We learned last time that aluminum is all around us. We’re all exposed to it. Our body has five filtering systems—the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, the colon, and the skin which all help to lower our toxic load. But because aluminum is in so many of the products we use daily, the accumulation in our bodies may be too much for some people as it was for me. Let’s look at eleven ways we can reduce our aluminum exposure.
1). Cook with stainless steel cookware and baking sheets, and glass and Pyrex baking dishes.
2) Bake potatoes and other vegetables in corning ware dishes with glass lids.
3) Store your foods in glass containers with silicone or glass lids.
4) Use parchment paper when baking and storing.
5) Use antiperspirants without aluminum chlorohydrate.
6) Use aluminum free baking powder.
7) Filter your drinking water.
8) Invest in a stainless steel grilling basket for your grill.
9) Absolutely do not cook food in aluminum foil!
10) Avoid cosmetics, etc. that contain aluminum.
11) Avoid getting too many vaccines in one day that contain aluminum.
If you were diagnosed with breast cancer and used antiperspirants on a regular basis, these aluminum-containing products only added to your overall toxic load. Research has not proven that antiperspirants alone cause breast cancer. But realize that your underarms were designed to sweat and aluminum chlorohydrate stops this from happening. There are other natural products you can use. Find what works for you (without losing friends!) In this case, don’t do as the Europeans do! Use something with safe ingredients.
My favorite deodorant to use is a mineral stone. I also use deodorant sticks by both Doterra and Jason, and an aloe herbal roll on by Alvera ($4 on Vitacost). I’ve been able to find several deodorants that are inexpensive. You can even make your own. Look at the easy recipe:
6 T coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot or organic cornstarch
Can add essential oil drops if desired
Mix together and store in glass jar
What tips can you share for reducing aluminum? What deodorants have you found that work for you?
For Your Health,