3. Toxins in the home
Believe it or not, the most worrisome toxins to come into contact with are in the home. Some of them, like asbestos and radon, are easy to overlook because they are invisible to the naked eye.
If you live in an older home, consider having it professionally inspected for asbestos. When asbestos-containing building materials in your home begin to deteriorate, you run the risk of inhaling asbestos particles, which are known to cause mesothelioma cancer.
Believe it or not, the most worrisome toxins to come into contact with are in the home.
Radon is another home toxin that has been linked with cancer-causing properties, it seeps into the lower levels of the home from surrounding soil. Monitor the radon levels in your home by purchasing a testing kit online.
More obvious but equally important home toxins to be wary of include insect repellents, rat bait pellets, and pesticides. The chemicals present in these items are especially harmful if ingested by pets or little ones.
Solution: Aside from testing your home for toxic materials and gases, use salt lamps and additional plants to detoxify your living space. Salt lamps and extra greenery will help purify the air while aiding the flow of oxygen throughout your home – just be sure to bring in plants that are non-toxic to pets and children!
New natural and non-toxic insect repellents are entering the market every day, so take a couple minutes to research the best natural repellent for you and your family.
Life gets busy, but the health benefits (and peace of mind) that come from ridding yourself of the toxins in your life are valuable beyond measure.
4. Hygiene products
There’s a reason why sulfate and paraben-free shampoos are taking over store shelves. Sulfate is the chemical agent in soaps, toothpaste, and shampoos that give them their foamy and sudsy texture while parabens are preservatives used in those same products.
Besides leaving behind a dry, itchy scalp, sulfates have been known to leave residue in the body.
Solution: Paying close attention to a product’s ingredient label will always be your best defense. Opt for sulfate and paraben-free shampoos with minimal ingredients. Same for hand soaps – read the label and avoid soaps that foam when pumped. Consider finding a natural DIY soap recipe to make at home!
Life gets busy, but the health benefits (and peace of mind) that come from ridding yourself of the toxins in your life are valuable beyond measure. All it takes is one small step at a time.
Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia’s largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses. The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.