"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness." ― Arthur Schopenhauer
Does creating a toxin-free home sound like a daunting task? It doesn’t have to be. Especially if you use the tips below. Tackling toxins and eliminating, or reducing, your exposure to them is important for your health.
1 in 2 women will develop cancer, and 1 in 8 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, in their lifetime. Only about 5% of cancers are caused by genes, the remaining 95% are linked to diet, lifestyle, and exposure to toxins. The more action you take to live an anti-cancer lifestyle the less likely you are to get it.
"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." ― Amit Ray
Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on the label of store bought body wash? You might be surprised that most contain harmful chemical toxins.
These may include:
- Fragrance: found in just about everything. Manufacturers aren’t required to disclose specific ingredients as the recipe is considered a trade secret.
- Parabens and anything that ends with “paraben”: commonly found in cosmetics, shower products, lotion, and more
- Sulfate Compounds: commonly found in most skincare, cosmetics, and skincare products including shampoo, body wash, and facial cleanser
- Triclosan or Triclocarban: commonly found in liquid soaps, toothpaste, laundry detergent, shampoo, and etc.
Oh, Spring is surely coming, her couriers fill the air; each morn are new arrivals, each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, her foot is on the stair. ― John Burroughs
It’s time to ditch the candles and air fresheners. They may smell nice, but very often the scents are made from synthetic chemicals that are typically labeled as “fragrance.” Fragrance or parfum are terms used to hide undisclosed chemical ingredients that may be contained in a product, usually consisting of synthetic chemicals designed to mimic the smell of natural scents. Manufacturers aren’t required to disclose the specific ingredients contained in scented products as the recipe is considered a trade secret.
With repeated exposure toxins build up and accumulate in your body – a process called “bioaccumulation.” This means that the more you come in contact with these toxins, the harder it is for your body to break them down. This build up causes both minor and major health issues. These issues may not be apparent right away but they will manifest later on down the road.
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." — Aristotle
Pretty soon the temperatures will be getting cooler which means you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors. The windows will be closed and the air in your home is going to get stale. Cooking or baking can fill your house with warm, cozy aromas. When you’re not creating delicious scents you may decide to burn a candle or use a plug-in air freshener to make your house smell. Don’t do it!Read more...
"The home should be the treasure chest of living." — Le Corbusier
Are you ready to “go the natural route” but have no clue what it really means or where to start? Let’s talk about how this “natural way of living” is supposed to work.