I'm gradually changing the things I use to avoid parabens, pthalates and aluminium.
In Wholefoods Markets (see last post) when I said I was looking for shampoo and deodorants without these, the young woman waved her arm towards all the shelves and said 'You won't find them in any of our products'. Choosing then became a pleasure, instead of a minefield!
So far I've changed my toothpaste, bodywash, moisturiser, deodorant and shampoo.
When you start reading up on these things it would be easy to get panicked - pthalates are also known as 'gender benders', parabens are of concern in connection with early puberty in girls and breast cancers - and they are in everything (including the fat of polar bears in the Arctic I'm told!) so what chance have we got? Well, I remind myself that on average in the western world we are living longer and healthier than ever before in our history, and I avoid these things where I know I can....that is I don't deliberately put them into my body.
I use as my guide Dr David Servan Schreiber's book Anti Cancer - A New Way of Life. The latest edition comes with a pocket guide which is a useful summary.
Sorry I missed posting yesterday - there was a glitch with weebly, but they've fixed it....