Many workplaces, health clubs, yoga studios, and other public settings are going scent-free, banning perfumes and scented products and the “perfume pollution” they leave in their wake. Currently, many people suffering from asthma, other respiratory disorders, environmental illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even healthy people suffer from perfume exposures, which linger in the air long after the wearer has left.
Arguably the most powerful organ in the body, the brain governs thoughts, moods, emotions, movement, speech, and all the body’s functions. Until recently, scientists believed that this mysterious organ was protected by an impermeable mechanism known as the “blood-brain barrier.” This is only partly true. Recent studies show that this system allows many environmental toxins including those found in perfumes and other scented products access to the delicate brain, and that once found in the brain some can take decades to eliminate – decades that can result in damage in the form of inf
lammation and p laque build up in the brain – two of the precursors to serious brain disorders.
Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM, DAc, CNC is a best-selling and six-time book author, whose works include: The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, The Brain Wash, and Healing Injuries the Natural Way. She is a doctor of natural medicine, doctor of acupuncture, holistic nutritionist, and energy medicine practitioner. Her work has been featured in/on: Woman’s World, First for Women, Dr. Roizen’s YOU: The Owner’s Manual Radio Show, Gaiam Life, Yahoo! Shine, and The Huffington Post. www.TheLifeForceDiet.com.
Adapted from The Brain Wash: A Powerful, All-Natural Program to Protect Your Brain against Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases. Copyright 2007 Michelle Schoffro Cook