One of the largest organs our body hosts is our skin. The skin has three basic roles:
It protects the body from mechanical, physical, chemical or microbial attack from the outside environment, among others through immunological and cell mechanisms and its impermeability, strength and
It is used to transmit information between the body and the outside world through its many nerve endings which receive tactile, thermal and pain stimuli.
It is the site of multiple exchanges between the body and the outside environment. It is involved in complex mechanisms such as body temperature regulation (by eliminating heat and evaporating the sweat secreted
by sweat glands as well as eliminating harmful substances) and synthesis of vitamin D which is essential to bone growth.
It seems utterly ridiculous that an organ that takes 16% of our body weight allows such potential health risks with many of the products on our counters today. You'd think there would be more thought put into what we place on our epidermus. Lurking in many of your shampoos are the following five toxins:
The damage causes by methylisothiazoline can put unborn children at risk for brain defects,
as well as lead to the onset of Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders leading to auto immune issues.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Is found in nearly every popular brand of shampoo and body wash. These chemicals are a known carcinogen having an abrasive effect on skin and hair.
Have been linked to an increased estrogen levels in the human body and contribute to the development of hormonal disorders and cancer.
Are noted to add fragrance to products. Some ma be related to reproductive and hormonal problems especially in young children.
Has been noted to cause allergic reactions and damage to the nervous system. It can be commonly named as: doazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, and quarternium-15.
So it seems only natural that we begin to rid our bodies of any toxic substances we normally use. Pick shampoos that derive products from natural sources such as Nature's Garden. Nature's Garden and other shampoos and conditioners found at your local health food store will ensure your skin soaks up ingredients that are nontoxic enabling you better health and longevity in the future.