So yesterday we discovered that vaginal dryness can occur at any age in our adult years and that drinking "pure" unsweetened cranberry juice can fight the bacteria that can affect how wet or dry we become.
So let's continue . . .
What else can help us feel more moisturized and comfortable???
Well . . . as I stated yesterday . . . conventional medicine tells us that lubricants are the answer.
And yes . . . I'm going to get on my soapbox about this one . . .
You see . . . most vaginal lubricants on the market today contain ingredients like:
(Sorry, I can't mention any brand names)
Chlorhexidine gluconate - which is a potent disinfectant chemical . . . and can kill off the "good" bacteria in the vaginal area, which is necessary for vaginal health. (And as we know . . . lack of "good" bacteria is the reason we are ill, diseased and overweight)
Cyclomethicine, cyclopentasiloxane and cyclotetrasiloxane - are commonly found in silicone-based lubricants and are linked to reproductive issues and uterine cancer.
Polycarbophil - is a drug used for a stool stabilizer (laxative).- (Wait a minute, I thought we were talking about the vagina . . . not our bowel)
Carbomer homopolymer type B - is a very corrosive. (What the heck?)
Sodium hydroxide - absorbs water and moisture, (I thought we were trying to make our love machine moist not drier??????)
Sorbic acid - is a chemical, artificial preservative. (Nothing all natural here)
Phenethyl alcohol - can cause skin irritation and for some people can effect the brain, nervous system and reproductive system. It's also an acne producing mutagenic and a CARCINOGENIC.
Parabens - are linked to immune system dysfunction and reproductive disorders . . . they are also implicated in certain types of cancer with BREAST cancer being at the top of the list . . . BUT . . . Parabens are still known for being the greatest preservative on the market today. (Are you kidding me???)
Glycerin - is a form of sugar alcohol that may lead to gas and/or diarrhea.
Dimethiconol - is a hydroxylated "synthetic silicone" oil - a manmade silicone. (Keep reading)
And Silicone is basically a synthetic rubber that's hard to get off of the skin which can build up and you don't even know it. This is turn, is unhealthy for the skin and the interior walls of the vagina.
So . . . as you can clearly see . . . all these ingredients in vaginal lubricants can have toxic side effects long after their use that pose considerable risk to our health.
Even the World Health Organization issued an advisory note that stated . . . lubricants on the market today can have long term detrimental effects on the vaginal tissue.
And guess what???
The "silicone" or "glycerin-base" that's found in over-the-counter lubricants . . . can also cause yeast infections, UTIs and even an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.
And if you use a flavored lube for vaginal intercourse . . . these contain" sugar" and again . . . as we know from previous Health tips . . . "sugar" is the main food source for the "bad" bacteria that causes infection in the body.
Now . . . other issues with using these types of lubricants are: hives, puffy face from water retention, wheezing, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat and allergies.
And if you use a "silicone-based" lubricant . . . they are said to be safe for condoms . . .
BUT . . . NOT for sex toys
Why you ask???
Well . . . silicone can degrade them and with this . . . bacteria can harbor and lead to infection.
So PLEASE . . . check the ingredients in your lubricants people.
So the question for today is this . . . is there a lubricant out there that can give us comfort, moisturize on a daily basic and/or in moments of passion???
Absolutely . . .
And tomorrow I'll tell you all about it
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