We encounter harmful toxins inside and outdoors including industrial chemicals and pollutants everywhere. These pollutants are in our homes, at our jobs, where we shop, or anywhere else we might go. They are about the furniture we sit , the carpets we walk on, the clothes we wear, the cleaner or detergent we use to wash our clothes and clean our home. Many are in the foods we consume daily. We take them through touch, breathing the air and through our skin, mouth, nose, and ears.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), at least 25% of health problems are caused or linked to environmental variables. Personally, I believe that the health problems caused about our environment is a lot higher than that which the statics show. Toxins in the atmosphere have been linked to health conditions and ailments such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, early puberty, cancer, reduced fertility, premature puberty, premature birth, learning disabilities such as Autism and much more.
There are changes you can make in your environment and personal lifestyle that can help to promote a healthier lifestyle and better overall health for you and your loved ones.
Switch from toxic chemical cleansers that contain harmful ingredients such as fragrances that are harmful to your health and use eco-friendly, green cleaning products or make your own DIY cleaners. You can make your own cleaners or clean by using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, vinegar which are a few of the most effective cleaners. The best part is there is no health risks and will safe you money. Add some essential oils for an inviting fragrance: such as peppermint, orange oil, or rose oil.
Change from chemical dyes and use organic, environmentally friendly options. Nobody wants bugs crawling around in their homes but be sure to make healthy decisions and search online for natural, organic pest control that are safe for humans and animals. One way I like to control insect is take peppermint essential oil and place a couple of drops of the oil in a sprayer filled with water and spray everywhere you find bugs. Most bugs hate the smell of peppermint. Another useful tip is try growing your own peppermint plants indoors that helps clean the air while it is keeps the bugs at bay.
Get a top quality air cleaner or purifier. Air cleaners with hepa filter are recommended by many health care providers. Check to be certain that you buy one that cleans compounds, dust, mold, and do your research before purchasing to ensure you are getting the highest quality for your buck.
Take your shoes off at the door and have a comfortable pair of shoes that you wear inside at the doorway to slip. You be surprised at how much cleaner your house will stay and how much cleaner your air is.
Check you kitchen for toxic products. Plastic container shouldn’t be using especially for heating or storing foods. Use glass jars or storage containers that wouldn’t leak toxins into your meals. Don’t use toxic cookware like teflon coated pans or skillets that’s been linked to numerous health issues.
Try growing your own food with a natural garden. Make your own compost from food scraps and pull weeds rather than using pesticides. Use natural means of controlling bugs such as, Neem oil, or check online for many DIY recipes that are extremely effective.
Learn how to find time each day to be silent . Noise is everywhere we go and encircles us.Noise pollution is a fact that so many of us need to deal with each and every day. Make a daily attempt to find quiet time and turn your TV off and some other digital gadgets. Let your mind be quiet and try meditating even if it’s just for 10 or 15 minutes.
Its time to take control of your health. It’s not always possible to control what happens outside of our home but we can control what happens inside our dwelling. Make you home a health haven for a healthier, happier and longer life for you and your loved ones.