How to Avoid Toxins in Your Home

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Detoxification
by Dr. Jeanette Ryan, D.C.

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”

~ Mike Adams

Question: How do I avoid getting toxins in my body in the first place?
Answer: Taking some simple measures can reduce the environmental toxins in your home and reduce the amount that gets into your body.

Detoxing our bodies is always a very good thing to do and I like to create personalized detox programs for my clients.

However, one of the important things to know is how to avoid getting toxins in your body in the first place. The following are some simple measures you can take to greatly reduce the environmental toxins in your home and greatly reduce the amount that gets into your body.

Kitchen: Don’t microwave food in plastic. Use glass or ceramic, best with a glass cover or wax paper. Filter your drinking water. MultiPure offers high quality affordable systems. Use glass or stainless steel water bottles only. No plastic. Use non-toxic, biodegradable dishwasher soap without phosphates, chlorine or NPE. Look for BioKleen, Ecover, Seventh Generation, and LifeTree brands. Don’t resort to spray cans of toxic bug killer. Instead, use boric acid-based bait stations and be rigorous about sealing every little crack with non-toxic glue and keeping bits of food wiped clean.

Bedroom: Dust and vacuum frequently with a Hepa Filter vacuum or Dyson vacuum. Vacuum upholstered furniture and the mattress as well. If possible, use wood flooring, a non-toxic mattress, and organic cotton sheets. Use cedar chips or real lavender sachets instead of mothballs. If allergy prone, use dust mite covers on your mattress and pillows.

Bathroom: Use aluminum-free, paraben free, and pthalate free deodorant (not antiperspirant), and skin care and hair products. Good skin care lines include: MyChelle, Jurlique and Collective Wellbeing. Use nontoxic products to clean your bathroom. Baking soda is great for cleaning sinks and tubs; just add a little vinegar or lemon juice. Ventilate your bathroom. Open windows and use the exhaust fan to prevent mold growth.

Garage: Don’t stockpile old solvents and paints that may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Buy non-VOC paints, and buy only what you will use. Visit this website to find out where you can properly dispose of your old paints and solvents. Don’t put them in the trash or down a drain.

Air out your new car. That new car smell is highly toxic, so keep your windows open as much as possible until it’s gone.

Learn more about Dr. Ryan and her practice at www.Dr.JeanetteRyan.com

Article courtesy of Dr. Jeanette Ryan, D.C. and www.Dr.JeannetteRyan.com

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