Friday, 23 January 2015

Top 10 for living without toxins

" The European Union has admitted that 99 per cent of the volume of chemicals on the market are inadequately regulated, 21 per cent of Europes highest volume chemicals have no safety data publicly available and 86 per cent have less than the minimum amount of date publicly available to make even a basic safety assessment"
Taken from World-Wide fund for nature website

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To help you on your way to living purer without toxins I have compiled a handy top 10 tips guide for you to browse through, if you can do all 10 then you get an A star but seriously even changing one thing makes you awesome and on your way to detoxify your body from years of nasty chemicals.
1. Avoid contact with synthetic pesticides, this is a biggy and impacts your life in many ways, things like flea treatments, head lice shampoo, non organic fruit and veg, insect repellent, bleach, some swimming pools and some paint. Look for alternative chemical free treatments such as essential oils and coconut oil. Wash non organic veg in cider vinegar.

2. Always filter tap water before drinking it to remove impurities, we have a Brita filter and can tell the difference when drinking un-filtered tap water, we get sore throats and it taste quite chemical.

3. If you eat fish avoid farmed Salmon ,Tuna, Swordfish (the older and bigger the fish the more mercury and chlorine they have ingested)
Eat an apple or wholegrain beans with the fish as it binds with the mercury in the intestine and most of it comes out in your poo.
Take chlorella or psyllium husks,you can also get mercury free omega 3 oils.

4. Don't microwave or heat up food in plastic containers particularly if they have a high fat content as the heat will make the plastic chemicals leach into your food and this can cause fertility problems, cancer, asthma, brain and nervous problems and obesity.

5. Avoid mercury in dental fillings, ask for porcelain or white fillings ( the dentist will try to convince you they don't last as long as amalgam ones but stay firm) Mercury has been linked to Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, kidney and brain damage.

6. Use fluoride free toothpaste, fluoride is a known and registered brain poison that lowers children's IQ.
7. Avoid E numbers which are dodgy! I always use this E numbers site where you can either search the extensive list or put the E number you want to find out about in the search box. Remember not all E numbers are bad, some like E260 which is simply vinegar, when I started on changing our foods to chemical free I armed myself with a list, on one side was good E numbers and on the other bad E numbers, the bad side was double spaced there are that many!

8. Throw out your hair products and bath products and replace them with coconut oil, shampoo from companies like Miessence or Alergenics, make your own bath soak with epsom salts and essential oils ( remember to check if they are suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding) soap from companies like Dr bronners, Olive oil company or a local maker who can tell you exactly what goes into their soap.

9. Avoid using deodorants that contain aluminium (most do), we use Miessence roll on, that have a mans one that smells of sandlewood and a ladies one that smells floral, they also do an unscented one. When you stop eating meat and dairy your body odour changes, you don't get that pie smell under your pits anymore. PS sweating is good for you, it's the way your body gets rid of toxins, don't block your pores up with anti perspirant that can lead to breast cancer and Alzheimer's.

10. Get a Himalayan salt lamp and lots of plants to absorb airborne pollutants. Salt lamps can create negative ions in the air which reduces indoor air pollution, moisture, pollutants, electromagnetic frequencies, allergens and improves mood and sleep. Great plants such as spider plants, peace lilies, aloe vera and dragon trees remove toxins from air, up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours, according to NASA research. VOCs include substances like formaldehyde (present in rugs, vinyl, cigarette smoke and grocery bags), benzene and trichloroethylene (both found in man-made fibers, inks, solvents and paint). 

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