I was reading this months edition of “ Health” and this article particularly got my attention and a feeling of fear gripped me…most of us like me have kids in the house and I didn’t even know the drugs I considered safe for them were indeed toxic. I know the world is a toxic place but how do we protect us and our loved ones…everyday day unintentionally we consume potential toxins in our body.... its difficult to fight back considering the amount of chemicals thats used everyday to make our lives supposedly easy…or is it more difficult…
1.Protect against pesticides
Washing fruit and veggies is a must do every time you bring them home. Apparently the chemicals in pesticides – which find a home on the surface of produce- can damage the energy producing parts of the brain cells. Please please wash all the vegetables and fruits thoroughly before you put them in the fridge…you don’t need to use fancy detergent, plain water should do the trick.
2.Its curtains for plastic
You know the strong odor emanating from some plastic curtains and mattress covers? Blame the silly PVC(polyvinyl chloride) used to manufacture them – it releases toxic chemicals that can make you drowsy and dizzy with just few deep whiffs. There are curtains made from cotton, polyester or hemp which are safer to use and easier to clean and less toxic….
3.Plastic bottles and containers
Recently a friend mentioned that every plastic bottle comes with an expiry.. some as less as 7 days. I didn’t know this until now..especially in India people have the habit of reusing anything plastic...Pls refrain from doing so …better get glass bottles..or metal cans...Again do not use plastics in microwaves..they emit carcinogens...
Our liver is indeed a toxic clearing machine. Even the most amazing machine such as the human machine can be fooled by these toxins. Many drugs including our commonly used pain killers can damage the organs..If you must use in small dosage.
5. Stay smoke free
We all know that regular smoking is hazardous and is a killer but occasional smoke cant hurt…? Not true..Just one cigarette can impair blood flow in the heart.
What about passive smoking? We cant help it ..but cant averse it by following a healthy diet.
6.Freshen in friendlier ways
That sweet smelling lavender air freshner..Is a toxin and may be polluting our homes with chemicals that can irritate your eyes and lead to headaches..nausea. Open the windows and allow some fresh air whenever weather permits…And green up with plants ferns, ivy all do wonders…
7.Cleaning without pesticides
How about cleaning your precious home with vinegar and baking soda instead of cleaning materials available in supermarket.
Use these easy household recipes to help make your home toxic-free.
Choose one and add to 1 gallon of water:
3 tsp. liquid soap, or
1/4 cup white vinegar, or
1/4 cup lemon juice, or
1/4 cup borax
Soak fabrics in 1 gallon of water with one of the following:
1 cup white vinegar, or
1 cup lemon juice, or
1 cup borax
Controlling Cockroaches and Ants
Combine equal parts powdered sugar and borax. Sprinkle where they crawl.
Fill your own spray bottle with 1/2 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon warm water.
Guys... I know it’s difficult to get away from this toxic world.... ..I might sound like hyper condriac..not really.... just scared for my kiddos....
Any ideas you guys have which is toxin free..pls feel free to share..