About 3 years ago, scientist finally discovered the lymphatic drains to remove about 3 pounds of toxins from the brain each year. This news was huge to the Ayurveda community.
For centuries, the practice of massaging the scalp with oil was practiced to support brain health. This practice was scoffed at by western science.
More recently, a consensus was made that the lymphatic drains are bi directional and can also DELIVER toxins to the brain. How?
Chemicals are abundant in conventional shampoos, hair products and hair color. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin right into the brain.
Some of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, endocrine disruption, immunotoxicity, allergies and more.
So what can you do about this?
First, eliminate the chemicals and opt to use products that are sourced with organic ingredients. My favorite product line for body and hair is Kitchen Witch Organics. The hair balm makes my hair soft, manageable, and eliminates the dry, frayed look.
It makes me feel great knowing that I'm using nourishing products on my hair, skin and scalp. And, I'm supporting a conscious small business.
Second, be sure to massage your scalp with an edible oil. A good rule of thumb? If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin. Oiling draws toxins out of the brain and stimulates circulation.
Eliminating the toxic load to your brain may have you modify your "look" but it will be well worth it.