Organic or not

Organic or not

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Is the IHRB Organic Shampoo really Organic? I invite Mr Sam Cohen to tell us. My concern is that the terms ‘natural’, ‘herbal’, and ‘organic’ are abused throughout the body-care industry. Mr Cohen’s bottles do not tell us who the manufacturer is. The bottle does not show the country of manufacture. The bottle lists a range of chemicals that experts warn against. For now, let us focus on the ingredient called ‘Sodium Laureth Sulphate’. The Americans spell it Sulfate. We need Mr Cohen to prove to us that this product is Organic. If I were you, I would not use this product until we see proof that it is safe. In my experience, having been badgered by Mr Cohen to take dangerous drugs, and at dangerously high dosages, I am suspicious about this shampoo.

Sodium Laureth Sulphate has come under attack because it becomes a carcinogenic after it has completed the manufacturing process. When it is processed, it very often contains 1,4 Dioxane, and this is very bad for humans, especially in higher quantities. If the IHRB Organic shampoo were made at a factory that does not remove the 1,4 Dioxane, then Sam Cohen’s clients are in double trouble.

First, the IHRB contract stipulates that clients MUST USE the IHRB Organic Shampoo. This is a money-grabbing exercise. Click here for that story. The problem is that the pharmacist who compounds the topical Minoxidil Solution that contains Retin-A says in his information sheet (which IHRB never passes on to clients) that the Minoxidil topical solution must NOT be used with any shampoo that contains Laureth/Lauryl Sulphate. So the pharmacist warns against the very product that clients are forced, contractually, or purchase and use. This is beyond my brain power.

Second, the health problems associated with with 1,4 Dioxane are escalated if a shampoo that contains this carcinogenic enters the body. And how can it enter the body? In many ways, but more easily through the scalp due to the Retin-A that is mixed with the topical solution. Some IHRB topical solutions contain up to 0.05% Retinoic Acid. This is considered high by those in the know. So here we have Retin-A opening up the scalp, so that more Minoxidil goes in, even though the medical fraternity has warned against this, and now we also have a Shampoo that contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate which could also contain 1,4 Dioxane. So we have a faster method of the chemical to enter the body. When I was at Mr Cohen’s office, I saw a pack of Retin-A Cream, which would have been used on the scalp of patients to open up the skin and push more Minoxidil into the system. This practice is frowned upon by the experts.

So if you are a client of IHRB, you are urged to ask Mr Cohen to show you a certificate from an authorised trustworthy scientific establishment, so that you can call and check with them (because I would not trust a piece of paper that has not been verified). Put everything in writing, and ask for a response in writing, and ask Mr Cohen how he can prove that his Organic Shampoo is really Organic. And how he can prove that the manufacturer is removing the 1,4 Dioxane.

Here is what Mr David Suzuki has to say about the subject.

This link contains a wealth of information from the Organic Consumers Association.

Here is another link to one of many stories on this topic.

This video below will explain a bit more about the concerns. Considering the use of Retin-A in IHRB’s topical solution, the question must be asked, and Mr Cohen is welcome to furnish an answer. In the absence of any manufacturing information on the bottles, I believe that we have a right to know. I used that product for a whole year, and now I wonder what I was putting into my system.

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