This article was contributed by Donna Fountaine of Primal Recipe Tester, in honor of Testicular Awareness Month.
Even though men typically use fewer personal care products than women, the same carcinogens such as endocrine system disruptors and other potentially harmful & irritating ingredients, are still found in soaps, lotions, shaving creams, aftershaves and other products for men. According to the American Cancer Society,
1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime with testicular cancer being the most common cancer in males between 15-35.”
 
When shopping for men’s personal care products avoid ingredients like fragrance or parfum because manufacturers are not required to disclose what’s in their fragrance or parfum to keep it proprietary. The ingredient(s) come from a list of over 3,000 chemicals, some of which are known carcinogens. Some other known and potential carcinogens to look for in men’s products are:
 
  • 1, 4 dioxane
  • BHA
  • Coal tar (FD&C Red #6)
  • Formaldehyde & formaldehyde releasers (broponol, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl & imidazolidinyl urea & quaternium-15)
  • Petroleum (petrolatum/mineral oil)
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
  • Sodium laurel/laureth sulfate
  • Synthetic colors
  • Talc
  • Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate/acetate, retinoic acid, & retinol)
 

Remember that what goes on his body is just as important as what goes in it!


donna fountaine of primal recipe testerDonna has always loved cooking, trying new recipes and living a healthy lifestyle, so after learning about the Paleo Diet from a close friend in early 2015, she tried it. She feels the happiest, healthiest and most confident than she ever has in her life and is convinced that it’s from living a primal lifestyle. She loves not only what she’s doing for herself but also what she’s doing for her family. Donna and her husband have a six year old daughter and a five year old son, and although they don’t always love being Primal, she hopes they’ll thank her someday. They live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California where Donna works and tries to spend as much time as she can with her family being active outdoors, exploring and traveling. You can follow Donna on: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

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