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I know you think I would know this… and that I would’ve figured this one out a heap of a lot sooner but to be totally honest with you, I just never considered that it would make that much of a difference. I am talking about any products you use in your genital area. No, not just tampons and pads but anything you use.
I have a funny thing about hair. I know it should be all “natural” but I just feel dirty when it is all bushy and stuff, so I used to use Veet or any kind of hair removal product almost twice monthly to get rid of the hair. Until I came across this article by the girls over at Natural Fertility.
What I didn’t know is that the genital area is incredibly absorbent. It is made up of fatty tissues and glands which are highly absorbent and the fat in the area is known to store chemicals. It is the most delicate area on our whole body and here we are putting nasty chemicals, bleached tampons and pads near the area. What was I thinking?
All typical products we are currently using are so bad for our little friend…
Tampons, pads and creams which contain nasty chemicals such as Dioxin, Polyacrylate, Polypropylene and Polyethylene. We know about Dioxin and how that has been directly linked to Endometriosis but all of these chemicals also affect our estrogen levels and would add to the long list of xenoestrogens we are adding to the body. Read about xenoestrogens in this article I did yesterday: http://www.cureendometriosis.com/how_dim_can_help_endometriosis/
Anything that is bleached white should be avoided… as a simple rule.
Here is an interesting one: I have a friend who recently converted to using the Moon Cup. Her intentions were to be nicer to the environment. She was initially really scared of the whole thing but seemed to work it out after a few months. A few weeks ago, she was caught unaware and was forced to use pads again. There was nothing else around but the usual highly bleached, “chemical rich” stuff so she used that. She had instant cramping which she hadn’t felt for months on being on the Moon Cup. Interesting…?
The reality is, these products do actually get absorbed into our body and especially in that area we want to heal and protect. We may think, “Well, I only use them once a month” but over many years, you are accumulating those toxins and eventually over 40 years they amount to a whole lot! Besides, do we really want to add to the toxicity levels in our body, especially in our most absorbent area of the body?
So, what is the alternative?
Here is where it gets tricky…There are pure, organic cotton pads which would probably be my first choice. Make sure they are organic, as cotton is the most chemically sprayed product there is.
There are also some other inventions including the Moon Cup and reusable menstrual pads. I am going to go and experiment with these because personally I find them a little overwhelming.
Also, I got myself a lady shaver yesterday. It is really cute! It is from Remington and it is pink—what’s not to love?
I got it at Farmers and they had a sale on so it only cost me $24.00! It has this plastic protector bit so you can’t cut yourself and you can also take it off for a closer shave. I feel so much better.
Well, I am off to the health shop to explore these other alternatives for my little friend down there. If you have experience with any of them, I would love to hear from you.
Oh, here is a video from the girls over at Fertility Shop about them and how they work and stuff, if you have never heard of them.
To buy them, you can visit them at: Natural Fertility Shop.