And if you cover with something that makes occlusion occur.
And yes, obviously I did not mean to imply that absolutely every drop of everything that touches your skin goes straight to your bloodstream. That would be crazy and I seriously doubt anyone interpreted my statement that way other than you.
And many of us have atopic dermatis, one of the many things that occur when linoleic acid is deficient in sebum. And acne prone skin has been found to be deficient. <blockquote>
How can anyone else not interpret that statement the way I did with these lines: "Putting chemicals on your skin is actually far worse than ingesting them... so the toxic chemicals from toiletries and beauty products are largely going directly to your internal organs"?
Also, some of the ingredients Mercola claimed were "toxic"/cancer-causing on that page actually aren't, especially when they're in very low concentrations that can't really absorb through the skin and accumulate, and he's misleading on the formaldehyde part.
True, investigators have been looking into linoleic acid, but it's not at the "approved" stage yet.
Don't have the study memorized and don't have time to look it up, but will say that mammalian skin mostly functions the same. Which is one of the reasons they can used rats in these studies. Shall we go over all the flaws in the studies into pharmeceuticals? And the outright fraud?
Yes, rat skin is similar, but not so similar that we can just enroll rats in clinical trials and have to go straight to the market. Lots of promising medications crash and burn after the in vitro and rat stage. The same thing happened to oral resveratrol for a lot of diseases. There's a call into researching the conjugates instead.
Yes, there are flaws in studies and there is a lot of fraud in pharameceuticals. Read Ben Goldacre's Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients if you haven't already. But there's a ton of fraud in alternative medicine too, as exposed in Goldacre's Bad Science book.
Edited by Michelle Reece, 13 March 2014 - 01:58 AM.