Switching to a natural, non-toxic home is easy with these simple, easy swaps. Eliminate toxins in the home for better health and wellness for you and your family.
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What Are Toxins Inside The Home?
Toxins inside the home are essentially harmful chemicals that disrupts our health and bodily functioning.
They can be found in things like cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, makeup, even the mildew on your windows. You could have mold inside your walls, in the kitchen, laundry room, or basement where moisture is likely to be. Even heavy metal poisoning can be detrimental to our health just from the water we drink or the foods we eat. Technology all around us gives off harmful waves, which too can cause heavy metal poisoning.
In fact, toxins can easily be found everywhere in the home but you can limit your exposure to deter the harmful effects.
The good news is, simple swaps by replacing everyday products you use is a great place to start. And before you know it, you and your family will be reaping the benefits of living a healthier, more natural lifestyle.
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How Do Harmful Toxins Affect Our Health?
Pesticides found on the fruits we buy, for example, can cause one to feel ill due to its toxicity towards our nervous system. Symptoms include nausea, headaches, rashes, blindness, diarrhea, and potentially death. How can we avoid pesticides? Wash your produce extremely well before consuming, or simply buy organic food instead.
Mold and mildew inside the home can cause harmful effects to the body, as well. When mold spores are disrupted, they can make their way into the lungs and cause chronic illness. One can develop asthma, respiratory conditions, chronic fatigue, and more.
Phthalates are chemicals found in plastics that can be in hundreds on consumer products we use every single day. Some examples are shampoos, soaps, make-up, hair products, and detergents. They are detrimental to our health since they have been found to increase the risk of chronic illnesses. They increase risks of heart disease and premature death.
Heavy metal poisoning is very common and can occur from various sources throughout the home. Drinking water could potentially contain high amounts of mercury and lead which is not good for our health. There is a very wide range of detrimental effects of heavy metal exposure that can cause general fatigue, constipation, nerve damage, irritability, sleep problems, headaches, memory loss, breathing problems, skin issues, heart issues, muscle pain, anemia, deficiencies, mental illness, infertility, and more.
How to Eliminate Toxins In The Home
By eliminating toxins in the home, you will begin to experience optimal health and wellbeing. You will also need to move your body every day, regular exercise to increase your heart rate, sun exposure, a whole well-balanced diet, water, and plentiful sleep. These are all natural ways to detox your body.
Rid the body of the many symptoms and illnesses we experience today. Here are some tips to limit exposure to toxins inside the home:
Tips for a Non-Toxic Home and Lifestyle
- To avoid consuming pesticides, buy organic produce instead. Try to buy from local farmers markets.
- Use a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low in the home. If you have extra cash for repairs, or in some cases, major renovations, it would be wise to remove underlying mold issues in the home for the better health of you and your family.
- Keep windows and bathrooms dry by cleaning and removing moisture and mildew.
- Try to decrease amount of plastics in your home, and purchase products that are phthalate free. Always read the label.
- Install a water filtration system in the home to decrease heavy metal toxicity. A reverse osmosis system removes impurities, or for affordability, use a Brita water filter pitcher for your drinking water.
- Less mercury intake involves limiting tuna consumption and bringing it up to your dentist to avoid cavity fillings high in mercury.
- Detox your body using Humic and Fulvic Acid, exercise daily, get enough sunlight, get enough sleep, and stay hydrated.
- Keep showers short, as even the steam from the water that carries heavy metals are absorbed in your body. Use a a shower filter.
- Avoid using lead-based paint in the home
- Switch to natural, plant-based products in the home, like aluminum free deodorant and fluoride-free natural toothpaste.
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10 Easy Swaps For a Non-Toxic Home
Making changes for a non-toxic home does not have to be overwhelming. Simply, just take it one step at a time. And it’s actually never too late to start a non-toxic lifestyle journey. It will most definitely pay off in the end and will be every so worth it.
The following simple swaps you can make in your home will be completely life changing. With these small adjustments to start, for everyday living, they will have a great impact on the better health and wellbeing of you and your family.
Here are ten simple and easy swaps for a non-toxic home:
- Swap toothpaste for a natural toothpaste (Green Beaver Toothpaste is fluoride free, GMO free, no harmful chemicals, and safe for toddlers to swallow).
- Use soy candles instead of wax candles.
- Replace wax melt warmers with essential oil diffusers.
- Use essential oils (always with a carrier oil or diluted into a lotion, etc) on your skin as a natural fragrance. One of my favourite essential oil blend for supporting calm and stress-free living is Stress Away.
- Begin to use face serums instead of scented moisturizers, which will do wonders for those with sensitive skin. I use this pomegranate facial serum (clean, non-toxic, and plant-based), as well as this aromatic body lotion.
- Replace drug store vitamins with organic plant based supplements. Evidently, high quality supplements are usually at a higher price point because they refrain from any extra fillers and are extensively tested for heavy metals. I take Cellenda and Rekick every single day for the maintenance of good health, gut health, maximum nutrient absorption and detoxification. They are all organic, plant-based supplements for healing the body naturally.
- In place of canola oil and vegetable oil in cooking or baking; use cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil.
- Use non-toxic paint inside the home for less harmful fumes (and make sure it’s lead free).
- When cleaning, use natural disinfectants like vinegar and lemon. In laundry, use baking soda or borax to remove stains and whiten clothes. Although Borax is a natural mineral and is not toxic, it is actually unsafe if ingested (use with caution).
- Replace plastic water bottles with reusable ones like stainless steel or glass bottles. This includes using stainless steel lunch kits (we use bento boxes for the kids), glass containers as opposed to plastic, and paper snack bags or bees wax food storage as opposed to plastic bags.
At the end of the day, eliminating toxins inside of your home can be easy. All you have to do is start small. Simply start by making small changes, with easy swaps of the everyday products you use for natural, organic, plant-based products. As a result, you will begin to notice how much better you feel — more energy, better sleep, digestion, mental clarity, mood, and so much more as your body begins to heal.
Toxins can be found everywhere in the home and takes a toll on our wellbeing without us even knowing it. And so, it is extremely important to be conscious of our health, and detox on a regular basis to eliminate those toxins building up in our body.
I’d love to know about your journey of living a more non-toxic lifestyle. What are some changes you’ve made in your own home? Leave a comment below on any tips you’d like to add for others!
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