Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - but Sweat!

Once a few man, who were of old age but youthful in their health, gathered to find out their secret to longevity. They compared their diets, exercise regimes, natural medicines and special ways of life. There was only one element they all had in common: breaking into a sweat every day! [1]

Sweating is a natural process by which the body cleanses itself of toxins. Our ancestors sweated by working hard and being in temperature extremes. You can use exercise, sweat lodges, saunas and steam baths. Or just move around a bit faster while cleaning your home or enjoying a beautiful hike.

Some people have a tendency to sweat excessively throughout the day without being active. In this case it is advisable to correct the underlying condition instead of masking the symptom with antiperspirants.

Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing or blocking the pores that release sweat under your arms - with the active ingredient being aluminum. Not only does this block a route for detoxification, but it raises concerns about where these heavy metals are going once you roll them (or spray them) on.

Aluminum is widely recognized as a neurotoxin and has been clearly linked to Alzheimer's disease and cancer, especially breast cancer. Today the majority of breast cancers occurs in the part of the breast that is the closest to the armpit .[2]

Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of your sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria, but do not prevent sweating. Many deodorants also contain aluminum as well as parabens, which have also been linked to breast cancer.

Crystal' deodorant stones are a popular natural deodorant alternative often used by health-conscious shoppers. Crystal' deodorant stones are made of alum, the most common form being potassium alum (potassium aluminum sulfate). Even though some claim the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin, it is still a form of aluminum.

Simply use soap and water. If you find you need a more aggressive approach, try a pinch of backing soda mixed into water as an effective all-day deodorant. To create a special personal scent, add essential oils such as patchouli, lavender, cedar wood or mint.

Support Your Body's Natural Ability to Detox ;-)


Jeannette von Johnsbach


1 Body-Mind, Don Ethan Miller, page 138

2 Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry: Aluminium in human breast tissue,