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May 2009



Latest Health Craze: Stainless Steel Water Bottles & Deodorant

So I’ve been reading up on the hazards and dangers of plastic water bottles and I think I’m going to invest in a stainless steel water bottle. It seems like even those trendy SIGG bottles might be “dangerous”! I remember when Nalgene bottles were all the craze too. I bet in a few years they’ll find something dangerous with stainless steel water bottles as well. Oh well…I found the perfect water bottle so for now, I’m happy with believing that stainless steel water bottles are the safest thing to drink water out of right now. Look how cute!

Next on my list of health craze paranoia is deodorant! I keep reading about the dangers of using antiperspirants and how it can cause Alzheimer’s Disease and other stuff. Well, I’ve decided I should try to go as natural as possible while still keep myself smelling good and dry! I’ve actually been using a powder deodorant from Lush but it’s such a pain putting on. I like the ease of a roll-on so I was happy to discover this one called “the healthy deodorant”

LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant uses beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.

I don’t know…do you believe this stuff? It seems like everything out there causes cancer or something or other now. But cancer is on the rise. I think it’s better to be safe than sorry. I am just going to try and go as natural as possible with everything I do/eat!


Comment from yoshi
Posted: May 20, 2009 at 11:39 pm

i think personally that most man-made items are gonna be unhealthy for you. only because of all the chemicals and things that go into them.

It’s tough to know what is going to cause anything nowadays. I think just using things in moderation and being careful is the way to go.

Comment from Louise
Posted: May 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

What’s dangerous about sigg bottles? Is it the aluminum? I those are coated inside to prevent any aluminum leakage — or so they say! Maybe it’s my imagination, but water tastes so good coming out of those containers.

This might be gross, but I don’t wear deodorant. No one has complained before, so I guess I don’t sweat that much. I didn’t know there were such risks with wearing deodorant though.

Comment from flipbot
Posted: May 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

I tried Toms natural deodorant for a week long experiment. I stopped after my gf told me I noticably stank of BO.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: May 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Yeah I read about the aluminum and how their protective coating is a secret recipe so people are questioning what’s in it. who knows!

Comment from suki
Posted: May 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

that robot stainless steel thing is so cute. *wants*

Comment from kristen
Posted: May 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I’m always very skeptical of studies linking everyday things like deodorant to cancer. They probably did a study on mice and had them swimming in or ingesting a ton of it. Always think about the source of and motive for the study.

Comment from Maureen
Posted: May 27, 2009 at 8:01 am

Hubby bought a couple stainless steel water bottles for our daughter to take to volleyball practice. She came home that night and said, “that water bottle is disgusting! It makes the water taste like blood”! I thought she must have read Twilight too many times so I took a sip just so I could tell her she was crazy but seriously, the water DID taste funky….and almost exactly like the taste I get in my mouth after I bite my tongue really hard….LOL!

Comment from J
Posted: June 3, 2009 at 5:14 pm

That tangy taste that you get when you bite your tongue is the iron in blood. Iron is the major component in stainless steel. I don’t think you should taste it though.

Comment from Tariq
Posted: July 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

They say deodorant-antiperspirant that contains aluminum causes Alzheimer’s disease, I dunno about cancer. In my opinion, you should note the ingredients on anything that you apply daily, there are a lot of cancer causing agents in a lot of the products we use today you knows really. I use Crystal deodorant which is all natural cheap, and one stick or rock lasts for a year maybe two. It doesn’t provide any scent but it does stop BO by killing the odor causing bacteria under your arms.

Comment from LiteralDan
Posted: October 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

In case Louise ever comes back here and reads this, though others like her could benefit– please don’t shoot the messenger, but it’s extremely likely that “no one has said anything” to you because they just don’t know what to say or how to say it. It’s just such an awkward situation.

Rest assured, you probably don’t smell very fresh –whether it’s overpowering or more subtle, in a “What IS that???” kind of way– and you will never notice it yourself.

Maureen, I also get a weird iron-y taste from metal containers sometimes, so you guys aren’t crazy.

In making this choice, you have to know this is what you’re getting into, and you have to know that almost no one will ever say anything to you.

Comment from Lisa
Posted: June 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I think you could drive yourself totally mad if you were to worry about all of the reports on this stuff. Obviously glass is the best thing you can drink from…but not too convenient to carry around. I just bought a Stainless Steel water bottle…and yest it’s made in China…what to do…either drink from plastic bottles or Stainless?? God is in charge anyway…what’s meant to be will be!