This shocking revelation on medical CBD is just the beginning of new information to come.
CBD research is still a relatively new thing. We’ve still got a lot to learn about it.
From the article:
The findings, which were published earlier this year in the journal Molecules, suggest that while people may be using CBD as a safer alternative to conventional pain relievers, like acetaminophen, the compound may actually be just as harmful to their livers.
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But the more researchers are able to learn about CBD, the better we can make informed decisions about our health.
What This Means for CBD
Medicine is much more complex than “bad” and good.”
Epidolex and CBD products have changed lives in a real way.
People who were plagued with incapacitating seizures are now able to live normal lives. Chemotherapy patients are able to maintain their appetites and strength. Chronic pain sufferers can find relief without worrying about addictive prescription drugs.
While this study may seem concerning, it’s confirmation that we need to continue to research CBD.
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CBD clearly has many health benefits. It’s up to us to continue to research it and stay informed so that we can understand its limitations and potential harm.
Smelling your own body odor in the middle of the day is absolutely mortifying.
We’ve all experienced this rude awakening at some point. Usually because we’ve forgotten to put on deodorant that morning. But if most deodorants seem to irritate your skin, this might happen more than you’d like to admit. (Probably thanks to one of the many deodorants for sensitive skin that give up on you as soon as you break a sweat.)
Deodorants are notorious for being a little harsh on the fragile skin under our arms. Even worse, the harshest chemicals used in deodorants are the ones that help prevent sweating and body odor. (THAT’S why all-natural and vegan deodorants get such a bad rap — the ingredients aren’t strong enough to seal away the stink.)
Even if you generally do not have sensitive skin, the skin of your armpits is particularly vulnerable to irritation because:
It tends to be warm and sweaty under the arms, which creates prime breeding grounds for bacteria.
The skin under the arms is very thin and easy for chemicals to penetrate.
There is constant friction against the skin under the arms (clothing, skin, etc.)
Which Chemicals Used in Deodorant are Rough on Sensitive Skin?
So knowing how delicate the skin under your arms is already, those of you with sensitive skin need to be extra careful when picking a deodorant. But as the personal care and beauty industries are evolving and improving their formulas (and as people are becoming more educated on the harmful chemicals in some of the products we use every day), we have a lot more options now.
Every brand of deodorant has its own formula, but there are some ingredients that are common across the board. That’s because those chemicals are known to be effective in keeping us smelling fresh for as long as possible. But they also can be extremely irritating if you have sensitive skin.
So if you have sensitive skin, steer clear of these ingredients when choosing a deodorant:
Parabens (any chemical ending in “-paraben,” like methylparaben)
For me, the most relaxing part of the day is my morning shower. It helps me get ready for the day — it gets me clean, it helps wake me up. But that’s not even my favorite thing about it. A hot shower gives me a few minutes to escape before I have to start my day.
Would you believe me if I told you that those few peaceful moments you get in the shower, you may actually be doing harm to your body?
Harmful Chemicals in Skincare Products (BAD Cosmetic Ingredients)
Our pores are the most open to absorbing water (and chemicals) when we bathe. And when we bathe, we’re massaging over ourselves with soap, body wash, and shampoo. Many of these products contain chemicals that dry out our skin, like sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, and ammonium lauryl.
These harsh detergents are created through a chemical process that produces another chemical as a byproduct. The resulting contaminant, 1,4 Dioxane, isn’t even listed on the ingredients on the product bottle. This hidden ingredient, also known as just “dioxane,” is considered a carcinogenic chemical by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How to Protect the Skin from Toxic Chemicals in Hygiene Products
So what can you do about dioxane contaminating your shower products?
In the long term, start voicing your opinion about carcinogenic chemicals in our shower products with your pocketbook. By buying only non-toxic skin care products, you are not only leading a healthier life, but you’re also sending a message to manufacturers — that you won’t accept their unsafe practices.
But right now, before you go out shopping again, you should read my free report, “Do Not Buy Any Skin Care — Until You Read This.” Use it as a guide to review the ingredients of various skin care products so you can find the brands that are safe for you.
As a leader in formulating safe, non-toxic skin care products, I can tell you that together, we’re already making a difference. California’s Proposition 65 allows consumers to sue companies that produce products with certain levels of dioxane. And a few years ago, Herbal Essences announced they would reformulate 18 of their shampoos to reduce the dioxane levels by more than half.
Help me educate other people on how their shower products could be doing more harm than good.