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Paleo Living: The Difference between Ingesting and Absorbing Chemicals
Written by Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics   

Wow time flies! I have spent the past 22 years as a nurse. Seven years practicing anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)- try to say that real fast! My nursing career started in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at St. V's in Toledo, Ohio. That is where I learned how amazing the skin is, how it protects us, the damage chemicals can cause (fire is a chemical reaction- just as most chemicals in commercial skincare are irritants), how it regenerates, and without it – or extensive damage to it – we will die. 

As a practicing CRNA, I understand pathophysiology, the absorption, distribution, breakdown, storage and elimination of chemicals. 

What is the difference between ingesting chemicals (hormones, preservatives) and absorbing them thru the skin? The difference is HUGE – and the reason you NEED to be concerned about WHAT you put on your body! 

When ingested, chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream and sent straight to the liver to be broken
down (metabolized) into a water soluble form. Once it is water soluble, it can be eliminated by the kidneys in the urine.Very little may reside in the body and travel to your major organs- however, it is very important to eat clean, pure food sources so the liver is not overburdened. 

On the other hand, skincare loaded with chemicals and toxins are far more dangerous. Phalates, Parabens, SLS, benzoyl peroxide, petroleum- to name a few, are lipophilic- or fat loving. When these endocrine disrupters, DNA mutagens, and carcinogens enter the body thru the skin, they are absorbed directly INTO the bloodstream. They DO NOT go to the liver- they go directly to your vital organs first- full strength! They love fatty tissue, and tend to be absorbed by subcutaneous and visceral (organ) fat. Your brain is made up of a large percentage of fat and these chemicals could target your brain. Symptoms include attention deficit, memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating. 

These chemicals can disrupt your endocrine system- which is responsible for all of your hormones. Reproductive problems, cancer, and decreased thyroid function can result. Your thyroid is responsible for your metabolism.

Don't play skincare roulette! It's just not worth it. Children are even mores susceptible to these chemicals- they have a higher body fat percentage, more rapid absorption rate, and babies have immature neurologic and immune systems. 

Chemical free skincare is a choice! I created my skincare so I could improve my health. I created Primal Life Organics so you can improve yours!! 

Live non-toxic. Your body will thank you! 


Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics

Primal Life Organics offers Face, Body, Hair, Makeup, Baby and Dental Products - All 100% Chemical and Preservative Free.
We make skincare that will improve your health. The product you receive is a fresh, all-natural product, that will nourish your skin and hair from the outside. 


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