We face dangerous toxins indoors and outdoors, including pollutants and industrial chemicals everywhere. These pollutants are in our houses, at our office, where we shop, and everywhere. They are on the sofa we sit on, the rugs we walk on, the dresses we wear, the soap or detergents we use to wash our clothes and clean our home. Many are in the meals we eat every day. We ingest them through breathing in the air, touch and through our nose, ears, mouth, and skin.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), at least 30% of diseases are linked to environmental factors.
Viruses, bacterias and dirt in the air have been linked to health conditions and diseases such as allergies, cancer, asthma, diabetes, early puberty, cancer, reduced fertility, premature birth, and more.
You can make adjustments to your surroundings and personal life that can help in leading a better lifestyle which improves the overall health for you and your family. These six tips below can help you.
- Avoid using chemical pesticides. Use organic, environmentally friendly alternatives instead. No one wants insects to creep around in their homes, but make sure you make sound choices and search online for eco-friendly, natural pest control that is harmless for humans and animals. One way that I like to control insects is to take peppermint oil and put a few drops of the oil in a sprayer filled with water and spray anywhere you find insects. Most bugs hate the smell of peppermint.
- Don’t wear your outdoor shoes inside your home. Keep a comfortable pair of shoes that you wear inside at the door to slip. You will be shocked at how much cleaner your house will stay and how better the air around you is.
- Get a high-quality air cleaner or purifier. A high-efficiency particulate air cleaner catches 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns from air passing through the filter. Many health care providers recommend air cleaners with filters. Check to make sure you buy one that purifies chemicals, mold, dust and do your research before buying to ensure you are getting the best quality for your buck.
- Check your kitchen for toxins. Don’t use plastic containers for storing foods. Use glass jars or storage containers that wouldn’t leak toxins into your meal. Don’t use toxic cookware such as Teflon coated pans or skillets that have been connected to many health problems. Ceramic cookware is lauded as being very safe.
- Try growing your food with an organic garden. Make your fertilizer from food scraps and pull weeds rather than using pesticides. Use organic ways of controlling bugs such as Neem oil.
- Quietness is mystical: Noise is everywhere we go and envelopes us. Make a constant effort to find quiet time and turn your TV off and any other gadgets. Let your mind be calm and try meditating even if it’s just for 20 minutes.
Its time to take charge of your health. It is not always feasible to control what happens outside of our home, but we can control what happens in our home. Make your house a happy harbor for a fitter, more content and longer life for you and your loved ones.