rediscovered" it accidently on my own when I was pregnant and very sensitive to things.

Here's the story: My husband was supposed to swallow a highly concentrated dose of 12 Vitamin C tablets for his health regimine in flushing out yeast from his body....but had forgotten them at home! So, I took all 12 Vitamin C tablets to town in my pocket to meet up with him on his work route. As I was driving, I got dizzy and nauseated, broke out in a sweat and had a continuous nose-run that I had to hold a kleenex up to my nose in order to keep it under wraps! After my husband and I figured out what was going on, we realized that the highly concentrated dose was so concentrated that it was "detoxing" me on my drive to town! After a while of having them OUT of my pocket, I returned to my normal self. May sound odd and may leave you in disbelief.....but try it out sometime.......being able to wear vitamins and herbs works great for babies and elderly that cannot swallow capsules and tablets.

The following resource was graciously given to me by a new BLOG reader (thanks again!), and everything below is found in this resource:

"The skin is the largest organ in the body with the capability to absorb everything. The same ingredients that we use to clean and lubricate our cars, sinks and driveways should not be the same ingredients we smear on our bodies and take into our mouth. The following are 12 common toxic ingredients we should avoid at all costs:

1. Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: Found in antifreeze. Acts as a “surfactant” (wetting agent and solvent). Penetrates skin and weakens protein and cellular structure. Strong enough to remove barnacles from boats. The EPA considers PG so toxic that workers are required to wear protective clothing and to dispose of PG by burying it in the ground.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Detergents that pose serious health threats. Used in garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of personal care products that foam. Animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, and even death. Your body may retain the SLS for up to five days and maintain residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs, and brain.

3. DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolaniine) & TEA (triethanolamine): Hormone disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing nitrates. Restricted in Europe due to carcinogenic effects, yet they are still used in the USA. Americans may be exposed 10-20 times per day with shampoos, shaving creams and bubble baths. Dr. Samuel Epstein, Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois, says that repeated applications of DEA-based detergents result in a major increase in liver and kidney cancer. The PDA’s John Baily says: “The risk is significantly increased for children.”

4. Sodium Hydroxide: The most recent addition to our personal care products. Found in crystal drain cleaners. Drano is 100% sodium hydroxide. This is a poison (caustic lye), yet a primary ingredient in adult and children’s toothpaste and cleansers.

5. Triclosan: Synthetic “anti-bacterial” with a chemical structure similar to Agent Orange. The EPA registers it as a pesticide, giving it highest scores as a risk to human health and the environment. It can change genetic material, decrease fertility and sexual function, and foster birth defects. Tufts University School of Medicine says triclosan can force the emergence of “super bugs” that we cannot kill. Its widespread use in antibacterial cleansers, toothpastes and household products may have nightmarish implications on future generations.

6. DMDM & Urea (Imidazolidinyl): Two of many preservatives that often release formaldehyde which cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep. Exposure also irritates the respiratory system; triggers heart palpitations or asthma, and aggravates coughs and colds. Other side effects include weakening the immune system and cancer.

7. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): Carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that reduces the skin's natural moisture. Increases the appearance of aging and leaves you vulnerable to bacteria. Used in spray-on oven cleaners and cleansers to dissolve oil and grease.

8. Parabens… any parabens: Look for anything with the word paraben in it. Used primarily as a preservative. It’s a strong hormone disrupting chemical. Has direct links to breast cancer and heart problems.

9. Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40): Drying, irritating solvent that strips skin's moisture and immune barrier, making you vulnerable to bacteria and viruses. Made from a petroleum derivative found in shellac and antifreeze as well as personal care products. Promotes brown spots and premature aging. A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients says it may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, and coma.

10. Mineral Oil: Petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic wrap, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin's ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Baby oil is 100% mineral oil!

11. FD&C Color Pigments: Synthetic colors from coal tar that deposits toxins onto the skin, causing skin irritation. Absorption of certain colors can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and death. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.

12. Fragrances: Too bad so many feel a need to leave a lingering odor behind. Fragrances may contain up to 4000 ingredients (including different animal urines for strength), many of them toxic or carcinogenic. Fragrances affect the nervous system, cause depression, hyper activity, irritability, inability to cope and other behavioral changes. "

I am reminded of the Bible verse: "He (the Lord) punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation." Exodus 34:7 ). If we are not treating our bodies as a holy temple: (1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own) and if we are pelting cancer causing agents of chemicals at it through our foods, drinks, cosmetics, fabric softeners, yard sprays, house cleansers, shower soaps, gels and conditioners, then how can we expect our bodies to remain in an optimum condition to serve? Chemicals WILL NOT GET FLUSHED OUT OF THE BODY if the body does not have the extensive support system to do this! They can remain in our organs, muscle tissues and bones for months, years or even a lifetime.....thus leading to problems passed down to our children through "genetics" as un-expected genes, or causing cancer after months/years of dormancy.

In Christ, Ms. Salubrious

******None of the above statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of the information in this BLOG is strictly for educational purposes. This BLOG should not be used to treat, diagnose, or prescribe for a condition you feel you may have. If you have any health concerns, you should see a competent practitioner. ******

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