How to Reduce Toxin Exposure

How To Reduce Toxin Exposure

“How to Reduce Toxin Exposure” by Strong Nutrition

How Toxic Are You?

We are inundated with an innumerable measure of toxins this day in age. Off-gassing from couches, mattresses and carpets, chemicals from dry cleaning, plastics, pesticides and herbicides on our food, the lotions and potions we slather on our bodies daily and not to mention the ridiculous amount of stress we are all under. It’s everywhere.

Why You Should Care

According to Frederica Perera, a professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University, “Scientists and researchers are concerned that many of these chemicals may be carcinogenic or wreak havoc with our hormones, our body’s regulating system. But the impact of these chemicals may be most severe on the developing brain”. Brain development is the “most complete and most rapid during the first nine months, prenatally”.

The relevancy of this information is huge as this just happens to be Infertility Awareness Week.

Infertility affects 1/6 couples, so learning more about all the causes of this growing issue is of the greatest of importance.

According to the Environmental Working Group

“Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests”.

How to Reduce Toxin Exposure

Infinity Jars: I am absolutely loving this new product I came across recently. These specialized glass jars provide ultra-violet filtering that keeps products fresh for much longer than plastic or other clear glass containers.

These are perfect for storing spices, herbs, tea, flours and trail mix so they stay fresh longer. Olive oil and other oils can easily go bad, infinity jars help to protect the integrity of these compounds. I also use these jars to store my coconut oil  based body lotion to help preserve its freshness.

Bleach to Boho: Do you find yourself stuffy and sneezing after a good bathroom scrub-down? About 5 years ago I noticed these welcomed symptoms started around the first spritz and after looking into what I was using,  I was shocked at the ingredients  in these cleaning cocktails.

Instead, make the switch to cleaner and greener ingredients that wont compromise your health. Here is one of my favourite cleaning recipes:

1/4 cup white vinegar

1tbsp baking soda

6-7 drops lemon essential oil

In a 6oz glass spray bottle, fill with vinegar and essential oil-add the baking soda last and then fill the rest of the bottle up with water. To use, shake gently and use a cloth to wipe the surface you are cleaning.

Make- Up Break- Up: According to Dr Mercola, the average woman is exposed to 168 different chemicals each day, mostly coming from personal care products. THAT IS INSANE! Think about it, all of those products seep into the skin, travel in and around the body, make their way to the liver in order to be processed and then they need to be ultimately eliminated. Problem is, whether from over burden of too many toxins or from impaired detox ability, our bodies often cannot get rid of everything! So these chemicals stick around and wreak havoc on our endocrine systems causing fertility issues, weight gain, PCOS and other hormonal challenges.

Instead, lets ditch the lotions and potions, blushes and bronzers for cleaner products.

Top 3 Substitutions I Love:

  1. Coconut oil as a body and face moisturizer
  2. Penny Lane Deodorant is made from essential oils, cornstarch and coconut oil
  3. NatraCare tampons instead of the conventional bleached out ones you find in most drug stores

and for a BONUS, if you want to smell sweet all day long, consider your favourite essential oil scent. Mine is anything lavender or citrus…in particular Citrus Bliss by DoTerra. If you want to reap the medicinal benefits of these oils while enjoying toxic free fragrance, let me know and I can show you all the difference uses for your favourite scents!

 

 

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