Skin Products, Toxins and Your Health.
Let’s talk about all the things you put on your skin: Lotions, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, cosmetics and more.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients? A number of skin products are filled with toxins that are very harmful to your health and even linked to cancer. It takes just 26 seconds for toxins to enter your bloodstream once applied to the skin.
Cosmetics and personal care products are two of the most concerning culprits.
“Since 2009, 595 cosmetics manufacturers have reported using 88 chemicals, in more than 73,000 products, that have been linked to cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.”
Think about applying these harmful products to your skin every day and the damage that can do.
The more toxins you are exposed to, the more stress it places on your brain and nervous system, sending them into what is known as sympathetic engagement, also known as fight or flight. Your body is not designed to be in a state of fight or flight for long periods of time so when this chemical stress becomes chronic it can cause any number of health issues.
So, how does chiropractic play into this?
Chiropractic adjustments reduce stress on the brain and nervous system and when combined with lifestyle changes such as decreasing chemical stress/toxins the results are amazing.
Cal. Dep’t of Pub. Health, Cal. Safe Cosmetics Program, Current Data Summary, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/OHB/CSCP/Pages/SummaryData.aspx (last accessed Mar. 8, 2019)