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Is Botox Dangerous or Safe?

I don’t know exactly why I’m being compelled to write this post, “Is Botox Dangerous or Safe?”  But my guess is that it will become more clear to me after it’s up and out there. Then again, maybe it won’t, but my hope is that someone will benefit from the thoughts I’m about to share.

A while back, I had the weirdest thing happen, I literally had a “pain in the butt.” If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was a crude thing to write, but it’s really true. I had this persistent, sharp pain that would not go away.

So I did some research on it and found there were options. The one I chose was a natural sugar water injection called “prolotherapy.” As I researched it, I decided that worst case it wouldn’t work, but at least there wouldn’t be any side effects as opposed to the other option, a steroid shot.

So I found a local naturopathic doctor who advertised it and went in and got a shot.  I felt a cold sensation which immediately seemed to wash away the pain, and I felt lightyears better. So yes, big huge kudos for the Prolotherapy, it was truly amazing and I’d get it again if I ever needed to.

But on the not-so bright side, when I was in that doctor’s office, I saw that Botox was offered on his menu of services. Of course, that came as a big surprise to me.

botox dangers

Is Botox Dangerous or Safe?

A big chunk of the celebrities I’ve done makeup on get botox injections basis, and I get asked often what my opinion is on the safety of botox all of the time. Let’s just say it’s not positive as I had a 26 year old nephew-in-law die after receiving botox injections for a migrane. If it wasn’t related, that’s a terribly young age for an otherwise very healthy young man to die. That, plus my feeling in general is that we should stay away from botox. So yeah, I was really confused as to why a naturopathic doctor would offer botox to anyone.

So as I got that prolotherapy shot in my behind, I asked that Naturopathic doctor why he would do botox injections on his clients. He shrugged and said, “Because they want it.”

Seriously?

I felt a little sick inside to hear him admit that. At least his answer was honest, and probably the same motivation behind every doctor that administers botox to their clients. But this guy should know better, he was a naturopathic doctor, right? Then again, he was a human being, wanting to make money and knew this was a sure way to get it.

So I asked, “Isn’t botox toxic?”

botox dangerous or safeHe said, “yeah, it’s called Bo “tox” for a reason. It’s the most poisonous bacterium known to man, if you were to eat it, you’d die.”

Really, do people even know or take time to look into that? It’s too dangerous to eat, but we can inject it into our bloodstreams without batting an eye? And doesn’t it seem like it would cause cumulative damage to the major organs that it’s delivered to as well?

So I went home and started tearing into every study I could find. I won’t preach my thoughts on this, but will share a few studies, and let you decide for yourself.

Botox induced muscle paralysis rapidly degrades bone

Risks of Botox, Mayo Clinic

Botulinum Toxin Deaths: What is the Fact?

The FDA Warns of Botox Death

On the bright side…

In every post that we share, we believe there is always a positive and safe alternative, and we love to help you find it. We were amazed when we first realized the beauty benefits that come with dietary changes and with using natural and organic products on our skin. The key to anti-aging is anti-oxidants, which come in rich supply in the products and recipes we share all of the time. You see amazing results with the use of stem-cells, which can be derived from fresh fruits. So what happens when our diets are rich in phytonutrients? Our skin glows, wrinkles fill in and soften, the skin holds moisture better, the hair and nails grow and we feel better, it truly is a magical approach to beauty.

botox dangerous or safe

If you’re not drinking those nutrient dense smoothies, now is a great time to start! And we’ve got plenty of delicious recipes that we’re happy to share. Our belief is that we don’t need to freeze our faces with toxins, but instead, nourish our bodies, inside & out, and beautiful things start to happen.

Let us know your thoughts, we’d love to hear!!

xox

Laurie & TIffany

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