No, I promise that I won’t go stinking. In fact, it was my wife who was ditching HER deodorant today. She didn’t ditch it all, just the ones that had aluminum as an ingredient. For some strange reason, she actually listened when I mentioned the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s. They don’t know if it’s a cause or a symptom, but Alzheimer’s patients have an accumulation of aluminum in their brains. We’ve made it a point for several years not to use any deodorant that has aluminum in it. My wife has gradually replaced our old aluminum cookware with cast-iron or stainless steel for the same reason. She recently realized just how often companies change their ingredients and found that some of her choices had added aluminum since she first started using them.
Recently, I read that they’ve also found a link between antiperspirants and breast cancer in women. I figure that even non-aluminum compounds that stop your body from functioning normally can’t possibly be good for you. So, I’ve started buying only deodorants WITHOUT antiperspirant action. My current choice is made by “Tom’s” of Maine. I used to be able to get it at our local Mother Earth Foods, but they quit carrying it. Surprisingly, Walmart has started stocking it, and at a much reduced price. I notice my underarms are easier to wash without all the sticky antiperspirant compounds. I realize that this will be a little too much information for some of you, but if it keeps anyone from getting cancer, I hope you’ll feel that it’s worth it. © 2013-