Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
Ubiquitous chemicals in our environment negatively impact our health, food quality, environment, medical care, and economy. Although they cannot totally be avoided, there are many ways we can reduce our exposures to them and mitigate the harm they cause.
Throughout my series, I have offered some tips to limit adding to our total body burden. These included being aware of the ingredients in the goods we purchase and choosing organic foods and non-toxic products as much as possible. I also reiterated it was important to recognize the socioeconomic inequalities relating to the availability of these options.
In this fifth post, I provide a more comprehensive compilation for how to shield the body from danger and stay healthy in a chemical world. First, I emphasize the various factors to consider to ensure one’s body is optimized before starting a cleanse. Inflammation and excessive cellular stress can occur if one does not have the proper balance of nutrients and herbals needed to fuel this energy-demanding process.
Next, I share suggestions on how to start cleaner living early, at pregnancy. Then, I offer general advice for living greener that everyone can do. Finally, I list some resources that can be used to make more empowering purchasing choices.
An overview of the topics in this fifth article include:
- A review of the previous four sections on how to navigate our toxic-soup, chemical world more safely.
- Factors to consider before cleansing and detoxifying, including specialized testing if necessary. Even if one doesn’t consult an expert, one should be aware of these aspects.
- How to have a healthier pregnancy by avoiding toxins and when to cleanse, and when not to, when expecting.
- General guidelines for everyone to avoid excess exposures throughout their lifespan.
- Resources for safer consumer goods.
Although this information can be overwhelming, if one takes it bit-by-bit, one can expect better health in the long-term. One way to tame the brain overload that can result from learning all this new data is to take out your soothing essential oils and take a sniff.
If you feel you may need a more individualized and personalized approach, naturopathic and functional medicine doctors are trained on how to safely help someone navigate through a cleanse and support detoxification. The methods used ensures that the body’s capacities to eliminate deleterious substances are enhanced and prevents unwanted side effects.
So, inhale that calming aroma and click here to learn more at my latest blog.
My Free Webinar On Using Essential Oils to Create a Healthier Body & Home
Next week I will be re-releasing my “Trading Harmful Chemicals with Drops of Essential (Oils) Hope- Webinar.” The accompanying blog will include resources specific to incorporating essential oils and essential oils infused products into your home and personal care regime. By doing this, you will not only avoid harmful chemicals, but simultaneously be optimizing your health even more!
You must be a member of my essential oil community to view the webinar. If you would like to join, sign up here.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
According to experts and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no approved standard of care treatment, cure, or preventative for COVID-19. Supportive measures and containment are in full force as a result. Please see the CDC website and your state’s website for more information and updates. They also state when to contact your physician related to symptoms and travel history, exposures. Please read my more detailed article on this subject here.
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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