We’ve all seen the antiperspirant commercials on television that try to convince us that we need to use an antiperspirant or deodorant so as to not be sweaty or smelly. And they work. Today, annual worldwide sales of these products are more than $18 billion.
But the antiperspirants we use today have only been around for about 100 years. Prior to that time, human bodies did what comes naturally: sweat.
Sweat plays an important role in detoxing your body.
Your body sweats as a natural means of purification. In addition to the critical function of regulating the temperatrue of your body to 98.6 degrees F, sweat rids your body of poisons and metabolic wastes and helps keep your skin clean, supple, and healthy. Because it eliminates wastes, skin is sometimes called the “third kidney.”
Because sweat is a way for your body to excrete wastes, it is a way for your body to eliminate toxic chemicals.
In a natural environment, our bodies would be sweating on a daily basis, particularly during the warmer months. And our bodies would be more active than they are today, as they would be walking and working at the tasks of daily life, rather than sitting, riding, and buying products. Your body would sweat a lot more, for example, churning butter by hand than buying it in a nicely wrapped little package or whipping it up in your food processor.
Advertising has convinced us that our bodies shouldn’t smell or sweat, and so we use antiperspirants and deodorants. Aside from the issue of their toxic ingredients, antiperspirants stop our bodies from sweating, which blocks this mode of natural detoxification.
How to Help Your Body Sweat
The best way to support your skin as a detox organ for your entire body is to allow it to sweat, as that cleanses your skin from the inside out. In fact, sweat is the way your body cleanses your skin, without soap or cleanser or any other industrial consumer product.
The first step is to reduce the factors that inhibit the healthy flow of sweat
- stop using antiperspirants
- minimize time spent in air-conditioned indoor environments
- stop wearing synthetic fiber clothing
- stop sitting around
Then do things that increase the production of sweat:
- sit in a sauna or steam bath (an inexpensive way to do this is sit in the bathroom with the door closed and run a hot shower to create steam)
- soak in a warm bath
And remember to drink plenty of clean, purified water to replace the fluids in your body lost to sweat.
Now you may be wondering what to do instead if you don’t use an antiperspirant. The answer is: NOTHING. I gave up antiperspirants and deodorants long ago. For many years I used baking soda instead. But for the past few years I’ve used nothing. A healthy body that is washed daily does not smell bad. If you have bad body odor, it’s probably a sign you need to improve your health, not wear a deodorant.
How to Detox From Past Use of Antiperspirants
Antiperspirants work by using aluminum to prevent sweat glands from their normal operation.
Aluminum was first recognized as a human neurotoxin—a substance that causes damage to nerves or nerve tissue—in 1886, before being used as an antiperspirant.
While there is a relatively small amount of aluminum in any single application of antiperspirant, it is a metal that accumulates in your body over time. Daily applicationcan lead to a chronic exposure to aluminum over time.
Because aluminum is a metal, the easiest way to begin to release it from your body is with Pure Body Liquid Zeolite. Tiny bits of highly absorbent zeolite (a natural mineral) act like little magnets to attract heavy metals, radiation, and some organic chemicals from your bloodstream, removing them from your body within 4-6 hours. Over a period of months, taking PureBody on a daily basis can remove aluminum and other metals that have accumulated in your body.
So let your body sweat, knowing that it is a natural process that is helping your body to good health.