5 Easy Steps to Reduce Toxins in Your Environment

 

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We all know that toxins are everywhere. But we can help miminize there effect on us by trying to stay away from them and keep as much out of our homes and surroundings as possible. And in our group fitness classes that we hold at my Fitness Center I make sure to try to follow these sames tips too. 

Here is a list of 5  steps to take that will help. 

1. Install air filters or make sure your HVAC filters in your home are effective in filtering your air. If you suffer from allergies it is most important to get an air purifier.

Most particles in the air are .3 microns or smaller. To give you an idea of how small that is the head of a pin is 2,000 microns. So the toxins getting into your body are 6,000 times smaller than the head of a pin. A good air purfier like a HEPA filter is essential if you suffer from allergies.

Another way to support good air quality in your home is the use of green plants around the house. Some beneficial ones are spider plants, aloe vera, Gerber daisies, fern, ivy and philodendroms. Living plants also provide beauty to your environment while adding pure oxygen to the air. You will notice at our Fitness Training Center in Cincinnati we have plants all over the place ;) and the office if full of them!

2. Buy water filters Use an reverse osmosis system on your main faucet in the kitchen and purchase shower head filters for each shower.

You can test your water if you are concerned. Here are a few sites you can visit to learn more about water testing  - https://mytapscore.com/ , http://www.watercheck.com/ and http://www.aquasana.com/education/water-testing-kits

It is necessary to understand the type of water filters (besides the reverse osmosis suggested above). Most generic filters will filter out large dirt particles and bacteria. Pesticides and herbicides are the smallest among prominent contaminants, requiring filters that catch impurities at the sub micron level. The NSF certification is not perfect but a place to start with water purification.

I personally drink and cook with Distilled Water that I add a touch of celtic sea salt and magnesium too. 

3. Ditch toxic household products Go room to room and replace them with natural non-toxic alternatives. Replace with environmentally friendly products you purchase or make your own. Here is my list of the Ten Most Toxic Substances

Ten 
Toxins To Remove From Your Environment (from Hulda Clark's books)

  • Methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl paraben. Commonly used in household products to help extend the shelf life and prevent microbial growth.
  • Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA). As emulsifiers and/or foam agents, these villians can also cause allergic reactions, eye irritations and dryness of hair and skin.
  • Diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea. Widely used preservatives are blamed for contact dermanitis.
  • Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. Cheap, harsh detergent used in shampoos. Can cause eye irritatin, scalp scurf, skin rashes and other allergic reactions.
  • Petrolatum. Used in cosmetics but has no nutrient value for the skin. It can cause dryness and chapping.
  • Propylene glycol. Known to have caused allergic reactions, hives and eczema. This synthetic petrochemical mix is listed as PEG or PPG on labels
  • PVP/VA copolymer. Petroleum-derived chemical used in hair sprays and other cosmetics. When inhaled, it can be damaging to the lungs of people with breathing disorders.
  • Stearaklonium chloride. Ammonium compound used in hair conditioners and creams. Can cause allergic reactions.
  • Synthetic colors. These should be avoided at all costs. Some examples of these include FD&C Red No 6, D&C Green No. 6. Many synthetic colors can be carcinogenic.
  • Synthetic fragrances. Used in cosmetics and can have hundreds of ingredients that are not listed on labels. Some problems known to be caused by synthetic fragrances include headaches, dizzinesss, rash, hyperpigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritation.

Check your personal care products for any of these toxins and replace them with natural solutions. Also, check your bedding and replace with organic cotton sheets and non toxic flame retardants. Use hypoallergenic pillows and replace your mattress with a natural one or use a cotton cover that helps prevent gas from coming thru the mattress. You don't want to breath toxins all night do you?

Change your light bulbs to full spectrum lighting.

Use Eco Friendly Garden and Pest Control.

4. Eat organic as much as possible - especially if it is a product that you eat every day.  Like for instance I eat Oatmeal almost every day so I make sure that I buy organic.  Same with coffee - I drink that every day also and only buy organic. Beware of GMO foods and switch to non-toxic cookware.

5. Enhance digestion with digestive enzymes and probiotics to keep your gut from producing toxic by products from the foods you are not digesting. We have you covered here too, check out our probiotics we carry at our Colonic Salon...(click here to see our full line of digestive care supplements).

Trying to stick to these 5 steps will help keep the toxins down in your body. After you clean your enviroment you’ll be ready to cleanse your body from within and we can help there too. You might want to start with your digestive system and you can learn more right here....(click here).

Hope these help,

Trisha