In order to understand my hate on anti-perspirants you need to look at the word anti-perspirant.
Your body perspires for a reason.
Under your arms you have a part of the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. It does so by perspiring.
So the moment you use anti-perspirant you hinder your body in getting rid of potentially harmful waste.
What happens with this waste? It stays in your body.
What does your body do with toxins? It tries to let them escape through other parts of the lymphatic system such as your appendix, or thymus or tonsils. Oh wait! You already had those removed?
How do you think this affects your lymphatic system? I mean you had the glands removed but not the waste right, will you then have more or less waste in your body? How will your body feel and function with toxins in it?
Besides removing toxins sweat (perspiring) has another function - it cools the body.
By this point I hope that you have found a new appreciation for your lymphatic system and ability to sweat.
But we still don't want to smell, do we?
Have you noticed how your body odor changes with your diet? For some women it also changes with their menstruation cycle.
Now I don't want to get into a whole Ph.D sized text about why humans smell.
I just want to direct your attention to the fact that when you stop using anti-perspirant you may need to go through a period where you smell more, because your body finally can release the toxins and waste preciously prevented by the anti-perspirant.
Secondly it should now be clear that the less toxins you take in the less your body needs to get rid of.
You can support your lymphatic system by eating a healthy diet, have good hydration and get plenty of exercise.
I recommend trying out a crystal deodorant.
They are not anti-perspirant so you will need to dress accordingly.
Crystal deodorants dosen't have aluminimum or tricolosan or other toxins as regular anti-perspirants tend to have.
What is smelling under your arms are bacterias.
I have found crystal deodorants to eliminate the smell while being very gentle on my skin.
In Rave Nutrition - The Book you will find a few tips on how to deal with other people's odor.
After all we can't force anyone to accept us modifying what they do (or don't do) with their bodies.
But we can create a loving and odor free environment.
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