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Updated: Dec 2, 2022

I personally have not worn an underwired bra for ages because I find them uncomfortable...and feel the need to keep re-arranging it. Being small busted I don't really need one and can happily use a crop top, wireless or nothing...I have always thought that because underwired bras are so restrictive maybe they would not be good for such a delicate area....

So, I thought I'd do a little research...1google hour later.

Most underwire in bras are metal coated in plastic. When that wire is in place all day, it can have an effect on the neurolymphatic reflexes. According to my research the right breast has reflexes corresponding to the liver and gall bladder and the left breast is the stomach. The wire is constantly stimulating these reflex points which then exhausts them, so in the end, over time they are less likely to do their job as well. Also, the wires and the tightness of the bras can constrict the tiny lymphatic vessels, these transport the body's wastes. If this is not allowed to move freely, it's possible for waste to build up and possibly form cysts in and around the breast.

In a study that was conducted by Syd and Soma Singer in May of 1991, 4000 women in 5 major U.S. cities were interviewed. All of the women who were studied were of Caucasian descent and mostly of “medium income,” their age ranged from 30 to 79, almost half had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

3 out of 4 of these women who wore their bras to sleep contracted breast cancer, and 1 in 7 women who wore their bras for more than 12 hours a day did too. This study concluded that just 1 in 168 women who did not wear a bra contracted breast cancer, which is the same amount as men.

Being bigger busted can be a challenge I imagine but the number of underwired bras are growing and even sports tops are quite nice and cater for a large bust.

Under arm care

Using anti-perspirant deodorant means, aluminium salts (aluminiumchlorohydrate/zirconium) are absorbed into the epidermis (outer layer of skin). The cells then fill up with water and block the pores that secrete sweat. As yogi's may say "your armpits are the exhaust pipes of your body". They are there as an outlet for your body's rubbish that it wants to get rid of, so why inhibit this natural ability....and if we inhibit it where will it go? Now personally no deodorant has never every really worked for me, I still sweat, Halleh Lulla I say to my body for not being hindered in those younger days when I just didn't want sweat marks on my clothes...there are plenty of natural ones in health shops with minimal ingredients. Now I will admit that they need applying more often and you may have to try a few to see which one suits you best or check out my shop as I make a couple of nice ones from witch hazel which smell delightful...they are currently in the testing phase with some admittedly smelly people, so I will wait for reviews!

Sanitary ware

Avoid bleached plastic coated/lined sanitary towels and tampons...I imagine that a sanitary towel takes nearly as long a nappy to biodegrade....

better options are the unbleached brands like;

For a planet friendly mainstream sanitary ware option.

Other options are:-

A U.K. based company, I recently purchased, they're washable and I highly recommend them.

When we consider we start are periods in our teenage years and continue for another possible 40 years! (and we will NOT speak of incontinence pads) it's good to start early and consider the impact sanitary ware has on us the people and the planet....and your pocket.

Be a toxin free warrior!


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