Here is where I gripe and groan or just generally speak my thoughts.
Feeding our bodies from the outside? Do you know what your body gets fed?
Read the below and then give a thought to all the products that go inside your body from the outside.
We go to the supermarket and see a new product that we fancy. We can look on the back to check how many calories, how much fat, salt, carbs, protein etc etc. We can also read what E number and other unprounouncable additives may be there. We can then make an informed decision as to whether we want to put it inside our bodies.
But what about the things we put inside our bodies – from the outside!
Let me give you some examples of what goes inside from the outside.
- Take my dog.
She was allergic to flea bites, tick bites and various plants with prickles if she stood on them. The effect would be that her mouth would swell, she would overheat, her heart would beat so fast and she and run around with her tongue hanging out in great distress trying to find somewhere cold to lay down. She would scratch like mad and her skin would erupt in sores. I would have to give her a tablet to get her back to normal but of course she was in distress by the time I knew something was wrong. Now she got to know the look of the plants (low growing to the ground) and learned to avoid them where possible, but of course fleas and ticks were harder to avoid. The vet said the main thing was to kill the fleas/ticks before they had a chance to bite. So we had these drops to give her. A single tube I would dispense onto her skin around the neck area. This did the trick of killing any fleas or ticks before they had a chance to bite. She was never bothered again. My son’s dog, a little border terrier suffers from mites inside her ears, so she would constantly shake her head and scratch. Ear drops would temporarily get rid of the current mites but they would reappear within days. A tube of Advocate put on her neck once a month – the mites never reappeared.
Note: These medications were put on a small patch of skin. Not injected or orally. Therefore a small amount of liquid, containing chemicals we know nothing about ourselves, is enough to travel throughout the dogs body and then be reabsorbed back into the fleas feet and into its body and kill it.
Just think about it … small amount of chemicals – placed onto very small area of skin. But that is enough to travel around the body and then kill certain types of crawlies on its skin. What does it do to the dog long term. What does it do to us when we touch the dog? Dogs do not live that long, maybe 15 years if we are really lucky. If dogs were to live 50, 60, 70, 80 years as humans do, I wonder what would happen to them because of these chemicals? The fact remains we do live that long. We do touch animals that have had these chemicals put on their skin. So what is it doing to us long term?
- Sheep Dips and dog flea collars
Back in the ’80 sheep farmers were legally obliged to dip their sheep in certain pesticides to rid them of parasites. Here is a quote from Pesticide Action Network
“Sheep dips, classed as “veterinary medicines”, rather than pesticides, are used by every sheep farmer to protect sheep against external parasites. The majority of formulations contain organophosphate active ingredients, which it is now known can lead to both short-term and long-term effects on users. Farmers have not been properly protected either by the law or by regulators. ……… Symptoms of exposure include initially headache, nausea, dizziness, anxiety and restlessness; which may lead to muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, vomiting, sweating, salivation, and blurred and/or dark vision. More serious signs are tightness in the chest, coughing, pulmonary oedema. Behavioural signs include confusion or bizarre behaviour.”
Not everyone suffered from the chemicals but the fact remains some did! Those organophospates can contain chemicals called diazinon, propetamphos, or chlorfen-vinphos.Now this is the interesting bit – did you know some dog and cat producst contain organophospates – do a google for “diazinon flea collars” .
Now we come to what we put inside our bodies from the ouside.
Stop smoking patches.
You put a patch on your upper arm. A patch the size of a square plaster. That patch releases nicotene into your body via your skin. No tablet. No injection. No inhaling via cigarette.
It goes inside from the outside.
I tried HRT patches once instead of having to take a daily tablet, these patches lasted much longer. I had to put one on my tummy area and just leave it there. One small patch the size of a square plaster and it could pump hormone drugs into my body via my skin.
It goes inside from the outside.
Both the nicorette patches and the HRT patches do the job they are intended to do. That is great. My whole point with this is that the drugs/chemicals enter your body from the outside in!! Through the skin.
You check the ingredients of the food you eat – so why not the ingredients of what you put on your body. What creates the perfume of all the products you use? What helps make the products do what they say they will do?
I used to get little wart things on my armpits. Most annoying. Later I found it could be caused by the deodorant I used. 99% of deodorants contain ALUMINIUM – yup thats right – and its known to affect people and possibly cause cancer. I stopped using the deodorants – hey presto – the warts all disappeared. I used the products again … over matter of months – warts were back. Stop using it … they went – enough proof for me. I now use Bionsen which is readily available from supermarkets and does not have aluminium in it
Do you know what alpha isomethyl ionone does – its used as a its used to give products their aroma/perfume. Most ingredients of products I put on my skin I can’t even pronounce let alone know exactly what they are doing to not only the outside of my body but also the inside! What about Potassium Hydroxide found in some sunscreens – I haven’t a clue what that does. But I will be doing a google very shortly on many of the ingredients in the daily products I use on my skin.
I do not know what products are safe over the long term. I just know that we seem keen to know what we put inside our bodies via the inside! But we do not seem to be that concerned about what we put inside our bodies from the outside.
If nicorette and hrt patches and chemically treated flea collars and liquids can access the inside of our bodies via our skins, then so can everything we put on our bodies, or spray in the air or whatever. The body perfumes we wear, the lipsticks, foundations, shampoos …… all get absorbed INTO our bodies, they don’t just lay on the skin.
To me… that is scary!
I am most certainly going to spend some time checking up on the various ingredients that I am so keen to feed my body with from the outside.
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